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    • The dragon business
    • The Prada plan
      The Prada plan
      Ashley Antoinette.
      Accepted into a New York organization known as The Elite, money-hungry Disaya Morgan enters into a world of sex and lies from where she cannot escape.
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    • Guilty Gucci
      Guilty Gucci
      Ashley Antoinette.
      The Red Bottom Bandits may be the world's most fashion-forward gang of masked outlaws. They're the talk of D.C. for their daring robberies and fly gear. When the innocent, naive Gucci recognizes ringleader Sunny Raegan during a holdup, that's her "in" with the Bandits. Knowing she's got a lot more beauty than brains, Gucci sees the gang as her meal ticket. More likely, they'll be her ticket to the morgue! The Bandits may be lawless, but they play by a few simple rules: Get in and get out...shoot first and ask questions later...never leave without the money...and innocent people don't get hurt. But it's only a matter of time before all these rules get broken--and that's when Gucci gets caught! If there's one thing a girl needs, it's a little help from her friends. But her "friends" have skipped town without giving her a second thought. And Sunny is distracted by her new baby and her violent ex-lover. So Gucci's on her own. She's on trial for her life, and she must decide whether to snitch on the girls--or take the fall all by herself. Whichever she chooses, it may be her death sentence.--Publisher's description.
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    • Dirty DNA
      Dirty DNA
      BlaQue.
      YaYa Clayton and her best friend were bred to take over the reigns of running the drug-filled streets of Washington, D.C., from YaYa's father, but family secrets threaten the operation.
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    • Dirty DNA 2 : 'til death do us part
      Dirty DNA 2 : 'til death do us part
      Blaque.
      "Washington, D.C. has never seen rage like that of ShaniQua "NiQue" Watkins. After taking out her entire family she has decided to settle in on being a mother to her newborn daughter, YaSheema Nicole, and soon-to-be wife to her rapper fiance, Ronald "Dread" Evans. Just when she thought her life was headed in the right direction, the demon Pajay who lives within her resurfaces to wreak havoc on the remaining family members of the Clayton-Reynolds clan. NiQue tries desperately to suppress the darkness from taking hold of not only her last surviving sibling, Neko Reynolds, and his girlfriend Pinky York but any and everyone who won't cooperate. NiQue battles with her own past while trying to survive long enough to have a future worth living for. Will she be able to tame the beast that lies in the darkest part of her soul? Or will Pajay reign supreme and demolish the rest of the surviving members of the notorious Reynolds-Clayton family once and for all?"--P. [4] of cover.
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    • Powder : a deadly addiction
      Powder : a deadly addiction
      BlaQue.
      Samantha Underwood, also known as Powder to those who have the misfortune of being her acquaintance, was born to heroin addicted parents. Powder is desperate to find a way beyond the hand she was dealt in life. Growing up as the only white woman in her ghetto, SE Washington, DC neighborhood has had nothing but disadvantages for the lonely, attention-starved vixen. Constantly ridiculed and bullied, Powder has been tormented beyond her limits and is finally forced to serve up her own justice to all who have hurt her. With a cold heart, darkened mind and tainted past, she lashes out against anyone who gets in her way. However, karma has a funny way of breaking through to the surface and dishing out justice of its own. Will Powder make her way out of the hood that has raised her or will she fall victim to her own worse nightmare?--Publisher's description.
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    • Bonded by blood : a novel
    • Robert B. Parker's Blind spot
      Robert B. Parker's Blind spot
      Reed Farrel Coleman.
      "Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times-bestselling series. It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and longer still since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly unrelated, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect. Sometimes, danger comes not from where you expect it-but from your blind spots"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • My man's best friend : a novel
    • The wolf in winter
      The wolf in winter
      John Connolly.
      "The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series. The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town... But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • A Christmas carol and other Christmas stories
      A Christmas carol and other Christmas stories
      Charles Dickens
      Four Christmas related stories.
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    • Mink river : a novel
      Mink river : a novel
      Brian Doyle.
      " ... Brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people"--Publisher description.
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    • Perfidia
      Perfidia
      James Ellroy
      Follows a post-Pearl Harbor murder of a Japanese family that entangles a brilliant Japanese-American forensic chemist, an adventurous woman, a future police chief and an arch villain.
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    • Top secret twenty-one : a Stephanie Plum novel
      Top secret twenty-one : a Stephanie Plum novel
      Janet Evanovich.
      Trenton, New Jersey's favorite used car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he's out on bail and has missed his date in court -- and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city's hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer's whereabouts. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn't want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti's bookkeeper and knows all his boss's dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti's list of people to put six feet under. To top things off, Ranger -- resident security expert and Stephanie's greatest temptation -- has been the target of an assassination plot. He's dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he'll have to enlist Stephanie's help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past. Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins and Stark Street being overrun with a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur's wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli's Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what's number one on the list -- but that's top secret.
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    • My brilliant friend. book one : childhood, adolescence
      My brilliant friend. book one : childhood, adolescence
      Elena Ferrante
      The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.
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    • The story of a new name
      The story of a new name
      Elena Ferrante
      The second book, following last year's My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts.
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    • Gone girl : a novel
      Gone girl : a novel
      Gillian Flynn.
      On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from police and the media -- as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents -- the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter -- but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they really know the one they love.
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    • The king's curse
      The king's curse
      Philippa Gregory.
      "From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The monogram murders
      The monogram murders
      Sophie Hannah.
      Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim.
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    • Of blood and brothers. Book 1 : a novel of the Civil War
    • Chedda boyz
    • The dopefiend
      The dopefiend
      Jaquavis Coleman.
      Hazel Brown is alone in the world, and the only thing she has to her name is a strong addiction to heroin.
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    • Smalltown heat
      Smalltown heat
      Cat Johnson.
      Jared enjoys simple farm life, until an LA producer blows into town like a tornado hitting a trailer park. Pigeon Hollow is perfect for Mandys new reality show, and shes sure Jared will have the female demographic glued to their sets. Except the red hot cowboy is cool to the idea even as their attraction heats up. Ten years ago, just as Cole was about to head to the major leagues, Lizzie gave him everything then broke his heart. Now hes back with a bum arm and a cancelled contract. Lizzie is still there, still keeping her secrets. Lizzie did what she had to do to give Cole the future he wanted, but there was no hiding the results of her one and only night in his arms. Now that hes back its only a matter of time. Bobby has two problems: a reality show that keeps creeping into his personal life, and an unexpected desire that the shows assistant producer will creep into his bed. Christy never mixes business with pleasure, but the town sheriff has her breaking all her own rules. And now shes scrambling to keep her career from crashing and burning.
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    • Trying to stay saved
      Trying to stay saved
      E. N. Joy.
      Lorain is back from her sabbatical, and although God didn't reveal to her all that she wanted Him to regarding her past, she refuses to just let things be. When all the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, just how many lives will be damaged, and how many will be restored?
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    • Mafia princess : a novel
      Mafia princess : a novel
      Joy Deja King and Michelle Monay.
      Semaj Richardson was raised by the streets, and her ambition was to own them. Changing foreign whips as she hustles one major drug dealer after another is just a day in the life with her treacherous father as her #1 partner in crime. The devious duo's schemes lead to murder plots and countless setups.
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    • City of hope
      City of hope
      Kate Kerrigan.
      "When her beloved husband suddenly dies, young Ellie Hogan decides to leave Ireland and return to New York, where she worked in the 1920s. She hopes that the city will distract her from her anguish. But the Great Depression has rendered the city unrecognizable. Gone are the magic and ambiance that once captured Ellie's imagination. Plunging headfirst into a new life, Ellie pours her passion and energy into running a refuge for the homeless. Her calling provides the love, support, and friendship she needs in order to overcome her grief--until, one day, someone Ellie never thought she'd see again steps through her door. It seems that even the vast Atlantic Ocean isn't enough to keep the tragedies of the past from catching up with her"--P. 4 of cover.
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    • It's not a game
      It's not a game
      a raw and uncut novel by Faheem Khabeer

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    • Trife life to lavish. Pt. 2, Genesis & Genevieve-- am I my brother's keeper : a novel
    • Rich or famous. : rich because you can buy fame : a novel
    • Mafia princess. Part 3, To love, honor and betray : a novel
      Mafia princess. Part 3, To love, honor and betray : a novel
      Joy Deja King and Chris Booker.
      Semaj battles to survive, fights for love, and faces the price of betrayal. Will she come out on top or have her nine lives finally run out?
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    • Still the baddest bitch
      Still the baddest bitch
      Joy Deja King.
      "Aaliyah Mills Carter has to step up and watch the throne, to prove she has what it takes to be the Baddest Bitch. Chaos has always surrounded her family but now death may have hit too close to home. There are so many questions but not enough answers. Aaliyah is determined to find out if she's been sleeping with the enemy and has Precious Cummings finally ran out of lives?"-- Back cover.
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    • Animal
      Animal
      K'wan.
      Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime: Harlem. Throughout his entire time in exile, the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate, Gucci--but one bullet changed everything. When his enemies tried to murder Gucci, they crossed the line, so he vowed to cross them all. While Gucci teeters between life and death, Animal sets out on a bloody mission fueled by love and orchestrated by bullets. There will be no more innocents. Alliances are formed and secrets uncovered while Animal wages his personal war on the streets of Harlem, with the end result revealing one great truth: he is only a small piece in a much larger puzzle
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    • Rough passage to London : a sea captain's tale, a novel
      Rough passage to London : a sea captain's tale, a novel
      Robin Lloyd.
      Lyme, Connecticut, early nineteenth century. Elisha Ely Morgan is a young farm boy who has witnessed firsthand the terror of the War of 1812. Troubled by a tumultuous home life ruled by the fists of their tempestuous father, Ely's two older brothers have both left their pastoral boyhoods to seek manhood through sailing. One afternoon, the Morgan family receives a letter with the news that one brother is lost at sea; the other is believed to be dead. Scrimping as much savings as a farm boy can muster, Ely spends nearly every penny he has to become a sailor on a square-rigged ship, on a route from New York to Londone"a route he hopes will lead to his vanished brother, Abraham. Learning the brutal trade of a sailor, Ely takes quickly to sea-life, but his focus lies with finding Abraham. Following a series of cryptic clues regarding his brother's fate, Ely becomes entrenched in a mystery deeper than he can imagine. As he feels himself drawing closer to an answer, Ely climbs the ranks to become a captain, experiences romance, faces a mutiny, meets Queen Victoria, and befriends historical legends such as Charles Dickens in his raucous quest.
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    • My notorious life : a novel
      My notorious life : a novel
      Kate Manning.
      An evocative tale based on the life of a controversial Victorian New York City midwife features plucky orphan Axie Muldoon, who recounts her apprenticeship and establishment of a thriving practice that is threatened by a censorious zealot.
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    • A dance with dragons
      A dance with dragons
      George R.R. Martin.
      New 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 Wall of ice and stone.
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    • Thunderstruck & other stories
      Thunderstruck & other stories
      Elizabeth McCracken.
      A collection of nine stories navigates the fragile space between love and loneliness. In "Property", a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing the landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy," the household of a successful filmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Great Boston," the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the title story, a family makes a decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. -- From book jacket.
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    • Breakfast at Darcy's
      Breakfast at Darcy's
      Ali McNamara.
      When Darcy McCall loses her Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any inheritance - let alone a small island. Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn't been lived on for years, but Darcy must stay there for 12 months in order to fully inherit, and she needs to persuade a village full of people to settle there, too.
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    • If I can't have you
    • The housemaid's daughter
      The housemaid's daughter
      Barbara Mutch.
      "When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there --her fiance Edward, whom she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a small town in the harsh Karoo desert, her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid's daughter, Ada. When Ada is born, Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own family. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. As they grow closer, Ada sees new possibilities in front of her--a new horizon. But in one night, everything changes, and Cathleen comes home from a trip to find that Ada has disappeared, scorned by her own community. Cathleen must make a choice: should she conform to society, or search for the girl who has become closer to her than her own daughter? Set against the backdrop of a beautiful, yet divided land, The Housemaid's Daughter is a startling and thought-provoking novel that intricately portrays the drama and heartbreak of two women who rise above cruelty to find love, hope, and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Green eye bandit : a novel
      Green eye bandit : a novel
      Ni'kia Nichols.
      An urban tale about a cunning, street savvy chick named Tina Martin who also goes by the name Green Eyes. She is a master manipulator, who takes from her victims until she can't take anymore.
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    • Green eye bandit 2 : a novel
    • Bones never lie : a novel
      Bones never lie : a novel
      Kathy Reichs.
      "Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common--the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue--unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • St. Nick
      St. Nick
      Alan Russell.
      It's not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop, Nick Pappas. Suspended from the force, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, Pappas is sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Then he gets a gig as an undercover Santa Claus.
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    • A child of a CrackHead. III : a novel
      A child of a CrackHead. III : a novel
      written by Shameek A. Speight.
      "With Mike in a coma the doctors say he may never awaken again. Envy blames herself for Mike's state of condition, but she had no choice. Michael, Jr. wants to put the past behind him and act as if none of the chaos in his life has ever happened. He yearns for a regular, normal life. How could that ever happen when the Devil, in the form of Black ice, is lurking around every corner and within every shadow waiting for an opportunity to strike? Rachel has seen the future to come in her dreams as a sign from God and tries to warn Michael, Jr. and Envy. Will they heed Rachel's warnings in time or slide in to the danger that is Black ice?" -- p. [4] of cover.
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    • A child of a crackhead. II : a novel
    • The boy who stole from the dead
      The boy who stole from the dead
      Orest Stelmach.
      When seventeen-year-old hockey prodigy Bobby Kungenook is accused of murder in New York City, his Guardian Nadia Tesla must work to discover the truth of what happened while maintaining a dangerous secret about the boy's identity.
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    • Wife extraordinaire returns. Part 2
      Wife extraordinaire returns. Part 2
      by Kiki Swinson.
      Trice O'neal was released from the hospital and now she's at home recovering from her gun shot wounds. Though Leon is in jail awaiting trial for that actual shooting, Trice can't keep her mind off him and she wants to find a way to help him get less time or get the charges dropped altogether. When Trice's husband Troy finds out that she is sneaking behind his back once again, more drama will unfold. And it won't be Trice catching another bullet this time around.
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    • The scent of death
      The scent of death
      Andrew Taylor.
      Manhattan, 1778. A city of profiteers, loyalists and double agents. New York is home to a tide of refugees seeking justice from the British crown. Edward Savill is sent from London to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists. No sooner does he land than he becomes embroiled in a murder.
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    • For love or country
      For love or country
      Jennifer Hudson Taylor.
      At the height of the Revolutionary War, Tyra MacGregor is successful at thwarting the British Army with her colonial spy efforts. But her sleuthing ways come to a screeching halt when Captain Donahue "Hugh" Morgan puts her under house arrest. Hugh is intrigued by this courageous spy the natives call "War Woman." She's more daring than most men and is intelligent in defending her convictions. Even more impressive to Hugh is the strength of Tyra's unshakeable faith in God. When Tyra saves his life during an attack, Hugh vows to return the favor. Before he can intervene, however, she is caught by his superior officer and imprisoned. Soon Hugh's honor, faith, country, and love are all on the line. Can he risk it all to gain everything? --from publisher description
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    • Wild ride.