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by G. GruenWith only hours until his transport to a death camp, a Jewish labor camp prisoner stumbles across the body of a murdered Gestapo officer. The dead man's uniforms offers the prisoner his last chance to survive, perhaps even to escape. His challenge? Repairing the gashed and bloodied tunic under the noses of his SS captors.
by Halo ScotCorporate America: a psychopath’s wet dream. It’s Alex Osman’s playground. After losing his wife, he drowns in crime to support his motherless kids. A new job offers freedom, but freedom demands sacrifice. Crime doesn’t commit itself.
by Michael Stanley
While digging a trench for a new water project, a backhoe operator unearths the skeleton of a long dead Bushman. Kubu and Scottish pathologist, Ian MacGregor, are sent to sort out the formalities, but the situation rapidly gets out of hand. MacGregor discovers eight more skeletons—a massacre of Bushmen including women and children. However, the locals deny any knowledge of the event. When an elder of the village is murdered at his home, the local police believe it was the result of a robbery ... more
by Lisa KingWelcome to Blue Haven, the world's most lucrative condo corporation, so exclusive that only five lucky residents live in this lush, tropical paradise, housed in a top-secret location. Among them is twenty-five-year-old Aloe Malone, an introvert and former waitress who traded bussing tables for lengthy sleep-ins, ocean dips, Michelin-star restaurants, spectacular sunsets, and unlikely new friends-all thanks to a spurious lottery win. Life's good. Damn good. That is, until Aloe discovers a jou... more
by Barbara WilsonCassandra Reilly, the Irish-American translator and amateur sleuth, shares a flat in London with her long-time friend, retired bassoonist Nicky Gibbons. Their lives are disrupted when Cassandra attends a lecture on the beguines, laywomen who lived in sisterhood in thirteenth-century Belgium. The beguines were the subject of a popular historical mystery series by Stella Terwicker who died ten years before, but whose literary estate is still creating problems for those who knew her, including her ... more
by Jean Illingworth2039 Forced from her home in York by flooding, fifteen-year-old Lexey goes to stay at her Aunt Jenny’s farm, high on the North Yorkshire Moors. Lexey’s father is missing abroad, and when her aunt joins her mother in her search for him, Lexey is left alone with no power, no means of communication and rapidly dwindling food supplies. Lexey will need to grow up fast, learn to live in a new way, redefine what family means and work out who she can trust… and who she can’t. Whilst this story shoul... more
by Scarlett ScottYou are cordially invited to the country house party of the summer… Five years ago, six exceptional ladies graduated from Twittingham Academy and successfully nabbed themselves the most sought-after matrimonial prizes in London. Actually, they didn’t. Not one of them. But the Countess of Fangfoss, formerly known as Miss Julia Twittingham, has a plan to see each of her past charges happily wed after all. Welcome to Second Chance Manor. Lady Clementine Hammond has earned her reputation as societ... more
by Gloria Oliver
Could a gorgeous old ballgown be used to commit murder?
Deep in the heart of Texas, Chinese immigrant Daiyu Wu discovers a mysterious ballgown in her family’s laundry business. It reeks of burned garlic and there is money pinned to it to pay for the cleaning. But no one knows who left it there.
Harnessing her instincts, knowledge, and determination, Dai sets out to learn everything she can about this strange green dress. Who wore it? Who left it at the laundry?... more
by Fawna AsfawAn empowering account of a lost daughter’s fight for her identity and sobriety—and her mission to help others. The only child of a doting Ethiopian father and a strong-willed African American mother, Fawna Asfaw felt her life shatter when she lost both her parents to illness. As grief pulled her into a downward spiral of addiction and shame, Fawna had to learn to harness her power and rebuild her life with a new perspective that changed everything.
by Victor D. O. Santos
"A beautifull illustrated, touching tale of love." – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ⭐
"A heartfelt and moving ode to the father-son bond. A genuine delight" – Booklife Reviews (Editor's Pick) ⚡️
"A touching title for good dads everywhere."
Betsy Bird (School Library Journal's Fuse #8 Production and Evanston Public Library Collections Development Manager)
by Andy C Wareing
On the night of 3rd October 1849, the poet and author Edgar Allan Poe was found, raving and in clothes not his own, outside a tavern in Baltimore’s seventh ward. He had been missing from the world for five days. In 19th Century America, two magical orders are at war. Doctor Carter leads the fight against the Dux de Obscurum, the Commanders of Darkness, who seek to snare demons in their sinister plot to seek dominion over the earth. In an effort to uncover the truth behind their friend’s myste... more
by Ken PriebeFrom the creator of Let There Be Owls Everywhere and Gnomes of the Cheese Forest and Other Poems comes a collection of short stories and sketches to haunt and delight you. Here there be tales about used books, giraffes, space invaders, whispers from an Egyptian pharaoh, and many other mysterious happenings...including an ice cream truck that appears at midnight.