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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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New avengers Breakout  by Alisa Kwitney

New avengers Breakout

Alisa Kwitney

eAudiobook

Under secret orders to assassinate the Widow, Hawkeye, the rough-edged marksman, finds himself caught up in a violent prison break that releases some of the world's most vicious and powerful criminals. Defying his superiors, Hawkeye joins forces with...

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Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow

Celia Garth

Gwen Bristow

eBook

The young orphan Celia Garth lives after the death of her parents with relatives, but they treat carelessly and use as cheap home help. Celia gathers her courage, escapes dependency, and builds up an independent existence as a seamstress in Charleston....

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Foul play in Vouvray by Jean-Pierre Alaux

Foul play in Vouvray

Jean-Pierre Alaux

eBook

When the lines between love, betrayal and jealously blur, the Winemaker Detective and his dashing assistant return to sniff out the difference be illusion and reality. This French mystery is set in the Loire Valley, home to castles, history, movie stars,...

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His innocent seduction by Clare (Romance novelist) Connelly

His innocent seduction

Clare (Romance novelist) Connelly

eBook

One night isn't enough...to initiate her into the world of sexual pleasure! I enjoy the finer things in life &#8211 aged whisky, gourmet meals, beautiful women. So when sweet virgin Millie Davis propositions me, I vow we'll savour every moment...for ...

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JoJo's bizarre adventure. Part 4, Diamond is unbreakable. by Hirohiko Araki

JoJo's bizarre adventure. Part 4, Diamond is unbreakable.

Hirohiko Araki

eBook

Jotaro Kujo discovers a lead on the stolen bow and arrow, but is it too late to stop the thief? While Jotaro is investigating that lead, Josuke Higashikata and Koichi Hirose find a new ally in...Okuyasu?! The bully wants to mend his ways after the death...

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Saved by their one-night baby by Louisa George

Saved by their one-night baby

Louisa George

eBook

Can a shock baby...redeem this damaged doctor? The last person paediatrician Ethan Reid expects to see on board the rescue boat during his latest humanitarian mission is nurse Claire Durand. The woman he shared an electrifying, anonymous encounter with...

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Figures in a landscape by Barry England

Figures in a landscape

Barry England

eBook

Two prisoners of war make a daring escape from their captors, fleeing across a hostile and alien terrain towards safety across the border, more than four hundred miles away. Equipped only with the few supplies they are able to steal and with nothing to...

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Inferno by Jackson Lanzing

Inferno

Jackson Lanzing

eBook

"Lara succeeds in hunting down Trinity to a remote outpost in Antarctica amidst the cold and darkness of the seemingly isolated land. Seeking to discover the mystery within the icy tomb before Trinity can exploit it, Lara faces a new adversary who is...

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Zero zone by Scott O'Connor

Zero zone

Scott O'Connor

eBook

Jess Shepard is an installation artist who creates environments that focus on light and space, often leading to intense sensory experiences for visitors to her work. A run of critically lauded projects peaks with Zero Zone, an installation at the once...

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My kind of earl by Vivienne Lorret

My kind of earl

Vivienne Lorret

eBook

USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret continues her charming new trilogy with a bluestocking whose search for information on the mating habits of scoundrels has her stumbling upon the missing heir to an earldom... in the London underworld.Jane...

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Death of a wicked witch by Lee Hollis

Death of a wicked witch

Lee Hollis

eBook

Bar Harbor, Maine, is quieter in the off-season, but the population has just increased a bit with the arrival of Ted and Trudy Lancaster. Ted's taking over for a retiring minister, and Trudy runs a food truck called Wicked 'Wiches. When she stops in at...

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No woods so dark as these  by Randall Silvis

No woods so dark as these

Randall Silvis

eBook

There are good reasons to fear the dark... Former Sergeant Ryan DeMarco's life has been spent in defiance'he's defied death, loneliness, and betrayal all while fighting the worst parts of humanity. He's earned a break, and following the devastation of...

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The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Swap

Melody Carlson

eBook

When songwriter West Prescott tries a vacation trade for Christmas, he accidentally ends up playing the caretaker of his own house--and falling in love with the struggling musician staying there. Will keeping his true identity from her hinder their b...

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The dog lover's guide to travel  by Kelly E. Carter

The dog lover's guide to travel

Kelly E. Carter

eBook

"National Geographic's ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine cruises. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips...

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A country for dying by Abdellah Taïa

A country for dying

Abdellah Taïa

eBook

An exquisite novel of North Africans in Paris by "one of the most original and necessary voices in world literature" Paris, Summer 2010. Zahira is 40 years old, Moroccan, a prostitute, traumatized by her father's suicide decades prior, and in love with...

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Chili cauldron curse by Lynn Cahoon

Chili cauldron curse

Lynn Cahoon

eBook

New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon introduces a new heroine with her own special brand of culinary magic in this novella to introduce her Kitchen Witch series. When Mia Malone's grandmother asks her to take a week away from her restaurant job...

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Nice werewolves don't bite vampires  by Molly Harper

Nice werewolves don't bite vampires

Molly Harper

eBook

The "enchanting" (Publishers Weekly) Jane Jameson series is back with a new paranormal romantic comedy about werewolf yearning to find her own place world, and the group of admittedly unique vampires who help her find love.Tylene McClaine, black sheep...

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Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin

Fresh Water for Flowers

Valérie Perrin

eBook

A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE PICK A POIGNANT RUNAWAY BESTSELLER full of French charm and memorable characters, Fresh Water for Flowers is Valerie Perrin's English debut. Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casua...

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Veiled in death by Stephanie Blackmoore

Veiled in death

Stephanie Blackmoore

eBook

Wedding planner Mallory Shepard doesn't have time to organize her own nuptials'because right now she's engaged in solving a murder ... style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal...

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Sins of the mother by August Norman

Sins of the mother

August Norman

eBook

August Norman returns with the second thrilling Caitlin Bergman novel, perfect for fans of Julia Keller, Tess Gerritsen, and Michael Koryta. Caitlin went in search of her mother...but what she found may set the world on fire. Caitlin Bergman's mother...

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The House of Styx  by Derek Künsken

The House of Styx

Derek Künsken

eBook

Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home. In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dan...

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The butterfly room  by Lucinda Riley

The butterfly room

Lucinda Riley

eBook

Full of her trademark mix of unforgettable characters and heart-breaking secrets, The Butterfly Room is a spellbinding, second-chance-at-love story from #1 International bestseller Lucinda Riley.Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth birthday. S...

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Winner cake all by Denise Swanson

Winner cake all

Denise Swanson

eBook

Once again, it looks like Dani Sloan will get a slice of the action... In the small town of Normalton, IL, there aren't a lot of opportunities for small business owner Dani Sloan to cater big-ticket events. But that's about to change'a client named Y...

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Blunt force by Lynda La Plante

Blunt force

Lynda La Plante

eBook

Jane Tennison must navigate the salacious world of theatre to solve a brutal murder in the heart of London's West End, in the brilliant new thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante. Things can't get much worse for detective Jane Tennis...

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Epic rivalry  by Von Hardesty

Epic rivalry

Von Hardesty

eBook

Chronicles the epic race to the moon between the United States and the Soviet Union, discussing both countries' space exploration programs, the scientists and political leaders involved, and the key achievements and disasters of both.

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The nature of nature  by Enric Sala

The nature of nature

Enric Sala

eBook

"The Nature of Nature explores how the natural world works, outlines the consequences of its unraveling by our activities, and offers practical solutions-with a description of societal and economic benefits. The first ten chapters of this book are a....

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Split  by A. S. Patrić

Split

A. S. Patrić

eBook

In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia's most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking stories of significant endings and ...

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Everywhere to hide  by Siri L. Mitchell

Everywhere to hide

Siri L. Mitchell

eBook

"Siri Mitchell's latest thriller asks: Who do you trust when you can't even trust yourself?"--

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Ghost bird  by Lisa Fuller

Ghost bird

Lisa Fuller

eBook

Stacey and Laney are twins - mirror images of each other - and yet they're as different as the sun and the moon. Stacey works hard at school, determined to get out of their small town. Laney skips school and sneaks out of the house to meet her boyfriend....

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Farewell, ghosts  by Nadia Terranova

Farewell, ghosts

Nadia Terranova

eBook

"Ida is a married woman in her late thirties, who lives in Milan and works at a radio station. Her mother wants to renovate the family apartment in Messina, to put it up for sale and asks her daughter to sort through her things--to decide what to keep...

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Mistletoe and Mr. Right  by Sarah Morgenthaler

Mistletoe and Mr. Right

Sarah Morgenthaler

eBook

"How the moose (almost) stole Christmas. Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska, can't stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana's determined to prove that she belongs...even...

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The president's dossier  by James A. Scott

The president's dossier

James A. Scott

eBook

Fired for bias against the U.S. president, ex-CIA Russia expert Max Geller gets a chance to redeem his reputation and make a fortune when he is hired to investigate the president's incriminating ties to Moscow. Jill Rucker, an undercover CIA agent, is...

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The wrong kind of woman  by Sarah McCraw Crow

The wrong kind of woman

Sarah McCraw Crow

eBook

"In late 1970, Oliver Desmarais drops dead in his front yard while hanging Christmas lights. In the year that follows, his widow, Virginia, struggles to find her place on the campus of the elite New Hampshire men's college where Oliver was a professor....

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Fearless by Allen Stroud

Fearless

Allen Stroud

eBook

Captain Ellisa Shann commands Khidr, a search and rescue ship with a crew of twenty-five, tasked to assist the vast commercial freighters that supply the different solar system colonies. Now, while on a regular six-month patrol through the solar system,...

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Kent State  by artist Derf

Kent State

artist Derf

eBook

From bestselling author Derf Backderf comes the untold story of the Kent State shootings'timed for the 50th anniversary ' On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University....

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Black Bottom saints  by Alice Randall

Black Bottom saints

Alice Randall

eBook

An enthralling literary tour-de-force that pays tribute to Detroit's legendary neighborhood, a mecca for jazz, sports, and politics, Black Bottom Saints is a powerful blend of fact and imagination reminiscent of E.L. Doctorow's classic novel Ragtime and...

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The emperor's wolves  by Michelle Sagara

The emperor's wolves

Michelle Sagara

eBook

"Multiple races carefully navigate the City of Elantra under the Dragon Emperor's wing. His Imperial Wolves are executioners, the smallest group to serve in the Halls of Law. The populace calls them assassins.Every wolf candidate must consent to a fu...

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Breathe the sky by Michelle Hazen

Breathe the sky

Michelle Hazen

eBook

Two strangers start out saving animals and end up rescuing each other in this heartwarming romance from the author of Unbreak Me. Mari Tucker is a wildlife biologist who scoops bunnies and endangered tortoises out of harms way on construction sites....

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A Christmas carol murder by Heather Redmond

A Christmas carol murder

Heather Redmond

eBook

The latest novel from Heather Redmond's acclaimed mystery series finds young Charles Dickens suspecting a miser of pushing his partner out a window, but his fiancee Kate Hogarth takes a more charitable view of the old man's innocence ... style="color:...

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A bad. bad thing  by Elena Forbes

A bad. bad thing

Elena Forbes

eBook

Haunted by her past, which she keeps carefully hidden, London homicide detective Eve West has buried herself in her work for many years. But when she stumbles into the midst of a covert police operation, with catastrophic consequences, she is suspended...

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Nightshade by M. L. Huie

Nightshade

M. L. Huie

eBook

M. L. Huie returns with the next Livy Nash historical mystery, perfect for fans of Susan Elia MacNeal's Maggie Hope series and Kate Quinn's The Alice Network. How far would you go to rescue a friend' British spy Livy Nash has never had many friends. But...

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The Man in the Water  by David Burton

The Man in the Water

David Burton

eBook

On the first day of year 10, Shaun sees a dead body. When Shaun finds a body floating in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is g...

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More beautiful than death by David Mack

More beautiful than death

David Mack

eBook

An original novel based on the thrilling new Star Trek movies! Based on the "Kelvin Universe" movie saga! Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew escort Spock's father, Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, to a dilithium-rich planet called Akiron. They arrive...

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Burning roses  by S. L. Huang

Burning roses

S. L. Huang

eBook

From Hugo Award Winner S. L. Huang"S. L. Huang is amazing."--Patrick RothfussBurning Roses is a gorgeous fairy tale of love and family, of demons and lost gods, for fans of Zen Cho and JY Yang.Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves ...

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Misleading a duke by A. S. Fenichel

Misleading a duke

A. S. Fenichel

eBook

Finishing school failed to turn them into proper society ladies. Now these four friends vow to remain single until they find suitors worthy of their love and devotion ... Betrothed to a man she has barely met, Lady Faith Landon calls upon her three b...

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Captain moxley and the embers of the empire by Dan Hanks

Captain moxley and the embers of the empire

Dan Hanks

eBook

An ex-Spitfire pilot is dragged into a race against a shadowy government agency to unlock the secrets of the lost empire of Atlantis In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Ca...

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A kingdom of flesh and fire  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A kingdom of flesh and fire

Jennifer L. Armentrout

eBook

"A Betrayal...Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does...

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Under your feet  by author Royal Horticultural Society

Under your feet

author Royal Horticultural Society

eBook

Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered...Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-bo...

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Shelter in place by David Leavitt

Shelter in place

David Leavitt

eBook

'Very funny and unexpected, a material response to our times, plush as velvet.' 'Rachel Cusk'A wickedly funny and emotionally expansive novel about all the bewildering ways we seek solace from the people and things that surround us.' ' Jenny OffillDa...

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Knot of this world by Mary Marks

Knot of this world

Mary Marks

eBook

Quilter Martha Rose must patch together the clues to solve the murder of a cult leader in the California mountains ... Has Martha's fellow quilter and dear friend Birdie Watson become unraveled' Birdie and her new husband have decided to join the Mys...

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And now she's gone  by Rachel Howzell Hall

And now she's gone

Rachel Howzell Hall

eBook

"Sharp, witty and perfectly paced, And Now She's Gone is one hell of a read!" --Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night BeforeIsabel Lincoln is gone.But is she missing?It's up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down...

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Murder with Honey Ham Biscuits by A. L. Herbert

Murder with Honey Ham Biscuits

A. L. Herbert

eBook

As the owner of Mahalia's Sweet Tea, Halia Watkins is famous in Maryland's Prince George's County for her down-home cuisine. But when she has the chance to showcase her talents on national TV, she becomes the star of a murder mystery that's too hot to...

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The dreaming. Volume one, Pathways and emanations by Simon Spurrier

The dreaming. Volume one, Pathways and emanations

Simon Spurrier

Graphic novel

"One of four books expanding Neil Gaiman's acclaimed Sandman Universe. There is a place where gods are born and stories are spun. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Twenty-three years after he was anointed as its master, the lord of dreams has...

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From Devon with death  by Stephanie (Crime writer) Austin

From Devon with death

Stephanie (Crime writer) Austin

Book

"When Juno Browne finds a life-sized effigy floating in the River Ashburn, a note attached claims it as the work of Cutty Dyer, Ashburton's mythical blood-drinking demon. At first, the police dismiss Juno's find as a practical joke. Then the body of a...

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Still life  by Zoë Wicomb

Still life

Zoë Wicomb

Book

"Wicomb’s majestic new novel Still Life juggles with our perception of time and reality as Wicomb tells the story of an author struggling to write a biography of long-forgotten Scottish poet Thomas Pringle, whose only legacy is in South Africa where he...

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Simmer down  by Sarah Smith

Simmer down

Sarah Smith

Book

"In this finger-licking good rom-com, two is the perfect number of cooks in the kitchen. Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn't be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers,...

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The duke effect  by Sophie Jordan

The duke effect

Sophie Jordan

Book

"Despite being surrounded by her happily wed sisters, Nora Langley prefers botany to ballrooms and would rather spend a lifetime in her laboratory than consider affairs of the heart. An expert herbalist, Nora has been masquerading as her late physician...

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Tangled up in Texas  by Delores Fossen

Tangled up in Texas

Delores Fossen

Book

"Between running his family ranch and dealing with far too many needy relatives, Shaw Jameson doesn't have time for more trouble. But when his first love, former-child-star-turned-businesswoman Sunny Dalton, returns to Lone Star Ridge, Shaw senses things...

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Someday at Christmas  by Lizzie Byron

Someday at Christmas

Lizzie Byron

Book

"Shell Smith is a make-up artist on the ART counter at Duke & Sons, a beautiful but old-fashioned department store in her home city. Shell loves her job and loves living at home with her loud, rambunctious family. This Christmas, business is booming in...

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A winter's dream  by Sophie Claire

A winter's dream

Sophie Claire

Book

"Liberty has never been a risk-taker. She loves the routine of her quiet life in the charming village of Willowbrook, with her Labrador, Charlie. But the arrival of a mysterious gift prompts Liberty to make some changes: starting with a daily challenge...

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Freetown  by Otto de Kat

Freetown

Otto de Kat

Book

"Maria is independent, unconventional and unafraid. She is trying to find an explanation for the disappearance of Ishmael, a refugee from Sierra Leone who came to her door as a newspaper boy and stayed for seven years. He was like a son to her. Vincent...

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The haunted shore  by Neil. author. Spring

The haunted shore

Neil. author. Spring

Book

"When Lizzy moves to a desolate shore to escape her past, she hopes to find sanctuary. But a mysterious stranger is waiting for her, her father's carer, and when darkness falls, something roams this wild stretch of beach, urging Lizzy to investigate its...

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Lake season  by Denise Hunter

Lake season

Denise Hunter

Book

"When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents' dream: turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina, home back into an inn. The situation would just be temporary--three years at ...

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The lost shtetl   by Max Gross

The lost shtetl

Max Gross

Book

"What if there was a town that Hitler missed? For over fifty years the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol has existed virtually untouched and unchanged. Spared of the Holocaust and Cold War, Kreskol has enjoyed an isolated peace. But when a marriage dispute...

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Death awaits in Durham  by Helen (Novelist) Cox

Death awaits in Durham

Helen (Novelist) Cox

Book

"When librarian and budding private investigator Kitt Hartley visits her ex-assistant Grace Edwards in Durham, she soon learns of an unsolved murder. A year ago Jodie Perkins, a Mechanics student, disappeared after her student-radio broadcast was cut...

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The pilgrim conspiracy  by Jeroen Windmeijer

The pilgrim conspiracy

Jeroen Windmeijer

Book

"The normally quiet Dutch town of Leiden is horrified when the chairman of the local Masonic lodge is brutally killed. Almost simultaneously, a manuscript is found in an archive in which an anonymous author tells the hidden history of the Pilgrim Fathers,...

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Only truth  by Julie (Thriller writer) Cameron

Only truth

Julie (Thriller writer) Cameron

Book

"A successful artist with a doting husband, Isabel Dryland knows she should be grateful for her happy life. It's a complete reversal from the one she led before, when normalcy seemed out of reach, after a violent assault she cannot remember left her ...

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The Tindalos asset  by Caitlín R. Kiernan

The Tindalos asset

Caitlín R. Kiernan

Book

"A rundown apartment in Koreatown. A Los Angeles winter. A strung out, worn out, wrecked and used government agent is scraped up off the pavement, cleaned up, and reluctantly sent out into battle one last time. Ellison Nicodemo has seen and done terr...

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Hitler's brothel  by Steve Matthews

Hitler's brothel

Steve Matthews

Book

"Two sisters are cruelly separated by war in tragic circumstances. Ania is imprisoned in a concentration camp in Poland and Danuta's search for her sister leads her into the Polish Underground. They each do what they must to survive long enough to find...

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Death at the Orange Locks  by Anja de. author. Jager

Death at the Orange Locks

Anja de. author. Jager

Book

"After her painful divorce four years ago, Lotte Meerman has kept well away from Arjen, her ex-husband, and his new wife Nadia. So when they both visit her at central Amsterdam's police station to report Nadia's father missing, Lotte is shocked - but...

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The land  by Thomas James Maltman

The land

Thomas James Maltman

Book

"Recovering from a terrible auto accident just before the turn of the millennium, college dropout and hobbyist computer-game programmer Lucien Swenson becomes the caretaker of a house in northern Minnesota. Lucien sets out to find a missing woman he had...

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Kitty's mix-tape  by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty's mix-tape

Carrie Vaughn

Book

"Kitty Norville still can't stay away from trouble --of the supernatural kind. Everyone's favorite werewolf DJ is here to mix it up just one last time. Here you will find, or will be lucky to newly discover, the irrepressible Kitty Norville with friends...

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The space between worlds  by Micaiah Johnson

The space between worlds

Micaiah Johnson

Book

"Reasons Cara has died: - The emperor of the wasteland wanted to make an example of her mother and started with her - One of her mother's boyfriends wanted to cover up what he did to her - She was born addicted and her lungs didn't develop - She was ...

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Ring shout  by P. Djèlí Clark

Ring shout

P. Djèlí Clark

Book

"In this dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All...

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The Duke of Caladan  by Brian Herbert

The Duke of Caladan

Brian Herbert

Book

"Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad'Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor's favor,...

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Oaths & conquests.

Oaths & conquests.

Book

"The Mortal Realms are burning. The hope brought by Sigmar's storm is now nothing more than a dwindling light against the darkness of Chaos, as mighty warlords rise to prominence and teeming hordes of ratmen and greenskins threaten to topple civilisa...

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The secrets of Saffron Hall  by Clare Marchant

The secrets of Saffron Hall

Clare Marchant

Book

"Two women. Five centuries apart. One life-changing secret about to be unearthed... 1538: Though Eleanor is not wealthy, the saffron spice she grows for her new husband is more valuable than gold. But as his reputation in Henry's court soars, Eleanor...

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Hag

Hag

Book

"DARK, POTENT AND UNCANNY, HAG BURSTS WITH THE UNTOLD STORIES OF OUR ISLES, CAPTURED IN VOICES AS VARIED AS THEY ARE VIVID. Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost childr...

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Ordinary hazards  by Anna Bruno

Ordinary hazards

Anna Bruno

Book

"Emma has settled into her hometown bar for the evening. It was in this very room that she met Lucas a few years back, on a blind date. Nine months ago, in unimaginable circumstances, they divorced. As Emma listens to the locals' banter, key facts about...

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Why mummy's sloshed  by Gill. author. Sims

Why mummy's sloshed

Gill. author. Sims

Book

"I just wanted them to stop wittering at me, eat vegetables without complaining, let me go to the loo in peace and learn to make a decent gin and tonic. It genuinely never occurred to me when they were little that this would ever end – an eternity o...

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The two lost mountains  by Matthew Reilly

The two lost mountains

Matthew Reilly

Book

"Against all the odds, Jack West Jr found the Three Secret Cities but at a heartbreaking cost. His beloved daughter Lily, it appeared, was slaughtered by Sphinx in a cruel ancient ritual. With his rivals far ahead of him, Jack must now get to one of the...

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The perfect sister  by Zoe. author. Miller

The perfect sister

Zoe. author. Miller

Book

"Once inseparable, years of resentment and jealousy have driven Alice and Holly apart. But, though they barely speak these days, Alice knows her sister is hiding something. When she hears that a discovery at a soon-to-be-demolished apartment building...

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Map's edge  by David Hair

Map's edge

David Hair

Book

"Dashryn Cowl has run out of places to hide. The erstwhile sorcerer of the Imperial College fled the Bolgravian Empire when his high-flying family fell from grace, but the tyrannical empire is still hunting for him. So when he gets his hands on a map...

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The Fabergé secret  by Charles Belfoure

The Fabergé secret

Charles Belfoure

Book

"St Petersburg, 1903. Prince Dimitri Markhov counts himself lucky to be a close friend of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Cocooned by the glittering wealth of the Imperial court, the talented architect lives a life of luxury and comfort, by the...

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Angels weep  by Colin Falconer

Angels weep

Colin Falconer

Book

"Three can keep a secret. If two of you are dead... Two women are snatched off the streets of London in one weekend. DI Charlie George and his team get to work. The lives of these young women - one of them a mother - are on the line, and the clock is...

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Kent State  by author Derf

Kent State

author Derf

Graphic novel

"On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots, 4 students were killed and 9 shot and wounded. It was the day America turned guns on its...

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The last Christmas cowboy  by Maisey Yates

The last Christmas cowboy

Maisey Yates

Book

"Cowgirl Rose Daniels is determined to play matchmaker to ensure her beloved sister will meet someone under the mistletoe. She enlists the reluctant help of family friend Logan Heath, but his insistence that she doesn't understand chemistry is exaspe...

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The vow  by Debbie. author. Howells

The vow

Debbie. author. Howells

Book

"Two weeks before her wedding, a stranger stops Amy in the street and warns her she’s in danger. Then that night, Matt, her fiancé, doesn’t come home. Desperate, Amy calls the police - but when Matt fails to emerge, she’s forced to call off her wedding...

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Pulpit Rock  by Kate. author. Rhodes

Pulpit Rock

Kate. author. Rhodes

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"As the scorching summer sun beats down on St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly, DI Ben Kitto and his team are training for the annual Swimathon, until they discover a body hanging from Pulpit Rock, dressed in a bridal gown. An obsessive killer is hunting...

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Balkan glory  by Julian Stockwin

Balkan glory

Julian Stockwin

Book

"1811. The Adriatic, the 'French Lake', is now the most valuable territory Napoleon Bonaparte possesses. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd finds his glorious return to England cut short when the Admiralty summons him to lead a squadron of frigates into these waters...

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This is how it took place  by Rudrakshi. author. Bhattacharjee

This is how it took place

Rudrakshi. author. Bhattacharjee

Book

" A girl tries in vain to please her mother, a young woman comes to terms with her infidelity, siblings take over each other's identities - these stories, often told from the perspectives of silent rebels, headstrong loners and nihilistic onlookers, open...

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Phoenix extravagant  by Yoon Ha Lee

Phoenix extravagant

Yoon Ha Lee

Book

"Gyen Jebi isn't a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they're jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government's automato...

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Nexus + other stories  by Thomas. author. Parrott

Nexus + other stories

Thomas. author. Parrott

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"In a galaxy beset by war, where the Adeptus Astartes are all that stand against annihilation, the Ultramarines are exemplar – noble, honourable and oathbound to the protection of mankind. Where the predations of the alien, the witch and the heretic ...

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Midnight train to Prague  by Carol Windley

Midnight train to Prague

Carol Windley

Book

"In 1927, as Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague with her mother, their train is delayed in Saxon Switzerland. In the brief time the train is idle, Natalia learns the truth about her father - who she believed died during her infancy - and meets...

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The gift of the magpie  by Donna Andrews

The gift of the magpie

Donna Andrews

Book

"Meg's running Caerphilly's Helping Hands for the Holidays project, in which neighbors help each other with things they can't do and can't afford to have done. Her hopes for a relatively peaceful (if busy) Christmas vanish when someone murders Harvey...

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Christmas at the Island Hotel  by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Jenny Colgan

Book

"On the tiny, beautiful, and remote island of Mure, halfway between Scotland and Norway, a new hotel opening is a big event. New mother Flora MacKenzie and her brother Fintan are working themselves half to death to get it ready in time for Christmas....

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Drive, she said and other stories  by Tracie McBride

Drive, she said and other stories

Tracie McBride

Book

"A collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories. The themes and settings are diverse, but one common thread runs through the stories -- they all feature women. Women as protagonists. Women as doomed heroines. Woman as villains. Mothers and spi...

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