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New Books Newsletter

By Book Riot

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Mystery/Thriller Archives

By Book Riot

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Best Books to Read This Fall

Including Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead, Michaela Coel, and more.

By Vulture

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22 Novels You Need to Read This Fall

By Emily Temple — Literary Hub

As you may have already noticed, fall is a big season for books—particularly novels. This year, we’ve got a TBR full of blockbusters, indie darlings, debuts, and yes: Sally Rooney. So where’s an eager reader to start? The Literary Hub staff has a few thoughts.

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12 Crime Novels You Should to Read This September

By CrimeReads

September brings an outstanding line-up of new crime releases showcasing the breadth of the genre and the variety of talented approaches to the world of crime. 

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September 7, 2021

New Releases Tuesday

THE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Danika Ellis — Book Riot

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September 14, 2021

New Releases Tuesday

THE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Danika Ellis — Book Riot

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= = = september 2021 releases = = =
September 21, 2021
Now Available!

Widow Falls

By Kiersten Modglin

The last girl went missing . . .
Someone doesn’t want her to be found.


When Sloane takes a job at the infamous whitewater rafting camp, Widow Falls, she quickly learns that the camp has a reputation for more than just summer fun.

People go missing at Widow Falls.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Peril

By Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But it was far more than just a domestic political crisis.

This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Bewilderment

By Richard Powers

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…

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September 21, 2021
Now Available!  And 99 Cents!

Operation Brushfire

By Rhett C. Bruno

He’ll do anything for the truth. They’ll do anything to bury it.

Henry Stasik, an Internal Affairs agent for the globe-spanning Coalition, is no stranger to crooked agents or scandals. He’s a truth junkie. An addict.

But when international celebrity Anastasia Danicheva specifically demands his presence at a police station, everything changes. The Coalition, which has brought peace through uniting the world under a single banner, wants her dead. But their case against her doesn’t add up.

Stasik can’t help but need to know why.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Daughter of the Morning Star

By Craig Johnson

When Lolo Long’s niece Jaya begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup. Jaya “Longshot” Long is the phenom of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team and is following in the steps of her older sister, who disappeared a year previously, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country. Lolo hopes that having Longmire involved might draw some public attention to the girl’s plight, but with this maneuver she also inadvertently places the good sheriff in a one-on-one with the deadliest adversary he has ever faced in both this world and the next.

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September 19, 2021
Now Available! 

All Your Lies

By O.C.S Francis

A face that won’t leave her. A secret that won’t die.

When famous photographer Benedict Raine dies, Amber hopes her terrible secret is buried with him.

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September 18, 2021
Now Available! 

Viper’s Nest of Lies

By Daniella Bernett

Twice dead . . . A living nightmare!

The discovery of a blood-encrusted stiletto knife in journalist Emmeline Kirby’s bag at Heathrow Airport sets in motion a chain of events that ensnares everyone she holds dear. The body of Sebastian Jardine is soon found in the boot of Superintendent Oliver Burnell’s car, leading to accusations that he and Emmeline conspired to commit murder. 

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September 17, 2021
Now Available! 

Trouble in Paradise

a violet darger novella

By L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain

A missing girl in a Caribbean paradise. And an old flame to complicate the trip.

When 17-year-old Micaela Tolliver goes missing during her beach vacation, FBI profiler Violet Darger heads to Curacao to investigate. The case vexes local law enforcement, with plenty of suspicious characters around and comparisons to Natalee Holloway aplenty.

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September 16, 2021
Now Available!  And it’s only 99 cents!

The Supper Club Murders

By Victoria Dowd

The phones are out.
The roads have flooded.
There’s no way in or out.
And the murders have begun.

Ursula Smart and her mother are invited to a supper club at Greystone Castle on the edge of a picturesque Dartmoor village, along with their ever-adventurous book group.

But as the dinner party begins, their hosts Lord and Lady Black begin to reveal festering resentments.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available! And it’s only 99 cents!

Lucky Girl

By Ellery A. Kane

The next chance you take could be your last . . .

Seven years ago, Teddy Drucker disappeared. He changed his name, altered his appearance, and abandoned his corporate aspirations, fleeing for his life. What choice did he have?

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

The Killer in Me

By Winter Austin

What price is too great to stop a killing spree?

Elizabeth Benoit ran for sheriff to wipe out the corruption in the good old boys network of Eckardt County, but she has yet to break in her shoes when a stranger’s body is found in a ravine. With her ex back in town, a new deputy detective on the edge of losing control, and a crooked ex-sheriff out for revenge, Elizabeth’s resources are stretched thin. And then the second body drops.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Callous

By Ken Bruen

Inheriting a Galway cottage may change a troubled woman’s life—but not the way she hopes!
 
Kate Mitchell’s in the process of kicking her heroin addiction—with the help of alcohol—when a letter arrives informing her that her aunt in Ireland has passed away and bequeathed her a home near the ocean. This could be the start of a new and better life for Kate, far away from Brooklyn, where she and her surviving brothers are each struggling with their own dark pasts.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available! And only 99 cents!

The Case of the Missing Faces

By Michael Leese

MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE DETECTIVE ODD COUPLE: DCI BRIAN HOOLEY AND CONSULTING INVESTIGATOR JONATHAN ROPER.

A man’s body is discovered in a disused warehouse in Kent. Knitting needles are stuck deep into his brain. His face has been completely removed.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

A Most Clever Girl

By Stephanie Marie Thornton

A thrilling novel of love, loyalty, and espionage, based on the incredible true story of Elizabeth Bentley, a Cold War double agent spying for the Russians and the United States.

1963: Reeling from the death of her mother and President Kennedy’s assassination, Catherine Gray shows up on Elizabeth Bentley’s doorstep demanding answers to the shocking mystery she just uncovered about her family. What she doesn’t expect is for Bentley to ensnare her in her own story of becoming a controversial World War II spy and Cold War informer . . .

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

My Sweet Girl

By Amanda Jayatissa

Paloma thought her perfect life would begin once she was adopted and made it to America, but she’s about to find out that no matter how far you run, your past always catches up to you . . .

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

The World Played Chess

By Robert Dugoni

In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money and enjoy his final summer before college. So he lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer—Vincent’s last taste of innocence and first taste of real life—dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one’s own destiny.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Right Behind Her

By Melinda Leigh

Twenty-seven years ago, Sheriff Bree Taggert’s father killed her mother, then himself. Now Bree and her younger brother, Adam, find human bones on the grounds of their abandoned family farm. The remains are those of a man and a woman, both murdered in the same horrible way.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

The Missing Hours

By Julia Dahl

From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman class. But look closer, and things are messier: her parents are separating, she’s just been humiliated by a sleazy documentary, and her sister is about to have a baby with a man she barely knows.

Claudia starts the school year resolved to find a path toward something positive, maybe even meaningful – and then one drunken night everything changes. 

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Hostiile

honor comes at a price

By Ted Denton

A young financial executive has uncovered his new boss’s plan to steal the patents to a new breakthrough drug—but before he can undermine the scheme, he is kidnapped.
 
The notoriously dangerous Chinese businessman will stop at nothing, including abduction and government corruption, to achieve his goal—and enlists a violent Triad gang to wreak mayhem on those who stand in his way. Now kidnap-rescue operative Tom Hunter is thrown into a deadly race against time to save lives and halt the deadly deal . . .

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Her Perfect Life

By Hank Phillippi Ryan

Everyone knows Lily Atwood—and that may be her biggest problem. The beloved television reporter has it all—fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable seven-year-old daughter, and the hashtag her loving fans created: #PerfectLily. To keep it, all she has to do is protect one life-changing secret.

Her own.

Lily has an anonymous source who feeds her story tips—but suddenly, the source begins telling Lily inside information about her own life. How does he—or she—know the truth?

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Mastermind

By Andrew Mayne

Dr. Theo Cray and FBI agent Jessica Blackwood confront a cataclysmic conspiracy in a pulse-quickening thriller!

A mysterious electrical storm plunges Manhattan into darkness. As a strange, smothering fog rolls in, all communication crashes. In the blink of an eye, the island seems to vanish into a void.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

The Sapphire Necklace

By C.A. Varian

Still fresh to the community of public defenders, Miss Hazel Watson finds herself entangled in a case of embezzlement – with a liberal dash of the supernatural. Who was this spirit haunting her client? Why is the spirit’s glimmering sapphire necklace so entrancing? And, most importantly, why could Hazel not communicate with her?

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Right Behind Her

By Melinda Leigh

The discovery of human remains unearths another nightmare from Sheriff Bree Taggert’s past in a bone-chilling thriller!

Twenty-seven years ago, Sheriff Bree Taggert’s father killed her mother, then himself. Now Bree and her younger brother, Adam, find human bones on the grounds of their abandoned family farm. The remains are those of a man and a woman, both murdered in the same horrible way.

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September 13, 2021
Now Available!

Bad Times

By Mark Yarwood

When Devon and Cornwall Police begin to investigate the strangulation and skinning of a young man, they discover the remains of a missing child nearby.

Having recently arrived from London, DCI Peter Moone is put in charge of the case alongside the tough talking local DS Mandy Butler. They soon find themselves sinking deep into a dark world of child abuse and murder.

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September 12, 2021
Now Available! And only 99 cents!

Dear Sister

By Ruth Harrow

What if everything she thought she knew was a lie?

Schoolteacher Rachel will do anything to protect her younger sister, Laura. So when their long-lost father shows up out of the blue and makes a shocking accusation against Laura’s husband, Rachel is thrown into turmoil.

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September 12, 2021
Now Available! 

The Red, Red Snow

By Caro Ramsay

Murdered in plain sight. No clues, no witnesses, no known motive.

Eric Callaghan is stabbed to death at a crowded Christmas Ice Show in front of his wife and daughter. He dies within minutes.

A week later, two bodies are discovered at a holiday cottage in a remote Highland glen. One in the kitchen, the other sprawled outside in the snow.

The only footprints found belong to the local police officer’s son who discovered the bodies.

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September 9, 2021
Now Available! and only 99 cents!

Dead Weight

By Ken Stark

Hal Mitchell is living a nightmare. Trapped in a body he can no longer control, his entire world has shrunk to a microcosm.

Unable to turn his head, he sees only what is directly before him. He hears others talking, but cannot utter a word. His mind is fully active, but its only use now is as a means of escaping to imaginary worlds for a few precious moments, before the pain ravaging his useless body brings him back.

It’s as if he has become his own coffin, and he has been buried alive.

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September 9, 2021
Now Available!

Under a Dark Cloud

By Louisa Scarr

One dead body. One witness. One answer.

Early one morning, DS Robin Butler is summoned to a crime scene. Not as a policeman, but as best friend to renowned meteorologist, Dr Finn Mason. The morning after studying an enormous storm, Finn has locked himself in a van. Bloodied, confused, and with no memory of how he came to be there. And alongside him – a dead body.

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September 8, 2021
Now Available!

Turbulent Wake

By Matthew Rief

When a team of scientists investigating a lost Viking shipwreck are murdered, government agencies worldwide scramble to uncover a motive and hunt down those responsible. Upon receiving an urgent request from the White House, Jason Wake and his team of covert operatives race to the land of fire and ice for answers.

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September 8, 2021
Now Available!

The Detective Ray Flowers Box Set  Books 1-3

By Jane Adams

Discover a seamlessly crafted, deeply original series of psychological thrillers that will keep you turning the pages all night long!

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Abberley Beach Murders

THE ELECTRIFYING NEW NOVEL STARRING DETECTIVE DOVE MILSON

By D.E.White

Four dead.
One clinging to life.
A tragic accident or is someone out to kill?

Detective Dove Milson is called out to a gruesome scene under the pier: four bodies floating in a flooded escape room. The chamber is meant to flood with seawater as the tide rises. But the water release valve has been tampered with and the ladder out of the top hatch has been removed. The entrance has also been broken into, and the CCTV from the night is missing.

What really happened after midnight in room 6?

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Triple Cross

By Tom Bradby

Former MI6 agent Kate Henderson returns!
 
Attempting to rebuild her shattered life on vacation in the South of France, former MI6 operative Kate Henderson receives an unexpected and most unwelcome visit from an old adversary: the UK Prime Minister. He has an extraordinary story to tell—and he needs her help.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Summoning

By J.P. Smith

When it comes to contacting the dead, it’s easy to go a step too far.

Every year, as the anniversary of 9/11 inches closer on the calendar, Kit Capriol scans the memorials published in the New York Times. It’s a simple thing to look up a name and phone number, to reach out to surviving family members who might still be yearning for connection with their lost loved one . . .

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Heron’s Cry

A Detective Matthew Venn Novel

By Ann Cleeves

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder–Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter’s broken vases.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Night She Disappeared

By Lisa Jewell

On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.

One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite area for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Left for Dead

By Sean Parnell

On a remote mountaintop in western China, Doctor Ai Liang is about to risk everything and defy the Chinese Communist Party. She and her team have created a terrifying new coronavirus, even more deadly than COVID-19, called C-62 that is capable of killing a person in twenty minutes. But her conscience tells her she must destroy the deadly bioweapon before it can bring devastation to millions. The doctor’s heroic plans are interrupted when mysterious commandos swarm the lab, kill everyone in sight, and take off with the C-62 virus.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Girl Left Behind

By C.J. Cross

A lifetime dedicated to research.
An unsolved murder case.
A killer who will stop at nothing to complete his masterpiece.


Dana Grays’ life is dedicated to studying the past until an unsolved murder thrusts her parents’ cold case back to life.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Forgotten in Death

By J.D. Robb

The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change – and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found. 

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Heron’s Cry

A Detective Matthew Venn Novel

By Ann Cleeves

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder–Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter’s broken vases.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Body Count

By Terry Tolar

A ten million dollar reward!
To the person who kills Jamie Austen!
Is Pok still alive and the one behind it?


In this gripping new adventure, Alex must use every bit of his considerable skills to protect Jamie when he discovers on the dark web a ten million dollar hit out on her life. Someone is behind it and it’s a race against time to find the killers before it’s too late.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Friends Like These

By Kimberly McCreight

Everyone has those friends. Doesn’t matter how long it’s been, or how badly they’ve occasionally behaved, or how late it is when that call finally comes—you show up. No questions asked.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Death in London

a nightshade crime thriller

By Peter Jay Black

When the fiancée of a crime boss turns up dead in a rival’s warehouse, who can they ask to investigate? No one claims to know what the victim was doing there, and the murder threatens a civil war. The only option is to call for Emma, the daughter of both families, to assist Nightshade, an eccentric private detective.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Chuckling Fingers

By Mabel Seeley

Rediscover one of the great mystery authors of the twentieth century in this Depression-era tale of a wealthy family’s dark secrets turned deadly on their secluded lakeside estate.

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September 5, 2021
Now Available!

Romeo’s Town

By James Scott Bell

L.A. is Romeo’s town. Keep off the lawn.

When 16-year-old Clint Cunningham is arrested for selling drugs at an elite private school, his mother hires lawyer Ira Rosen and Mike Romeo. It should be a simple case. But nothing is simple in lockdown Los Angeles—especially when people want you dead.

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September 5, 2021
Now Available!

Quiet Neighbours

By Catriona McPherson

Sometimes the place you run to is even more dangerous than where you came from.

Jude’s husband left her.
Her parents died in a freak accident.
She buys a train ticket for the last place she remembers feeling happy.

It was a bookshop.

Things finally seem to be looking up. Now, another troubled young woman comes to town, claiming Lowell is her father.

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September 5, 2021
Now Available!

Collateral Damage

By Paul Bennett

Nick Shannon knows money.
He know criminals.
And he knows what it’s like to be on the inside.

He has the perfect experience for a job in the Fraud Squad. But the cases he’s given are about as stimulating as watching paint dry in a dark room.

But now things are about to explode.

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September 5, 2021
Now Available!

Deadly Caller

a gripping serial killer thriller

By OMJ Ryan

On a weekly Zoom call with her most valuable client, Antonia Berry is beyond horrified when she witnesses his murder – four hundred miles away – live on her laptop screen.

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September 5, 2021
Now Available!

Murder Under the Bridge

a gripping serial killer thriller

By Roy Lewis

Are you seeking an enticing new mystery series, filled with first-rate characters, and breathtaking twists and turns?

Then meet Arnold Landon, mild-mannered history buff turned amateur sleuth.

A twisted MO torn straight from the history books.

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September 4, 2021
Now Available!

The Replacings

a modern-day jekyll and hyde psychological thriller

By Sandie Will

He will replace the family he lost . . .

Whatever it takes!

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September 4, 2021
Now Available!

Six Mercies

By Simon T. Phillips

It’s 1994

Still injured after being shot twice and fresh from the assassination of her own boss, Cassie is investigating the illegal gun running routes in Europe left by her former mentor and boss after his death. Her journey takes her to Morocco and mysterious Farouz who is orchestrating a series of six terror attacks to be fulfilled by a global network of death cults.

All the while a sinister conspiracy tracks her every move. Distrusted by her own agency and unsure where to turn, she enlists the help of an old friend to help her stop the sinister cult leader in his tracks.

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September 3, 2021
Now Available!

Neck & Neck

earl towne book 3

By C. James Brown .

In the sick, festering, sludge of corruption that forms much of today’s political landscape, winning is the ONLY thing that matters. Neck & Neck is a mystery and a thriller centered on a close and contentious senate campaign that devolves into blackmail and murder. Come along for the ride as a diverse cast of power-mad politicos, idiotic consultants, berserk protesters, and billionaire donors engage in all sorts of behind the scenes maneuvering. All in the name of power.

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September 1, 2021
Now Available!

These Toxic Things

earl towne book 3

By Rachael Howzell Hall

A dead woman’s cherished trinkets become pieces to a terrifying puzzle.

Mickie Lambert creates “digital scrapbooks” for clients, ensuring that precious souvenirs aren’t forgotten or lost. When her latest client, Nadia Denham, a curio shop owner, dies from an apparent suicide, Mickie honors the old woman’s last wish and begins curating her peculiar objets d’art. A music box, a hair clip, a key chain—twelve mementos in all that must have meant so much to Nadia, who collected them on her flea market scavenges across the country.

But these tokens mean a lot to someone else, too. Mickie has been receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia’s past alone.

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September 1, 2021
Now Available!

Constance

A breakthrough in human cloning becomes one woman’s waking nightmare

By Matthew FitzSimmons

In the near future, advances in medicine and quantum computing make human cloning a reality. For the wealthy, cheating death is the ultimate luxury. To anticloning militants, it’s an abomination against nature. For young Constance “Con” D’Arcy, who was gifted her own clone by her late aunt, it’s terrifying.LINK:

 

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August book releases

Can’t Miss August Releases

By Sophia June — NYLON

There’s a whole new crop of books coming out in August that are worthy of adding to your stack.

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August book releases

August Mystery Thrillers

By Sabienna Bowman — POPSUGAR

Whether you’re planning to read on the beach or stay cool inside, this August is chock-full of captivating mysteries and thrillers that will keep you guessing until the final page. 

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August book releases

Five Psychological Thrillers You Should Read This Month

 

By Lisa Levy — CrimeReads

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Summer Book Picks from Celebrity Book Clubs

By Hannah Reynolds — BookBub

Whether you have your own book club or just like to know what’s getting all the buzz, you’ll want to see these titles recommended by some of our favorite book club hosts! 

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

A Slow Fire Burning

By Paula Hawkins

When it comes to revenge, even good people might be capable of terrible deeds.

When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim’s home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are – for different reasons – simmering with resentment. Who are, whether they know it or not, burning to right the wrongs done to them.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

Divided

By Lizzie Greenaway

A grieving man and woman travel to Europe—and into a dark secret world—in a suspenseful, unconventional love story.
 
When Jon is killed in a suspected terrorist attack on the London Underground, his wife, Evelyn, and brother, Max, take a trip across Europe to scatter his ashes.
 
But as memories unfold and secrets are revealed, it becomes apparent that Jon had a dark, hidden side to his life. As Evelyn and Max face the terrible truth, they explore the murky depths of white supremacy and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

Pseudonym

a  sampson psychological thriller

By Demetrius Jackson

When an author’s grasp on reality begins to slip, murder isn’t far behind.

Charlotte, North Carolina. Troy Evans has started a new career and his wife is pregnant with their first child. However, his ambition to become a published author fails at every turn. When the new life he has built for himself dredges up trauma from his past, he begins to identify with the serial killer from his latest manuscript.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

Cameron

a  Lt. Kate Gazzara Novel book 12

By Blair Howard

Kate had no idea what she was letting herself in for when she answered the call that Monday morning. The brutal murder of Cameron Geffner started her along a trail more complex and shocking than any case she’d handled in her long career as a homicide detective. That and the turmoil in her personal life will test her skills and fortitude like never before.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

Divided

a gripping psychological mystery

By Lizzie Greenaway

When Jon is killed in a suspected terrorist attack on the London Underground, his wife, Evelyn, and brother, Max, take a trip across Europe to scatter his ashes.
 
But as memories unfold and secrets are revealed, it becomes apparent that Jon had a dark, hidden side to his life. As Evelyn and Max face the terrible truth, they explore the murky depths of white supremacy and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

The Good Turn

By Dervla McTiernan

Some lines should never be crossed.

Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy, and the mystery of a little girl’s silence—three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.

While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

A Plague of Traitors

a lenie basso thriller

By D.V. Berkom

Former assassin Leine Basso races to prevent Syrian intelligence from obtaining a lethal Russian bioweapon—a savage combination of toxins never before seen in nature.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

You Can Run

By Karen Cleveland

A CIA analyst makes a split-second decision that endangers her country but saves her son—and now she must team up with an investigative journalist she’s not sure she can trust in this electrifying thriller.

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August 31, 2021
Now Available!

The Afghanistan Papers

a secret history of the war

By Craig Whitlock

The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock.

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August 30, 2021
Now Available!

Alice Isn’t Dead

By Joseph Fink

“This isn’t a story. It’s a road trip.”

Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn’t dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country.

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August 29, 2021
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The Promotion

a psychological thriller with a killer twist

By Daniel Hurst

What if your worst enemy discovered your darkest secret?

Imogen should be enjoying her life – she is happily married with a high-powered career that could see her rise to the very highest levels of management.

But that’s never going to happen. Because Imogen’s boss Michael has discovered she has a secret, something she has hidden from everyone, even her devoted husband. And if it’s ever revealed, her life will be destroyed.

Which means Imogen is completely and utterly in Michael’s power.

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August 28, 2021
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The Extinction Protocol

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By Blair Howard

The team is back. So is the Peacemaker with a new and deadly plot that could extinguish all human life on the planet… except for a select few, of course. It began when a respected Belgian virologist smuggled his gain of function research out of his lab, research so dangerous he decided to destroy it before it could get into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

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August 27, 2021
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Lost Angels

By Stacy Green

On her hands and knees, Nikki moved to the other side of the body. She couldn’t stop her fingers from trembling as she brushed the dark hair off the victim’s face. She couldn’t look away. “I know her . . .”

When Special Agent Nikki Hunt is called to the Boundary Waters near Stillwater, Minnesota, it’s not just the cold that shocks her to her core: the body of a young woman has been found frozen beside a remote lake. Nikki is devastated to see the victim is her childhood friend Annmarie, and she recognizes the velvet ribbon tied in her hair as the hallmark of a serial killer who she has been hunting for years.

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August 27, 2021
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Island Daze

By Faith Martin and Maxine Barry

ESCAPE TO A TROPICAL ISLAND FOR EXCITEMENT, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE AND ROMANCE IN THIS FABULOUS NOVEL BY A BESTSELLING AUTHOR.

Beautiful gallery owner Tahnee Sawyer’s beloved stepmother has been kidnapped and her father is about to have a life-threatening operation.

It’s up to her to go to Barbados to deal with it all — in secret.

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August 26, 2021
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The Trouble Legacy

By E.R. Fallon and K.J. Fallon

Tommy comes from an Irish gangster family, but against all odds, he has become a police officer. Soon, he is paired with top detective Dana Fitzpatrick and given a chance for a promotion—but there’s a catch.
 
Dana Fitzpatrick is a good cop. When she meets the charming Tommy, she is forced to confront her family’s own history with the Irish mob and reconsider where her loyalty lies.
 
And Tommy’s about to find out he’s more like his family than he wants to believe.

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August 26, 2021
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Unseen

evil lurks among us

By Jeffrey James Higgins

Rookie Homicide Detective Malachi Wolf investigates a string of murders in Washington, DC and uncovers both a vigilante killer and a terrorist conspiracy-making himself a target.

After his father’s murder, Malachi abandoned his economics doctorate to become a police officer and protect the innocent. Now, he must solve his first homicide to prove himself worthy of the badge. 

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August 26, 2021
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Crime in the Spa

By Catherine Markham

A THRILLING CRIME MYSTERY WITH AN ENDING YOU WON’T SEE COMING. ONE DEAD DOCTOR. ONE LONG LIST OF SUSPECTS.
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August 25, 2021
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Death Comes to Durham

By Jeanne M. Dams

Dorothy and Alan visit their old friend David Tregarth in Durham. Their days are filled with castle tours, cathedral services, and wandering up and down the steep cobbled lanes.

That is until David’s elderly great aunt is accused of murdering a fellow patient at her nursing home. And with her faltering memory, she’s the perfect scapegoat.

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August 25, 2021
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Downward Dog in Miami

By Larry Allman

When criminal hackers break into your computer and steal your money, who do you call: the police? The FBI? No! You call Derek Randall, and he resolves your case, he recovers your money, and the criminals get a big dose of painful justice. Derek deals with the criminal cyber trash during the day, and to protect his health and wellness, he teaches yoga at night.

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August 25, 2021
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Our Little Secret

By Kiersten Modglin

Bad things don’t happen in Cason Glen.
The locals make sure of it.

So, when the residents of the town’s most exclusive subdivision discover one of their own is missing, it sends a wave of panic and discord throughout the neighborhood.

They are supposed to be safe.

But they quickly realize not everything is as it once seemed in their idyllic world.

Slowly, the cracks have begun to show, revealing the dark and devious truth behind their home, their neighbors, and the lengths some people will go to protect their secrets.

Someone’s missing.
Someone’s dead.
Everyone’s lying!

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August 24, 2021
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Bombshell

a hell’s belles novel

By Sarah MacLean

After years of living as London’s brightest scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot has embraced the reputation and the freedom that comes with the title. No one looks twice when she lures a gentleman into the dark gardens beyond a Mayfair ballroom…and no one realizes those trysts are not what they seem.

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August 24, 2021
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Sincerely Yours

you won’t find me

By Charlotte Barnes

When Sarah was seventeen years old, she hid in a wardrobe while her mother was murdered in the bedroom.
 
After the police confirm that her mother was one of three similar victims the case goes cold. Until Sarah receives a letter: “I didn’t know you were there, or I would never have done that. Sincerely, Yours.”
 
And, so begins a terrifying game of cat and mouse as the killer collects more victims and continues to elude police, all the while, sending Sarah letters.

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August 24, 2021
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Where I Left Her

By AmberGarza

A spine-tingling new thriller about a mother’s worst nightmare come true!

Her teenage daughter goes to a sleepover and doesn’t come back.

Whitney had some misgivings when she dropped her increasingly moody teenage daughter, Amelia, off at Lauren’s house. She’d never met the parents, and usually she’d go in, but Amelia clearly wasn’t going to let something so humiliating happen, so instead Whitney waved to her daughter before pulling away from the little house with the roses in front.

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August 24, 2021
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The Elimination Threat

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By Michael Laurance

For centuries, a mysterious syndicate known as the Thirteen has staged a silent coup, infiltrating governments and manipulating the course of world events. It’s more powerful than any nation, deadlier than any army, and only FBI Special Agent James Mason and his longtime friends stand in its way. 

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August 24, 2021
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Lightning Strike

By William Kent Krueger

A book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in a small Minnesota town, and the events that echo through youth and shape our lives forever.

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August 23, 2021
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Cover

By Bridgitte Lesley

Amber had a pressurized job as a sales representative. Driving sales and earning astronomical commission was her goal and passion.

On a Friday evening, she let her hair down and sang in a band. A true entertainer, she could pelt out any tune.

Keeping her day job apart from her singing gig was easy. She didn’t allow the two to overlap. Until Jordan Becker walked in to the nightclub.

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August 22, 2021
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Hard To Kill

a tom rollins thriller

By Paul Heatly

One man can’t start a war. But he can end it.

Laying low in Mexico, Tom meets Carmen who is searching for her little sister Rosa, recently abducted and trafficked by a vicious gang. Tom sees that Carmen is likely to get herself killed and decides he is duty bound to help her.

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August 21, 2021
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The Family Man

By Anna Willett

Utterly gripping crime fiction . . .

A householder who is clearing out the loft comes across a carefully concealed box containing a video camera.

When he plugs it in, unsure due to its age that it will even play, what he sees there has him immediately calling the police.

Senior Sergeant Veronika Pope and her team in the Special Crime Squad study the footage of the torture of four individuals held captive, all physically and mentally abused.

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August 20, 2021
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Salem Montgomery Mystery Series

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By Nora Kane

After her partner at FBI, who was her dear friend and lover, was brutally murdered and the case went unsolved, she wanted to get away from it all. Until she got a phone call from an unknown number saying they had evidence about her partner’s murder. Which makes her return to her hometown Wolverine Harbor.

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August 19, 2021
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The Angel Creek Girls

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By Leslie Wolfe

Her chestnut hair, long and shiny, fanned around her head, moving gently in the wind. Her eyes, still open, stared at the back door, and her hand stretched out in a pleading gesture. Her lips, pale under the rosy lip gloss, were parted slightly as if to whisper one last word, to draw one last breath.

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August 19, 2021
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Fugue

in search of a life she can’t remenber

By Michael J. McLaughlin

A past that’s erased, a future that’s unpredictable . . .

Following an unknown surgery, a young woman has no idea who she is or how she got there. Unable to trust anyone, she battles the expectations, obligations, and threats from a forgotten life. But as she chases down her future, past demons conspire against her. Can she escape and reclaim her life? Should she?

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August 19, 2021
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Praying for Time

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By Carlene Thompson

Eight years ago, Oregon

Vanessa Everly and her younger sister Roxanne are heading home from a midnight swim when they’re brutally attacked.

As Vanessa drifts in and out of consciousness, she hears her sister’s screams.

Roxanne has been kidnapped.

Now, Los Angeles

Vanessa receives a phone call that will change her life forever: Roxanne has been found.

And she’s alive.

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August 19, 2021
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The Suspects

an addictive crime thriller

By Jodie Lawrance

She’s out of uniform, but she’s still in the line of fire.

Detective Helen Carter needs a break. Instead, she’s going head-to-head with notorious cop killer Jimmy Osbourne.

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August 18, 2021
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The Case of the Headless Billionaire

By Michael Leese

MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE DETECTIVE ODD COUPLE: DCI BRIAN HOOLEY AND CONSULTING INVESTIGATOR JONATHAN ROPER

Billionaire philanthropist Sir James Taylor has been missing for three weeks.

Then his headless torso turns up in the basement of a disused East London warehouse.

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August 17, 2021
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Another Kind of Eden

By James Lee Burke

The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise: golden wheat fields, mist-filled canyons, frolicking animals. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard has observed it from the open door of a boxcar, riding the rails for both inspiration and odd jobs.

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August 17, 2021
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ScreamTest

By Mark Gillespie

The starlet and the starmaker. It’s an age-old story in Hollywood and one that’s been told many times.

Now the story’s about to be rewritten. In blood.

Ellie Ferguson, 23, is a young actress who’s just arrived in LA with nothing but a suitcase and a head full of dreams. Against all odds, Ellie’s scored a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Grady Klein, CEO of Klein Productions. A starmaker. A notorious rapist.

Now it’s on.

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August 17, 2021
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The Island

By Ben Coes

CIA operative Dewey Andreas is America’s last line of defense.

Terrorists take over Manhattan, targeting the U.N. and the President himself 

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August 17, 2021
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Have You Seen Me?

By Alexandria Weis

Lindsey Gillett is missing.

And she’s not the first girl at Waverly Prep to vanish without a trace.

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August 17, 2021
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Her Sister’s Killer

By Michelle S. Smith

A totally compelling crime thriller that will have you hooked until the shocking conclusion!

She might be one of Chicago’s best homicide detectives, but can she hold up when she has to investigate her twin sister’s murder?

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August 17, 2021
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Getaway

By Zoje Stage

Three friends set off on a hike into the Grand Canyon—only to discover it’s not so easy to leave the world behind.

It was supposed to be the perfect week away . . . 

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August 17, 2021
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An Unreliable Truth

By Victor Methos

The saga of two brilliant defense attorneys and a client whose confession may not be what it seems.

Two couples cut to bits near a canyon close to the Nevada border. The police pull over blood-soaked Arlo Ward not far from the site of the grisly murders; he fully cooperates with the officers, grinning through a remorseless confession dripping with gory detail. Investigators find no murder weapon, but young, awkward Arlo’s confession is signed, taped, and delivered.

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August 16, 2021
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Locked Away

By M.A. Comley

Another book in the gripping DI Sara Ramsey series

When the past catches up with the present . . . the result can be deadly.

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August 16, 2021
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The Hospital

By Klemensas Kačinskas

The residents of Hamley wake to a nightmare when hordes of ravenous, mindless killers ravage the town. The mysterious infection spreads, threatening the survival of not just the country but the entire world. Completely out of options and time, Sheriff Jimmy White and the remaining law officers are forced to make their last stand at the local hospital where Doctor Feldman is about to make a gruesome discovery about the mysterious disease.

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August 16, 2021
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The Noise

the last sound you’ll ever hear

By James Patterson and J.D. Barker

If you hear it, it’s too late. 

In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse . . .

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August 11, 2021
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The Devil in the Red Dirt

By Michael P. Smith

★★★★★ “A visceral and gut-wrenching trip into the dark side of a nation”

When a sinister series of murders are covered up by the police, two broken detectives step forward to end the injustice. They must contend with their personal demons while navigating a war for control of the city’s criminal underworld if they are to bring an end to the Devil in the red dirt, a killer who embodies the spirit of cultural and social cleansing.

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August 11, 2021
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Murder in the Tower

By Roy Lewis

Are you seeking an enticing new mystery series, filled with first-rate characters, and breathtaking twists and turns?

Then meet Arnold Landon, mild-mannered history buff turned amateur sleuth.

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August 11, 2021
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Summer Chills

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By Michael Christopher Carter

Four summer reads that will give you chills . . .

“Wonderful creepy suspense with characters you can really root for . . .”

Summer Chills is a collection of summer reads from Wales’s bestselling master of the paranormal. This boxset contains four full-length novels. That’s 250,000 words of summer horror to give you chills!

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August 10, 2021
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Vortex

an fbi thriller

By Catherine Coulter

Agents Sherlock and Savich find themselves dealing with very powerful figures from the past who could wreak havoc in the present.

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August 10, 2021
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Aria Raymond Thriller Boxset 1-4

4-Book Boxset!!! Now you can Binge-Read the entire story!

By Thomas Ransom

Aria Raymond was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and her life would never be the same . . .

Climbing the corporate ladder in the world of finance was always Aria Raymond’s dream, and everything was falling in place just as she imagined . . . until she was framed for murder!!

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August 10, 2021
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The Truth of It All

By Gwen Florio

A hot-button legal case fuels a community’s smoldering hostility–but the dark secret at its heart could set the town ablaze.

Public defender Julia Geary moves through life in simmering resentment–at her husband, a soldier killed in Iraq, leaving her a single mother; at her low-paying job; and at her overbearing mother-in law, whose home she shares. She longs for a breakout case, and it arrives when members of the high school soccer team report seeing a teammate–Iraqi refugee Sami Mohammed–assaulting a girl in the locker room.

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August 10, 2021
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The Sister-in-Law

By Pamela Crane

NAMED ONE OF POPSUGAR’S MUST-READ THRILLERS!

A gripping story about the frailty of family and a battle of wills between a wife and a sister-in-law, bent on revenge.

She stole my husband. So I’d steal her life.

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August 10, 2021
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Hiding Place

By Meghan Hollway

Hector Lewis is obsessed with uncovering the truth of what happened to his wife and daughter fifteen years ago. The man he believed responsible for their disappearance is dead, and the trail has once again grown cold. Until he finds a long-hidden message from the past. 

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August 10, 2021
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CUL-DE-SAC

By Joy Fielding

A shooting lays bare the secrets harbored by five families in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac.

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August 10, 2021
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A Different Dawn

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By Isabella Maldonado

For nearly thirty years a serial killer has been hiding in plain sight. So has the key to an FBI agent’s dark past.

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August 10, 2021
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One Year Gone

By Avery Bishop

Sometimes teenagers run away…Give her a few days. She’ll be back.”

That’s what the police tell Jessica Moore when her seventeen-year-old daughter, Wyn, vanishes. All signs point to this being true. But days become weeks. Weeks become months. And Jessica begins to fear the terrible truth—that she may never see her daughter again.

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August 10, 2021
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Shadow Hill

Geneva Chase Crime Reporter

By Thomas Kies

How far would someone go to protect corporate profits?

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August 9, 2021
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The Vanishing Child

By M.L. Rose

A devilishly twisted crime thriller that will keep you enthralled to the last page . . .

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August 7, 2021
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Dangerous Ground

By Rachel Grant

In the remote and unpredictable Aleutians, danger comes without warning.

Archaeologist Fiona Carver has unfinished business in the Aleutian Islands. After an emergency evacuation cut her first expedition short, she’s finally back. But time is not on her side as she races to finish documenting the remnants of a prehistoric village, recover missing artifacts, and track down missing volcanologist Dylan Slater.

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August 6, 2021
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New Girl in Town

By Elle Gray

WANTED – A picturesque new town, a fresh start, and a much-needed escape from the constant reminder that the world is still full of bad guys.

For FBI agent Olivia Knight that perfect place is Belle Grove, a charming small town in Northern Virginia, a place hidden by lush greenery and away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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August 4, 2021
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The Therapist

you’re going to need to talk to someone

By B.A. Paris

A powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret.

When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…

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August 3, 2021
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Dark Roads

By Chevy Stevens

The Cold Creek Highway stretches close to five hundred miles through British Columbia’s rugged wilderness to the west coast. Isolated and vast, it has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. Motorists and hitchhikers, those passing through or living in one of the small towns scattered along the region, have fallen prey time and again. And no killer or abductor who has stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice.

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August 3, 2021
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The Turnout

By Megan Abbott

Bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott’s revelatory and mesmerizing new novel set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio.

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August 3, 2021
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Billy Summers

By Stephen King

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?

How about everything.

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August 3, 2021
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The Edge of Cascadia

the last colony

By S.A. Sebuchi

In a world ravaged by radiation, the last colony has gone to extreme measures to ensure successful human reproduction, but is it worth the cost?

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August 3, 2021
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The Dead and the Dark

By Courtney Gould

The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places—and people—you didn’t expect.

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August 3, 2021
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Blood and Jade

By Ken Lizzi

When a magical artifact is unearthed in an ancient Mayan city, a sorcerer arrives to claim the relic for himself — and ex–Special Forces operative Karl Thorson is tasked with protecting the team of archaeologists. But Dexicos Megistos is more powerful than he could have imagined…

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August 3, 2021
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The Guilt Trip

By Sandi Jones

They went away as friends.

Rachel and Jack. Paige and Noah. And Will. Five friends who’ve known one another for years. Then along came Ali, Will’s new fiancée.

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August 3, 2021
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Bad Scene

By Max Tomlinson

From a USA Today bestselling author: When PI Colleen Hayes learns that a local neo-Nazi group plans to attack San Francisco, she must find a way to protect the city — and save her runaway daughter from a cult… “This one sizzles with twists that entertain and magnetize” (New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry).

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August 3, 2021
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Say Goodbye

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By Karen Rose

Eden faces a final reckoning when the cult’s past victims hunt them down in this explosive, high-stakes thriller in the Sacramento series.

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August 3, 2021
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Then She Vanishes

By Claire Douglas

A twisty, compulsive thriller full of jolting shocks and startling secrets involving two sisters, a disappearance, a double murder, and a reporter determined to find the truth.

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August 3, 2021
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Fresh

By Margot Wood

A hilarious and vulnerable coming-of-age story about the thrilling new experience–and missteps–of a girl’s freshman year of college.

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August 3, 2021
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Once There Were Wolves

By Charlotte McConaghy

Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska.

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August 3, 2021
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Dark Roads

By Chevy Stevens

The Cold Creek Highway stretches close to five hundred miles through British Columbia’s rugged wilderness to the west coast. Isolated and vast, it has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. Motorists and hitchhikers, those passing through or living in one of the small towns scattered along the region, have fallen prey time and again. And no killer or abductor who has stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice.

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August 3, 2021
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Scars

By Dan Scotto

The wounds you can’t see take the longest to heal.
 
In an isolated cottage on the banks of a Scottish loch, a reclusive couple take on a new live-in carer.
 
As Lucy gets to know her employers, she realizes the house and the people in it aren’t what they seem. Is the house haunted or is something far more sinister living within the walls?

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August 3, 2021
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Holdout

By Jeffrey Kluger

When evil forces are going unchecked on Earth, a principled astronaut makes a spilt-second decision to try to seek justice in the only place she knows how—the International Space Station.

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August 3,  2021
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The Safe Place

By Anna Downes

Welcome to paradise . . . will you ever be able to leave?

Emily is a mess. Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day. Emily is desperate.

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August 3, 2021
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A Lesson in Vengeance

By Victoria Lee

A dark, twisty thriller about a centuries-old, ivy-covered boarding school haunted by its history of witchcraft and two girls dangerously close to digging up the past. The dangerous romance and atmospheric setting makes it a perfect read for fans of dark academia.

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August 2, 2021
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Girl Found

By Kate Gable

While her missing sister’s case hits a roadblock, Detective Kaitlyn Carr searches for a US Marine who has disappeared after a college student is found dead in his apartment.

Where is he? Did he kill her and run? And if so, why? Detective Kaitlyn Carr will stop at nothing to find out what happened.

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August 1, 2021
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Gaia’s Game

a horror novel

By Ken Stark

Win this game and you lose everything. All you can do is try to survive it.

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August 1, 2021
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Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost

By Lindsay Marcott

Jane has lost everything: job, mother, relationship, even her home. A friend calls to offer an unusual deal—a cottage above the crashing surf of Big Sur on the estate of his employer, Evan Rochester. In return, Jane will tutor his teenage daughter. She accepts.

But nothing is quite as it seems at the Rochester estate. 

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August 1, 2021
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A Familiar Sight

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By Brianna Labuskes

Psychologist and criminologist Dr. Gretchen White is a specialist in antisocial personality disorders and violent crimes. She’s helped solve enough prominent cases for detective Patrick Shaughnessy that her own history is often overlooked: Gretchen is an admitted sociopath once suspected of killing her aunt. Shaughnessy still thinks Gretchen got away with murder. It’s not going to happen again.

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August 1, 2021
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In Deep

By Sharon Ward

Sometimes, the most treacherous creature you meet underwater is another diver.

Underwater, Fin is supremely competent. On land, not so much.

She has a hard time making friends. Complications with her family. Hassles with her ex-husband, and problems managing her career. But her troubles escalate the day of the first accident…

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July 31, 2021
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Savage Blood

By Jack Hardin

Homeland Security operative Ryan Savage has spent the better part of a month racing across the globe in service of his country, saving lives and putting a stop to the well-laid plans of evil men. Now he’s finally back home in the Florida Keys, enjoying a relaxing weekend on the water.

But the leisure becomes short lived!

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July 28, 2021
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Without Sin

By Rachel Ford

When the Nursery Rhyme Killer targets Owen Day’s brother, the former military intelligence analyst will do anything to bring the culprit to justice — but in order to save the streets of Kennington from a murderer, he must confront his own dark past…

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July 27, 2021
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Unthinkable

By Brad Parks

“A textbook one-sitting read whose fiendishly inventive details only intensify its remorseless momentum” (Kirkus Reviews starred review): When family man Nate Lovejoy is abducted by secret society leader Vanslow DeGange, he learns the fate of the world is in his hands — but he must do something unimaginable to save it…

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July 27, 2021
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The Kingdom

By Jo Nesbo

Roy and Carl, brothers from a small mountain town, have spent their whole lives hiding from the darkness in their pasts—Roy by staying put and staying quiet, and Carl by running far away. Roy believed his little brother was gone for good. But Carl has big plans for his hometown. And when he returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface and unexplained deaths in the town’s past come under new scrutiny. 

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July 20, 2021
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The Retreat

By Elisabeth de Mariaffi

She came looking for inspiration. Instead, disaster strikes.

Maeve Martin arrives at the High Water Center for the Arts, a gorgeous lodge nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, determined to do one thing: begin her own dance company. A retired performer and mother of two, time is running out for her to find her feet again after the collapse of her disastrous—and violent—marriage. And at first, there’s a thrill to being on her own for the first time in years. Isolated in the snowy beauty of the retreat, Maeve can forget the ghost of her past for an hour, for a day.
 
But when an avalanche strikes, Maeve finds herself trapped with six other guests. 

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July 20, 2021
Now Available!

False Witness

By Karen Slaughter

AN ORDINARY LIFE . . .

HIDES A DEVASTATING PAST . . .

BUT NOW THE PAST IS CATCHING UP . . .

AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

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July 6, 2021 
NOW AVAILABLE!

FALLING

‘Jaws at 35,000 feet’

By T.J. Newman

T.J. Newman dreamt up her terror-in-the-skies novel Falling while guarding the cockpit as the pilots took a toilet break. She reveals how she kept going through furlough and 41 rejections.

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July 1, 2021 

Revenge Novels

Revenge is everywhere in popular culture

By Liberty Hardy — BookRiot

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July Books

what we are excited to read in July

By NPR

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JUNE 26, 2021
JUST RELEASED! 

The Witness

By Terry Lynn Thomas

HE SAW WHAT YOU DID…

Teenager Ebby Engstrom witnesses a murder – and then passes out. The next morning, he wakes in his bed with no memory of how he got there, and is told his mother was stabbed to death the previous night.

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JUNE 24, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

A Writer Prepares

By Lawrence Block

Sometime in 1953, I knew with unusual certainty what I intended to do with my life. I would become a writer.

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JUNE 24, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

The Listmaker of Acapulco

By Carmen Amato

A secret list and a nine-fingered man push Acapulco’s first female police detective to the edge in this exciting companion to the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz mystery series.

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June 15, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Hairpin Bridge

By Taylor Adams

Three months ago, Lena Nguyen’s estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge sixty miles outside of Missoula, Montana, and jumped two hundred feet to her death. At least, that is the official police version.

But Lena isn’t buying it.

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June 11, 2021 
JUST RELEASED

The Girl They Took

By Leslie Wolfe

Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.

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June 8, 2021 
JUST RELEASED!

A Dark and Secret Place

By Jen Williams

A woman discovers her late mother had a decades-long secret correspondence with a serial killer, begging the question: how well do we know our own family and even ourselves?

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June 1, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Unfinished Business

Ali Reynolds Series Book 16

By J.A. Jance

Ali Reynolds’s personal life is thrown into turmoil just as two men show up on the scene—a former employee of her husband’s who has just been released from prison and a serial killer who sets his sights a little too close to home.

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May 25, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

City on the Edge

By David Swinson

An American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family in this thrilling novel from “one of the best dialogue hounds in the business” (New York Times Book Review).

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May 21, 2021
NOW AVAILABLE!

End Game

By David Baldacci

Two of the government’s most lethal assassins scour rural Colorado to find their missing handler–and discover an insidious and lethal threat along the way 

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May 18, 2021

New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

By Andrew Liptak — Polygon

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May 18, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Paradox Lake

A Chilling Psychological Suspense

By Vincent Zandri

Sculptor and single mom, Rose Conley, is haunted by her tragic past and anxious about her uncertain future. She needs to get away from it all. 

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May 15, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

A Lonely Man

By Chris Power

The author of Mothers delivers an existential mystery that explores the uncertain intersection between fiction and reality, and the disastrous consequences of a chance encounter.

Two British men meet by chance in Berlin. Robert is trying and failing to finish his next book while balancing his responsibilities as a husband and father. Patrick, a recent arrival in the city, is secretive about his past, but eventually reveals that he has been ghostwriting the autobiography of a Russian oligarch. The oligarch has turned up dead, and Patrick claims to be a hunted man himself.

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May 12, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

While Justice Sleeps

By Stacey Abrams 

A gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. 

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May 12, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

MYOPIA

A Work of Science Fiction

By Richard Dent

A homeless man is mysteriously abducted. A journal is left on the edge of a subway platform, filled with stories about a world that doesn’t exist. Not far from here a scientist is murdered in cold blood. The only clues are his burned down lab. A magnetically propelled motorcycle, and a man walking around New York City with the last living falcon on the planet.

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April 27, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

How to Write a Mystery

A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America

By Lee Child, Editor, and Mystery Writers of America

From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer. 

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April 23, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Beneath Blackwater River

Detective Kay Sharp Book 2

By Leslie Wolfe

A totally gripping, addictive and heart-pounding crime thriller

She looked alive, her hair drifting freely in the water, her red lips gently parted, as if to let her final breath escape. A small locket floated by her face, attached to her neck with a silver chain…

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April 20, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

A GAMBLING MAN

An Archer Novel Book 2

By David Baldacci

Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting follow-up to the Nero Award-winning thriller One Good Deed.

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April 20, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

In Her Tracks

Book 8: The Tracy Crosswhite Series

By Robert Dugoni

What family secrets are behind two disappearances? Seattle detective Tracy Crosswhite is determined to uncover the truth in the latest installment of author Robert Dugoni’s heart-stopping series.

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April 19, 2021

This Month’s Chilling Mysteries

By Moira Macdonald — The Seattle Times

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April 19, 2021

New Books Coming Out This Week

10 New Books

Crimereads

New Offerings from the World of Crime, Mystery, and Thrillers
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April 19, 2021

Best New Thrillers

Looking Forward to Five Great New Mysteries and Thrillers This Spring

Richard Lipez — The Washington Post

Escape to California, Lebanon, Connecticut, Provence and not-so-merry England in these five first-rate new mysteries and thrillers. 

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April 18, 2021

New Release Index

By BookRiot

This is a helpful service if you want to find out about upcoming releases in your favorite genre. They’re organized by week and month so that you can be the first at the bookstore on publication day.

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April 13, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE!

Ocean Prey

A Prey Novel

By John Sandford

Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.

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April 1, 2021
Releasing June 11, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

The Girl They Took

Tess Winnett Book 8

By Leslie Wolfe

Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.

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March 31, 2021

Kindle Exclusive New Releases

Browse new and upcoming releases you won’t find anywhere else and discover your next great read.

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March 25, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Blood & Bone

Vigilante Crime Series Book 3

By Kristi Belcamino

A beautiful but deadly serial killer is on the loose, dishing out gruesome and lethal punishment to men who reject her . . .

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March 24, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Red Widow

By Alma Katsu

An exhilarating spy thriller written by an intelligence veteran about two women CIA agents whose paths become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division–one that’s coming from inside the agency.

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March 24, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CRIMEREADS 

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March 23, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

The Bounty

By Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming criminal Nick Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold. 

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March 21, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Watch Her Sleep

By L.T. Vargus and TimMcbain

Holy Cannoli! This creep-fest is loaded with more thrills than a shark tank, more chills than a Texas power outage, and more frills than a rug that really ties the room together. (WARNING: Frilly floor coverings not included.)

For real, though, this might be our creepiest novel yet. No hesitation. It leaps straight for the damn jugular. 

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March 20, 2021

The Best Books of Spring 2021

Noteworthy New Books!

By Melissa Flandreau — BookBub

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March 20, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CrimeReads

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March 10, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CRIMEREADS 

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March 10, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE!

Transient Desires:

A COMMISSARIO GUIDO BRUNETTI MYSTERY

By Donna Leon

In his many years as a commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native city, Venice, to discover the person responsible. Now, in Transient Desires, the thirtieth novel in Donna Leon’s masterful series, he faces a heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction. 

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March 8, 2021
Releasing August 10, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Shadow Hill

Geneva Chase Crime Reporter Mysteries Book 4

By Thomas Kies

How far would someone go to protect corporate profits?

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March 5, 2021

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March 4, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

The Immortality Code

By Douglas E. Richards

Allie Keane’s breakthrough in quantum computing holds the key to unlocking eternity. But can she survive long enough to use it? A riveting science-fiction thriller from the million-copy NY Times bestselling author. 

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March 2, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

The Committed

By Viet Thanh Nguyen — The long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide.

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March 2, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Dark Sky

By C.J. Box

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip–but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted.

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March 2, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Cloaked Shadows

By Melissa Hawkes

Ikena Ralliday is plagued with nightmares of her father’s brutal death at the hands of a monstrous Sinturi, those abominations which feast on humans to survive. They snatch children from their beds, infect animals with their darkness and serve one purpose only – to overrun Nevera and destroy the magical Cloaks.

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February 23, 2021
NEW RELEASE!

Smoke

A IQ Novel Book 5

By Joe Ide

Isaiah Quintabe is no longer IQ, the genius of East Long Beach; instead, he’s a man on the road and on the run, hiding in a small Northern California town when his room is broken into by a desperate young man on the trail of the state’s most prolific serial killer.

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February 23, 2021

NEW RELEASE!

Nighthawking

A Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler Book 2

By Russ Thomas

Under the dark cover of night, a figure climbs over the wall of the Botanical Garden with a bag and a metal detector. It’s a dicey location in the populous city center, but they’re on the hunt–and while most of what they find will be worthless, it takes only one big reward to justify the risk. Only this time, the nighthawker unearths a body. . . .

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February 20, 2021

Agent Red: Teagan Stone Series

A Four-Book Series

By Ava S. King

Book 1: FATAL MEMORY

Currently Available

Teagan Stone lives for her husband and three kids. After she’s recruited from the navy, to work with an elite group. Teagan decides to retire and focus on her family life.

In the blink of an eye, her life changes because of her past. She finds herself chained to a bed in a 4×4 cell with no memory of how she got there or why. What she tried to leave behind comes too light and turns everything upside down.

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Book 2: FATAL TARGET

Currently Available

Teagan is used to uncovering secrets, but then she uncovers a plot that threatens to not only bring her harm but also harm her family and her team. Making matters worse, the threat is painfully close to her.

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Book 3: FATAL CRIME

Releasing June 30, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Teagan is in a fight for her life. She uncovers a murder plot before it happens, but if she reports it, she could be labeled a suspect. With no allies beyond her tight inner circle, she’s in a bind.

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Book 4: FATAL JUSTICE

Releasing September 17, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Teagan Stone is out of options and quickly running out of time. She must find the creator of America’s most sought-after device to save America from a potential attack. But devious Russian forces with deep pockets are impenetrable.

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February 20, 2021
Releasing June 8, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

A Dark and Secret Place

By Jen Williams

A woman discovers her late mother had a decades-long secret correspondence with a serial killer, begging the question: how well do we know our own family and even ourselves?

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February 20, 2021

February’s Best International Crime Fiction

By Molly Odintz  — Senior Editor for CrimeReads

Each month, CrimeReads selects the best international new releases for crime fans, and espionage and thriller fans should be especially pleased with these wintry offerings. 

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February 20, 2021
NEW RELEASE — AN ESPIONAGE THRILLER!

The Poison Factory – Operation Kamera

By Lucy Kirk A new release, from an author who’s been there, done that!

CIA officer Decktora Raines arrives in England at the invite of a defector she once handled. A Russian emigre has been murdered in London. As the bodies pile up, Decky knows it’s the Russians again. Nothing has changed, except for the name on the door. 

Don’t miss this one! It’s $2.99 on Amazon Kindle!
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February 19, 2021
OUTSTANDING STORY —  JUST RELEASED!
Okay, this is a Netflix film, but it’s a great story!

I Care A Lot

“Writer/director J. Blakeson was partially inspired by real-life news stories about shady guardians like Marla Grayson.” (Anna Menta – DECIDER)

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February 19, 2021
NEW RELEASE ALERT!

The Girl From Silent Lake

By Leslie Wolfe

A new series, a new powerhouse heroine: Dr. Kay Sharp
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February 18, 2021
NEW RELEASE!

The Speed of Light

By Elissa Grossell Dickey

A compelling and provocative debut novel told in intersecting timelines over a tumultuous, defining year in one woman’s life.

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February 17, 2021
NEW RELEASE!

Cry For Help

By Wendy Dranfield

Shivering in the early morning chill, the caretaker flips the switch on the Ferris wheel and stumbles back in shock. The teenage girl’s body is slumped in a halo of pretty colored lights, long red hair spilling over her tear-stained cheeks, her eyes fixed forever on her dangling feet.

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February 17, 2021
NOW AVAILABLE

A Brotherhood Betrayed

The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.

By Michael Cannell

The riveting true story of the rise and fall of Murder, Inc. and the executioner-turned-informant whose mysterious death became a turning point in Mob history.

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February 16, 2021

Missing and Endangered

A Brady Novel of Suspense

By J.A. Jance

Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady’s professional and personal lives collide when her college-age daughter is involved in a missing persons case.

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February 16, 2021

KANE: ARMAGEDDON

By Steve Gannon 

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February 16, 2021
Releasing July 6, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Falling

By T.J. Newman

You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

*** “Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” — Don Winslow
*** Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” — James Patterson
*** “The best thriller I’ve read in years. Buckle up.” — Adrian McKinty

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February 15, 2021

Masked Prey

A Prey Novel

By John Sandford

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February 15, 2021
Releasing April 13, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Ocean Prey

A Prey Novel

By John Sandford

Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.

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February 14, 2021

Best Laid Plans

By Gwen Florio

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February 13, 2021
Releasing August 24, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

The Madness of Crowds

By Louise Penny

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February 12, 2021

The Darkest Evening:

A Vera Stanhope Novel

By Ann Cleeves

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