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    • Poisoned prose
      Poisoned prose
      Ellery Adams.
      Olivia thought gathering some of the most renowned storytellers in one place would be a nice, simple way for herself and the Bayside Book Writers to appreciate their talents. But things take a dark turn when the most famous storyteller in the nation, the captivating performer Violetta Devereaux, announces onstage that she will meet her end in Oyster Bay. When Violetta is discovered murdered after the show, everyone involved with the retreat becomes a suspect. There are rumors that Violetta, who grew up in extreme poverty in the Appalachian Mountains, possessed an invaluable treasure. Now Chief Rawlings and the Bayside Book Writers must work at a frenzied pace to solve the crime before someone closes the book on them.
    • Written in stone [electronic resource]
      Written in stone [electronic resource]
      Ellery Adams.
      When Olivia has a lot on her plate preparing for the Coastal Carolina Food Festival. When she hears the news of Munin?s untimely death, however, finding the murderer takes priority. The witch left behind a memory jug full of keepsakes that Olivia knows must point to the killer?but she?s got to figure out what they mean. ? With handsome Police Chief Rawlings by her side, Olivia starts to identify some of the jug?s mysterious contents?and finds its secrets are much darker than she suspected. Now Olivia must enlist the help of the Bayside Book Writers to solve the puzzle behind the piece of pottery and put an end to a vengeful killer before any more damage can be done?
    • A deadly cliche [electronic resource]
      A deadly cliche [electronic resource]
      Ellery Adams.
      While walking her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a dead body buried in the sand. Could the body be connected to the bizarre burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? Can the Bayside Books Writers group decode the cliche clues left by the thieves?
    • One bite per night
      One bite per night
      Brooklyn Ann.

    • Heirs and graces [electronic resource]
      Heirs and graces [electronic resource]
      Rhys Bowen.
      As thirty-fifth in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It?s forks on the left, knives on the right?not in His Majesty?s back? Here I am thinking the education I received at my posh Swiss finishing school would never come in handy. And while it hasn?t landed me a job, or a husband, it has convinced Her Majesty the Queen and the Dowager Duchess to enlist my help. I have been entrusted with grooming Jack Altringham?the Duke?s newly discovered heir fresh from the Outback of Australia?for high society. The upside is I am to live in luxury at one of England?s most gorgeous stately homes. But upon arrival at Kingsdowne Place, my dearest Darcy has been sent to fetch Jack, leaving me stuck in a manor full of miscreants?none of whom are too pleased with the discovery of my new ward. And no sooner has the lad been retrieved than the Duke announces he wants to choose his own heir. With the house in a hubbub over the news, Jack?s hunting knife somehow finds its way into the Duke?s back. Eyes fall, backs turn, and fingers point to the young heir. As if the rascal wasn?t enough of a handful, now he?s suspected of murder. Jack may be wild, but I?d bet the crown jewels it wasn?t he who killed the Duke?
    • The art of arranging flowers
      The art of arranging flowers
      Lynne Branard.
      "A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal-and the powerful language of flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion. Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It's as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need. Yet Ruby's own heart's desires have gone ignored since the death of her beloved sister. It will take an invitation from a man who's flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy, and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit. Any life can be derailed, but the healing power of community can put it right again. READERS GUIDE INSIDE"-- Provided by publisher.
    • The red-hot chili cook-off
      The red-hot chili cook-off
      Carolyn Brown.
      Carlene Lovelle, co-owner of Bless My Bloomers lingerie shop, found a pair of fancy red-silk panties in her husband's briefcase, and all hell is breaking loose. She custom-made those fancy bloomers herself--and she remembers the bimbo who bought them. If her husband had a lick of sense, he'd known there are no secrets in a town like Cadillac. Carlene's cohorts--and their mamas--plan to exact revenge on Lenny Joe where it'll hurt the most: break his ten-year winning streak at the prestigious Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off. Never before has a woman dared to compete. But the ladies of Bless My Bloomers are cooking up a storm...and it seems the whole town is taking sides in the showdown. Welcome to Cadillac, Texas, where the chili is hot, the gossip is hotter, and friends stick by each other, no matter what the challenge.
    • How to Marry a Cowboy
      How to Marry a Cowboy
      Carolyn Brown.

    • Captive.
      Captive.
      Burrowes, Grace.
      He'll never be free... Captured and tortured by the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives by vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. Before the duke can pursue his version of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered much in his absence, and needs her papa desperately. Until he surrenders his heart... Gilly endured her difficult marriage by avoiding confrontation and keeping peace at any cost. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness toward Gilly give her hope that she could enjoy a future with him, for surely he of all men shares her loathing for violence in any form. Little does Gilly know, the battle for Christian's heart is only beginning.
    • Dark goddess
      Dark goddess
      Sarwat Chadda.
      Billi SanGreal, a teenaged member of the Knights Templar, must prevent a young girl, who is being hunted by werewolves because of the dangerous powers she possesses, from falling into the hands of the ancient Russian witch, Baba Yaga.
    • The city of death
      The city of death
      Sarwat Chadda.
      British schoolboy Ash Mistry, the reincarnation of the great Indian hero Ashoka and an agent of the goddess of death, faces the evil Lord Savage again after the villain sends his minions to capture Gemma, Ash's unrequited crush.
    • The Savage fortress [electronic resource]
      The Savage fortress [electronic resource]
      Sarwat Chadda.
      When British schoolboy Ash Mistry goes to India for a vacation, he quickly falls into a world of rakshasas, or demons, overseen by the evil Lord Alexander Savage.
    • The Summer Queen : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
      The Summer Queen : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
      Elizabeth Chadwick.
      Young, golden-haired and blue-eyed Eleanor has everything to look forward to as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood is over. Forced to marry the young prince Louis of France, she barely adjusts before another death catapults them to being crowned King and Queen of France. Leaving everything behind, Eleanor must face the complex and vivacious French court. She is only 13. Barely out of childhood, and forced to deal with great scandals, fraught relationships and forbidden love at every turn, Eleanor finally sees what her future could hold if she could just seize the moment.
    • A killer read
      A killer read
      Erika Chase.
      When the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society results in murder, Lizzie Turner teams up with the police chief to catch the killer.
    • Read and buried
      Read and buried
      Erika Chase.
      "For their very first guest author event, most of the book club members can't wait to pull out all the stops in Southern hospitality. But for Lizzie, Derek Alton is nothing but trouble--from his massive ego to his smarmy moves. When he's found murdered in her living room, it seems someone decided that this womanizing writer would be better off dead than read"--P. [4] of cover.
    • The BFG
      The BFG
      Roald Dahl
      Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants, rather than the BFG, she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
    • Sea of love
      Sea of love
      Susan Donovan.
      New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan welcomes you to Bayberry Island, a special place between Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket where a bronze mermaid statue promises to grant true love to anyone who asks with an open heart For years Rowan Flynn distanced herself from Bayberry Island and its infamous mermaid legend. But after her investor fiance lost what was left of her family's fortune, Rowan reluctantly agreed to run the Safe Haven Bed-and-Breakfast, determined never again to fall for the ridiculous fantasy of the mermaid matchmaker. Now Rowan is just biding her time until she can return to her "real "life in New York, fixing up the B and B and avoiding neighbors who are angry that the Flynns won't sell their land to a developer set on turning the island into a glitzy vacation destination. But when a handsome stranger arrives at the B and B the night before the annual Mermaid Festival, Rowan's life takes a turn for the interesting. Could it be the divine hand of the town's patroness? Or is Rowan being set up for another disappointment?
    • Miss Martin is a martian [electronic resource]
      Miss Martin is a martian [electronic resource]
      by Colleen Murray Fisher
      Winner of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association's Children's Picture Book Award!Melvin Eugene Baxter is convinced that his new teacher, Miss Martin, is a martian. It is his mission to stop her before she takes over the planet. After completing his investigation he realizes that she isn't a martian after all. But maybe she's a superhero from Saturn...
    • Accused
      Accused
      Gimenez, Mark.
      In this sequel to The Color of Law, A. Scott Fenney must defend his ex-wife, Rebecca, who is accused of murdering the man she left him for. Trey Rawlins, a rising star on the pro golf tour, is found dead in his $4 million Galveston beach house with a butcher knife in his chest -- and Rebecca's fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. The police refuse to investigate other suspects, so Scott must. The case takes Scott to Galveston, and the investigation takes him behind the scenes of the image-conscious, corporate-sponsored pro golf tour -- into a world of million-dollar purses and endorsement deals, agents and caddies, groupies and WAGs. Scott digs deep into Trey Rawlins and discovers...
    • Last of the summer tomatoes
      Last of the summer tomatoes
      Sherri Henry.
      Kyle Jackowski, typical sullen emo teen, struggles to find a way to deal with his sexuality and finds himself in trouble with the law again. But instead of being sent to a juvenile detention center like he expected, he is given a chance to commute his sentence by working on a farm for the summer. Enter Sam, son of the farm owners, who shows Kyle what he feels is perfectly normal and that he doesn't have to hide from his feelings. In turn, Sam's parents show Kyle that his abusive stepfather and battered mother are not the norm. With their love and support, Kyle finds his place in the world--by Sam's side.
    • The abduction [electronic resource] : a novel
      The abduction [electronic resource] : a novel
      Jonathan Holt.
      <The Abduction</ is the heart-pounding, adrenaline-fuelled follow up to Jonathan Holt's highly acclaimed international thriller <The Abomination</'a modern tale of mystery, treachery, and intrigue that moves between the physical and virtual worlds of Venice, Italy, blurring the boundary between dark fantasy and terrifying reality.</ An unlikely trio must form an alliance to save a kidnapped young girl and untangle a nefarious plot that reaches back decades.</ Second Lieutenant Holly Boland is an intelligence analyst trained to look for clues ordinary investigators miss. When a U.S. army officer's daughter is kidnapped from an American base in Venice, Holly is sure that the mysterious abductors want more than a ransom.</ Venetian police captain Kat Tapo has found a webcam feed embedded in the encrypted website Carnivia.com, a virtual Venice. It streams video of a terrified teenage girl, hooded and tied to a chair. A strand of text scrolls across the screen: "Sensory deprivation is not torture." Is the girl the missing daughter of the American military officer' Who is behind the cryptic message'</ Daniele Barbo, the genius webmaster and creator of Carnivia, has never let the government access his servers, and finding the missing girl is not his problem. But then secrets from Italy's dark wartime past begin to surface'revelations that could put them all in danger. To save his own skin, Daniel must decide how far he's willing to let them in.</ In a race against time, Holly, Kat, and Daniel must find the shocking truth . . . or watch as more than one innocent life is sacrificed.</
    • The sleepwalker's guide to dancing [electronic resource] : a novel
      The sleepwalker's guide to dancing [electronic resource] : a novel
      Mira Jacob.
      Spanning India in the 1970s to New Mexico in the '80s to Seattle in the '90s, Mira Jacob's The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is a winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past. Advance praise for The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing "Punchy, clever, and stuffed with delicious chapatis, Mira Jacob's first novel jumps effortlessly from India to the States, creating a vibrant portrait of a world in flux."'Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story "The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing seizes the reader early and never lets go. Its electricities reside in Mira Jacob's acute details and the sadness, anger, and humor of her characters. This novel tells many wonderful stories while also telling, beautifully, the story that counts the most."'Sam Lipsyte, author of The Fun Parts "Mira Jacob has written an utterly dazzling, epic debut. The story of an Indian-American family is at once completely relatable and totally fresh. A beautifully timed novel, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is intricately woven and sparklingly played out and it triumphs. I did not want this breathtaking book to end."'Julie Klam, author of Friendkeeping "I read this in one sitting. I couldn't have stopped, wouldn't even have noticed, if my house had caught fire. Mira Jacob is a born storyteller and a fantastic writer. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is a truly great book."'Abigail Thomas, author of A Three Dog Life "The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is a time-traveling multigenerational saga that still remains intimate in its feel and central focus. For all of its witty and loving attention to the power of familial bonds, it is most eloquent on the subject of a grief so profound that its everyday weight pulls the grievers closer to the dead than to the living. And yet the overall effect, miraculously, is celebratory."'Jim Shepard, author of You Think That's Bad "What a thrill to discover Mira Jacobs, a warm, witty new voice in American fiction. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is both rich and wise. I savored every page."'Amanda Eyre Ward, author of How to Be Lost "This is an effortlessly gorgeous and rich book. Its prose is lovely and precise, alternately luminous and direct; its observations of people and families and the physical world are poignant and a delight. The dialogue is sharp, funny, and true. This is a triumphant debut!"'Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!
    • The secret diaries of Charlotte Bronte [electronic resource] : a novel
      The secret diaries of Charlotte Bronte [electronic resource] : a novel
      Syrie James.
      Though poor, plain, and unconnected, Charlotte Bronte posses a deeply passionate side which she reveals only in her writings. It is the pages of her diary where Charlotte exposes her deepest feelings and desires--and the truth about her life, its triumps and shattering disappointments, her family, the inpiration behind her work, her scandalous secret passion for the man she can never have--and her intense dramatic relationship with the man she comes to love, the enigmatic Arthur Bell Nicholls.--From publisher's description.
    • Lighthouse island : a novel
      Lighthouse island : a novel
      Paulette Jiles.
      Paulette Jiles's novels have been called "beautiful," "unforgettable," "impeccable," "pitch perfect," "life-affirming," "deeply relevant," "Homeresque," "remarkably engaging," "glorious." Now the acclaimed poet and -- When an opportunity for escape appears, Nadia takes it, abandoning everything to strike out for Lighthouse Island in a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. She faces every contingency with bottomless inventiveness and meets the man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megalopolis: Lighthouse Island and its all-seeing eye.
    • Bird in hand [electronic resource]
      Bird in hand [electronic resource]
      Christina Baker Kline.
      It was an accident. It was dark, it was raining, Alison had only had two drinks. And the other car ran the stop sign. But Alison finds herself trapped under the crushing weight of grief and guilt, feeling increasingly estranged from her husband Charlies, who has his own burdens.
    • Sweet water [electronic resource]
      Sweet water [electronic resource]
      Christina Baker Kline.
      Both a Southern literary saga and a psychological thriller, this beautifully wrought novel recounts a daughter's search for the truth about her mother's death.
    • Dreamspinner [electronic resource]
      Dreamspinner [electronic resource]
      Lynn Kurland.
      Aisling of Bruadair has lived a provincial life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. That ordinary existence changes forever, though, when she is sent to the opposite end of the world to find a master swordsman. If she fails, her life-and her country's safety-will be forfeit. She just never expected that swordsman to be a wounded elven prince masquerading as a simple soldier. Powerless and scarred from a long-ago conflict, Runach of Ceangail has spent years in obscurity, ignoing battles he can no longer fight. And although he has been drawn back into the world, he fully intends to live an unremarkable life far away from events he knows he cannot change ... Until Runach meets Aisling and realizes that she is far more than what she seems, that their alliance has attracted unwelcome notice, and that some battles must be fought.
    • One magic moment [electronic resource]
      One magic moment [electronic resource]
      Lynn Kurland.
      Medieval studies scholar Tess Alexander is thrilled for the chance to live in a medieval castle. But then a trip to the village brings her face to face with the owner of the local garage, who looks a great deal like the man who married her sister ... 800 years in the past.
    • Roses in moonlight [electronic resource]
      Roses in moonlight [electronic resource]
      Lynn Kurland.
      -- CAN LEAD YOU STRAIGHT INTO YOUR FUTURE? Trapped first in Elizabethan England, then caught in a web of modern-day intrigues, Samantha and Derrick are forced into an unlikely alliance by peril, never imagining that what they're forging is a timeless love....
    • Murder by the seaside
      Murder by the seaside
      Julie Anne Lindsey
      Armed with a new counseling degree, Patience Price is eager to move back home to Chincoteague Island to help folks with their problems. But she finds the streets awash in more than East Coast charm. There's been a murder, and Adrian Davis, the town golden boy who once stomped her heart into a zillion pieces, is the main suspect. Now he's on the run, claiming he's innocent. Patience finds this?poetic. Not that she holds a grudge.Adrian's mom is sure that with her FBI background Patience can find the truth. Yes, she was at the FBI?in human resources. Still, she looks into it, but not everyone is happy with her snooping. Either that, or the welcome wagon has some bold new policies involving drive-by shootings.Things really heat up when a hunky former coworker, an actual.
    • Murder comes ashore
      Murder comes ashore
      by Julie Anne Lindsey.
      Patience Price is just settling into her new life as resident counselor on Chincoteague Island when things take a sudden turn for the worse. A collection of body parts have washed up on shore and suddenly nothing feels safe on the quaint island.Patience instinctively turns to current crush and FBI special agent Sebastian for help, but former flame Adrian is also on the case, hoping that solving the grisly crime will land him a win in the upcoming mayoral election.When the body count rises and Patience's parents are brought in as suspects, Patience is spurred to begin her own investigation. It's not long before she starts receiving terrifying threats from the killer, and though she's determined to clear her family's name, it seems the closer Patience gets to finding answers, the closer she comes to being the killer's next victim.
    • Deceived [electronic resource]
      Deceived [electronic resource]
      Julie Anne Lindsey.
      What you don't know can kill you ... Ever since she could remember, Elle has had to hop from town to town to keep up with her dad's demanding career as a corporate insurance agent. Each time, a reoccurring nightmare followed her wherever she went--until the day that the frightening figures haunting her at night became all too real. When news of a serial killer spreads throughout her new school, Elle worries that the Reaper has been leaving her his calling card in the form of cigarette butts on her doormat and an unusual ribbon in her locker. With the help of Brian, a boy she meets a.
    • Chili con carnage
      Chili con carnage
      Kylie Logan.
      Romance is supposed to be the spice of life. But Maxie Pierce is so done with bad relationships--well, almost. She just has to get rid of the latest loser, Roberto. Besides, she has more important things to worry about. Her daddy, Texas Jack Pierce, king of the chili cook-off circuit, has been missing for nearly six weeks now. In his place, she must team up with her irritating half sister, Sylvia, to promote the family business at the Taos Chili Showdown, to be judged by celebrity chef Carter Donnelly. But when Maxie discovers Roberto's body in the chef's trailer--only hours after publicly breaking up with him while wearing a giant red chili pepper costume--she suddenly finds she's the one in the spotlight as the police pepper her with questions. Now this Chili Chick needs to kick up the search to catch the real killer and get back to finding her father"--Page 4 of cover.
    • A death-struck year [electronic resource]
      A death-struck year [electronic resource]
      Maka Lucier.
      For Cleo Berry, the people dying of the Spanish Influenza in cities like New York and Philadelphia may as well be in another country--that's how far away they feel from the safety of Portland, Oregon. And then cases start being reported in the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode--and into a panic. Headstrong and foolish, seventeen-year-old Cleo is determined to ride out the pandemic in the comfort of her own home, rather than in her quarantined boarding school dorms. But when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she can't ignore the call. As Cleo struggles to navigate the world around her, she is surprised by how much she finds herself caring about near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student and war vet. Strangers who could be gone tomorrow. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Cleo can't help but wonder: when will her own luck run out' Riveting and well-researched, A Death-Struck Year is based on the real-life pandemic considered the most devastating in recorded world history. Readers will be captured by the suspenseful storytelling and the lingering questions of: what would I do for a neighbor' At what risk to myself' An afterword explains the Spanish flu phenomenon, placing it within the historical context of the early 20th century. Source notes are extensive and interesting.
    • Shirley [electronic resource] : a novel
      Shirley [electronic resource] : a novel
      Susan Scarf Merrell.
      "A fictional young couple spends a year at Bennington in 1964 with novelist Shirley Jackson and her husband in this captivating psychological thriller"-- Provided by publisher.
    • American appetites [electronic resource]
      American appetites [electronic resource]
      Joyce Carol Oates.
      Finally returned to print in a beautiful new trade paperback edition, American Appetites is classic Joyce Carol Oates'a suspenseful thriller in which the happy facade of an affluent suburban couple crumbles under the weight of tragedy and scandal. For twenty-six years, Ian McCullough, a demographics researcher at a social science think tank, has been happily married to Glynnis, a successful cookbook writer and a brilliant hostess. When a drunken argument about a suspected infidelity turns physical, Ian accidentally pushes Glynnis through a plate glass window'or did she fall' Now, Glynnis is dead, Ian is charged with murder, and their American dream is shattered. And soon, in a courtroom where guilt and responsibility become two very separate issues, Ian will stand trial, fighting for his life. A sophisticated, witty, and chilling novel from the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates, American Appetites explores our insatiable hunger for power, love, and success, and how comfortable, privileged lives'and the course of fate'can be dramatically transformed in an instant.
    • Beaming Sonny Home
      Beaming Sonny Home
      Pelletier, Cathie.
      The sharp-tongued Mattie...is one of Pelletier's most sublime creations.-BooklistFortune hasn't been kind to 66-year-old Mattie Gifford. Her mother committed suicide, her husband slept with her best friend, and she can't stand her three selfish daughters. But she does love her son, Sonny, who nevertheless plunges her into deep despair when he takes two women and a poodle hostage in his ex-wife's trailer. Sonny claims to have seen John Lennon's face in an apparition and gets his own mug on the television news. Beaming Sonny Home is a poignant tale of disappointment and a mother's love that stands as a testament to Pelletier's gift for storytelling.
    • Funeral Makers
      Funeral Makers
      Pelletier, Cathie.

    • A cursed embrace : a weird girls novel
      A cursed embrace : a weird girls novel
      Cecy Robson.
      When evidence points to her vampire friends as the killers of weres, Celia finds her relationship with alpha werewolf, Aric, jeopardized until a new threat emerges in the form of a mysterious group called The Tribe who have set their sights on Celia and her sisters.
    • Sealed with a curse : a weird girls novel
      Sealed with a curse : a weird girls novel
      Cecy Robson.
      Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls--with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird. The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region--until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren't aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague? Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha's family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy--or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it's coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.
    • Then came you
      Then came you
      Jill Shalvis.
      Accepting a position in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, Emily, a veterinary intern, is shocked to discover that her new boss is her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, which changes everything.
    • Red hot deadly peppers
    • A killer maize
      A killer maize
      Paige Shelton.
      "The last person Becca expects to run into at the Swayton County Fall Festival is her ex-husband, Scott Triplett, who's operating a shooting gallery. Honesty was not always Scott's policy, and their unexpected reunion is further complicated when the festival becomes a crime scene. On Becca's second day there, Ferris wheel operator Virgil Morrison is found hanging from his rickety ride, dead from a gunshot"--Page 4 of cover.
    • If bread could rise to the occasion
      If bread could rise to the occasion
      Paige Shelton.
      At Gram's Country Cooking School, Isabelle "Betts" Winston and her grandmother share their home-style culinary secrets. But what they keep to themselves are the secrets of Broken Rope, a quiet little Missouri town, that isn't nearly as quiet as it seems. A fresh school year begins as Gram and Betts anxiously await the arrival of their new crop of students. But their enthusiasm is thwarted when a stranger named Freddie O'Bannon arrives and claims to have proof that he was accepted to the school despite what is in their files. And when the ghost of Cylas Gent, a young man who might have a romantic past with Gram, also appears, there are suddenly two mysteries demanding their attention. But just as Gram and Betts start sifting through the past, one of their new students is murdered. Does the seemingly sweet Freddie O'Bannon have something sinister to hide, or are Gram's ghosts trying to teach her a lesson? Either way, it's up to the country cooks to catch a killer before another living soul gets burned.
    • The cat, the mill, and the murder
      The cat, the mill, and the murder
      Leann Sweeney.
      When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there, too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughter's disappearance. Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from "creepers" who come in the night. After Jeannie is hurt in an accident and is taken away, those who've come to town to help repurpose the mill uncover a terrible discovery. As the wheels start turning in Jillian's mind, a mysterious new feline friend aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and dark secret.
    • Prototype [electronic resource]
      Prototype [electronic resource]
      M. D. Waters.
      The stunning debut that began with Archetype' and has readers buzzing'concludes in Prototype, when a woman's dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future. Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past'both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents' whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family. But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there's nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he's got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker. Emma returns to face what she's done but finds that the past isn't the problem. It's the present'and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter. In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters's spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She's decided to play their game and prove she isn't the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn.
    • Never coming back
      Never coming back
      Tim Weaver.
      " A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weaver's American debut Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found-Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it. Tim Weaver's thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end"-- Provided by publisher.
    • The garden intrigue [electronic resource]
      The garden intrigue [electronic resource]
      Lauren Willig.
      In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series, an atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England. Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage.New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, the American envoy; eloped with a Frenchman; and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Widowed for four years, she entertains herself by drinking too much champagne, holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus's poetry.As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party at Malmaison. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment.Emma is at a crossroads: Should she return to the States or remain in France? She'll do anything to postpone the decision-even if it means teaming up with that silly poet Whittlesby to write a masque for Bonaparte's house party. But each soon learns that surface appearances are misleading. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted- especially Augustus's feelings for Emma.
    • The orchid affair [electronic resource]
      The orchid affair [electronic resource]
      Lauren Willig.
      Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School and her first assignment is serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot to unseat Bonaparte, and Laura's mission is to report any suspicious findings. Soon, Laura and Jaouen are forced on the run with the children, and with the help of the Pink Carnation they escape to the countryside, traveling as husband and wife. But Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis. With his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of Europe before it's too late?
    • Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Volume 2.