Bookworm – New Adult Fiction

 

  • Cat’s Claw by Susan Wittig Albert:

Police Chief Sheila Dawson discovers that Larry Kirk’s death is not suicide but murder, possibly connected to a burglary, but further investigation reveals that Kirk recently asked her friend China Bayles for legal advice in regards to a stalker, and it is up to Sheila to prove she has got what it takes to hunt down the killer that is loose on the streets of Pecan Springs.

  • The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker: Polar opposite sisters Jo and Claire Gilly grow up on a salt farm in the Cape Cod town of Prospect and face secrets and old loves when Claire returns as an adult.
  • Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker: Candy Quackenbush’s adventures in the Abarat continue as she makes a startling realization as to who she is, and the forces of Night begin plans for war.
  • The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson: John Wells goes undercover in Afghanistan to investigate not only the Taliban, but also his fellow Americans, as he seeks the source of the hostility, mistrust, and drug trafficking involving people within the CIA, the military, and the Taliban.
  • Downfall by Terri Blackstock: Emily Covington has been clean of drugs for almost a year but everyone still has a hard time trusting her. When one woman is murdered, Emily discovers the plot for a double murder. She has a hard time convincing the authorities, and everything turns back on her.
  • Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini: Rosa Diaz Barclay, mourning the loss of four of her eight children, lives on a rye farm in California with her abusive husband when she finally leaves him in order to save two of her remaining children from succumbing to a mysterious wasting disease and when she reunites with her ex-husband, the father of her two healthy children, they try to start a winery in the midst of prohibition.
  • Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs: Theodesia discovers the body of her ex-boyfriend while catering an event at the Charleston Aquarium and begins an investigation despite the belief of emergency responders that his death was an accident
  • A Catered St. Patrick’s Day by Isis Crawford: When Mike Sweeney is found floating in a vat of green beer and the nephew of one of their best customers is accused of the crime, Bernie and Libby Simmons, the owners of A Little Taste of Heaven, must find the real killer.
  • The Thief by Clive Cussler: Two European scientists with a new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency’s chief investigator, Isaac Bell, but the thugs attack again-and this time one of the scientists dies. A ruthless espionage agent has spotted an opportunity to give the Germans an edge, before that can happen Isaac Bell must figure out who he is, and stop him unless it is already too late.
  • The Lost Witness by Robert Ellis: Los Angeles detective Lena Gamble, held in disgrace by her superiors for her handling of a previous case, has not been assigned a murder investigation in eight months, and she realizes she is in for another trial when her chief sends her to solve the mystery surrounding an unidentified victim found in a dumpster, chopped into pieces.
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