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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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The moorland murderers by Michael Jecks

The moorland murderers

Michael Jecks

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"July, 1556. En route to France and escape from Queen Mary's men, Jack Blackjack decides to spend the night at a Devon tavern, agrees to a game of dice - and ends up accused of murder. To make matters worse, the dead man turns out to have been the leader...

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Dark queen watching by P. C. Doherty

Dark queen watching

P. C. Doherty

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"November, 1471. With Edward of York on the English throne and her son, Henry Tudor, in exile in Brittany, the newly-widowed Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, is alone, without protectors. All she can do is wait and watch, planning for a time when...

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The Drummers by Tricia Fields

The Drummers

Tricia Fields

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"The residents of the small town of Artemis are suspicious when a community called The Drummers moves into a local abandoned church. Their leader, Gideon, claims their aim is simple: to live peacefully off the grid without government interference. But...

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Gun law at Laramie by Allan Vaughan Elston

Gun law at Laramie

Allan Vaughan Elston

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"Danny Logan was a young man with only one thing on his mind--revenge! Ten years earlier he and his father had ridden into a wild, untamed Laramie, and inside of a week his father was dead, murdered by the outlaw Moyer gang. Danny had lived to see a ...

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Ride for justice, ride for revenge by James J. Griffin

Ride for justice, ride for revenge

James J. Griffin

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"Texas Ranger Lieutenant Luke Caldwell is leading a detachment of Rangers when they are ambushed by an outlaw gang. After a hard-fought battle, the Rangers defeat the gang, but at the price of several dead and wounded. Among the most severely hurt is...

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Killer research by Jenn McKinlay

Killer research

Jenn McKinlay

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"Spring is livening up Briar Creek after a long, cold winter, and newlyweds Lindsey and Sully could not be happier. Even though the upcoming mayoral election is getting heated, everything else in town is coming up daffodils . . . until a body is found....

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The last grand duchess by Bryn Turnbull

The last grand duchess

Bryn Turnbull

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"Grand Duchess Olga Romanov comes of age amid a shifting tide for the great dynasties of Europe. But even as unrest simmers in the capital, Olga is content to live within the confines of the sheltered life her parents have built for her and her three...

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Man of clay by Alan Derosby

Man of clay

Alan Derosby

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"1940s Germany: Karl Auerbach escapes Buchenwald concentration camp. Ashamed of the truth of how he fled, Karl vows never to speak of the memories of his imprisonment. Present Day Rhode Island: When Karl's grandson, Zachariah, is faced with prejudice...

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Murder at Queen's Landing by Andrea Penrose

Murder at Queen's Landing

Andrea Penrose

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"The murder of a shipping clerk . . . the strange disappearance of trusted friends . . . rumors of corruption within the powerful East India Company . . . all add up to a thrillingly dark mystery . . . When Lady Cordelia, a brilliant mathematician, and...

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Song of the gun by Dudley Dean

Song of the gun

Dudley Dean

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"Carse Boling and Martin "Stag" Staggart were partners in the Coffin cattle spread, the most successful in the area. Carse ruled the land with his fists and his streaking gun hand. Stag was the businessman, when he was sober enough, and the husband of...

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Summer love by Nancy Thayer

Summer love

Nancy Thayer

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"When four strangers rent bargain-basement rooms in an old hotel near the beach, they embark on the summer of their lives. First there's Ariel Spencer, who has big dreams of becoming a writer and is looking for inspiration in Nantucket's high society....

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Cold snap by Marc Cameron

Cold snap

Marc Cameron

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"After an early spring thaw on the Alaskan coast, Anchorage police discover a gruesome new piece of evidence in their search for a serial killer: a dismembered human foot. In Kincaid Park, a man is arrested for attacking a female jogger. Investigators...

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Summer at the Cape by RaeAnne Thayne

Summer at the Cape

RaeAnne Thayne

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"As the older sibling to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter was always the odd sister out. The divide grew even wider when their parents split up--while the twins stayed in Cape Sanctuary with their free-spirited mother, Rosemary, fourteen-...

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Marrying the ketchups by Jennifer Close

Marrying the ketchups

Jennifer Close

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"An irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the private jokes, ancient grudges, broken hearts, and deep, abiding love that feeds them all. Here are the three things the Sullivan family knows to be true:...

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To marry and to meddle by Martha Waters

To marry and to meddle

Martha Waters

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"Lady Emily Turner has been a debutante for six seasons now and should have long settled into a suitable marriage. However, due to her father's large debts, her only suitor is the persistent and odious owner of her father's favorite gambling house. M...

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Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter

Mulberry Hollow

Denise Hunter

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"Contractor Wes Mathews is hiking the Appalachian Trail in honor of his recently deceased best friend when he falls terribly ill. He stumbles into Riverbend Gap, the nearest town, and finds himself indebted to the doctor who owns the clinic. In lieu ...

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What matters most by Courtney Walsh

What matters most

Courtney Walsh

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"When a photojournalist who feels responsible for the death of five American soldiers in Afghanistan travels to Nantucket to seek absolution from Emma Sutton, the widow of one of the men, he inadvertently strikes up a friendship with her that slowly ...

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Dark angel by Brian Andrews

Dark angel

Brian Andrews

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"Former Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson returns to Nashville ready to begin his training with the elite warriors known as the Shepherds. He thinks he knows what to expect when he arrives on the sprawling, state-of-the-art facility but quickly realizes he'll...

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The Baxters by Karen Kingsbury

The Baxters

Karen Kingsbury

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"A terrible storm builds in the morning sky over Bloomington, Indiana, as Elizabeth Baxter prepares to celebrate her daughter Kari's wedding to Tim Jacobs. Elizabeth can't shake a growing sense that something bad is about to happen. In the midst of the...

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The runaway by Nicholas Petrie

The runaway

Nicholas Petrie

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"When Peter Ash rescues a stranded woman, he finds she's in far deeper trouble than he could ever imagine in the powerful new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series. "Explosive and engaging! Fasten your seat belt, this is going to be a...

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Country born by Linda Lael Miller

Country born

Linda Lael Miller

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"Rancher and military veteran J.P. McCall loves simple pleasures. But ever since his two closest friends have married and started families of their own, J.P. realizes what he's been missing. And then Sara Worth comes crashing back into his life. Single...

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The lifeguards by Amanda Eyre Ward

The lifeguards

Amanda Eyre Ward

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"The bonds between three picture-perfect, viciously protective mothers are tested when their sons uncover a horrible crime. In Austin's Zilker Park, vigilance and money are enough to keep one insulated from the world's problems and inconveniences. Here,...

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Robert B. Parker's Revenge tour by Mike Lupica

Robert B. Parker's Revenge tour

Mike Lupica

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"Melanie Joan Hall is back in Boston, riding high, refusing to have Sunny and Rosie move out. She has a Netflix series about to start shooting in Boston, based on her wildly popular new series of books for girls. Then it turns out that most of her fortune...

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Harrow by Joy Williams

Harrow

Joy Williams

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"In her first novel since The Quick and the Dead, the legendary writer takes us into an uncertain landscape after the environmental apocalypse, a world in which only the man-made has value, but some still wish to salvage the authentic. Once nature as...

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Marion Lane and the deadly rose by T. A. Willberg

Marion Lane and the deadly rose

T. A. Willberg

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"It's 1959 and a new killer haunts the streets of London, having baffled Scotland Yard. The newspapers call him The Florist because of the rose he brands on his victims. The police have turned yet again to the Inquirers at Miss Brickett's for assistance,...

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Take my hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Take my hand

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

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"Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a profoundly moving novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wench. Montgomery,...

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The last house on the street by Diane Chamberlain

The last house on the street

Diane Chamberlain

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"1965 Growing up in the well-to-do town of Round Hill, North Carolina, Ellie Hockley was raised to be a certain type of proper Southern lady. Enrolled in college and all but engaged to a bank manager, Ellie isn't as committed to her expected future as...

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The cat who saved books by Sōsuke Natsukawa

The cat who saved books

Sōsuke Natsukawa

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From the #1 bestselling author in Japan comes a celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heartwarming spirit of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles. Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to...

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The Paris bookseller by Kerri Maher

The Paris bookseller

Kerri Maher

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"The dramatic story of how a humble bookseller fought against incredible odds to bring one of the most important books of the 20th century to the world in this new novel from the author of The Girl in White Gloves. When bookish young American Sylvia ...

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Book lovers by Emily Henry

Book lovers

Emily Henry

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"The only people Nora Stephens is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her sister Libby. Which is why she agrees to go to North Carolina when Libby begs her for a sisters' trip away--with...

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The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

The Hotel Nantucket

Elin Hilderbrand

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"Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she's named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that...

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A face to die for by Iris Johansen

A face to die for

Iris Johansen

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"Archaeologist Riley Smith has been obsessed with Helen of Troy since she was a small girl, trailing her professor father all over the world in search of the tomb of the world's most beautiful woman. Professor Smith set out to prove that, instead of a...

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Red warning by Matthew Quirk

Red warning

Matthew Quirk

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"CIA officer Sam Hudson races to find a deep cover operative loose in the U.S. and a mole in the Agency before they can launch a devastating attack on Washington, D.C., in this adrenaline-fueled thriller from the author of The Night Agent and Hour of...

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The lioness by Chris Bohjalian

The lioness

Chris Bohjalian

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"Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms o...

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The wedding dress sewing circle by Jennifer Ryan

The wedding dress sewing circle

Jennifer Ryan

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"After renowned fashion designer Cressida Westcott loses both her home and her design house in the London Blitz, she has nowhere to go but the family manor house she fled decades ago. Praying that her niece and nephew will be more hospitable than her...

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Sparring partners by John Grisham

Sparring partners

John Grisham

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"'Homecoming' takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham's unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he's not in the courtroom. He's called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton,...

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Black cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black cake

Charmaine Wilkerson

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"Eleanor Bennett won't let her own death get in the way of the truth. So when her estranged children - Byron and Benny - reunite for her funeral in California, they discover a puzzling inheritance. First, a voice recording in which everything Byron and...

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The women of Troy by Pat Barker

The women of Troy

Pat Barker

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"Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless war - including the women of Troy themselves. They await a fair wind for the Aegean; it does not come, because the gods are offended. The body of King Priam...

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Pathfinder by Anna Schmidt

Pathfinder

Anna Schmidt

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"Return to a time when the West was Wild ... Captain Max Winslow was once a pathfinder for the Army, blazing trails and keeping his brothers-in-arms safe. Now he's the star of a Wild West show, reminding curious audiences of days long gone. The world...

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The king's justice by Susan Elia MacNeal

The king's justice

Susan Elia MacNeal

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"Maggie Hope started out as Winston Churchill's secretary, but now she's a secret agent, and the only one who can figure out how the missing instrument ties into the murders. London, December 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalin...

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Ellie's redemption by Molly Jebber

Ellie's redemption

Molly Jebber

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"Ellie Graber couldn't be happier working at Amish Charm - and making good on a precious chance to reunite with her Amish community. Grief over her mother's death made her rebel and try the Englischer world, but now she's home to start again. And qui...

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Like flames in the night by Connilyn Cossette

Like flames in the night

Connilyn Cossette

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"Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander's kitchen, she...

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Little gods by Meng Jin

Little gods

Meng Jin

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"On the night of June Fourth, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind's arrow of time. When Su...

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Loving Jenna by Amy Lillard

Loving Jenna

Amy Lillard

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"Jenna Burkhart is tired of being "special" and hearing about what she can't do. Even though she suffered a head injury in a childhood swimming accident, she wants a life of her own just like any Amish woman. But now that she, her mamm, and her mammi...

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The couple next door by Shari Lapeña

The couple next door

Shari Lapeña

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"Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and...

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Wild women and the blues by Denny S. Bryce

Wild women and the blues

Denny S. Bryce

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"1925. Chicago is the jazz capital of the world, and the Dreamland Cafe is the ritziest black-and-tan club in town. Honoree Dalcour is a sharecropper's daughter, willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top. Dreamland offers a path...

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The zookeeper of Belfast by S. Kirk Walsh

The zookeeper of Belfast

S. Kirk Walsh

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"1941. With the men away fighting, animal-lover Hettie Quin is made Belfast Zoo's first ever female zookeeper. She is put in charge of Violet, a three-year-old Indian elephant, and they soon form a special bond. With Violet at her side, Hettie can al...

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The Spitfire girl in the skies by Fenella-Jane Miller

The Spitfire girl in the skies

Fenella-Jane Miller

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"With the men on the front line, courageous Ellie must do her bit for the war effort. It's 1939 and the threat of war hangs over the country. Flying instructor Ellie Simpson has grown up a tomboy. She's never had an interest in the latest fashions or...

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The renegade gun by Ray Hogan

The renegade gun

Ray Hogan

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"Was it vengeance, hate, or just plain cussedness that brought John Cameron back to Wolf Springs? Whatever it was, it meant trouble and bloodshed - something the townsfolk wanted to avoid at all costs. They'd been reduced to a quaking band of yellow bellies...

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Reputation by Lex Croucher

Reputation

Lex Croucher

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"Abandoned by her parents, middle-class Georgiana Ellers has moved to a new town to live with her dreary aunt and uncle. At a particularly dull party, she meets the enigmatic Frances Campbell, a wealthy member of the in-crowd who lives a life Georgia...

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Sitting murder by Alan J. Wright

Sitting murder

Alan J. Wright

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"Detective Sergeant Michael Brennan has no time for tales of ghosts and the afterlife, or of the dead contacting the living. So, when he finds himself investigating the case of a recently widowed young woman, Alice Goodway, who has suddenly developed...

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Murder at Morrington Hall by Clara McKenna

Murder at Morrington Hall

Clara McKenna

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"Spring, 1905: Free-spirited like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she's asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate,...

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Nick by Michael Farris Smith

Nick

Michael Farris Smith

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"Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby's world, he was at the centre of a very different story - one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I. An epic portrait of a truly singular era and a sweeping,...

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The hiding place by Jenny Quintana

The hiding place

Jenny Quintana

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"Marina is adopted. She's always known this - but the circumstances of her birth remain a mystery. Baby Blue, the newspapers nicknamed her at the time, after she'd been found wrapped in a blue shawl, in the hallway of a large, shared house in London....

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In the face of the sun by Denny S. Bryce

In the face of the sun

Denny S. Bryce

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"1928, Los Angeles. The newly-built Hotel Somerville is the hotspot for the city's glittering African-American elite. It embodies prosperity and dreams of equality for all - especially Daisy Washington. An up-and-coming journalist, Daisy anonymously ...

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Love in a time of war by Adrienne Chinn

Love in a time of war

Adrienne Chinn

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"In 1913, in a quiet corner of London, the three Fry sisters are coming of age, dreaming of all the possibilities the bright future offers. But when war erupts their innocence is shattered and a new era of uncertainty begins. Cecelia loves Max but hi...

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The Dig Street Festival by Chris Walsh

The Dig Street Festival

Chris Walsh

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"2006. The UK's pub smoking ban is about to happen, and 38 1/2 year old John Torrington, a mopper and trolley collector at his local DIY store, is secretly in love with the stylish, beautiful, and middle class barmaid Lois. John and his hapless, strange,...

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A duke, the lady and a baby by Vanessa Riley

A duke, the lady and a baby

Vanessa Riley

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"When headstrong West Indian heiress Patience Jordan questioned her English husband's mysterious suicide, she lost everything: her newborn son, Lionel, her fortune - and her freedom. Falsely imprisoned, she risks her life to be near her child - until...

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Before the dawn by Emma Pass

Before the dawn

Emma Pass

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"It's 1943, and the Second World War is raging. Ruby Mottram works for her local newspaper, the 'Bartonford Herald,' typing up adverts and obituaries, whilst dreaming of a more exciting life. Between her shifts as an ARP warden and caring for her ail...

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The people's princess by Flora Harding

The people's princess

Flora Harding

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"Buckingham Palace, 1981. Her engagement to Prince Charles is a dream come true for Lady Diana Spencer but marrying the heir to the throne is not all that it seems. Alone and bored in the palace, she resents the stuffy courtiers who are intent on ins...

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Summer secrets at Bletchley Park by Molly Green

Summer secrets at Bletchley Park

Molly Green

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"September 1939. London is in blackout, war has been declared, but Dulcie Treadwell can think only of her heartbreak over a whirlwind romance with American broadcaster, Glenn Reeves, who didn't say goodbye before leaving for Berlin. Humiliated, Dulcie...

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The hostile hills by E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

The hostile hills

E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

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"The US Army sourly went about the task of protecting its former enemies from white 'intruders' - and wondered when things would start making sense again. Civilian scout Scott Craig had his own troubles. Army officers didn't trust him because he had ...

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Showdown by Allan Vaughan Elston

Showdown

Allan Vaughan Elston

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"Death or cowardice? Randy Harker had no choice. He wanted to stay in Lander and shoot it out with Thatcher. If he left, he would carry the yellow brand of a coward till he cashed in his chips. But out in the hills was an old man being tortured for the...

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Falling by T. J. (Novelist) Newman

Falling

T. J. (Novelist) Newman

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"You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don't know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot's family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must...

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Rabbit hole by Mark Billingham

Rabbit hole

Mark Billingham

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"They were meant to be safe on Fleet Ward: psychiatric patients monitored, treated, cared for. But now one of their number is found murdered, and the accusations begin to fly. Was it one of his fellow patients? A member of staff? Or did someone come in...

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The wedding pact by Isla Gordon

The wedding pact

Isla Gordon

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"August Anderson needs somewhere to live. Dumped by her boyfriend who would rather be alone than move in with her, she has almost given up on happiness. Until she notices that the beautiful Georgian townhouse she's long admired (ahem, obsessed over) is...

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An easy death by Charlaine Harris

An easy death

Charlaine Harris

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"Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma, this is a world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico, gunslinger Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Ru...

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The royal station master's daughters by Ellee Seymour

The royal station master's daughters

Ellee Seymour

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"Here is a heartwarming and dramatic World War I saga of family, secrets and the British royal family. Roll out the red carpet. The royal train is due in half an hour and there's not a minute to be wasted. It's 1915 and Ada, Jessie and Beatrice Saward...

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The East End nurse by Sheila Newberry

The East End nurse

Sheila Newberry

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"At the sonorous boom of the foghorn, young Hester Stainsby gives an involuntary shudder. In the cavernous basement laundry room of the Poplar Hospital where she toils from dawn to dusk, there is fog too, damp, hot and swirling. Her fears are realised:...

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The Coffin Club by Jacqueline Sutherland

The Coffin Club

Jacqueline Sutherland

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"Some people would kill for a second chance. Kat is rebuilding her life. After losing her husband in a tragic accident, moving to the countryside is her chance to start again. Encouraged by her new and only friend Ginny, Kat joins New Horizons, dubbed...

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Six days by Dani Atkins

Six days

Dani Atkins

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"It's every bride's worst nightmare, to be left standing at the altar. But that's what happens to Gemma on her wedding day. Her fiance Finn isn't there when she arrives at the church. Everyone thinks Gemma has been jilted. Snippets of gossip circulate...

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The girls by Bella Osborne

The girls

Bella Osborne

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"In the 1970s, The Girls were best friends sharing a flat and good times: Zara the famous diva actor, Val the uptight solicitor, Jackie the wild child and Pauline the quirky introvert. Now they're in their twilight years, and Zara suggests that they live...

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The stone rose by Carol McGrath

The stone rose

Carol McGrath

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"Based on the extraordinary true story of the female stonemason who carved a queen's tomb, The Stone Rose traces the life of fierce, self-destructive Isabella of France. Wife to a weak king, Isabella finds herself facing enemies from the wild north, in...

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The winter cottage by Rachael Lucas

The winter cottage

Rachael Lucas

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"When Rilla Clark's long lost father dies, she leaves New England and heads to his cottage in the Scottish Highlands to sort out his affairs. Rilla's determined that her visit will be a fleeting one. The little village of Applemore holds a lot of memories...

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Under a Greek moon by Carol Kirkwood

Under a Greek moon

Carol Kirkwood

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"Hollywood actress Shauna Jackson should have the world at her feet. Instead, scandal and betrayal have tarnished her happiness and she is left reeling in the aftermath. When Shauna is offered the role of a lifetime, it's the catalyst for her return to...

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The only child by Mi-ae Sŏ

The only child

Mi-ae Sŏ

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"Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong has two new people in her life. A serial killer whose gruesome murders shook the world but who has steadfastly remained silent. Until now. A young, innocent looking stepdaughter from her husband's previous marriage, ...

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The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot

Marianne Cronin

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"Life is short - no one knows that better than seventeen year-old Lenni Petterssen. On the Terminal Ward, the nurses are offering their condolences already, but Lenni still has plenty of living to do. When she meets 83-year-old Margot Macrae, a fellow...

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The split by S. J. Bolton

The split

S. J. Bolton

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"No matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you ... The remote Antarctic island of South Georgia is about to send off its last boat of the summer - which signifies safety to resident glaciologist Felicity Lloyd. Felicity lives in...

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The women of Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

The women of Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

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"The war is nearly over - or is it? The women of Mulberry Lane anxiously wait for news. Peggy doesn't know if she'll ever again see Able, the American father of her twins, while a very odd letter from estranged husband, Laurie, threatens to set the cat...

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The fallen women by Lindsey Hutchinson

The fallen women

Lindsey Hutchinson

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"Since the death of her parents when she was just a girl, orphan Ann Felton has had to struggle to survive. The grimy and gruelling Black Country is no place for a girl all alone and Ann is relieved when she gets works at The Bell public house, and i...

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A pretty deceit by Anna Lee Huber

A pretty deceit

Anna Lee Huber

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"Peacetime has brought little respite for Verity Kent. Intrigue still abounds, even within her own family. As a favor to her father, Verity agrees to visit his sister in Wiltshire. Her once prosperous aunt has fallen on difficult times and is conside...

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Woman in the water by Katerina Diamond

Woman in the water

Katerina Diamond

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"When a woman's body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find she is alive. But she won't disclose her name, or what happened to her - even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed. Detectives...

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A sister's song by Molly Green

A sister's song

Molly Green

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"When World War II breaks out, Suzanne Linfoot's dream of one day forming an all-women orchestra crumbles. Dedicated to doing her bit for the war effort but determined not to give up her music, Suzanne joins a swing band who are members of the ENSA -...

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The winter orphan by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The winter orphan

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

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"Ella has never known love. Left as a baby outside the workhouse, Ella has only ever been treated with unkindness; especially from the hateful guardians of the workhouse, who hold the fate of the inmates in their cruel hands. When she is sold as a sc...

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Live a little by Howard Jacobson

Live a little

Howard Jacobson

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"At the age of 90-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long-suffering carers, Nastya and Euphoria, with tangled stories of her husbands and...

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The turning tide by Catriona McPherson

The turning tide

Catriona McPherson

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"It's the breezy Scottish summer of 1936 and aristocratic sleuth Dandy Gilver, along with trusted colleague Alec Osborne, has been called to solve the strange case of the Cramond Ferrywoman, on the Firth of Forth. From their cheerless digs in a local...

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Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at the Mena House

Erica Ruth Neubauer

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"Egypt, 1926. Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won't be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie's best efforts at meddling with her love life, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids...

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Innocence dies by Colin Falconer

Innocence dies

Colin Falconer

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"He loves surprises. But not this one. A schoolgirl is found dead in a park in North London and DI Charlie George is not short of suspects - is it her stepfather? Is it a sex crime? Is it race related? Charlie finally thinks he has it sorted, with his...

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Sight unseen by Graham Hurley

Sight unseen

Graham Hurley

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"Malo is in trouble again. Enora Andressen's wayward son has received a ransom demand for the return of his girlfriend, the daughter of a wealthy Colombian business tycoon. But how far can a mother trust her son? And where does Clemmie's disappearance...

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Music macabre by Sarah Rayne

Music macabre

Sarah Rayne

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"Music researcher Phineas Fox has been enjoying his latest commission, gathering background material for a biography of Franz Liszt. But although he has - as anticipated - uncovered plenty of scandal in the 19th century composer's past, matters take ...

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Murder served cold by Eric Brown

Murder served cold

Eric Brown

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"The theft of a painting takes crime-writer sleuth Donald Langham to a country house full of seething tensions, resentment and dark secrets. November, 1956. Lord Elsmere, an old friend of Donald Langham's literary agent, Charles Elder, is in a pickle...

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The missing sister by Dinah Jefferies

The missing sister

Dinah Jefferies

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"Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from the past - a 25-year-old newspaper...

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The half sister by Catherine Chanter

The half sister

Catherine Chanter

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"When she was 16, Diana left her unhappy family and set out to make a new life. 25 years later, she has arrived. Recently married to Edmund, there are just the two of them living at Wynhope, his family's historic country home, both happy for the past...

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At the wolf's table by Rosella Postorino

At the wolf's table

Rosella Postorino

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"Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines of WWII. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin to live with her in-laws in th...

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Bad news by Linwood Barclay

Bad news

Linwood Barclay

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"Metropolitan newspaper writer Zack Walker has a knack for stumbling onto deadly stories. But it's one that his good friend Trixie Snelling doesn't want told that's about to unleash a storm of trouble. As a professional dominatrix in the suburbs, Trixie...

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Little Woodford by Catherine Jones

Little Woodford

Catherine Jones

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"Little Woodford is a quintessential English market town, with charming high street shops, allotments and thriving pubs. A young widow and her children arrive from London after buying the huge, rambling Victorian mansion called the Beeches. Bex Millar...

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An orphan's courage by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

An orphan's courage

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

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"St Saviours children's home in London's East End has provided a safe refuge for local children for decades and Sister Beatrice and her team are as busy as ever. New staff member Jinny is glad to escape the lewd advances of her drunken and slovenly m...

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Ten Bells Street by Mary Collins

Ten Bells Street

Mary Collins

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"The East End of London, 1930. Work is scarce, food is in short supply and there is political unrest on the streets. But in the face of all this hardship, there's always friendship. Becky, Bernie and Rose - three best friends from very different backgrounds...

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Women of the dunes by Sarah Maine

Women of the dunes

Sarah Maine

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"A rich, atmospheric tale set in Ullaness on the sea-lashed coast of west Scotland, in which the lives of three women weave together after a body is discovered in the dunes. Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a lush Scottish island enshrouded...

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A simple singing by Leslie Gould

A simple singing

Leslie Gould

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"When a Mennonite farmhand, Gordon Martin, shows interest in Amish Marie Bachmann, she can't help but be flattered. But her mother sends her off to Florida, where she begins spending time with bad-boy Eli Jacob, the bishop's son from back home. When ...

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