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All fiction new titles

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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Dog biscuits by Alex (Painter/Cartoonist) Graham

Dog biscuits

Alex (Painter/Cartoonist) Graham

Book

"It's July 2020 in Seattle. Gussy struggles to keep his dog biscuit boutique afloat while a global pandemic rages unchecked. The loneliness of lockdown and social distancing drives his employee Rosie to betray her principles. Rosie's roommate Hissy is...

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Hinamatsuri. 12 by Masao Ōtake

Hinamatsuri. 12

Masao Ōtake

Graphic novel

"Take another peek into the daily lives of three psychokinetic girls who have settled down in modern-day Tokyo. Hina is loafing her way through high school, Anzu is serving up ramen from her very own food cart, and Mao is busy teaching classes at her...

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A bride's story. 4 by Kaoru Mori

A bride's story. 4

Kaoru Mori

Book

"Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori's tale of life on the nineteenth-century Silk Road turns westward, following Englishman Mr. Smith on his long journey to Ankara. Passing through a fishing village along the Aral Sea, Smith and his guide encounter a pair ...

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The yakuza's guide to babysitting. 1 by author Tsukiya

The yakuza's guide to babysitting. 1

author Tsukiya

Graphic novel

"Who's your nanny? Kirishima Tooru is the right-hand man of the Sakuragi crime family. For him, the job is a perfect excuse to let his violent instincts run wild, earning him the nickname 'the Demon of Sakuragi'. It seems like nothing will stand in the...

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Glitterati  by Oliver Langmead

Glitterati

Oliver Langmead

Book

"Simone is one of the Glitterati, the elite living lives of luxury and leisure. Slave to the ever-changing whims of fashion, he is immaculate. To be anything else is to be unfashionable, and no one dares to be unfashionable. His world is beautiful, b...

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The girl who outgrew the world  by Zoje Stage

The girl who outgrew the world

Zoje Stage

Book

"When precocious Lilly, an eleven-year-old, undergoes an inexplicable and startling growth spurt, her father and doctors decide to take drastic action to curb what they see as a dangerous development. Faced with condescending treatment and cruelty, L...

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One fatal secret  by Jane Isaac

One fatal secret

Jane Isaac

Book

"Nicole Jameson has always been proud of her husband, Ethan. He's built a successful career in finance, and his employers, the Harrisons, treat them like family. They're a firm who look after their own, and even gave a loan to the company chauffeur, Conrad,...

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Retreat to the Spanish Sun  by Jo (Journalist) Thomas

Retreat to the Spanish Sun

Jo (Journalist) Thomas

Book

"Eliza has a full house! When her three children grew up and moved out, she downsized to a smaller property... but now they're all back. Every room in the house is taken and Eliza finds herself sharing her bed with her eldest daughter and her daughter's...

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The mushroom tree mystery  by Ovidia Yu

The mushroom tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

Book

"The Allies have defeated Germany in Europe, but Japan refuses to surrender the East... In Singapore, amid rumours the Japanese occupiers are preparing to wipe out the population of the island rather than surrender, a young aide is found murdered beneath...

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Emperor's lion  by Alex (Historical novelist) Gough

Emperor's lion

Alex (Historical novelist) Gough

Book

"A single death could plunge the Empire into chaos. Silus, member of Emperor Caracalla's elite assassins, the Arcani, is dispatched to Numidia. Rumours of assassination plots against Marcellus, the Emperor's closest aide, are rife. Silus must stop them....

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Halo moon  by Jim Jones

Halo moon

Jim Jones

Book

"As Jared Delaney rides home from a cattle drive to Colorado, he is haunted by a nightmare of menace and impending change, signified by the moon encircled by a hazy band of light . . . a halo moon. When he arrives in Cimarrón, he is shocked to discover...

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Batman. Secret files

Batman. Secret files

Graphic novel

"Collecting tales from all over Gotham...Huntress, the Gardener, Peacekeeper...even the history of Miracle Molly! It's all here! Discover a story so secret even Miracle Molly doesn't remember it! Discover what led a regular Gothamite to reject their ...

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Beastars. Volume 19 by Paru Itagaki

Beastars. Volume 19

Paru Itagaki

Graphic novel

"At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, friendships maintain the fragile peace. Who among them will become a Beastar--a hero destined to lead in a society naturally rife with mistrust?... Lop-eared rabbit Kyu...

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Love and the dream come true  by Tammy L. Gray

Love and the dream come true

Tammy L. Gray

Book

"Four years after getting the biggest break of his life, Cameron Lee's music career has taken a nosedive, leaving him two options: become a sellout or give up on his lifelong dream. He reluctantly returns home for his sister's wedding, hoping to avoid...

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Nothing else  by Louise Beech

Nothing else

Louise Beech

Book

"Heather Harris is a piano teacher and professional musician, whose quiet life revolves around music, whose memories centre on a single song that haunts her. A song she longs to perform again. A song she wrote as a child, to drown out the violence in...

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Small fry and other stories  by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Small fry and other stories

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Book

"Mostly dealing with the lives of downtrodden 'little' men and low-ranking civil servants as they navigate the corruption and malpractice of Russian officialdom, this volume - here presented in Stephen Pimenoff's lively new translation - bristles with...

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Summer's secret marigold  by Kirsty Ferry

Summer's secret marigold

Kirsty Ferry

Book

"For two people who run competing arts centres in Cornwall, Sybill Helyer and Coren Penhaligon get on rather well. So well in fact that Sybill often wishes the owner of Pencradoc Arts Centre would look up from his spreadsheets for a minute and notice...

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Paris by Andi Watson

Paris

Andi Watson

Graphic novel

"Juliet, a penniless American art student, travels to the City of Light to study painting. To pay her way, she paints portraits of wealthy debutantes. One of her subjects is Deborah, a young English woman suffocated by the narrow expectations of her....

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The cornish cream tea holiday. by CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN

The cornish cream tea holiday.

CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN

Book

"Thea Rushwood was looking forward to exploring the beautiful Cornish tourist spot of Port Karadow, but when her friend drops out at the last minute, she is forced to go solo. Arriving at her cosy holiday cottage to discover a building site next door,...

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No place to run  by Mark (Fiction writer) Edwards

No place to run

Mark (Fiction writer) Edwards

Book

"Two years ago, on a trip to Seattle to visit her brother Aidan, fifteen-year-old Scarlett vanished into thin air. After years of false leads and dead ends, Aidan has almost given up hope. But then a woman sees a girl running for her life across a fo...

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Beta Ray Bill. Argent star by Daniel Warren Johnson

Beta Ray Bill. Argent star

Daniel Warren Johnson

Graphic novel

"The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir! Beta Ray Bill is tired of life in Thor's shadow - and with Bill's own mighty hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the thunder god's hands, Bill finds himself at a crossroads. The Korbinite must strike...

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Sweeter than honey  by Joy Avery

Sweeter than honey

Joy Avery

Book

"Widow and baker extraordinaire, Rylee Harris, to ease her mother's worries about her love life, invents a fake relationship with the town sheriff, which turns into something more when they realize their feelings for each other are all too real."--Pu...

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Checkmate by Brian Michael Bendis

Checkmate

Brian Michael Bendis

Graphic novel

"The sequel to 2019's hit mystery Event Leviathan arrives, as unlikely allies unite to take on the DC Universe's deadliest threat! The award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev are back with Event Leviathan: Checkmate, the...

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Mika in real life  by Emiko Jean

Mika in real life

Emiko Jean

Book

"At thirty-five, Mika Suzuki's life is a mess. Her last relationship ended in flames. Her roommate-slash-best friend might be a hoarder. She's a perpetual disappointment to her traditional Japanese parents. And, most recently, she's been fired from her...

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Ben and Beatriz  by Katalina Gamarra

Ben and Beatriz

Katalina Gamarra

Book

"Beatriz Herrera is a fierce woman who will take you down with her quick wit and keen intellect. And after the results of the 2016 election worked hard to erase her identity as a queer biracial woman, she'd be right to. Especially if you come for her...

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Mother of strangers  by Suad Amiry

Mother of strangers

Suad Amiry

Book

"Set in Jaffa in 1947-51, this fable-like novel is a heartbreaking tale of young love during the beginning of the destruction of Palestine and displacement of its people. At times darkly humorous and ironic but also profoundly moving, this novel based...

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Gangland  by Chuck Hogan

Gangland

Chuck Hogan

Book

"In the late 1970s, The Outfit has the entire city of Chicago in its hands. Tony Accardo is its fearless leader. Nicky Passero is his loyal soldier, though no one knows he has a direct line in to the boss of bosses. When the Christmas gift Accardo got...

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Shutter  by Ramona Emerson

Shutter

Ramona Emerson

Book

"Rita Todacheene is a forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force. Her excellent photography skills have cracked many cases-she is almost supernaturally good at capturing details. In fact, Rita has been hiding a secret: she sees the...

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After Sappho  by Selby Wynn Schwartz

After Sappho

Selby Wynn Schwartz

Book

"It's 1895. Amid laundry and bruises, Rina Pierangeli Faccio gives birth to the child of the man who raped her - and who she has also been forced to marry. Unbroken, she determines to change her name; and her life, alongside it. 1902. Romaine Brooks sails...

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Berlin  by Bea (Novelist) Setton

Berlin

Bea (Novelist) Setton

Book

"When Daphne Ferber arrives in Berlin for a fresh start in a thrilling new city, the last thing she expects is to run into more drama than she left behind. Of course, she knew she'd need to do the usual: make friends, acquire lovers, grapple with German...

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Hawk Mountain  by Conner Habib

Hawk Mountain

Conner Habib

Book

"An English teacher is gaslit by his charismatic high school bully in this tense story of deception, manipulation, and murder. Single father Todd is relaxing at the beach with his son, Anthony, when he catches sight of a man approaching from the water's...

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Justice League Dark. The great wickedness by Ram V

Justice League Dark. The great wickedness

Ram V

Graphic novel

"Dark days lie ahead for the surviving members of Justice League Dark as Zatanna and John Constantine take a road trip only to discover horror just around the bend as a friend and sometime foe, the Demon, has been reborn! His tale is only just beginning...

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The shadow lily  by Johanna Mo

The shadow lily

Johanna Mo

Book

"When Jenny Ahlström returns from a weekend away to find her husband Thomas and their toddler Hugo missing, Detective Hanna Duncker fears the worst. If the young boy is still alive out there, he may not be for much longer. Though the small island is ...

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Reign of X. Volume 12 by Gerry Duggan

Reign of X. Volume 12

Gerry Duggan

Graphic novel

"Party time in the Reign of X! The Hellfire Gala is the biggest mutant event of the season, and Emma Frost is your host for a night of dinner, drinks and deceit. Everyone will be there, dressed to the nines - your favorite mutants, their closest allies......

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UQ holder! Vol. 26 by Ken Akamatsu

UQ holder! Vol. 26

Ken Akamatsu

Graphic novel

"43 years have passed since Ba'al's terrorist attack that derailed UQ Holder's plan to defeat Ialda. Tōta has recovered most of his memories, but still can not fill in the 43 year blank that haunts him. Though he desperately wants to find out what happened...

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Bootstrap  by Georgina Young

Bootstrap

Georgina Young

Book

"Jackson Sweeney is stewing in his tiny hometown, feeling stuck as he spends his days working at Al's Takeaway and fending off homophobic losers. His childhood friend Marnie returns to Ginsborough on her family's annual visit, but she's reeling from a...

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Oblivion song. Chapter six by Robert Kirkman

Oblivion song. Chapter six

Robert Kirkman

Graphic novel

"A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. Now, history has repeated as three more cities have swapped dimensions, igniting the final war between humans and Ghozan. The hit series from visionary The Walking Dead c...

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Pure  by Andrew Miller

Pure

Andrew Miller

Book

"Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it. At first...

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A strange and stubborn endurance by Foz Meadows

A strange and stubborn endurance

Foz Meadows

eBook

"Velasin vin Aaro never planned to marry at all, let alone a girl from neighboring Tithena. When an ugly confrontation reveals his preference for men, Vel fears he's ruined the diplomatic union before it can even begin. But while his family is ready to...

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The pink hotel by Liska Jacobs

The pink hotel

Liska Jacobs

eBook

"A newly married couple is confined inside an opulent Beverly Hills hotel as wildfires rage through LA county and tensions mount between guests and staff, testing social boundaries and hurtling toward disaster, revealing the idle delusions of the wealthy...

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Should I fall by Scott Shepherd

Should I fall

Scott Shepherd

eBook

A retired Scotland Yard Inspector races to prove the innocence of a falsely accused fugitive--his daughter's fiancee--in this whodunnit from "a marvellous storyteller" (Michael Koryta). When John Frankel's ex-wife is discovered dead on the floor of h...

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Three miles down by Harry Turtledove

Three miles down

Harry Turtledove

eBook

From New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove, the modern master of alternate history, a novel of alien contact set in the tumultuous year of the Watergate scandal.It's 1974, and Jerry Stieglitz is a grad student in marine biology at UCLA with...

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Where dogs bark with their tails by Estelle-Sarah Bulle

Where dogs bark with their tails

Estelle-Sarah Bulle

eBook

"Through the epic, lively tales of one family and their larger-than-many-lives sister Antoine, the story of Guadeloupe emerges"--

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The bodyguard by Katherine Center

The bodyguard

Katherine Center

eBook

She's got his back. Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she's an Executive Protection Agent (aka "bodyguard"), and she...

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The last paladin by P. T. (Peter T.) Deutermann

The last paladin

P. T. (Peter T.) Deutermann

eBook

"A gripping tale of anti-submarine warfare in the World War II Pacific Theater, by a master of military adventure fiction. The Last Paladin by P.T. Deutermann is based on the true story of the USS Hayward (DE-24), a World War II Atlantic Fleet destroyer...

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A half-built garden by Ruthanna Emrys

A half-built garden

Ruthanna Emrys

eBook

A literary descendent of Ursula K. Le Guin, Ruthanna Emrys crafts a novel of extraterrestrial diplomacy and urgent climate repair bursting with quiet, tenuous hope and an underlying warmth. A Half-Built Garden depicts a world worth building towards, a...

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Fling with her long-lost surgeon  by Sue (Susan) MacKay

Fling with her long-lost surgeon

Sue (Susan) MacKay

Book

Fling with her long-lost surgeon / Sue MacKay - Is the surgeon from her past...the answer to her future? Gynecologist Georgie has sworn off love for good - she's already lost more than she can bear. So when brooding surgeon Blake returns to town, the...

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A paramedic to change her life  by Alison Roberts

A paramedic to change her life

Alison Roberts

Book

"A paramedic to change her life / Alison Roberts - Taking a risk...for the miracle of a baby! Dr Jo has always wanted a family, but never found the right man, or time. Now, on the eve of her 46th birthday, she decides to make her dream a reality - alone....

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The actuary in trouble  by K. T. Bowes

The actuary in trouble

K. T. Bowes

Book

"Recovering from the devastation of Rohan’s last job as The Actuary, Emma Andreyev tries to settle into life as lady of the manor in the small English town of Market Harborough. But as her husband retires his alter ego and promises to become a respec...

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir

Audio CD

"Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission, and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment...

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The night they never forgot  by Scarlet Wilson

The night they never forgot

Scarlet Wilson

Book

The night they never forgot : "Cardiothoracic surgeons Caitlin McKenzie and Count Javier Torres meet again at Santa Aelina University Hospital. Twelve years ago, their competitive days at med school culminated in an impulsive and unforgettable night....

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Settling old scores  by Sarah Mallory

Settling old scores

Sarah Mallory

Book

"Bought for revenge - Major Lucas Blackstone has survived Waterloo and come home uninjured while many of his loyal men have not. His body might be whole and still handsome, but as he returns to the burned-out shell of what was once his family mansion,...

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Undercover assignment  by Dana Mentink

Undercover assignment

Dana Mentink

Book

Undercover assignment - "When a little boy is threatened, officer Daniella Vargas and K-9 partner, Zara, are assigned to pose as his nanny to uncover the culprit's identity. Suspecting one of the guests in his inn, widower Sam Kavanaugh's only option...

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A Colorado claim  by Joanne Rock

A Colorado claim

Joanne Rock

Book

A Colorado claim : "Rancher Gibson Vaughn doesn't know why his wayward ex-wife is in town, but the sizzling chemistry between them still blazes. Lark Barclay needs to focus on fighting for her inheritance, not on a sexy former player. Yet Lark is helpless...

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The wife the marquess left behind  by Ann Lethbridge

The wife the marquess left behind

Ann Lethbridge

Book

The wife the marquess left behind : "Venetia has made a quiet life for herself without any help from the man she married five years ago. They were both trapped into marriage, but he abandoned her. So when newly titled Marquess, Everett Lasalle, retur...

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The debutante's secret  by Sophia (Sophia Annie) James

The debutante's secret

Sophia (Sophia Annie) James

Book

The debutante's secret / Sophie James: Seeking a sensible husband. Tempted by a dissolute rogue... Debutante of the season, Esther Barrington-Hall, is looking for a steadfast, responsible husband after her dreadful childhood with her destitute mot...

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Colton's secret sabotage  by Deborah Fletcher Mello

Colton's secret sabotage

Deborah Fletcher Mello

Book

Colton's secret sabotage : "Detective Philip Rees is shocked by his new assignment: going undercover on a Western-themed reality TV show. Nonetheless, he's determined to complete his mission to take down a contestant suspected of leaking confidential...

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The rancher's full house  by Sasha Summers

The rancher's full house

Sasha Summers

Book

The rancher's full house : "Buzz Lafferty can't be hot for the teacher. The handsome veterinarian's 'no kids' policy is to protect his heart. But Jenna Morris sends Buzz's pulse into overdrive. The beautiful teacher is raising her four younger siblin...

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Summer nights with the maverick  by Christine Rimmer

Summer nights with the maverick

Christine Rimmer

Book

Summer nights with the maverick : "Ever since rancher Weston Abernathy rescued waitress Everlee Roberts at Doug's bar, he can't get her off his mind. But the spirited single mum has no interest in a casual relationship, and Wes isn't seeking commitment....

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Their marrage bargain  by Shannon McKenna

Their marrage bargain

Shannon McKenna

Book

Their marriage bargain - "CEO Caleb Moss needs a business arrangement marriage to keep controlling interest of MossTech. Tilda Riley must prevent a hostile takeover of her family company -- and protect the daughter Caleb has never met. The only solution...

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Alpha tracker  by Cindi Myers

Alpha tracker

Cindi Myers

Book

Alpha tracker :"After lawman Dillon Diaz spent one incredible weekend with a mysterious woman, he's shocked to encounter her months later... when he's assigned to rescue an injured hiker in the mountains. And stunning Roslyn Kern has news that will change...

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What to expect when she's expecting  by Laurel Greer

What to expect when she's expecting

Laurel Greer

Book

What to expect when she's expecting : "Since childhood, firefighter Graydon has been secretly in love with Alejandra. Now, with Aleja working as the building contractor near to where he's staying, it's becoming impossible for Gray to hide his feelings....

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Retracing the investigation  by Carla Cassidy

Retracing the investigation

Carla Cassidy

Book

Retracing the investigaiton : "When Sheriff Jones Murphy rescues his daughter and her teacher, the widower is surprised to encounter Cassandra West again. Cassandra's recent sleuthing has unleashed a secret that stunned their town a decade earlier. Now...

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Cold case killer profile  by Jessica R. Patch

Cold case killer profile

Jessica R. Patch

Book

Cold case killer profile : "Searching for the perfect morning landscape to paint leads forensic artist Brigitte Linsey straight to a dead body - and a narrow escape from the Sunrise Serial Killer still on the scene. Now she's become unfinished business...

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Rivalry at play  by Nadine (Romance fiction author) Gonzalez

Rivalry at play

Nadine (Romance fiction author) Gon...

Book

Rivalry at play : "Lawyer Alexandra doesn't play games, but entrepreneur Jackson brings out her competitive side. Her former high school rival is all grown up - challenging her and tempting her in equal measure. But she's home to deal with family business....

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Ambush at Heartbreak Ridge  by Colleen Thompson

Ambush at Heartbreak Ridge

Colleen Thompson

Book

Ambush at Heartbreak Ridge : "When a family is brutally attacked in his Country, Sheriff Hayden Hale-Walker knows exactly who he needs: search-and-rescue expert Kate McClafferty. Sure, his disgruntled former deputy cracked open his heart years before...

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Sheriff in the saddle  by Delores Fossen

Sheriff in the saddle

Delores Fossen

Book

Sheriff in the saddle : "The town wants her to arrest her former boyfriend for a murder on his ranch - but Sheriff Leigh Mercer refuses. She doesn't have evidence against bad boy Cullen Brodie. In fact, the search for the killer draws them passionately...

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Her frozen cry  by Carolyn Arnold

Her frozen cry

Carolyn Arnold

Book

"When beautiful wife and mother Alicia Gordon is found dead in a remote woodland cabin, Detective Amanda Steele is shocked to discover that she knows the husband. Amanda hasn't spoken to Tony since she lost the love of her own life seven years ago, and...

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The book of skulls  by David Hutchison

The book of skulls

David Hutchison

Book

"A Victorian tale of gender-bending, hidden identity, obsession and gruesome murder, set in Edinburgh's Old Town. 1875. Liz Moliette; a poor orphan of unknown heritage, and Amulya Patel; from a wealthy Indian family, are the only female students at t...

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Building 46  by Massoud Hayoun

Building 46

Massoud Hayoun

Book

"Sam Saadoun, a closeted Jewish Arab university student from Los Angeles, travels to Beijing to pursue a gay Hollywood romance and other feelings of kinship that are unusual in hyper-capitalist spaces like the United States. But when he arrives in Beijing,...

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When the night ends  by M. J. (Novelist) Lee

When the night ends

M. J. (Novelist) Lee

Book

"When Ben Holdsworth dies alone in a police cell, riots erupt in Manchester. But after a post mortem, the authorities have decided nobody was to blame. DI Ridpath is asked to investigate by the coroner before an inquest, and immediately uncovers some...

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Blink of an eye  by Louisa (Copywriter) Scarr

Blink of an eye

Louisa (Copywriter) Scarr

Book

"On Christmas morning, DS Robin Butler has no plans to celebrate. He'll be glad to get back to work - a wish that comes true sooner than he anticipates. A dog walker at a local beach has discovered five unresponsive people strewn across the shingle. By...

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Little drummer  by Kjell Ola Dahl

Little drummer

Kjell Ola Dahl

Book

"When a woman is found dead in her car in a Norwegian parking garage, everyone suspects an overdose... until a forensics report indicates that she was murdered. Oslo detectives Frolich and Gunnarstranda discover that the victim's Kenyan scientist boyfriend...

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Betraying the crown  by T.P. (Crime novelist) Fielden

Betraying the crown

T.P. (Crime novelist) Fielden

Book

"Windsor, 1943. Britain is in the grip of war and treachery is afoot. The body of controversial former courtier Lord Blackwater is found in the abandoned Fort Belvedere, once the country bolthole of the King's wayward brother. And all signs point to ...

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The darkness within  by Graeme (Crime novelist) Hampton

The darkness within

Graeme (Crime novelist) Hampton

Book

"A man is discovered on a leafy North London street, fighting for life after a brutal beating. DI Matthew Denning and his team are quickly called in to to track down the monster responsible. Except the victim is hiding secrets of his own. His name shows...

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My husband's secrets  by Louise Sharland

My husband's secrets

Louise Sharland

Book

"On the evening of their wedding anniversary, Ali and Matthew are involved in a fatal car accident. Grief-stricken, Ali can't bring herself to believe that her beloved Matthew is gone... The smell of his aftershave lingers in their bedroom. His voice...

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Grimmish  by Michael Winkler

Grimmish

Michael Winkler

Book

"Pain was Joe Grim's self-expression, his livelihood and reason for being. In 1908-09 the Italian-American boxer toured Australia, losing fights but amazing crowds with his showmanship and extraordinary physical resilience. On the east coast Grim played...

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Detachment theory  by Richard Woolley

Detachment theory

Richard Woolley

Book

"It is 2015, and successful Kiwi journalist Joy Manville enjoys a fulfilling life in New Zealand, Aotearoa, together with her older English husband, Stephen, a Professor in Film Studies at the University of Auckland. Almost an idyll, until their peaceful...

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Glow  by Raven Kennedy

Glow

Raven Kennedy

Book

"My life has been made up of gilded lies. But death has been shaped from rot. Like a phoenix caught fire, I will need to rise from the ashes and learn to wield my own power. Because my wings may have been clipped, but I am not in a cage, and I'm finally...

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Such a good mother  by Helen Monks Takhar

Such a good mother

Helen Monks Takhar

Book

"Rose O'Connell is barely surviving. Her relationship with her husband is on the rocks and their son isn't fitting in at his new school, the prestigious Woolf Academy. Their tiny flat in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood - the very place Rose grew up...

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Long past summer  by Noué Kirwan

Long past summer

Noué Kirwan

Book

"It's hard to move on from a broken heart - and harder to move on from a broken friendship. Mikaela Marchand is living the polished life she always planned for: a successful New York lawyer, with a promotion in her sights and a devoted boyfriend by her...

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Sandringham Rose  by Mary Mackie

Sandringham Rose

Mary Mackie

Book

"To save her home, she faces a difficult choice.When Rose Hamilton's mother died in childbirth, her father, a farmer on the royal Sandringham estate, turned his back on the daughter whose birth killed his beloved wife. Rose's one joy is Orchards, her...

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The runaway orphans  by Pam Weaver

The runaway orphans

Pam Weaver

Book

"Desperate to escape their stepfather's house, sisters Amy and Lillian stow away aboard a train full of children being evacuated from London and the threat of Hitler's bombs. Arriving in the seaside town of Worthing, they are taken in by kindly Norah...

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Denizen  by James McKenzie Watson

Denizen

James McKenzie Watson

Book

"On a remote property in western NSW, nine-year-old Parker fears that something is wrong with his brain. His desperate attempts to control this internal chaos spark a series of events that gallop from his control in deadly and devastating ways. Years...

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The codebreaker's secret  by Sara Ackerman

The codebreaker's secret

Sara Ackerman

Book

"1943. As war in the Pacific rages on, Isabel Cooper and her codebreaker colleagues huddle in "the dungeon" at Station HYPO in Pearl Harbor, deciphering secrets plucked from the airwaves in a race to bring down the enemy. Isabel has only one wish: to...

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How to fall out of love madly  by Jana Casale

How to fall out of love madly

Jana Casale

Book

"Joy and Annie are friends and roommates with decent jobs, crushing student loans, and an extra bedroom in need of an occupant - ideally someone they don't hate. Theo instantly fits the bill, and soon, Joy and Theo are platonically nesting over movie...

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The lost kings  by Tyrell Johnson

The lost kings

Tyrell Johnson

Book

"A riveting psychological thriller about a woman forced to confront the darkest moment in her childhood in order to move on from her past and open her heart to love. One night when Jeanie King is twelve years old, her father comes home covered in blood....

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The magic of lemon drop pie  by Rachel Linden

The magic of lemon drop pie

Rachel Linden

Book

"Lolly Blanchard's life only seems to give her lemons. Ten years ago, after her mother's tragic death, she broke up with her first love and abandoned her dream of opening a restaurant in order to keep her family's struggling Seattle diner afloat and care...

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Operation Moonlight  by Louise Morrish

Operation Moonlight

Louise Morrish

Book

"1944: newly recruited SOE agent Elisabeth Shepherd is faced with an impossible mission: to parachute behind enemy lines into Nazi-occupied France and monitor the new long-range missiles the Germans are working on. Her only advice? Trust absolutely no...

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Amy and Lan  by Sadie Jones

Amy and Lan

Sadie Jones

Book

"Amy Connell and Lan Honey are having the best childhood, growing up on a West Country farm - three families, a couple of lodgers, goats, dogs and an orphaned calf called Gabriella Christmas. The parents are best friends too. Originally from the city,...

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Life ceremony  by Sayaka Murata

Life ceremony

Sayaka Murata

Book

"With Life Ceremony, the incomparable Sayaka Murata, whose Convenience Store Woman has now sold more than a million copies worldwide, returns with a brilliant and wonderfully unsettling collection, her most recent fiction to be published in Japan. In...

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They drown our daughters  by Katrina Monroe

They drown our daughters

Katrina Monroe

Book

"They say Cape Disappointment is haunted. That's why tourists used to flock there in droves to visit the rocky shoreline and the creaky old lighthouse, fishing shells from the icy water as they pretended to spot dark shapes in the surf. But the tourists...

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Stone Barrington. 62  by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington. 62

Stuart Woods

Book

"After returning home from a treacherous adventure, Stone Barrington is all too happy to settle back down in his New York City abode. But when he's introduced to a glamorous socialite with a staggering inheritance, Stone realizes his days are about to...

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The mutual friend  by Carter Bays

The mutual friend

Carter Bays

Book

"New York, 2015. In a city of more than 8 million people, there are always new places to visit, new connections to be made, new experiences to be shared. But not for Alice Quick. Determined to finally take her MCAT exam and become a doctor, this has to...

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The many daughters of Afong Moy  by Jamie Ford

The many daughters of Afong Moy

Jamie Ford

Book

"Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living. As Seattle's former poet laureate, that's how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental breakdowns into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter, Annabel, exhibits the same behavior...

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Rainbow rainbow  by Lydia Conklin

Rainbow rainbow

Lydia Conklin

Book

"A fearless collection of stories that celebrate the humor, darkness, and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that's not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception, and queer joy. In this exuberant, prize-...

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Reckoning  by Catherine Coulter

Reckoning

Catherine Coulter

Book

"Agents Savich and Sherlock are back in the latest installment in Catherine Coulter's #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series, and this time both are enlisted to help women with traumatic pasts who are in mortal danger"--

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Quarter to midnight  by Karen Rose

Quarter to midnight

Karen Rose

Book

"Discover New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Rose's brand-new series set in the sultry, crime-ridden city of New Orleans and featuring a tough team of high-end private investigators who are after justice-no matter what they have to...

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Appliance  by J. O. Morgan

Appliance

J. O. Morgan

Book

"This is the prototype. The first step to a new future. A future that will be easy and abundant. A future in which distance is no longer a barrier to human contact. And all it takes is a simple transport unit, in every home, every street, every town....

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The apartment upstairs  by Lesley Kara

The apartment upstairs

Lesley Kara

Book

"Scarlett's aunt lived - and was brutally murdered - in the apartment upstairs. But Scarlett is determined that life should return to some kind of normal, even if that means living with just a ceiling between her and the scene of such a devastating c...

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