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A thing of beauty Cover
Lisa Samson
Former child star Fiona Hume left the biz a decade ago, after she left rehab. She retreated to Baltimore and bought an old mansion downtown with dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece. Ten years later, Fiona's huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for a project, but all she's got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length. Her money has almost run out. So it is that Fiona comes to rent out a room to a local blacksmith, Josiah. Little by little, Josiah magically transforms Fiona's home into something beautiful.
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Jan 21, 2015
A ticket to oblivion Cover
Edward Marston
Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming investigate the disappearance of a young woman and her maid from a train bound for Oxford.
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Jan 12, 2015
Age of iron Cover
Angus Watson
Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join--and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one small child, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that might get them all killed.
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Jan 12, 2015
Amnesia Cover
Peter Carey
When an internet virus throws open the gates at thousands of American prisons, the hacker turns out to be an unlikely young Australian woman. Has she declared cyber war on the United States or was her "Angel Worm" intended only to free the victims of Australia's immigration policies? The answers are up to law-suit-magnet journalist Felix Moore. His career is tanking when he gets this chance to write a biography that will vindicate the young woman. Funding is to be provided by an old friend--an outrageous millionaire property developer--and further impetus by an old flame: the young woman's actress mother whom Felix worshiped when they were at university together.
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Jan 13, 2015
As chimney sweepers come to dust : a Flavia de Luce novel Cover
C. Alan Bradley
Youthful chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve dastardly crimes. This time, she leaves behind her beloved English countryside, and takes her sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools.
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Dec 31, 2014
Before I go Cover
Colleen Oakley
On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant "Cancerversary" with her husband, Jack, to celebrate three years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it's an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. She's terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but helpless husband when she's no longer there to take care of him. The solution: she has to find him another wife.
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Jan 8, 2015
Black River Cover
S. M. author Hulse
A former prison guard and talented fiddler returns to his Montana hometown to bury his wife and confront the inmate who, twenty years ago, held him hostage during a prison riot.
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Jan 21, 2015
Bonita Avenue : a novel Cover
Peter Buwalda
Jonathan Reeder
The seemingly idyllic family life of Netherlands mathematics professor-turned-politician Siem Sigerius is threatened by his violence-shadowed previous marriage, his older son and an unexpected deception.
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Jan 13, 2015
Breaking creed Cover
Alex Kava
Ryder Creed and his dogs have intercepted several major drug stashes being smuggled through Atlanta's airport. When Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartels' latest shipment isn't drugs. This time, its cargo is human. To make matters worse, Creed helps one of the cartel's drug mules escape--a fourteen-year-old girl who reminds him of his younger sister who disappeared fifteen years ago. Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O'Dell is investigating a series of murders. She suspects it's the work of a cunning and brutal assassin, but her politically motivated boss has been putting up roadblocks. By the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed's name on it, it might be too late.
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Jan 20, 2015
Cane and Abe Cover
James Grippando
Samantha died too soon. Abe Beckham's new wife has helped him through the loss, but some say it was a step back to marry Angelina, a love from Abe's past. Abe doesn't want to hear it, and despite the ups and downs, he's managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney's Office. Then everything goes wrong. A woman's body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation. The FBI is tracking a killer in South Florida they call ''Cutter.'' His brutal methods harken back to Florida's dark past when machete-wielding men cut sugarcane by hand in the blazing sun. But when the feds discover that Abe had a brief encounter with the victim after Samantha's death, and when Angelina goes missing, the respected attorney finds himself under fire. Suspicion surrounds him. His closest friends, family, professional colleagues, and the media no longer trust his motives.
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Jan 20, 2015
Cold cold heart Cover
Tami Hoag
Struggling with PTSD a year after escaping a serial killer, television reporter Dana Nolan uses her investigative skills to reclaim the missing pieces of her life and take another look at the case of her best friend's disappearance after high school graduation.
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Jan 12, 2015
Driving the king : a novel Cover
Ravi Howard
Told through the experiences of Nat King Cole's driver, Nat Weary, Driving the King is a daring and brilliant new novel from award-winning writer Ravi Howard that explores race and class in 1950s America.
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Jan 8, 2015
Everlasting Lane Cover
Andrew Lovett
Nine-year-old Peter's father dies and his mother moves them from the city to a house in the countryside, for what seem to Peter to be mysterious reasons. He's soon distracted, though, by the difficulties of being the new, shy kid at school, and he befriends the other two kids who seem to be outcasts: overweight Tommie and too-smart-for-her-own-good Anna-Marie. Together they try to weather the storm of bullying teachers and fellow students, by escaping into explorations of the countryside. There, though, they find other outcasts from society such as cranky Mr. Merridew, who won't leave his cottage in the woods, and Scarecrow Man, who stands in the fields searching the skies. And meanwhile, Peter is disturbed by the growing awareness that his own mother may be some sort of outcast, too--and that she's hiding something from him in a locked room in the attic, a room she's expressly forbidden him from entering.
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Jan 13, 2015
First frost Cover
Sarah Addison Allen
Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beat-up suitcase. He has stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever. But the Waverleys have enough trouble on their hands. Quiet Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies, but it's nothing like she thought it would be, and it's slowly taking over her life. Claire's wild sister Sydney, still trying to leave her past behind, is about to combust with her desire for another new beginning. And Sydney's fifteen-year-old daughter Bay has given her heart away to the wrong boy and can't get it back.
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Jan 14, 2015
Forever Christmas Cover
Robert Tate Miller
Andrew can't remember the last time he spent Christmas away from work. The end of the year is crunch time for literary agents. But when your career is your life, your life starts to suffer--beginning with your marriage. When a heart-wrenching accident in a Christmas Eve snowstorm jars this high-powered agent from his obsession with success, a Christmas miracle will give him a second chance at love, life, and gratitude, but only if he can put aside his own ambition and learn to appreciate each moment.
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Dec 31, 2014
Gem of a ghost Cover
Sue Ann Jaffarian
When overbearing, ultra-rich Joanna Reid demands that Emma Whitecastle get rid of the ghost of her late husband Max, a former action film star who was killed in a car accident, Emma intends to refuse. But when Joanna reveals that she thinks Max killed himself, Emma decides to help find out why the film star's spirit has returned. Joanna may know more than she lets on, including why Lainey, her daughter with Max, has attempted suicide multiple times.
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Dec 31, 2014
Gideon Cover
Alex author Gordon
When Lauren's father dies, she makes a shocking discovery. The man she knew as John Reardon was once a completely different person, with a different name. Now she's determined to find out who he really was, even though her only clues are an old photograph and the name of a town: Gideon. But someone--or something--doesn't want her to discover the truth. A strange man is stalking her, appearing everywhere she turns, and those who try to help her end up dead. Making her way to Gideon, Lauren finds herself more confused than ever. Residents start going missing, and Lauren is threatened by almost everyone she encounters. Two hundred years ago, a witch was burned at the stake, but in Gideon the past feels all too chillingly present.
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Jan 14, 2015
Gretel and the case of the missing frog prints : a Brothers Grimm mystery Cover
Paula Brackston
In Bavaria, 1776, when Albrecht Durer the Much Much Younger's Frog Prints go missing, he knows exactly where to turn for help. Gretel (yes, that Gretel), now thirty-five and still living with her gluttonous brother Hans, is the country's most famous private investigator, and she leaps at the opportunity to travel to cosmopolitan Nuremberg to take on the case. But amid the hubbub of the city's annual sausage festival, Gretel struggles to find any clues that point toward the elusive thief.
FIC Bra
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Jan 6, 2015
Journey by moonlight Cover
Antal Szerb
L. B. (Len B.) translator Rix
The trouble begins in Venice, the first stop on Erzsi and Mihaly's honeymoon tour of Italy. Here Erzsi discovers that her new husband prefers wandering back alleys on his own to her company. The trouble picks up in Ravenna, where a hostile man zooms up on a motorcycle as the couple are sitting at an outdoor cafe. It's Janos, someone Mihaly hasn't seen for years, and he wants Mihaly to come with him in search of Ervin, their childhood friend. The trouble comes to a head when Mihaly misses the train he and Erzsi are due to take to Rome. Off he goes across Italy, wandering from city to city, haunted and accosted by a strange array of figures from the troubled youth that he thought he had left behind: There are the charismatic siblings, Eva and Tamas, whose bizarre amateur theatricals linked sex and death forever in his mind; Ervin, a Jew turned Catholic monk who was his rival for Eva's love; and again, that ruffian on the motorcycle.
FIC Sze
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Jan 5, 2015
Lillian on life Cover
Alison Jean author Lester
A middle-aged woman looks back on her life as a single woman and on the men in her life.
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Jan 14, 2015
Private Vegas Cover
James Patterson
Maxine Paetro
Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides--and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before"--From publisher's web site
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Jan 20, 2015
Saint Odd : an Odd Thomas novel Cover
Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz
Two years after the cataclysmic events that sent him journeying into mystery, Odd Thomas, the intrepid fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, has traveled full circle, back to his beloved home town of Pico Mundo and the people he loves. He has come to save them--and perhaps humanity--from the full flowering of evil it is his destiny to confront, as he draws ever closer to the truth of the world and his place in it. Stronger, wiser than he started, and with the help of the friends he has made along the way, Odd prepares to confront the terrible forces arrayed against him and possibly to journey still farther, to his long-awaited reunion with his lost love, Stormy Llewellyn.
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Jan 12, 2015
See how small : a novel Cover
Scott Blackwood
One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up the three teenage girls who are working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. This novel tells the stories of the survivors--family, witnesses, and suspects--who must endure in the wake of atrocity. Hovering above the aftermath of their deaths are the three girls. They watch over the town and make occasional visitations, trying to connect with and prod to life those they left behind.
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Jan 21, 2015
Soul of discretion : a chief superintendent Simon Serrailler mystery Cover
Susan Hill
From the outside, the cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. It suffers from the same kinds of crime, is subject to the same pressures from a rapidly changing world, and has the same hopes and fears as any number of towns up and down the land. When Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieran Bright, he is met by two officers, who ask him to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous undercover operation. He must leave town immediately, without telling anyone. To complete his special operation, Simon must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. This takes its toll on Simon and--as the investigation unfolds--also on the town and some of its most respected citizens.
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Dec 30, 2014
Sweetland : a novel Cover
Michael Crummey
The scarcely populated town of Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline finally reaches a head when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package--the sole stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose ancestors founded the village, is the only one to refuse. As he watches his neighbors abandon the island, he recalls the town's rugged history and its eccentric cast of characters.
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Jan 14, 2015
The beautiful and the wicked : a Lila Day novel Cover
Liv Spector
The night of his fiftieth birthday, software billionaire Jack Warren went missing hundreds of miles out to sea, his blood spattered aboard his yacht, his body gone. His mistress, Callie Day, was charged with his murder, but she had already vanished without a trace. Now, ten years later, detective Lila Day still refuses to believe that her sister is a cold-blooded killer. To clear Callie's name and solve this long-cold case, Lila asks her friend Teddy Hawkins to do what he has done before--send her back to time, to solve the crime before it takes place.
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Dec 31, 2014
The deep Cover
Nick Cutter
A strange plague called the 'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things like how to drive. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily, and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, an unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered--a universal healer, from initial reports. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But now the station is unable to communicate with outsiders, and it's up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths.
FIC Cut
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Jan 21, 2015
The honest folk of Guadeloupe Cover
Timothy Williams
It's April 1990 and French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud has been living and working in the French Caribbean departement of Guadeloupe for more than a decade, but her days are still full of surprises. The body of a white female French tourist--only 24 years old--has been discovered on a nudist beach. The victim's remains offer no clues about her final hours. As always, the story of a murdered white woman has attracted the attention of international media. Furthermore, the economy of Guadeloupe, so dependent on the tourist industry, could suffer a terrible hit if this case isn't brought under control with some quick, impressive police work.
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Jan 13, 2015
The last American vampire Cover
Seth Grahame-Smith
In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. Henry's will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash.
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Jan 12, 2015
The same sky : a novel Cover
Amanda Eyre Ward
Alice Conroe, a forty year old Texas barbecue owner has the perfect life, except she and her husband long for a child. Unable to conceive, she's trying desperately to adopt but her destiny is quickly altered by a young woman she's never met. Fearless thirteen-year-old Carla Trujilio is being raised by her grandmother in Honduras along with her four year old twin brothers. Her mother is sending money home from Texas where she's trying to make a better life for her family, but she only has enough to bring one son to her. When Carla's grandmother dies, Carla decides to take her fate into her own hands and embarks on a dangerous journey across the border with Junior, the twin left behind. Two powerful journeys intersecting at a pivotal moment in time: Alice and Carla's lives will be forever and profoundly changed.
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Jan 15, 2015
The song Cover
Chris Fabry
Jed King's life has been shaped and scarred by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Jed's dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach until he meets Rose. Inspired by his love for the vineyard owner's daughter, Jed pens a new song, a song with such emotional power and longing that it catapults him into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago and now threatens to unravel his marriage.
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Dec 31, 2014
The third target Cover
Joel C. Rosenberg
When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell--ISIS--has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, Collins knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. With tensions already high, the impending visit of the American president to the region could prove to be the spark that sets off an explosion of horrendous proportions.
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Dec 31, 2014
Three may keep a secret : an endurance mystery Cover
Susan Van Kirk
Haunted by a brutal event from her past, retired teacher Grace Kimball is hired to research the dark history of the small town of Endurance in the wake of two murders, a local celebration and her growing attraction to her employer.
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Dec 31, 2014
Viking Bay : a Kay Hamilton novel Cover
M. A Lawson
Kay Hamilton moves to Washington D.C. and connects with the Callahan Group, a shadowy quasi-governmental agency with an enigmatic agenda. For her first mission, Kay is told only a few facts: that the U.S. government wants Sahid Khan, a provincial Afghan governor, to become the nation's next president, and that Khan's daughter Ara is her father's key political advisor. Kay Hamilton is the perfect undercover operative to learn Ara's secrets and sway her thinking in line with America's interests. But when things go horribly wrong at a clandestine meeting in Afghanistan, Kay emerges at the center of an international plot that makes her question those she loves, those she works for, and her own faith in justice.
FIC Law
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Dec 31, 2014
Welcome to last chance : a novel Cover
Cathleen Armstrong
The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it's her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie's comfort. Yet in spite of herself, Lainie is increasingly drawn into the small town dramas and to a handsome local guy with a secret of his own.
FIC Arm
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Jan 13, 2015
Where trust lies Cover
Janette Oke
Laurel Oke Logan
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After teaching in a 1920s mining town in western Canada, Beth Thatcher no longer feels at home among her wealthy family in the East, and her heart is torn between two very different worlds.
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Jan 20, 2015
Wildalone Cover
Krassi Zourkova
"Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin finds herself alone, a stranger in a strange land. Away from her family and her Eastern European homeland for the first time, she struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways and the challenges of college life. Falling into a romantic entanglement with Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, soon draws Thea into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous. In this shadow world that seems to mimic Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the Samodivi or "wildalones"--forest witches who beguile and entrap men--she will discover a shocking secret that threatens everything she holds dear.
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Jan 8, 2015
Winter at the door : a novel Cover
Sarah Graves
Moving from Boston to remote Bearkill, Maine, isn't homicide cop Lizzie Snow's idea of a step up. Her dead sister's fate still torments her, as does her long-missing niece's disappearance. Lizzie hopes to find the mysteriously vanished child here, amid the coming ice and snow. But in the Great North Woods, something darker and more dangerous than punishing winter is also bound for Bearkill. The town is a world apart in more than distance--full of people who see everything, say little, and know more than they'll share with an outsider. The only exceptions are the handsome state cop who once badly broke Lizzie's heart and desperately wants another chance--and Lizzie's new boss, sheriff Cody Chevrier, who's counting on her years of homicide experience to help him solve his most troubling case, before it's too late. A rash of freak accidents and suicides has left a string of dead men--all former local cops. Now the same cruel eyes that watched them die are on Lizzie--and so is the pressure to find out what sort of monster has his hooks in this town, what his ruthless game is, and just how brutally he'll play to win.
FIC Gra
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Dec 31, 2014
Winter street : a novel Cover
Elin Hilderbrand
A family Christmas gathering at Kelley Quinn's Nantucket inn is thrown into turmoil by his four adult children's personal dramas and the discovery of his second wife's infidelity.
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Oct 7, 2014
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Lisa Samson
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James Patterson
Maxine Paetro
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Edward Marston
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Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz
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Angus Watson
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Scott Blackwood
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Peter Carey
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Susan Hill
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C. Alan Bradley
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Michael Crummey
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Colleen Oakley
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Liv Spector
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S. M. author Hulse
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Nick Cutter
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Peter Buwalda
Jonathan Reeder
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Timothy Williams
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Alex Kava
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Seth Grahame-Smith
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James Grippando
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Amanda Eyre Ward
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Tami Hoag
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Chris Fabry
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Ravi Howard
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Joel C. Rosenberg
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Andrew Lovett
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Susan Van Kirk
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Sarah Addison Allen
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M. A Lawson
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Robert Tate Miller
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Cathleen Armstrong
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Sue Ann Jaffarian
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Krassi Zourkova
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