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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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The game by A. S. (Antonia Susan) Byatt

The game

A. S. (Antonia Susan) Byatt

eBook

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Malice by Heather Walter

Malice

Heather Walter

eBook

"Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love's kiss. You've heard this before, haven't you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after. Ut...

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Doctor Aphra by Sarah (Author) Kuhn

Doctor Aphra

Sarah (Author) Kuhn

eBook

Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again. A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn't...

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Names of the Women by Jeet Thayil

Names of the Women

Jeet Thayil

eBook

"From the Booker-shortlisted author of Narcopolis, in prose of extraordinary power, a novel about the women whose roles were suppressed, reduced or erased in the Gospels. Names of the Women begins with Christ on the cross addressing Mary of Magdala, asking...

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A quiet man by Tom Wood

A quiet man

Tom Wood

eAudiobook

One day a man arrives in town. The assassin known as Victor is hiding out in a small motel in Canada after a job across the border. A few days laying low and he'll be gone, leaving no trace behind. He doesn't count on getting to know a mother and her...

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Fletchers End by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Fletchers End

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

eAudiobook

Shortly before Bel's marriage to Ellis Brownlee, her friend, Louise Armstrong, goes house hunting for them and discovers a charming but neglected old stone cottage in the Cotswolds. Bel adores the house, called Fletchers End. Ellis buys the place from...

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It happened one summer  by Tessa Bailey

It happened one summer

Tessa Bailey

Book

"Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is...

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In Bavaria by Katherine Mansfield

In Bavaria

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

Ten stories from the 'brilliant' Katherine Mansfield set in Bavaria.As Vincent O'Sullivan states, those encountering Mansfield's stories for the first time have invariably found they 'were alive, they were witty, they were moving, they covered new ground'....

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Batgirl by Matthew K. author. Manning

Batgirl

Matthew K. author. Manning

eBook

Barbara Gordon grew up idolizing Batman, the masked vigilante who protected her home of Gotham City. As she got older, she realized that one person wasn't enough to protect all the people of Gotham from the city's widespread crime-and she was ready to...

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Rizzo's Fire by Lou. author. Manfredo

Rizzo's Fire

Lou. author. Manfredo

eBook

As twenty-year veteran Joe Rizzo edges closer to retirement, things only seem to get more difficult: having promised his wife he'd quit smoking, he's working the most baffling case of his career, with a new partner to boot. Robert Lauria was practically...

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Rizzo's War by Lou. author. Manfredo

Rizzo's War

Lou. author. Manfredo

eBook

Joe Rizzo, a veteran of the NYPD, passes on the knowledge of his years of experience to his ambitious new partner, Mike McQueen, over a year of riding together as detectives in the Sixty-second Precinct in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. His refrain: 'There is...

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Object of desire by William J. Mann

Object of desire

William J. Mann

eBook

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Beyond black by Hilary Mantel

Beyond black

Hilary Mantel

eBook

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Vacant possession by Hilary Mantel

Vacant possession

Hilary Mantel

eBook

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Learning to talk by Hilary Mantel

Learning to talk

Hilary Mantel

eBook

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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

eBook

"Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning, ' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne,...

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The last family in England  by Matt Haig

The last family in England

Matt Haig

Book

"Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their black Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect...

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Salvation City  by Sigrid Nunez

Salvation City

Sigrid Nunez

Book

"After a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, the United States has grown increasingly anarchic. Large numbers of children are stranded in orphanages, and systems we take for granted are fraying at the seams. When orphaned Cole ...

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Gamish by Edward (Comic book artist) Ross

Gamish

Edward (Comic book artist) Ross

Book

"This ... illustrated book transports us through the history of video games, from the pioneering prototypes of the 1950s to the modern era of blockbuster hits and ingenious indie gems. Exploring the people and politics behind one of the world's most ...

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The final round  by Bernard (British novelist) O'Keeffe

The final round

Bernard (British novelist) O'Keeffe

Book

"On the morning after Boat Race Day, a man's body is found in a nature reserve beside the Thames. He has been viciously stabbed, his tongue cut out, and an Oxford college scarf stuffed in his mouth. The body is identified as that of Nick Bellamy, last...

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Reign of X. Volume 1 by Al Ewing

Reign of X. Volume 1

Al Ewing

Book

"After the Dawn comes the Reign! In the wake of X OF SWORDS, it's one giant leap for mutantkind as Krakoa turns its attentions to space -- and relaunches S.W.O.R.D.! Back on Krakoa, Cyclops and his allies grapple with the ramifications of their recent...

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Days of love at Seagull Villa. 2 by Naoko Kodama

Days of love at Seagull Villa. 2

Naoko Kodama

Graphic novel

"After her life fell apart, Mayumi decided to ditch the city and live in the countryside. While things haven't always gone smoothly between her and her boisterous landlady, Mayumi and Rin have grown close and even shared a kiss or two. But now a figure...

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John Walker, U.S.Agent. American zealot by Christopher J. (Christopher James) Priest

John Walker, U.S.Agent. American zealot

Christopher J. (Christopher James) ...

Graphic novel

"The Super-Soldier you love to hate! John Walker, the one-time Captain America and former U.S.Agent, has been stripped of his official status and is now operating as an independent government contractor protecting covert interests. Now Walker's latest...

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The adventure zone. 4, The crystal kingdom by Clint McElroy

The adventure zone. 4, The crystal kingdom

Clint McElroy

Graphic novel

"A desperate call for help interrupts holiday celebrations at the Bureau of Balance, and sends Taako, Magnus and Merle on a high-stakes mission to find and reclaim a fourth deadly relic: a powerful transmutation stone, hidden somewhere in the depths of...

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The philosophy of Venom

The philosophy of Venom

Graphic novel

"Uncover the crazed and illustrious mind of the original symbiote superhero in this lavishly presented collection of Venom's most heroic, villainous, and somewhat killer moments from his comic book history. In this book, you'll get in to the mind - or...

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The fallen  by Ada Hoffmann

The fallen

Ada Hoffmann

Book

"From the immersive and intoxicating world of The Outside, comes the exhilarating sequel from Philip K Dick and Compton Crook Award-nominated author, Ada Hoffmann. The laws of physics acting on the planet of Jai have been forever upended; its surface...

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Soul eater. 04 The perfect edition. by Atsushi Ōkubo

Soul eater. 04 The perfect edition.

Atsushi Ōkubo

Graphic novel

"The saga of the Meisters and their Weapons takes on a whole new look in the gorgeous Soul Eater: Perfect Edition! Dive into Maka and Soul's adventures in a unique larger format on high-end paper stock that maximizes the dynamic art of the series! Each...

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Come with me  by Ronald Damien Malfi

Come with me

Ronald Damien Malfi

Book

"Aaron Decker's life changes one December morning when his wife Allison is killed. Haunted by her absence - and her ghost - Aaron goes through her belongings, where he finds a receipt for a motel room in another part of the country. Piloted by grief and...

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Running out of road  by Cath Staincliffe

Running out of road

Cath Staincliffe

Book

"Scarlett is dancing in the school talent show tomorrow. Nana, who Scarlett lives with since Mum died, reckons Scarlett will be on Strictly at this rate. Except Scarlett doesn't make it home from school. She's abducted by a man she never imagined she'd...

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A dreadful destiny  by Rosemary Rowe

A dreadful destiny

Rosemary Rowe

Book

"April, CE 194. The tensions in the civil-war-torn Empire have come to Glevum now. Libertus's patron, Marcus Septimus, has received a letter from Druscilla Livia, a widowed cousin of his wife, seeking his protection. She has received an offer of marriage...

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The silver scream. Inked in blood by Steve Foxe

The silver scream. Inked in blood

Steve Foxe

Graphic novel

"Tying in with the events of Ice Nine Kills' next cinematic album, 'The Silver Scream,' 'Inked in blood' follows a bullied teen super-fan who's convinced that her favorite frontman could never have committed the grotesque crimes for which he's now st...

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King in Black. Return of the Valkyries by Jason Aaron

King in Black. Return of the Valkyries

Jason Aaron

Graphic novel

"Once there was an entire army of Valkyries, but now Jane Foster is the only one. And when Knull and his symbiote horrors come to Earth, all Jane sees when she looks at our big blue planet... is a vision of death. To help stop the King in Black, Jane...

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Rin-ne. Volume 40 by Rumiko Takahashi

Rin-ne. Volume 40

Rumiko Takahashi

Graphic novel

"After a mysterious encounter in her childhood, Sakura Mamiya gained the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she ust wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! Then one day he meets Rinne Rokudo, a boy who is far more than what he eems... Rinne wins a...

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Avengers. Vol. 8, Enter the Phoenix by Jason Aaron

Avengers. Vol. 8, Enter the Phoenix

Jason Aaron

Graphic novel

"The planet-burning cosmic firebird known as the Phoenix Force has returned - and the Avengers are drawn into a globe-spanning battle for ultimate power! In the distant past of One Million B.C.E., one young girl's only crime was being born with red hair......

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Whitethroat  by James (Pseudonym) Henry

Whitethroat

James (Pseudonym) Henry

Book

"It's November 1983 in Essex and there are reasons to be cheerful. Uptown Girl is sitting pretty at the top of the charts, Risky Business is raking it in at the box office, and there are now four channels on the telly. However, social tensions are beginning...

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Pup fiction  by Laurien Berenson

Pup fiction

Laurien Berenson

Book

"While usually protective, Melanie feels comfortable sending her sons to the Graceland School's summer camp for two reasons: The institution is well-regarded and proprietor Emily Grace is a trusted friend. But Emily has been acting strange since thre...

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His valet  by S. M. LaViolette

His valet

S. M. LaViolette

Book

"Stephen Chatham is everything Jo Leather ever wanted. Despite Stephen's tragic past, he's kind, brilliant, and the best employer Jo's ever had. Falling for him was easy. Stopping him from discovering that Jo is actually Josephine - and keeping him from...

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His harlot  by S. M. LaViolette

His harlot

S. M. LaViolette

Book

"Edward Fanshawe is everything Nora Hudson wants in the bedroom - and everything she should avoid out of it. He gives her the pain, humiliation, and domination she craves from a sexual partner, but his search for the perfect, blue-blooded wife means the...

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Premonition  by Wendy (Crime writer) Whitman

Premonition

Wendy (Crime writer) Whitman

Book

"Cary Mackin is a TV journalist who has covered crime for nearly twenty years. After losing her job she moves to a small town in Connecticut - only to get caught up in the web of a deranged serial killer. Cary has a dark secret that drives everything...

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Mamma by Diana Tutton

Mamma

Diana Tutton

Book

"The doomed mutual attraction of a middle-aged widow and her new son-in-law, who is much closer to her own age than her daughter's, becomes a pivotal drama in this sensitive and emotionally complex 1950s bestseller."--Publisher.

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Two-week wait by Luke C. Jackson

Two-week wait

Luke C. Jackson

Graphic novel

"Conrad and Joanne met in their final year of university and have been virtually inseparable since then. For a while, it felt like they had all the time in the world. Yet now, when they are finally ready to have kids, they find that getting pregnant ...

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Closing costs  by Bracken MacLeod

Closing costs

Bracken MacLeod

Book

"Nelle and Evan Pereira were thrilled to close on their 'forever home' - a spacious paradise nestled against a state forest in Massachusetts. Three months later, on a brisk Saturday morning, their peace is destroyed when an intruder captures Nelle home...

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The bachelor  by Andrew Palmer

The bachelor

Andrew Palmer

Book

"Reeling from a breakup with his almost-fiancée, the narrator of Andrew Palmer's first novel returns to his hometown in Iowa to house-sit for a family friend. There, a chance flick of the TV remote and a correspondence with an old grad school classmate...

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M, king's bodyguard by Niall Leonard

M, king's bodyguard

Niall Leonard

Book

"Gathering intel, chasing leads, and cracking heads are all part of a day's work for Detective Chief Superintendent William Melville, bodyguard to Queen Victoria's son and heir to the throne, Prince Albert. But when the Queen dies, prompting most of ...

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Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly (Novelist) Danvers

Murder at the Lakeside Library

Holly (Novelist) Danvers

Book

"Rain Wilmot has just returned to her family's waterfront log cabin in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin after the untimely death of her husband. The cabin is peaceful compared to Rain's corporate job and comes with an informal library that Rain's mother, Willow,...

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Virtue  by Hermione Hoby

Virtue

Hermione Hoby

Book

"Arriving in New York City for an internship at an elite but fading magazine, Luca feels invisible: smart but not worldly, privileged but broke, and uncertain how to navigate a new era of social change. Among his peers is Zara, a young Black woman whose...

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Red traitor  by Owen Matthews

Red traitor

Owen Matthews

Book

"The year is 1962, and KGB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vasin is searching for ghosts: for evidence of the long-rumoured existence of an American spy embedded at the highest echelons of Soviet power. But it's while on this wild goose chase, a high-st...

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Mother of all  by Jenna Glass

Mother of all

Jenna Glass

Book

"In the once male-dominated world of Seven Wells, women now control their own reproduction, but the battle for equality is far from over. Even with two thrones held by women, there are still those who cling to the old ways and are determined to return...

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For your own good  by Samantha Downing

For your own good

Samantha Downing

Book

"USA Today bestselling author Samantha Downing teaches all the wrong lessons in her latest sneaky thriller about a calculating teacher in a privileged private school who knows he has the power to make or break your kid's future - and he uses it.... T...

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Secrets my father kept  by Rachel Givney

Secrets my father kept

Rachel Givney

Book

"It's April 1939. As the Führer edges towards an invasion of Poland, total war looms in Europe. However in Krakow, seventeen-year-old Marie Karska's primary concern is the unexplained disappearance of her mother fifteen years ago, and her father Domi...

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Black ice  by Brad Thor

Black ice

Brad Thor

Book

"Scot Harvath is having his best summer ever. With a cottage on the fjord, a boat, and his beautiful girlfriend Sølvi, he's got everything he could possibly want. But out of vacation days and long overdue back home, America's top spy has a decision t...

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Operation Black Key by Kim (Bomb disposal operator) Hughes

Operation Black Key

Kim (Bomb disposal operator) Hughes

Book

Left reeling from the disappearance of his daughter and ex-wife, Staff Sergeant Dom Riley is a haunted man. After spending months investigating, he has exhausted nearly all leads in his hunt for answers. As Riley decides to make one final push for the...

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Stella  by Takis Würger

Stella

Takis Würger

Book

"In 1942, Friedrich, an even-keeled but unworldly young man, arrives in Berlin from bucolic Switzerland with dreams of becoming an artist. At a life drawing class, he is hypnotized by the beautiful model, Kristin, who soon becomes his energetic yet e...

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The only good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

The only good Indians

Stephen Graham Jones

Large Print

"Ten years ago, four young men shot some elk then went on with their lives. It happens every year; it's been happening forever; it's the way it's always been. But this time it's different. Ten years after that fateful hunt, these men are being stalke...

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Three missing days by Colleen Coble

Three missing days

Colleen Coble

Large Print

"Chief of Police Jane Hardy plunges into the investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman as well as one of the firefighters. It’s clear the woman was murdered. But why? The unraveling of Jane’s personal life only makes the answers...

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Every last fear by Alex Finlay

Every last fear

Alex Finlay

Large Print

"University student Matt Pine has just received devastating news. Nearly his entire family have been found dead while holidaying in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI aren't convinced - and they won't tell Matt why. The tr...

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Shadows have offended by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Shadows have offended

Cassandra Rose Clarke

eBook

The USS Enterprise has been granted the simple but unavoidable honor of ferrying key guests to Betazed for a cultural ceremony. En route, sudden tragedy strikes a Federation science station on the isolated planet Kota, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has...

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The portrait of a mirror by A. Natasha Jouksovsky

The portrait of a mirror

A. Natasha Jouksovsky

eBook

Wes and Diana are the kind of privileged, well-educated, self-involved New Yorkers you may not want to like but can't help wanting to like you. With his boyish good looks, blue-blood pedigree, and the recent tidy valuation of his tech startup, Wes would...

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Matters of the heart by Fiona (Romance fiction writer) Palmer

Matters of the heart

Fiona (Romance fiction writer) Palm...

eAudiobook

A classic love story about manners, men and modern romance retold by bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer Western Australia, 2019: The Bennets are a farming family struggling to make ends meet. Lizzy, passionate about working the land, is determined...

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Wake by Rebecca Hall

Wake

Rebecca Hall

Graphic novel

"An historical and imaginative tour-de-force, WAKE brings to light for the first time the existence of enslaved black women warriors, whose stories can be traced by carefully scrutinizing historical records; and where the historical record goes silent,...

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Doctor Andromeda and the kingdom of lost tomorrows by Jeff Lemire

Doctor Andromeda and the kingdom of lost tomorrows

Jeff Lemire

Graphic novel

"An aged crime fighter desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged son, who he hoped would one day take the mantle of Doctor Andromeda. Over the course of the story we learn his World War II-era origin, how he got his powers, his exciting astra...

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Julia Quinn

Large Print

"Secretly drawn to her best friend's brother for years, Penelope Featherington believes that she knows everything about Colin Bridgerton, until she stumbles upon his deepest secrets, while Colin becomes tired of being constantly charming, bored with ...

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The president's daughter by Bill Clinton

The president's daughter

Bill Clinton

Large Print

"Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL - and a past president - has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack. A madman abducts Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie - turning every parent's deepest...

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Moriarty the patriot. 4 by Ryosuke Takeuchi

Moriarty the patriot. 4

Ryosuke Takeuchi

Graphic novel

"Before he was Sherlock's rival, Moriarty fought against the unfair class caste system in London by making sure corrupt nobility got their comeuppance. But even the most well-intentioned plans can spin out of control--will Moriarty's dream of a more just...

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She is haunted  by Paige Clark

She is haunted

Paige Clark

Book

"A mother cuts her daughter's hair because her own hair starts falling out. A woman leaves her boyfriend because he reminds her of a corpse. A woman undergoes brain surgery to try and live more comfortably in higher temperatures. A widow attempts to ...

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How to find your way in the dark  by Derek B. Miller

How to find your way in the dark

Derek B. Miller

Book

"Sheldon Horowitz is orphaned by his thirteenth birthday. Following the death of his father, he is packed off to live with his cousins in Hartford, Connecticut, and told to keep his head down. But Sheldon has other ideas, and it seems like his two cousins...

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The Rabbits  by Sophie Overett

The Rabbits

Sophie Overett

Book

"How do you make sense of the loss of those you love most? Delia Rabbit has asked herself this question over and over again since the disappearance of her older sister, Bo. Crippled by grief, Delia and her mother became dysfunctional, parting ways not...

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Beautiful revolutionary  by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Beautiful revolutionary

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Book

"In a hotel room on a sleepy Pacific island, Judy Novak waits. And worries. It isn't the first time 29-year-old problem child Paulina has kept her mother waiting. But Judy can't ignore the island's jagged cliffs and towering pines - or the dread that...

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Ascension  by Oliver Harris

Ascension

Oliver Harris

Book

"British spy Elliot Kane is forced out of semi-retirement to investigate a colleague's suspicious death on Ascension Island, a remote and rocky outpost of the British military in the middle of the Atlantic"--

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Girl One  by Sara Flannery Murphy

Girl One

Sara Flannery Murphy

Book

"Josephine Morrow is Girl One, the first of nine "Miracle Babies" conceived without male DNA, raised on an experimental commune known as the Homestead. When a suspicious fire destroys the commune and claims the lives of two of the Homesteaders, the r...

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Future state. Batman, dark detective by Mariko Tamaki

Future state. Batman, dark detective

Mariko Tamaki

Graphic novel

"Welcome to the possible future state of Gotham. The Magistrate, a freelance military and surveillance corporation, has been hired by Gotham's leadership to turn the old city into a futuristic surveillance state free of vigilante-based crime/heroics....

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After story  by Larissa Behrendt

After story

Larissa Behrendt

Book

"When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England's most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past. Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jas...

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I couldn't love you more  by Esther Freud

I couldn't love you more

Esther Freud

Book

"A sweeping story of three generations of women, crossing from London to Ireland and back again, and the enduring effort to retrieve the secrets of the past. It's London, 1960, and Aoife Kelly-once the sparkling object of young men's affections-runs pubs...

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It's better this way  by Debbie Macomber

It's better this way

Debbie Macomber

Book

"It's been nearly six years since Julia Jones had her heart broken. After her husband became involved with another woman, she did everything she could to save their marriage, to no avail. Their two daughters continue to stand by Julia in the wake of ...

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