New Fiction

Unto Us a Son Is Born : Wealthy Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room–having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying “We are the only ones who know you cannot do this,” referring to Gonzalo’s recently planned adoption of a son. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo’s life that ultimately led to murder.

The Chef by James Patterson: Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted. In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department.

Never Tell by Lisa Gardner: A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman–Evie Carter–from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many.

No Exit by Taylor Adams: Stranded by a blizzard in the Colorado Rockies, Darby Thorne will have to spend the night in a rest stop in the middle of nowhere with four strangers. Then she finds a little girl locked inside an animal crate in the back of a van. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which of the other travelers is the kidnapper.

Wolf Pack by C.J. Box: The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back. The bad news is that bodies are piling up in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Teaming up with a female game warden (based on a real person, one of the few female game wardens at work in Wyoming today) to confront these assassins, Joe finds himself in the most violent and dangerous predicament he’s ever faced.

Cemetery Road by Greg Iles: Marshall left his hometown at eighteen vowing never to return. The trauma that drove him away helped him become a very successful journalist in Washington D.C. But just as chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing.

You by Caroline Kepnes: When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. She’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and more to Beck than her perfect facade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences.

California Girls by Susan Mallery: Three sisters, after getting dumped in the same week, set out to help each other start over and rebuild their lives.

The Sun Dog by Stephen King: Kevin Delavan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There’s something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin Delevan aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. When old Pop Merrill, the town’s sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he envisions a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn’t exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.

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