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09/22/2014 - 1:42pm

Barracuda : a novel Cover
Christos Tsiolkas
Daniel Kelly, a talented young swimmer, has one chance to escape his working-class upbringing. His astonishing ability in the pool should drive him to fame and fortune, as well as his revenge on the rich boys at the private school to which he has won a sports scholarship. Everything Danny has ever done, every sacrifice his family has ever made, has been in pursuit of his dream. But when he melts down at his first big international championship and comes only fifth, he begins to destroy everything he has fought for and turn on everyone around him.
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Sep 9, 2014
Blood on the water : a William Monk novel Cover
Anne Perry
Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is handed back to Monk, who must now rely on his own memory of the event to help piece together what really happened. As he begins to unravel the motives behind it, he finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international political intrigue, where justice always comes with a price, and inadvertently makes himself the next target.
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Sep 9, 2014
City of stairs : a novel Cover
Robert Jackson Bennett
The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions--until its divine protectors were killed. Now, Bulikov's history has been censored and erased, its citizens subjegated. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to solve a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem, and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over
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Sep 9, 2014
Deep Shelter : a novel Cover
Oliver Harris
Trouble once again finds Nick Belsey when he takes a date to an abandoned bomb shelter buried beneath the heart of London. One minute the young woman is there, and the next, she's gone, mysteriously vanishing into the dark labyrinth of secret tunnels. A seasoned cop with a bad reputation, Nick knows that if he reports her disappearance, he'll be the prime suspect. Instead, he's going to find her. Determined to discover who else is down in those forgotten tunnels, he plunges head first into the investigation.
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Sep 9, 2014
Edge of eternity Cover
Ken Follett
Continues the experiences of five intertwined international families as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the second half of the twentieth century.
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Sep 9, 2014
Murder in time Cover
Veronica author Heley
Ellie opens the door to a man who is a stranger but instantly recognisable as the father of her housekeeper's brilliant but difficult young son. Mikey had been conceived at a party during which his mother Vera, a schoolgirl, had been drugged and raped. Abdi hadn't wanted anything further to do with her then. Twelve years later he is a high-flying consultant whose wife cannot have children, and he aims to pay off Vera and adopt Mikey. Ellie discovers that Vera still thinks fondly of her then boyfriend, even though he had also rejected her after that fatal night.
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Sep 15, 2014
Night of the jaguar Cover
Joe Gannon
Sandinista Police Captain Ajax Montoya is six days sober and losing his mind. Ajax was once the gallant comandante guerrillero. But as the clarity of war gave way to the hazy reality of peace, Ajax fared less well. And after he took the fall for an assassination he had no part of, he tumbled into a bottle, and maybe out of his mind. Now he's a homicide investigator in Managua solving murders and sweating through the nightmares from his guerilla days. When he's called to investigate a robbery turned gruesome murder, Ajax recognizes the marks of a surprising enemy--the CIA mercenary army known as The Contra. This isn't just a random murder; this is an execution, a call to war.
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Sep 9, 2014
Pale harvest : a novel Cover
Braden Hepner
In a sublime landscape, Jack Selvedge struggles against betrayal to save his farm, Mormon faith, and the girl he loves.
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Sep 15, 2014
Point of no return Cover
Tiffany Snow
Kathleen Turner wasn't expecting to fall in love when she came to Indianapolis a year ago, much less with two very different brothers. Blane Kirk, former SEAL turned attorney, is every woman's dream man. He's also a playboy who changes women as often as he changes his tie, and trying to hold on to Blane could only break Kathleen's heart. Kade Dennon is an assassin-for-hire and genius hacker, and nothing about him is safe. A future with Kade would surely end in disaster--for both of them.
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Sep 9, 2014
Raging heat Cover
Richard Castle
An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride-along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.
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Sep 9, 2014
Rain girl Cover
Gabi Kreslehner
Lee Chadeayne
Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice. Revealing victims' hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layers shrouding the girl's disturbing past, darker mysteries emerge. Everyone has something to hide--even Franza, who must face her own secrets to reveal the truth.
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Sep 22, 2014
Spare change : a novel Cover
Bette Lee Crosby
Eleven year-old Ethan Allen Doyle has witnessed a brutal murder and now the boy is running for his life. Olivia Westerly is the only person Ethan Allen can trust, and he's not too sure he can trust her. She's got no love of children and a truckload of superstitions. Olivia avoided marriage for almost forty years. But when Charlie Doyle happened along, he was simply too wonderful to resist. Now she's a widow with an eleven-year-old boy claiming to be her grandson. He was counting on the grandpa he'd never met for a place to hide, but now that plan is shot to blazes because the grandpa's dead too. He's got seven dollars and twenty-six cents, his mama's will for staying alive, and Dog. But none of those things are gonna help if Scooter Cobb finds him
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Sep 9, 2014
Stone mattress : nine tales Cover
Margaret Atwood
A collection of highly imaginative short fiction that speaks to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood: creative, intelligent, and humorous.
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Sep 11, 2014
The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery Cover
M. C Beaton
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of "Babes in the Woods," Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens and the Ogre disappears in an impressive puff of smoke. Only he doesn't re-appear at final curtain. When it turns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of private detectives on the case.
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Sep 15, 2014
The distance : a thriller Cover
Helen Giltrow
Longing to distance herself from her criminal work as a person who makes information disappear for the right price, Charlotte Alton--aka Karla--accepts one last job eliminating an inmate who is in prison with a mafia boss from Karla's past.
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Sep 9, 2014
The dog Cover
Joseph O'Neill
Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, a young man leaves New York to take an unusual job in the strange desert metropolis of Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la where he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family.
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Sep 9, 2014
The king's curse Cover
Philippa Gregory
Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court.
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Sep 9, 2014
The language of silence Cover
Peggy Webb
Nobody in the family, except Aunt Ruth, talks about Ellen's grandmother Lola, who had been swallowed up by the circus then spit out as a woman who tamed tigers and got away scot free for killing her husband. Just as no one talks about the bruises Ellen can't hide.
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Sep 9, 2014
The lost army of Cambyses Cover
Paul Sussman
In 523 BC, the Persian pharaoh Cambyses dispatched an army across Egypt's western desert to destroy the oracle at Siwa. Legend has it that somewhere in the middle of the Great Dune Sea his army was overwhelmed by a sandstorm and lost forever. Two and a half millennia later a mutilated corpse is washed up on the banks of the Nile at Luxor, an antique dealer is savagely murdered in Cairo, and a British archaeologist is found dead at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. The incidents appear unconnected, but Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police is suspicious, as is the archaeologist's daughter, Tara Mullray. Confronted by both present day adversaries and ghosts from their pasts, Khalifa and Mullray find themselves on a trail that leads into the desert's unforgiving, burning heart, and the answer to one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world.
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Sep 15, 2014
The Marco effect Cover
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Martin Aitken
All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body-proving the true extent of Zola's criminal activities, he goes on the run. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Morck needs is for his assistants, Assad and Rose, to pick up a missing persons case on a whim: Carl's nemesis is his new boss, and he's saddled Department Q with an unwelcome addition. But when they learn that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy.
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Sep 9, 2014
The monogram murders Cover
Sophie Hannah
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim.
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Sep 15, 2014
The Moor's account : a novel Cover
Laila Lalami
In 1527, the conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown. But from the moment the Narváez expedition landed in Florida, it faced peril--navigational errors, disease, starvation, as well as resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year there were only four survivors. These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquistadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers.
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Sep 9, 2014
The paying guests Cover
Sarah Waters
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
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Sep 15, 2014
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Christos Tsiolkas
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Margaret Atwood
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Anne Perry
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M. C Beaton
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Robert Jackson Bennett
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Helen Giltrow
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Oliver Harris
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Joseph O'Neill
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Ken Follett
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Philippa Gregory
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Veronica author Heley
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Peggy Webb
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Joe Gannon
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Paul Sussman
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Braden Hepner
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Jussi Adler-Olsen
Martin Aitken
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Tiffany Snow
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Sophie Hannah
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Richard Castle
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Laila Lalami
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Gabi Kreslehner
Lee Chadeayne
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Bette Lee Crosby
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