New Fiction

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster.

Astrobiologist Theo searches for life throughout the cosmos while raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin. As his son grows more troubled, he learns of an experimental treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his deceased mother’s brain.

In this stunning combination of generational German propriety and Bohemian revolution, we see the rise of Hitler and the forced exile of a swath of Germans, all told through the life of Nobel Prize winning author Thomas Mann. This is a novel about a family, fiercely engaged by the world, profoundly flawed, and as flamboyant as it’s possible to be.

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served. When the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the farm  hid themselves in the trunk and have hatched a plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey.

Anna grew up in England with her white mother knowing very little about her African father. Her mother’s death leads her to discover that he eventually became the president – some would say the dictator – of Bamana in West Africa, and that he is still alive. So begins a fascinating journey, and an exploration of race, identity and what we pass on to our children.

When Craig Brafford is listed as a defendant in the murder of his young wife, Andi, her relationships are exposed and torn to shreds in the highly publicized case. Andi’s life remains a mystery that investigators and public opinion equally fail to solve. Was she the happy, devoted wife she’d made everyone believe she was? Only she can answer that question.

Jo Nesbø is known the world over as a consummate mystery/thriller writer. Famed for his deft characterization, hair-raising suspense and shocking twists, Nesbø’s dexterity with the dark corners of the human heart is on full display in these inventive and enthralling stories.

When Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival on Alderney, an idyllic island off the south coast of England, they don’t expect to find themselves in the middle of murder investigation–or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer in a remote place with a murky, haunted past.

As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. In The whistler, she took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes-but he may be taking lives.

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