New Fiction

Tnew bookwormhe Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks: Traces the arc of King David’s journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs: Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning’s life heats up when a gala at a local jewelry store serves up heists and homicide alongside her herbal teas.

The Gangster by Clive Cussler: It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special ‘Black Hand Squad’ to bring the group down.

When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris: Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village’s inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help.

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth: Midwife Neva Bradley is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy–including the identity of the baby’s father–hidden from her family and coworkers for as long as possible. Her mother Grace finds it impossible to let this secret rest.

Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel: A young woman discovers a cache of mysterious and priceless heirlooms. Drawn to the mysterious woman in the photographs, Jane digs deeper into the woman’s luxurious, golden life and the older, dashing man who occupies her pictures and letters.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald: Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy’s funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist–even if they don’t understand her peculiar need for books.

No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd: New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd brings back Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge, who must unravel an unsolved, old case before he can bring a murderer to justice  

Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack by Robert Knott: Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a cauldron of excess and greed.

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