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    Ahnhem, Stefan. The Ninth Grave. 12/17. Criminal investigator Fabian Risk and his Danish counterpart, Dunja Hougaard, team up when the Swedish Minister of Justice vanishes, a Danish TV stars wife is horribly murdered, and more bodies are discovered, each missing various body parts.

    Bailey, Sarah. The Dark Lake. 10/17. When a popular former high school classmate is found strangled in a lake, a lead homicide detective in a rural town uncovers puzzling mysteries in the victims life, from her abrupt departure from a dream teaching job to her run-down existence in spite of wealthy family ties.

    Cates, Bailey. Potions and Pastries. 11/17.When her Aunt Lucys friend Molly Black, one of the towns most colorful characters, is murdered, baker Katie Lightfoot, her coven, and her firefighter boyfriend team up to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller.

    Fowler, Christopher. Bryant & May: Wild Chamber. 12/17. Arthur Bryant, John May, and the Peculiar Crimes Unit take on a baffling series of murders in Londons parks. Could the crimes have something to do with the arcane history of Londons green spaces, rife with class drama, violence, and illicit passions?

    Hearon, Leigh. Unbridled Murder. 12/17. Stumbling upon the dead body of a sleazy feedlot owner while trying to save as many horses from slaughter as possible, horse trainer and rancher Annie Carson must navigate the herd through unfamiliar territory while trying to rein in a killer.

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    Jonasson, Ragnar. Nightblind. 12/17. The peace of a quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland is shattered by the murder of a policeman. With a killer on the loose and winter closing in, Ari Thr Arason must piece together the puzzle involving tangled local politics and a mysterious young woman.

    Lloyd, Catherine. Death Comes to the School. 11/17. Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lucy Harringtons struggling marriage is further disturbed by the arrival of an anonymous letter accusing Lucy of witchcraft, but she soon discovers others received similar missives as well.

    Lovegrove, James. The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities. 11/17. In order to tackle his most terrifying case yet, Sherlock Holmes must call upon his keen skills of detection to stop Professor Moriarty from conquering the world on behalf of his evil, elder-god masters.

    Lovesey, Peter. Beau Death. 12/17. When human remains in 18th-century clothing are discovered at a demolition site, Chief Inspector Peter Diamond eagerly embarks on an effort to prove that an incurable rake from Bath, Beau Nash, may have had quite a different end than the one popularly believed.

    Raybourn, Deanna. A Treacherous Curse. 1/18. Veronica Speedwell gets embroiled in a mystery involving her colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb, the latest in a string of unfortunate events.

    Smith, Karen Rose. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes. 12/17. When her Aunt Iris is accused of murdering her wealthy and not-quite-divorced boyfriend, Daisy Swanson must put her soups, scones, and soothing teas on the back burner while her shop is under police investigation in this series debut.

    Thomson, E.S. Dark Asylum. 11/17. In 1851, at Angel Meadow Asylum, Dr. Rutherford is found gruesomely murdered. To Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain the crime is an act of calculated retribution, rather than of madness, and they pursue the story through the darkest corners of the city.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:679834/one?qu=Ahnhem%2C+Stefan.+The+Ninth+Grave.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:693522/one?qu=Fowler%2C+Christopher.+Bryant+%26+May%3A+Wild+Chamber.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:693712/one?qu=Hearon%2C+Leigh.+Unbridled+Murder.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:668730/one?qu=Jonasson%2C+Ragnar.+Nightblind.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:668731/one?qu=Lloyd%2C+Catherine.+Death+Comes+to+the+School.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:697115/one?qu=Lovegrove%2C+James.+The+Cthulhu+Casebooks%3A+Sherlock+Holmes+and+the+Miskatonic+Monstrosities.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:697115/one?qu=Lovegrove%2C+James.+The+Cthulhu+Casebooks%3A+Sherlock+Holmes+and+the+Miskatonic+Monstrosities.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:682877/one?qu=Lovesey%2C+Peter.+Beau+Death.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:689691/one?qu=Raybourn%2C+Deanna.+A+Treacherous+Curse.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:676010/one?qu=Smith%2C+Karen+Rose.+Murder+with+Lemon+Tea+Cakes.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:695299/one?qu=Thomson%2C+E.S.+Dark+Asylum.

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    Arden, Katherine. The Girl in the Tower: A Novel. 12/17. Vasilisa faces an impossible choice: marriage or the convent. She refuses to accept either fate and chooses adventure. After Vasilisa prevails in a skirmish with bandits, everything changes. The Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero, but before she can untangle herself from court intrigues, she must confront an even graver threat lying in wait.

    Corey, James S. A. Persepolis Rising. 12/17. In the vast network of humanity's expansion, colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every planet teeters between collapse and wonder. New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its eternal patterns of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price.

    Hasbrn , Rodrigo. Affections. 9/17. Shortly after the end of World War II, Hans Ertl and his family flee to Bolivia to start over. There, the ever-restless Hans decides to embark on an expedition in search of the fabled lost Inca city of Paitit, enlisting two of his daughters to join him on his outlandish quest into the depths of the Amazon, with disastrous consequences.

    Leckie, Ann. Provenance. 9/17. A driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves: she must free a thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. But when they return to her home world they find the planet in an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage her future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good.

    Meades, Christopher. Hanna Who Fell From the Sky. 9/17. Hanna has never been outside her secluded community. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. But then Hanna meets an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. Can she abandon the only home she's ever known?

    Peery, Janet. The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs. 9/17. The Campbell family gathers for a birthday dinner for their ailing patriarch. But when Billy, the youngest, passes out, the family takes up the business of his sobriety. Billys wayward adventures have too long consumed their lives. The older children compete for the approval of the elderly parents they adore, but cant quite forgive.

    Tuck, Lily. Sisters. 9/17. The unnamed narrator lives with her new husband, his two teenagers, and the presence of his first wifeknown only as she. Obsessed with her, the narrator moves through her days fantasizing about how the first wife lives her life. Will the narrator ever equal her intellectually? And what of the secrets between her husband and her, from which the narrator feels excluded?


    Gracen, Jennifer. Between You and Me. 11/17. (Contemporary) Tess Harrison, a wealthy clan heiress, longs for a baby. With no husband in sight, she escapes to her family's retreat in Colorado, and finds Logan Carter, the handsome ski house manager, who offers to be her baby daddy in exchange for her playing his girlfriend. She would be Logan's dream girl, if his dark past had left him with any dreams.

    Graham, Heather. Tomorrow the Glory. 11/17. (Historical) Kendall Moore, a spirited heart-broken southern belle meets Brent McClain, a Confederate agent, aboard the warship Jenni-Lyn, and loses their hearts to each other in a single, searing night of passion. But war and treachery soon tear them apart and they live only for the promise of tomorrowand a love that will burn forever.

    Hodges, Cheris. Deadly Rumors. 10/17. (Contemporary) FBI agent Carver Banks needs Elite investigator Zoe Harringtons help with a missing persons case. There is both personal and professional between the two. But she's at the top of a hit list. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her out of harms wayuntil Zoe uncovers his true agenda.

    Kelly, Vanessa. The Highlanders Princess Bride. 11/17. (Historical) Governess Victoria travels to Scotland to meet her new charges, the younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl of Arnprior, who are brawny, wild Highland men. Nick needs a proper teacher to transform his unmarriageable brothersand a sensible, straight-laced wife for himself. Will Victoria fit the bill on both counts?

    Shupe, Joanna. A Daring Arrangement: The Four Hundred Series. 11/17. (Historical) Lady Honora Parker must get engaged and needs a mate so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match--leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Julius Hatcher, the most appalling man in Manhattan, is intrigued by Nora's ruse and decides to play along, but transforms himself into the perfect fianc and perhaps turning into the man Nora could truly love.

    Snopek, Roxanne. Sunset Bay Sanctuary. 11/17. (Contemporary) Haylee Hansen, an animal trainer at Sanctuary Ranch with a turbulent past, crosses paths with emergency room Dr. Aiden McCall who has anger and anxiety issues as she tries to match him with the perfect therapy dog. Dr. McCall tries to help her see that no one has a perfect life. And that opening yourself up to love is the only way to heal your soul.

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