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Mistletoe Man (China Bayles Mystery)

By Susan Wittig Albert

During this “intelligently plotted and deliciously descriptive story” (Publishers Weekly), nationwide bestselling writer Susan Wittig Albert tells the tale of a woman’s look for justiceand of her fight to reconcile the calls for of her enterprise with the needs of her heart…

Former big-city legal professional China Bayles labored tough to make her Texas herb store, Thyme and Seasons, a hit. Now enterprise is booming at her fascinating new tea room, Thyme for Teabut China is just too distracted to enjoy her newest entrepreneurial triumph. while she’s no longer attempting to spend extra time together with her new husband and stepson, she’s being concerned approximately her ally, Ruby, who simply hasn’t been herself in recent years. To additional complicate concerns, China has to around up a offer of mistletoe, the season’s hottest herb. it kind of feels a simple sufficient taskuntil her leader provider turns up lifeless…

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Shadow Chaser (Son of Angels, Jonah Stone)

If every thing you had was once taken from you, may perhaps you discover the energy — and braveness — to live?
Many months have handed given that half angel siblings Jonah, Eliza, and Jeremiah Stone all started their angelic education. As part-angels, or quarterlings , the siblings joined different kids of nephilim to start honing their certain powers to take advantage of opposed to Abaddon’s evil angelic forces.
For Jonah, the second one time period of Angel tuition turns out even more tough than the 1st. He and the opposite quarterlings are gearing up for his or her mid-term checks, a sequence of assessments that would problem each one half angel in his or her talents. And on most sensible of that, Jonah can’t appear to shake the critical case of zits that appear to be multiplying on his face by way of the day.
But as Angel college education grows more durable, Jonah’s conflict opposed to Abaddon’s forces keeps to rage. To make concerns worse, a mysterious, shadowy determine unearths its technique to the Angel college, forcing Jonah to make difficult judgements approximately his existence, household, and his dating with Elohim.
As his existence involves resemble a modern day task, will Jonah remain trustworthy to Elohim as he faces his such a lot tricky conflict yet?

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The Black Path (Rebecka Martinsson)

A grisly torture-murder, a haunting northern Sweden backdrop, and a dismal drama of twisted sexuality collide memorably in Åsa Larsson’s masterpiece of suspense—a story of risk, wish, longing, and darkness past imagining.

The lifeless girl was once came upon on a frozen lake, her physique riddled with facts of torture. immediately, Inspector Anna-Maria Mella understands she wishes support. as the lifeless woman—found in exercise session outfits with lacy lingerie underneath them—was a key participant in a mining corporation whose tentacles succeed in around the globe. Anna-Maria wishes a legal professional to aid clarify a few things—and she understands one of many best.

Attorney Rebecka Martinsson is desirous to come again to paintings, to think alive back after a case that nearly destroyed her. quickly Rebecka is prying into the affairs of the useless woman’s boss, the founding father of Kallis Mining, whose dating together with his famous person worker used to be either advanced and ominous. yet what Rebecka and Anna-Maria are approximately to uncover—a tangled drama of secrets and techniques, perversion, and criminality—will lay naked a story as surprising because it is sad…about a man’s obsession, a woman’s lonely loss of life, and a killer’s chilly, chilly middle.

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The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story

By Matt Bondurant

In response to the real tale of Matt Bondurant’s grandfather and granduncles, The Wettest County on the earth is a gripping story of brotherhood, greed, and homicide. The Bondurant Boys have been a infamous gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor via Franklin County, Virginia, in the course of Prohibition and within the years after. Howard, the eldest brother, is an ox of a guy besieged by means of the horrors he witnessed within the nice conflict; Forrest, the heart brother, is fierce, mythically indestructible, and the consummate businessman; and Jack, the youngest, has a style for luxurious and a dream to get out of Franklin. pushed and haunted, those males forge a enterprise, fall in love, and fight to stick afloat as they watch their relatives die, their father's company fail, and the realm they recognize collapse underneath the melancholy and drought. 
     White mule, white lightning, firewater, popskull, wild cat, stump whiskey, or rotgut—whatever you known as it, Franklin County was once awash in moonshine within the Nineteen Twenties. whilst Sherwood Anderson, the journalist and writer of Winesburg, Ohio, was once masking a narrative there, he christened it the “wettest county within the world.” within the twilight of his profession, Anderson unearths himself riding alongside dusty purple roads looking for the Bondurant brothers, piece jointly the clues linking them to “The nice Franklin County Moonshine Conspiracy,” and holiday open the silence that shrouds Franklin County. 
     In vibrant, muscular prose, Matt Bondurant brings those men—their darkish deeds, their lengthy silences, their deep desires—to lifestyles. His knowing of the eagerness, violence, and desperation on the heart of this international is either heartbreaking and luxurious.


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Close to Home

By Lisa Jackson


Along the shorelines of Oregon's wild Columbia River, the Victorian mansion the place Sarah McAdams grew up is as foreboding as she recollects. the instant she and her daughters, Jade and Gracie, pull up the remoted force, Sarah is beset by way of uneasy memories--of her chilly, far-off mom, of the half-sister who vanished with out a hint, and of a long-ago evening while Sarah was once stumbled on at the widow's stroll, feverish and delirious.

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yet Sarah has vowed to make a clean commence and renovate the outdated position. among tending to her ladies and the rundown estate, she has little time to stay at the prior. . ..Until a brand new, extra pressing risk enters the picture.

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One by means of one, teenage ladies are disappearing. Frantic for her daughters' safeguard, Sarah feels the house's partitions last in on her back. someplace deep in her reminiscence is the foremost to a very genuine and terrifying chance. And simply by means of confronting her so much terrifying fears can she cease the nightmare roaring again to lifestyles once again. . .

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Dark Side of the Moon

By J. Carson Black

While newlyweds are murdered in an Arizona campground, Detective Laura Cardinal is enlisted to enquire. nonetheless reeling from a tragedy of her personal, and teamed with a associate who is operating her final nerve, Laura's already strolling an emotional tightrope. What she discovers-a mystery of a love long gone undesirable, an underground society, and a excessive stakes conspiracy-could ship her over the sting.

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Seize the Night: A Novel (Christopher Snow)

By Dean Koontz

There are not any principles at midnight, no position to believe secure, no get away from the shadows. yet to avoid wasting the day, you want to grab the night.
At no time does Moonlight Bay glance extra appealing than at evening. but it truly is accurately then that the secluded little city unearths its risk. Now childrens are disappearing. From their houses. From the streets. And there’s not anything their households can do approximately it. simply because in Moonlight Bay, the police paintings their toughest to hide crimes and silence sufferers. it doesn't matter what occurs within the evening, their activity is to make sure that not anything disturbs the peace and quiet of Moonlight Bay.
Christopher Snow isn’t scared of the darkish. pressured to reside within the shadows as a result of an extraordinary genetic ailment, he is aware the evening international greater than an individual. He believes the misplaced childrens are nonetheless alive and that their disappearance is hooked up to the town’s such a lot rigorously stored, such a lot ominous secret—a mystery in simple terms he can discover, a mystery that may strength him to confront an adversary at one with the main risky darkness of all: the darkness contained in the human heart.

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The Alpine Vengeance: An Emma Lord Mystery

By Mary Daheim

Nestled within the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the fascinating hamlet of Alpine is getting ready for Thanksgiving, whereas Emma Lord, editor and writer of The Alpine Advocate, feels her spirits sink. there'll be no family members or associates to proportion the day, yet a decision from Sheriff Milo sidestep at the Monday after the vacation weekend leaves her no time to wallow. 3 alarming letters, despatched to the sheriff from an nameless author, assert that the homicide conviction of Alpine resident Larry Petersen ten years previous used to be the results of a wrongful arrest. including to the miscarriage of justice, Petersen lately died at the back of bars. Then a fourth letter arrives, threatening retribution within the kind of one other death—most most likely Emma’s or Milo’s. Mary Daheim’s Emma Lord novel is a wealthy and genuine mix of small-town existence and chilling menace.

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics

By Marisha Pessl

The spell binding New York instances bestseller by way of the writer of Night Film

Marisha Pessl’s mind-blowing debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arriving of a colourful new voice in American fiction. on the heart of Special themes in Calamity Physics is smart, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head packed with literary, philosophical, clinical, and cinematic wisdom. yet she may perhaps use a few pals. Upon getting into the elite St. Gallway university, she reveals some—a clique of eccentrics often called the Bluebloods. One drowning and one placing later, Blue unearths herself perplexing out a byzantine homicide secret. Nabokov meets Donna Tartt (then invitations the remainder of the Western Canon to the occasion) during this novel—with visible aids drawn by way of the author—that has received over readers of every age.

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Max (Maximum Ride, Book 5)

By James Patterson

Greatest experience and the opposite participants of the Flock have slightly recovered from their final arctic experience, after they are faced by means of the main scary disaster but. hundreds of thousands of fish are death off the coast of Hawaii and someone--or something--is destroying 1000's of ships. not able to find the reason, the govt enlists the Flock to aid them resolve the catastrophe prior to it really is too late.

While Max and her staff are exploring the depths of the sea, their each stream is being rigorously tracked by way of Mr. Chu--a felony mastermind together with his personal plans for the Flock. Can they shield themselves from Mr. Chu's military of mercenaries and keep the sea from utter destruction?

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