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The 24th hour

The 24th hour

Patterson, James, 1947-, author
2024

Sergeant Lindsay Boxer, Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano, and crime writer Cindy Thomas are gathered at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants. Before they can raise their glasses, a violent assault breaks out. The legal strategy is complicated by gaps in the plaintiff's memory - and the shocking reason behind her ever-changing testimony. As Yuki leads the prosecution, Lindsay chases down a high-society killer whose target practice may leave the Women's Murder Club short a bridesmaid - or two.

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Ashes Never Lie

Ashes Never Lie

Goldberg, Lee.

Vacant homes in a new housing development are erupting into flames in broad daylight with no apparent cause. As investigator Walter Sharpe and his restless new partner, Andrew Walker puzzle over the blazes, another home miles away burns to the ground, leaving a man's corpse in the ashes and homicide detectives Eve Ronin and Duncan Pavone demanding answers. Now they must gamble their lives to unmask a brilliant arsonist, crack open a massive swindle, track down a desperate fugitive with a terrifying secret, and race against time to save thousands of people from an agonizing death.

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Assassins Anonymous

Assassins Anonymous

Hart, Rob.

Mark was the most dangerous killer-for-hire in the world. But after learning the hard way that his life's work made him more monster than man, he left all of that behind, and joined a twelve-step group for reformed killers. When Mark is viciously attacked by an unknown assailant, he is forced on the run. From New York to Singapore to London, he chases after clues while dodging attacks and trying to solve the puzzle of who's after him. All without killing anyone. Or getting killed himself. For an assassin, Mark learns, nonviolence is a real hassle. Author of "The Paradox Hotel." Print run 40,000.

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The Briar Club A Novel.

The Briar Club A Novel.

Quinn, Kate.

Washington, DC, 1950. Everyone keeps to themselves at Briarwood House, a down-at-the-heels all-female boardinghouse in the heart of the nation's capital where secrets hide behind white picket fences. But when the lovely, mysterious widow Grace March moves into the attic room, she draws her oddball collection of neighbours into unlikely friendship. Grace's weekly attic-room dinner parties become a healing balm on all their lives. When a shocking act of violence tears the house apart, the Briar Club women must decide once and for all: who is the true enemy in their midst? Print run 200,000.

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Calder Country The Calder Brand.

Calder Country The Calder Brand.

Dailey, Janet.

1920s, Blue Moon, Montana. Mason Dollarhide is back home after a five-year prison sentence for smuggling bootleg liquor. Cynical and daring, he's already up to his old tricks, having his goods trafficked to him by plane. Ruby Weaver learned to fly from her smuggler father. To keep him out of prison, she agrees to take over his route and go undercover to help the Feds break up a bootlegging ring. While the fire between Ruby and Mason smolders, old family rivalries between the Dollarhides and the Calders continue. But when tables unexpectedly turn, some dreams may go up in smoke. Print run 35,000.

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Close Knit A Novel.

Close Knit A Novel.

Colgan, Jenny.

In the northernmost reaches of Scotland, where a string of little islands in the North Sea stretches towards Norway, lives Gertie MacIntyre. Her social circle is small but tight - particularly the women in her knitting circle. The knitting circle is a precious source of gossip, home, laughter, and comfort for them all. When Gertie develops a crush on Callum Frost, who owns the local airline, she dares herself to take a job as an air stewardess on the little plane that serves the local islands. Terrifying at first, the sixteen-seat puddle jumper also offers the first taste of real freedom she's ever known. Author of "The Summer Skies." Print run 30,000.

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Confessions of the Dead

Confessions of the Dead

Patterson, James.
2024

Hollows Bend, New Hampshire, is a picture-perfect New England town where weekend tourists flock to see fall leaves and eat breakfast at the Stairway Diner. The crime rate - zero - is a point of pride for Sheriff Ellie Pritchett. The day the stranger shows up is when the trouble starts. The sheriff and her deputy investigate the mysterious teenage girl. None of the locals can place her. She can't - or won't - answer any questions. While the girl is in protective custody, the officers are called to multiple crime scenes leading them closer and closer to a lake outside of town that doesn't appear on any map. Print run 250,000.

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Counting Miracles A Novel.

Counting Miracles A Novel.

Sparks, Nicholas.

Before Tanner Hughes' grandmother passes away, she tells him the name of the father he never knew - and where he might be found. Tanner sets out for Asheboro, North Carolina where he meets Kaitlyn Cooper, a doctor and single mom. Meanwhile, nearby, eighty-three-year-old Jasper lives alone in a cabin bordering a national forest where he is haunted by a tragic accident that took place decades before. As these characters' fates orbit closer together, none of them is expecting a miracle - but that may be exactly what is about to alter their futures forever.

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Daddy's Girl

Daddy's Girl

Cox, Josephine.

Sarah Quinn and her siblings receive a shock when their father announces he is to marry Mavis Swindel, the landlady of a boarding house on the edge of the moors. It quickly becomes clear that their stepmother has plans for her new family, and slowly but surely, Mavis takes over their lives. As her father becomes a stranger to his children, Sarah becomes convinced that Mavis has something to hide. But as her doubts turn into an obsession, does Sarah risk destroying everything she loves in her search for the truth?

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Death and Other Inconveniences

Death and Other Inconveniences

Crewe, Lesley.

Well, Dick's dead. Now what? Margo, his widow, is trying to dodge the tsunami of paperwork coming her way. Monty, Margo's ex-husband (the first one, not the dead one), is trying to support Margo - who seems to be finally entering adulthood at the tender age of sixty-two. Life in New Brunswick lately is a tornado of siblings, children, pets, marriages, health issues, and endless bureaucracies. And at the centre of it all is Margo, living alone for the very first time, trying to endure everyone else's judgements about the woman she is when she doesn't even know herself. Author of "The Spoon Stealer." Residence: Homeville, N.S.

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Death Behind Every Door A Novel.

Death Behind Every Door A Novel.

Graham, Heather.

When FBI special agent Luke Kendrick discovers chilling evidence of dozens of victims at a crime scene in London, he recognizes the calling card of the notorious H.H. Holmes Society. Now the group's been linked to a Scottish castle turned B&B - where guests check in but never check out. Arriving at the sinister Graystone Castle posed as a tourist, Luke is joined by Special Agent Carly MacDonald, and the pair is immediately confronted by dangers hidden in the castle's depths. With guests disappearing and a network of killers closing in, Luke and Carly have only each other to rely on.

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Death in a Lonely Place

Death in a Lonely Place

Abell, Stig.

Detective Jake Jackson moved to the countryside for a quieter life. And he finally seems to have his wish - spending his days immersed in nature, and his evenings lazing by the fire. But the return of an old case shatters the calm, and pulls him into the shadowy world of a secretive group serving the extravagant whims of the elite. As the web around Jake tightens, he must determine who he can really trust in his small community. Or else he will learn just how far the elite will go to protect their secrets.

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Disturbing the Dead A Rip Through Time Novel.

Disturbing the Dead A Rip Through Time Novel.

Armstrong, Kelley.

Modern-day homicide detective Mallory Atkinson likes her job as assistant to undertaker/medical examiner Dr. Duncan Gray, and is developing true friends - and feelings - in this Victorian century. So, understanding the Victorian fascination with death, Mallory isn't that surprised when she and her friends are invited to a mummy unwrapping at the home of Sir Alastair Christie. When their host is missing when it comes time to unwrap the mummy, Gray and Mallory are asked to step in. And upon closer inspection, it's not a mummy they've unwrapped, but a much more modern body. Residence: Sudbury, ON. Print run 50,000.

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Don't Let the Devil Ride A Novel.

Don't Let the Devil Ride A Novel.

Atkins, Ace.

Addison McKellar isn't clueless - she knows she and her husband Dean don't have the perfect marriage - but she's still shocked when he completely vanishes from her life. As legendary Memphis PI Porter Hayes and Addison begin to dig deeper into Dean's affairs it becomes clear that Dean was deeply enmeshed in a high-stakes web of international intrigue, and Porter and Addison aren't the only ones looking for him. Print run 100,000.

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Eruption

Eruption

Crichton, Michael.

A history-making volcanic eruption is about to destroy the big island of Hawaii. But a secret held for decades by the military is more terrifying than the volcano. Print run 1,000,000.

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Fire and Bones A Temperance Brennan Novel.

Fire and Bones A Temperance Brennan Novel.

Reichs, Kathy.
2024

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called to Washington, D.C. to analyze the victims of a building set ablaze amid mysterious circumstances. The building site is in Foggy Bottom, a neighbourhood with a colourful past and present, and the residence's ownership becomes even more suspicious when Tempe delves into the building's past. The pieces start falling into place strangely and quickly, and, sensing a good story, Tempe teams with a new ally, telejournalist Ivy Doyle. As Tempe and Ivy dig deeper, Tempe's instincts begin raising flags. Print run 40,000.

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Flashpoint An FBI Thriller.

Flashpoint An FBI Thriller.

Coulter, Catherine.

A year has passed since Elizabeth Palmer was nearly killed with hundreds more in the attempted bombing of St. Paul's in London, believed to be a terrorist act until the police discovered it was a cover for something even more sinister. With three new attempts on her life, and her connection to the terrorist attack, MI-5 gets involved to find out who is trying to kill her and why. With deadly assailants in terrifying pursuit, Elizabeth and Special Agent Rome Foxe soon find themselves neck deep in danger and in a race for survival. Print run 200,000.

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Forgotten on Sunday A Novel.

Forgotten on Sunday A Novel.

Perrin, Valerie author

An unforgettable story about an unlikely friendship and about healing the wounds of a broken past from the million-copy bestselling author of Fresh Water for Flowers. Justine is 21 years old and has lived with her grandparents and her cousin Jules since the death of her parents. As a nursing assistant at a retirement home, she spends much of her days listening to her residents’ stories. After bonding with Hélène, an almost 100-year-old resident, the two women slowly reveal their stories to one another. Whilst Justine helps Hélène to relive her memories of love and war, Hélène encourages Justine to confront the secrets of her own past, and the loss she keeps buried deep within. One day, a mysterious phone detailing a shocking revelation shakes the retirement home to its core. At once humorous and melancholic, Valérie Perrin’s novel depicts the consequences of undeclared love and, in her inimitable way, portrays once again how the past is never really past.

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Known to the Victim

Known to the Victim

Armstrong, K.L.

When Amy Gibson's mother is brutally murdered by her boyfriend, Amy's world is completely undone. Until her estranged half-brother, Oliver, saves her. Eight years later, she's the host of a popular true crime podcast that focuses on crimes against women committed by their partners. And then Oliver is accused of the unthinkable - something that is so unlike him. Amy sets out to prove her brother's innocence. But as the days pass and more information about Oliver and his past slowly comes to light, Amy begins realizing that nothing is ever as it seems - especially when it comes to family. Residence: Sudbury, ON. Print run 15,000.

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Miss Morgan's Book Brigade A Novel.

Miss Morgan's Book Brigade A Novel.

Charles, Janet Skeslien.

1918: as the Great War rages, Jessie Carson leaves the New York Public Library to work for the American Committee for Devastated France. Upon arrival, Jessie turns ambulances into bookmobiles and trains the first French female librarians. Then she disappears. 1987: NYPL librarian and aspiring writer Wendy Peterson discovers that she and the elusive librarian have more in common than their work at New York's famed library, but she has no idea their paths will converge in surprising ways across time. Author of "The Paris Library." Print run 45,000.

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Peach Tea Smash A Tea Shop Mystery.

Peach Tea Smash A Tea Shop Mystery.

Childs, Laura.

During the Mad Hatter Masquerade, a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Opera on the grounds of the old Pendleton Grist Mill, Harlan Sadler, husband of Cricket Sadler, the chairwoman, is killed. Nobody can figure out why since Harlan was much beloved by everyone. It's only after Cricket and Delaine beg Theodosia Browning to investigate that she realizes the killer might have mistaken Harlan for his crazy son, Duke. After all, Duke is a slum landlord and recently injured a woman in a boating accident. Print run 40,000.

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Shelterwood A Novel.

Shelterwood A Novel.

Wingate, Lisa.

Oklahoma, 1909. Eleven-year-old Olive Augusta Radley knows that her stepfather doesn't have good intentions toward the two Choctaw girls boarded in their home as wards. When the older girl disappears, Ollie flees to the woods, taking six-year-old Nessa with her. Oklahoma, 1990. Law enforcement ranger Valerie Boren-Odell is faced with local controversy over the park's opening, a teenage hiker gone missing, and the long-hidden burial site of three children unearthed in a cave. Val's quest for the truth soon collides with old secrets and the tragic and deadly history of the land itself. Author of "The Book of Lost Friends." Print run 300,000.

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Think Twice A Thriller.

Think Twice A Thriller.

Coben, Harlan.

Three years ago, sports agent Myron Bolitar gave a eulogy at the funeral of his client, renowned basketball coach Greg Downing. Myron made peace and moved on - until now, when two federal agents walked into his office, demanding to know where Greg Downing is. According to the agents, Greg is still alive - and has been placed at the scene of a double homicide, making him their main suspect. Myron and Win, longtime friends and colleagues, set out to find the truth, but the more they discover about Greg, the more dangerous their world becomes. Print run 750,000.

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What Have You Done? A Novel.

What Have You Done? A Novel.

Lapena, Shari.

Nothing ever happens in sleepy little Fairhill, Vermont. The teenagers get their kicks telling ghost stories in the old graveyard. The parents trust their kids will arrive home safe from school. Everyone knows everyone. But this morning all of that will change. Because Diana Brewer isn't lying safely in her bed where she belongs. Instead she lies in a hayfield, circled by vultures, discovered by a local farmer. Someone in Fairhill did this. Everyone wants answers. And one innocent question could be deadly. Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 75,000.

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