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Clan of the Cave Bear
Jean M. Auel

FICTION AUEL

After a natural disaster kills Ayla’s tribe, members of the Clan of the Cave Bear find her and mistrust her because her blonde hair and blue eyes are different, but she eventually helps them survive.
Earth’s Children Series


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Open Season
C. J. Box

MYS BOX

As Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett races against time to save an endangered species, he finds himself plunged into a deadly mystery.
Joe Pickett Series


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Queen of Babble
Meg Cabot

ROM CABOT

Lizzie Nichols discovers that her inability to keep her mouth shut has landed her in hot water when she aggravates her unfaithful boyfriend, is stranded in London, and takes a job as a bartender for a catered wedding at a French chateau.
Queen of Babble Series


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The Quilter's Apprentice
Jennifer Chiaverini

FICTION CHIAVERINI

Sarah, struggling to find a job and a sense of place in her new town, finds herself learning how to quilt from a cantankerous old woman.
Elm Creek Quilts Series


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Killing Floor
Lee Child

MYS CHILD

Ex-MP Jack Reacher goes into action to find his brother’s killers, after a series of brutal crimes terrorizes tiny Margrave, Georgia, only to uncover the dark and deadly conspiracy concealed behind the town’s peaceful facade.
Jack Reacher Series


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Deal Breaker
Harlan Coben

MYS COBEN

Sports agent Myron Bolitar must unravel a complex mystery involving blackmail and family tragedy when his client, celebrated rookie quarterback Christian Steele, receives a phone call from a supposedly-dead ex-girlfriend.
Myron Bolitar Series


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The Black Echo
Michael Connelly

MYS CONNELLY

A Vietnam veteran-turned-detective, Harry Bosch discovers the body of a former comrade-in-arms during an investigation and, with the help of an FBI agent, hunts for the murderers on a trail leading back to Saigon.
Harry Bosch Series


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The Watchman
Robert Crais

MYS CRAIS

Working as a bodyguard for a spoiled federal witness, Joe Pike hatches a desperate plan to disappear with the woman in the underworld of Los Angeles and turn on her would-be killers, an effort in which he enlists the help of private investigator Elvis Cole.
Joe Pike Series


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The Mediterranean Caper
Clive Cussler

FICTION CUSSLER

A Luftwaffe ace, a Nazi war criminal, a beautiful and untrustworthy brunette, and a deadly billion-dollar cargo become the objects of a desperate search as Dirk Pitt matches wits with the elusive leader of an international smuggling ring.
Dirk Pitt Series


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Catering to Nobody
Diane Mott Davidson

MYS DAVIDSON

Catering a wake for her son’s teacher leads Goldy Bear into the detective business when rat poison turns up in her food and the police begin to treat her like a suspect.
Goldy Schulz Culinary Series


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Undead and Unwed
MaryJanice Davidson

ROM DAVIDSON

After being killed in a car accident, fashion savvy Betsy Taylor becomes one of the undead and, with the help of her newfound friends, the lure of designer shoes, and a sexy vampire, must destroy a dark enemy and fulfill her destiny as the prophesied vampire queen.
Betsy Taylor Undead Series


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The Bone Collector
Jeffery Deaver

MYS DEAVER

Once the nation’s foremost criminologist and the ex-head of NYPD forensics, quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme abandons his forced retirement and joins forces with rookie cop Amelia Sachs to track down a vicious serial killer.
Lincoln Rhyme Series


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Black
Ted Dekker

INSPIR DEKKER

Thomas Hunter narrowly survives a shooting attempt only to awaken in an alternate universe of green forests, a world to which he subsequently travels every time he goes to sleep.
Circle Series


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Plum Island
Nelson DeMille

FICTION DEMILLE

As New York Police Detective John Corey investigates the shooting of a husband-and-wife team of biologists at a top secret island research site, the media suggest that the couple planned to use a stolen virus to carry out a deadly plot.
John Corey Series


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Booked to Die
John Dunning

MYS DUNNING

Cliff Janeway, a burnt-out Colorado cop and rare book collector, investigates the murder of his book scout friend, who was tracking down a valuable find when his life was brought to an abrupt conclusion.
Cliff Janeway Series


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Final Jeopardy
Linda Fairstein

MYS FAIRSTEIN

Actress Isabella Lascar is brutally murdered while driving to Assistant D. A. Alexandra Cooper’s beach house. Was Alexandra the intended target? Alex cooperates with the police and the F.B.I. while trying to keep the publicity away from her job as Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit.
Alex Cooper Series


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Outlander
Diana Gabaldon

FICTION GABALDON

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.
Outlander Series


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The Surgeon
Tess Gerritsen

FICTION GERRITSEN

A female heart surgeon, terrorized by a serial killer in Boston using the same MO as a killer who attacked her during her internship years in Savannah, works with a detective to solve the crime while trying to stay alive.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles Series


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Something Borrowed
Emily Giffin

FICTION GIFFIN

After a night of indiscriminate partying, Rachel sleeps with a close friend’s fiancé and is consumed with guilt, until the intensity of her feelings forces her to make a difficult choice.
Something Series


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Bet Your Bottom Dollar
Karin Gillespie

FICTION GILLESPIE

Running the local general store for their small-town South Carolina community, manager Elizabeth enlists her two fellow shopkeepers and a crew of friends to save the store from a rival who would put her out of business.
Bottom Dollar Girls Series


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Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris

MYS HARRIS

Love blossoms between Sookie Stackhouse, a cocktail waitress who keeps to herself because of her ability to read minds, and Bill, a vampire with ties to a crowd that may be responsible for the death of one of Sookie’s coworkers.
Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Series


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Haunted Ground
Erin Hart

MYS HART

The Irish landscape holds secrets past and present as archaeologist Cormac O’Callaghan and pathologist Nora Gavin encounter a mystery when a decapitated woman is found in the bogs who may be related to a recent mother/child disappearance.
Nora Gavin Series


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Dune
Frank Herbert

SF HERBERT

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, this is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, and bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.
Dune Series


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The Yada Yada Prayer Group
Neta Jackson

INSPIR JACKSON

A group of 12 extremely diverse women, assigned to a prayer group at a women’s conference, become the best of friends as they support each other through the challenges and crises in their lives.
Yada Yada Prayer Group Series


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The Face of Deception
Iris Johansen

FICTION JOHANSEN

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan can recreate the face of the dead by reconstructing their skulls, but when she takes an assignment she realizes that the face belongs to a man who is supposedly still alive — and connected to the highest offices in the land.
Eve Duncan Series


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The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan

SF JORDAN

Relates a tale of the bestial Trollocs, the witch Moiraine, and three boys, one of whom is fated to become the Dragon—the World’s only hope and the sure means of its destruction.
Wheel of Time Series


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When the Bough Breaks
Jonathan Kellerman

MYS KELLERMAN

Retired psychologist Alex Delaware’s reluctant treatment of a seven-year-old eyewitness to murder who refuses to speak forces him to relive the distasteful case that prompted his early retirement.
Alex Delaware Series


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The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Laurie R. King

MYS KING

A chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series


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Fame
Karen Kingsbury

INSPIR KINGSBURY

A story of hope, healing, and God’s divine leading—even in the face of impossible circumstances.
Firstborn Series


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Redemption
Karen Kingsbury with Gary Smalley

INSPIR KINGSBURY

When Laura Baxter Jacobs finds out that her husband is involved in an adulterous relationship and wants a divorce, she decides that she will love him and remain faithful to her marriage at all costs.
Redemption Series


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Confessions of a Shopaholic
Sophie Kinsella

FICTION KINSELLA

Financial journalist Rebecca Bloomwood seeks solace from the boredom and pressures in life with her shopping, a solution that brings her close to financial disaster, until she encounters a story that will change her life.
Shopaholic Series


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Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeff Lindsay

MYS LINDSAY

Hiding a secret life as an assassin while working as a murder analyst for the Miami police, Dexter Morgan is intrigued by the work of a new serial killer whose style mimics his own.
Dexter Morgan Series


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A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin

SF MARTIN

In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell.
A Song of Ice and Fire Series


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Most Wanted
Michele Martinez

MYS MARTINEZ

Federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas becomes involved in the murder case of a wealthy former colleague and finds herself mysteriously drawn to an attractive, secretive FBI agent assigned to the case.
Melanie Vargas Series


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The Sunday Philosophy Club
Alexander McCall Smith

MYS MCCALL SMITH

The editor of “The Review of Applied Ethics” and a curious lover of puzzles, Isabel Dalhousie decides to investigate when she witnesses the fatal fall of a young man and discovers that he had been probing misdeeds at his brokerage firm.
Isabel Dalhousie Series


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Master and Commander
Patrick O'Brian

FICTION O’BRIAN

Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin fight in the Napoleonic Wars.
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin Series


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Along Came a Spider
James Patterson

FICTION PATTERSON

Washington, D.C., police detective Alex Cross becomes caught up in a kidnapping case that may involve Gary Soneji, a teacher at an elite private school who is also a schizophrenic psychopath and serial murderer.
Alex Cross Series


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Julie and Romeo
Jeanne Ray

FICTION RAY

Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani had been born to rival florist families in Boston, but it is love at first sight when they spot each other across a crowded lobby.
Julie and Romeo Series


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Déjà Dead
Kathy Reichs

MYS REICHS

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan sets out on the trail of a killer in Montreal.
Temperance Brennan Series


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At Risk
Stella Rimington

FICTION RIMINGTON

A deadly terrorist threat draws British Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle into a dangerous pursuit that will test her talents to the ultimate as she discovers that her unique ability to get inside the enemy’s head could be the only hope of averting a horrific disaster.
Liz Carlyle Series


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Naked in Death
J. D. Robb

MYS ROBB

New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas reluctantly accepts help from a psychic to solve a string of gruesome murders in 2059 Manhattan, but when her partner Peabody almost becomes the next victim, the stakes are raised.
In Death Series


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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind
Ann B. Ross

FICTION ROSS

Recently widowed and newly wealthy, Miss Julia receives a visit from Hazel Marie, who claims that her nine-year-old son is the child of Julia’s late husband.
Miss Julia Series


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Dark of the Moon
John Sandford

FICTION SANDFORD

Virgil Flowers is sent to Bluestem, a small town where everyone knows everyone else, to investigate the murders of a man burned to death in his home and a doctor and his wife, unaware that he is tracking a murderer who may be targeting Virgil as his next victim.
Virgil Flowers Series


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The Killer Angels
Michael Shaara

FICTION SHAARA

Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet tell the Southern view of the battle at Gettysburg while Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and General John Buford present the Northern view.
Civil War Series


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A Country Affair
Rebecca Shaw

FICTION SHAW

The first in a series of enchanting novels set in a veterinary practice on the outskirts of a Yorkshire, England, town introduces Kate, the receptionist in a busy veterinary practice; Scott, the flirty Australian vet; her faithful boyfriend, Adam; and the entertaining animal patients.
Barleybridge Series


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Gorky Park
Martin Cruz Smith

FICTION SMITH

In contemporary Moscow, Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko unravels the mystery of a triple murder complicated by the shadowy and uncooperative presence of the KGB and by his falling in love.
Arkady Renko Series


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Big Stone Gap
Adriana Trigiani

FICTION TRIGIANI

Town pharmacist and local spinster Ave Maria has been keeping the secrets of Stone Gap for a long time, but now a skeleton is about to tumble from her own family closet.
Big Stone Gap Series


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No Angel
Penny Vincenzi

FICTION VINCENZI

Routinely making decisions that have dangerous consequences, strong-willed aristocrat’s daughter Celia Lytton sets in motion a series of events during World War I that have a particular impact on her family.
Spoils of Time Series


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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
Lauren Willig

FICTION WILLIG

Leaving Harvard to complete her dissertation in England, Eloise Kelly discovers lost historical information that reveals the secret life of the most elusive spy of all time, a figure who single-handedly saved England from Napoleon’s invasion.
Pink Carnation Series


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