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by Donna Huston MurrayLauren Beck visits her dad in Albuquerque only to learn that his new wife is gone. Several girls are missing, too, reminding the young ex-cop of the child she was too late to save. For her father’s sake, and her own, Lauren would love to help. Yet she’s barely started before an irate criminal begins to strike back.
by Diane VallereWhen Samantha Kidd’s jewel of a husband, shoe designer Nick Taylor, is named a finalist for Designer of the Year at an industry function, Samantha sponsors a banquet table and invites close friends and family to the celebration. But by the time the night arrives, most of them aren’t on speaking terms. Even romance with Nick suffers thanks to his dad’s move into the couple’s spare bedroom. Before the cash bar closes, the toastmaster’s body is found with a gilded knife in her chest. What shoul... more
by C.H. KimJoin Professor Owlstone as he attempts to solve the suicide problem
by Alexander Marriott
Virgil Colvin, a retired homicide detective, leaves his hometown Chicago to resurrect his honeymoon memories with his dead wife in Ithaca, Greece. There, he befriends the Vathy police chief, Costas Pantakalas, over stories of a shared profession and countless cups of ouzo.
One day, Virgil wakes to the violent tremors of the earth to find Ithaca has just had an earth quake. But that is not the only unusual occurrence. In the city's public square, at the feet of Odysseus, someone has ... more
by Jess HicksWelcome to the mind of Ophelia Henry, a steadfastly single redhead from the South. Inheriting a new home offers a chance to finally put down some roots... if only she weren't a murder suspect. Ophelia only wants a strong cup of coffee and a quiet escape from the city. A schmeared bagel would be nice too. Wading through the locals' secrets while dodging your parent's attempts to marry you off is exhausting. Foul-mouthed birds, judgy townsfolk, and piling bodies threaten to damper Ophelia's reb... more
by Jay KohSlave Song is a powerful new thriller, a fantastic tale of unlikely heroes overcoming impossible odds: A boy survives his modern-day slavery and grows up to be a fearless vigilante against it. His crusade against the corporate giants becomes deadly when billions of dollars are at stake, and a powerful drug cartel targets him for revenge. Slave Song is a breathtaking debut novel from Korean American filmmaker Jay Koh.
by Jenna CaldwellWhen George, a high school teacher, wakes up one morning, he's surprised to find his doting wife, Henrietta, cooking breakfast for him and their three young children, Junior, Cynthia and Addie. Not because this is out of the ordinary—as far as George can tell, this is routine—but because he doesn't recognize them. Any of them. Or himself, he soon realizes. Hundreds of miles from the only home he's ever known, George tries to adapt to his new, idyllic life and navigate the unique challenges that ... more
by Melissa GroelingWhen sixteen-year-old Aris Black finds Chapman Woolfe bleeding to death in an alley, she has no idea what kind of catastrophe this encounter will kick off. Up until that point, her life was pretty quiet. She went to school, worked part-time as a waitress, and she took care of her father, who was a recovering heroin addict. It was a struggle but they made it work. So what did Chapman Woolfe have to do with any of it? Answer: everything. Chapman Woolfe was drowning. He can barely handle his ... more
by Darin MillerReunions are for reconnecting with old friends…and sometimes burying a few. For Dwayne Morrow, this is where it all begins. An invitation to his high school reunion prompts Dwayne Morrow to return to his small-town roots to reconnect with friends he hasn’t seen in fifteen years. Before the festivities can even begin, his best friend is found murdered in his car, and the local police show little interest in pursuing the case. A mother’s plea pulls Dwayne into a tangled web of dangerous secrets... more
by Charles SalzbergFrancis Hoyt, a daunting career criminal, is on the loose. Having masterfully escaped from his court appearance, Hoyt, now a fugitive, relocates to the West Coast to lick his wounds. Meanwhile, former newspaper journalist Dakota Richards embarks on her passion project: a true crime podcast. A year into her new career, she takes a deep dive into the life of the elusive Francis Hoyt. Hoyt, arrogant and desperate to get back in the limelight, taunts Dakota, dangling the possibility of cooperating w... more
by Mark James MontgomeryCole: “Why does this town keep all the lights out at night?” Althea: “So it looks like no one’s at home.” Cole Cantwell is emotionally destitute. He was late for his father’s funeral, his girlfriend is leaving him, a blizzard is due, and he’s trying to get over the Sierras and recover what’s left of his life. Instead, he takes a cut off and crashes his car in a white-out. The hamlet of Cope is in walking distance, where he hopes to find shelter. But he has stumbled into forbidden territory.... more
by Rebecca Laxton
Thirteen-year-old Emma Murry has three goals for summer vacation: finish her art terms project, land an ollie, and help the environmental club save the monarchs. But then her Instagram crush Jeb Scott and his celebrity dad Chester make a surprise visit to Black Mountain. At first, Emma is thrilled, then she overhears their plans to destroy the monarch butterfly garden to build a ski resort. She and her best friend Sophie add a new summer goal: STOP. THE. SCOTTS.
But Emma... more
by Gavin BoyterElena Balan should be laying low. After all, she's on the run from a horrifying mistake. A Romanian single mum, Elena arrives in London to discover that her lover, Frances, has vanished. To find her, Elena's 14-year-old daughter Ana enlists disgraced former police detective Robin Yarmouth. Although Frances' whereabouts remain a mystery, things begin looking up. Elena and Ana find an apartment, a job and a new school. Then Elena's sex worker neighbor and friend is found dead. The police are ce... more
by Warren C. EasleyWHEN GREED RUNS RAMPANT, MURDER CAN’T BE FAR BEHIND It’s winter in the Oregon wine country, and small-town lawyer Cal Claxton deserves a respite after his last grueling case. But just as the world learns about a threatening new virus variant, a woman named Willow Daniels shows up at his office, asking Cal to represent her in the settlement of her uncle’s estate. The uncle’s death was ruled a suicide, but Willow isn’t buying it. Getting involved is against Cal’s better judgment, but how can he r... more
by Christopher RennaSixteen-year-old Jasper is finally focusing on schoolwork and his prospects of going to college. He's also looking forward to the freedom and seniority of his last two years of high school. But homework, soccer, and his strict father keep him from truly enjoying his status as a popular upperclassman. Befriended by the new algebra teacher, Jasper believes an adult finally understands him and his goals. Soon, their friendship develops into an affair. After their relationship is discovered, Jasp... more
by Courtney HargroveWelcome to Switzerland in winter: Snow upon snow, everywhere to disappear, nowhere to hide... When newlyweds Rose and Wesley Blackwood move from New York City to Lucerne, Switzerland for his new job, they quickly take to expatriate life. What's not to love about this safe, cozy country known for chocolate, cheese, and scenery to die for? But when Rose's new friend Jacqueline disappears, Rose begins to see an ugly side to this beautiful country-and to her new husband. Muddled by jetlag a... more