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Killer : an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
cover imageThe City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he's been snared in a toxic web of pathology. Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life -- Cover.
Heart trouble : a Callahan Garrity mystery] / Mary Kay Andrews writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck.
cover imageThe city of Atlanta is stunned by the case of Whitney Dobbs, the boozy ex-wife of a doctor who runs over a little girl and gets off with community service. When she is killed, police say it was an accident, but cleaning lady Callahan Garrity thinks otherwise.
A dance with dragons / George R.R. Martin.
cover imageNew threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms, as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies, while Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wallof ice and stone.
And then there were none / Agatha Christie.
cover image'Ten...' Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast. 'Nine...' In the drawing-room after dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. 'Eight...' Stranded on the island, they are haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme counting down one by one...as one by one they begin to die. 'Seven...' Which amongst them is the killer and will any of them survive?
Like a mighty army / David Weber.
cover imageMerlyn Athrawes is the cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the long-hidden human race. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the fraudulent alien Church, and with Merlyn's help has vaulted into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. But the wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity's future isn't over.
Home to Seaview Key / Sherryl Woods.
cover imageFalling for a handsome stranger on the very morning they meet is hardly what recently divorced Abby Miller planned for her return to Seaview Key. Hoping to mend an old friendship and to give back to the community she loves, Abby's definitely not looking for love. For ex-soldier Seth Landry, Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to heal a broken heart... eventually. And when he rescues a beautiful woman on the beach, his nightmares about the past are eclipsed by daydreams about the future. Neither Abby nor Seth is looking for forever, but powerful love has its own timetable. And taking a chance on the future will test their courage in ways neither of them could possibly have anticipated.
The chase : a novel / Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg.
cover imageFBI Agent Kate O'Hare is a force of nature, and she's lived for one thing and one thing only: to put the slippery conman known as Nicolas Fox behind bars. Nick is a fed's worst nightmare: exceptionally talented in his line of work, known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons. In a cruel twist of fate, Kate's bosses at the FBI force her to covertly partner up with Nick to take down big league crime.
Concealed in death / J. D. Robb.
cover imageIn a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately, and by the time she's done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
Private L.A. / James Patterson, Mark Sullivan.
cover image"Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene"--Provided by publisher.
After I'm gone / Laura Lippman.
cover imageNewly convicted and facing prision, Felix Brewer mysteriously vanishes. When his mistress Julie disappears ten days later everyone assumes she's left to join her lover--until her remains are eventually found. Twenty-six years later, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder and discovers a tangle web streching over three decades that connects Brewer's wife, three daughers, and his mistress.
Do or die / Suzanne Brockman.
cover imageNavy SEAL Ian Dunn went rogue, or so the world has been led to believe. In reality, he's still fighting for good, leading a small band of operatives who 'unofficially' take care of high-stakes deals. The U.S. government wants Ian to breach an embassy and rescue a pair of kidnapped children. Ian's beautiful new attorney Phoebe is determined to free them, and insists she go along. Intense feelings grow between them as they gear up, and they will do whatever it takes to save the kids-or die trying.
Cockroaches : a novel / Jo Nesbø.
cover imageDetective Harry Hole is sent from Oslo to steaming hot Bangkok after the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a seedy motel room. As he wanders the streets lined with go-go bars, temples, opium dens, and tourist traps, Harry discovers that the ambassador's family is hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.
Doing hard time [electronic resource] / Stuart Woods.
cover imageHoping to relax during a business trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is confronted by a case he believed was resolved and forges an unexpected partnership with an agent who operates outside the law.
The sound and the furry [electronic resource] : [a Chet and Bernie mystery] / Spencer Quinn.
cover imageWhen an old criminal friend asks for help locating his missing brother, Chet and Bernie turn down a lucrative job offer to begin a search in Louisiana, where they encounter unexpected dangers and an oil business conspiracy.
The Mayan secrets [electronic resource] : [a Fargo adventure] / Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry.
cover imageWhile vacationing in Mexico, Sam and Remi Fargo discover a skeleton with an ancient Mayan book, full of secrets and information so powerful, many people would do anything to possess it.
Storm front [electronic resource] / John Sandford.
cover imageApproached by an Israeli police officer who is tailing a man in possession of a stolen religious relic, Virgil Flowers learns that the artifact reveals startling details about the biblical King Solomon and that dangerous rivals are killing everyone who would protect it.
Cooked [electronic resource] : a natural history of transformation / Michael Pollan.
cover imagePollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements--fire, water, air, and earth--to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.
Just over the mountain [electronic resource] / Robyn Carr.
cover imageDr. June Hudson keeps her passionate visits with undercover DEA agent Jim Post a secret from her community, but an old flame's return to town after twenty years makes things complicated.