1356: Go with God, but Fight Like the Devil
By Bernard Cornwell
Bringing to life the violence, action and heroism of the battlefield, this brilliant recreation of the Battle of Poitiers in 1356 follows a severely outnumbered English army as they, through the ingenious planning of Edward the Black Prince, defeat the French and capture the Poitiers and French King John II.
The 9th Girl
By Tami Hoag
Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are in pursuit of a serial killer whose latest victim is a bullied adolescent who desperately sought her perception of a normal life.
By Thomas Sanchez
A string of murders being committed by a mysterious voodoo assassin on the exotic island city of Key West pits a crusading environmental shock-jock and a homicide detective against a maelstrom of unscrupulous developers, scammers and everyday citizens.
The Best of Youth
By Michael Dahlie
After inheriting a large sum of money, Henry Lang moves to Brooklyn to live like a 20-something hipster and pursue his dream of a publishing career but instead finds himself in increasingly disturbing situations.
The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines)
By James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
After a shocking discovery in Masada, Israel, Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza and Dr. Erin Granger, racing against time to recover a book written by Christ’s own hand, must contend with a force of ancient evil with impossible ambitions and a secret sect within the Vatican called the Sanguines.
By James Grippando
When he agrees to defend Sydney Bennett, a sexy nightclub waitress and party girl accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck embarks on the most dangerous and controversial case of his career.
Blood of War (Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising)
By Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice
While U.S. Army Major Zeus Murphy disobeys orders to lead a covert Vietnamese counterattack against China and rescue the woman he loves, SEAL Lieutenant Ric Kerfer is sent by the President to destroy a Vietnamese doomsday weapon capable of destroying Southeast Asia.
The Book of Why
By Nicholas Montemarano
A motivational speaker and author who turns into a recluse after the loss of his wife is brought out of his depression with a fan’s help.
By Lara Santoro
A middle-aged single mother going through an ugly divorce begins a torrid, irresponsible and obsessive love affair with a 20-year-old neighbor, resulting in life-changing consequences.
Collateral Damage (Stone Barrington)
By Stuart Woods
Returning to New York where he is approached by CIA Assistant Director and sometime lover Holly Barker, Stone Barrington is drawn into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance against an enemy who is engaged in a nefarious plot beyond Stone’s imagining.
Cover of Snow
By Jenny Milchman
In the wake of her stalwart police officer husband’s shattering suicide in their otherwise peaceful Adirondack village, house restorer Nora Hamilton notices strange inconsistencies in her husband’s past and in the behaviors of his police force co-workers which lead her to stumble upon deadly local secrets.
By Joyce Carol Oates
Kidnapping a latest victim in a string of young boys he tortures and rapes, a self-styled preacher confines the child in a small box and gradually brainwashes him over subsequent years into believing that they are father and son. Meanwhile, the boy’s mother, who was savagely injured during the abduction, clings to hope that her son is alive.
The Death Relic (Payne and Jones)
By Chris Kuzneski
When her research team goes missing in the Yucatan Peninsula during their investigation of a powerful legendary artifact from the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, archaeologist Maria Pelati enlists Jonathon Payne and David Jones to help in the search, which is subsequently tied to one of the darkest mysteries of the New World.
Die Easy: A Charlie Fox Thriller
By Zoe Sharp
Former Special Forces soldier and current bodyguard Charlie Fox becomes involved in a robbery that turns into a hostage situation and realizes her boyfriend, who is suffering from post-injury memory loss, may hold the key to the crime’s motive.
The Drowning House
By Elizabeth Black
Returning to the insular Galveston home town of her youth in the wake of a family tragedy, photographer Claire Porterfield is drawn into a century-old mystery involving a woman who drowned during the Hurricane of 1900 but who may actually have been murdered by her family.
Longing to become a serious writer and settle down with her perpetually absent boyfriend, Sasha, an assistant producer of a floundering reality television show, juggles the eccentric demands of celebrity judges, a spoiled actress, a stagey new-age guru and volatile contestants.
Empire and Honor (Honor Bound)
By W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
In the aftermath of the surrenders of Germany and Japan in October, 1945, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS are given the life-threatening task of maintaining security during a covert U.S. deal with German intelligence about the identities of Soviet spies in the American atomic bomb program.
Enemyof Mine (Pike Logan)
By Brad Taylor
When the Taskforce team learns of an assassination plot against an American envoy who is overseeing a treaty between Israel and Palestine, operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, follow an elusive trail through the Middle East that pits them against terrorists, independent killers and shaky allies before revealing a brutally destructive secret.
The Fifth Assassin
By Brad Meltzer
Following his escapades in Meltzer’s The Inner Circle, archivist Beecher White discovers a connection that may link the individuals who were responsible for the only four successful assassinations of American Presidents when he discovers a modern-day killer who is recreating the assassins’ crimes.
By Sean Pidgeon
An archeologist teams up with a linguist to follow a trail of mysterious clues hidden in an old Welsh war poem that points to the origins of the King Arthur myth.
The Good House
By Ann Leary
Successful real-estate broker, family woman and raging alcoholic Hildy Good embarks on a life of denial and loneliness while resenting the intervention of her loved ones and becoming embroiled in a scandal in her New England home town.
By Warren Ellis
After losing his partner in a shootout, Detective John Tallow discovers an apartment filled with guns that were each used in an unsolved murder stretching back over 20 years.
Habits of the House
By Fay Weldon
The award-winning writer for Upstairs, Downstairs presents a first entry in a new trilogy about the shared lives of masters and servants at the turn of the 20th century, tracing the family life of Cabinet hopeful Lord Robert, who hopes to alleviate financial woes by marrying his son to a disgraced Chicago heiress.
Here I Go Again
By Jen Lancaster
Longing for the high school days when she was popular and feared, 37-year-old Lyssy Ryder moves back into her parents’ home after being dumped by her husband and losing her job, a situation that compels her to start her own business and atone for the emotional damage she wrought as a teenager.
By Michèle Roberts
Growing up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, pious grocer’s daughter Marie Angele aspires to a life of comfort and influence while Jeanne, the daughter of an impoverished laundress, hides her Jewish heritage and steals food to survive. The outbreak of war inadvertently binds the girls together.
By Dave Barry
Astonished by his imminent marriage to a woman he believe to be out of his league, Seth flies to their destination wedding in Florida only to be swept up in a violent situation involving rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers and a desperate python.
The Intercept (Jeremy Fisk)
By Dick Wolf
When the hijacking of a commercial jet over the Atlantic Ocean is thwarted, iconoclastic New York Police detective Jeremy Fisk believes that it was more than an open-and-shut case of an attempted terrorist act. He and his partner, Krina Gersten, match wits with opponents who are smarter and more agile than any they have ever faced.
A Killer in the Wind
By Andrew Klavan
Suffering a breakdown after a traumatic case that occurred three years earlier, former NYPD vice cop Dan Champion starts over as a small-town detective and is shocked by a case involving the murder of a woman he recognizes and whose identity a group of expert killers would like to keep a secret.
Kind of Kin
By Rilla Askew
When her father is tossed in jail for hiding a barn full of Mexicans, her 10-year-old nephew disappears and her son comes home bringing a world of trouble with him, Sweet is driven to desperate actions to fix things in unexpected ways that test her family, friends and neighbors.
The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories
By Simon Rich
Focusing on all kinds of love, Rich’s short story collection features tales about God struggling to balance his career and his girlfriend, as well as an account of a young girl’s imaginary friend who wants to become more.
The Last Runaway
By Tracy Chevalier
Forced to leave England and struggling with illness in the aftermath of a family tragedy, Honor Bright must rely on strangers in the harsh Ohio landscape of 1850, and is compelled by her Quaker upbringing to the join the Underground Railroad network to help runaway slaves escape to freedom.
The Lawyer’s Lawyer
By James Sheehan
A celebrated, but retired, trial lawyer decides to take on the case of an accused serial killer because he believes the man was set up, a decision that will alienate everyone he knows, from his neighbors to his girlfriend.
By Thomas Maltman
Their family farms devastated by a Minnesota drought in 1987, a father searches for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, while a pastor’s wife returns to the town for mysterious reasons of her own.
The Lost Art of Mixing
By Erica Bauermeister
A sequel to The School of Essential Ingredients finds restaurant owner Lillian managing an unexpected challenge while sharing her days with a circle of friends and regular customers, including ritual-performing accountant Al, heartbroken chef Chloe and unobtrusive giant Finnegan.
Love Is a Canoe
By Ben Schrank
Rendered famous for his 50-year-old self-help book on love and relationships, Peter engages in a passionless relationship after the death of his wife and begins to question the validity of his advice when an ambitious young editor launches a politically charged contest for struggling couples based on his book.
Love Saves the Day
By Gwen Cooper
Losing her home when her owner passes away, Prudence the cat is taken in by her former owner’s grieving daughter who maintains a meticulously organized life to avoid the pain of past losses and memories about her complex relationship with her mother.
The Man in 3B
By Carl Weber
When their attractive, dashing new neighbor turns up dead, everyone in the apartment building becomes a suspect.
Me and the Devil
By Nick Tosches
An aging writer in New York has an ecstatic night with an enticing young woman he meets in a bar and descends into both madness and hell in an effort to recapture the otherworldly rapture he felt that night.
The Miniature Wife: And Other Stories
By Manuel Gonzales
A first collection of short works is set in a range of fantastical settings and explores such themes as disproportional guilt, the reinvention of self and the powerful urges to defend and provide for loved ones.
Mistress of My Fate
By Hallie Rubenhold
In the first novel of a trilogy set in 19th century London, Henrietta Lightfoot, an orphan raised with her cousins, learns to fend for herself on the streets of the city as a courtesan, a gambler and a feisty intellectual.
Out of Warranty
By Haywood Smith
Wanting to remarry when her health-care costs eat up all of her money, widow Cassie Jones enlists the grudging help of reclusive fellow patient Jack and devises a pragmatic but unconventional solution when dating proves unsuccessful.
The Painted Girls
By Cathy Marie Buchanan
A tale inspired by the real-life model for Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is set in belle epoque Paris and traces the survival efforts of the Van Goethem sisters after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie’s ballet training, introduction to a genius painter and patronage by a wealthy man whose assistance comes with a price.
By Maryka Biaggio
Standing trial for extortion in 1917, beautiful con artist May Dugas recounts her version of the events that led to her arrest, from her reluctant residence in a famous Chicago bordello and her eventual insinuation into high society to her foiled engagement and world travels as a seductress and blackmailer.
By Michael Palmer
Supervising an unrepentant alcoholic doctor who has been implicated in the death of a powerful Congressman, Dr. Lou Welcome uncovers a wealth of incriminating facts, including the doctor’s alleged affair with the victim’s wife, before stumbling on a high-level conspiracy that places Lou’s life at risk.
By James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
The Berlin office of the world’s most renowned investigation firm looks into the disappearance of an agent, Chris Schneider, whose last case involved an unfaithful billionaire, a cheating soccer player and a seedy nightclub owner.
Rage Is Back
By Adam Mansbach
A no-holds barred assessment of the consequences of revenge by the best-selling author of Go the F**k to Sleep traces the misadventures of 18-year-old Brooklyn resident Kilroy Dondi Vance, a pot-dealing scholarship student, whose legendary graffiti-writer father returns after a long absence to sabotage the mayoral campaign of a nemesis chief of police.
The River Swimmer: Novellas
By Jim Harrison
A collection of novellas provides insight into the human condition as a 60-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of rediscovery, a dog catcher goes on the road looking for love and a young Midwestern farm boy with a love of water has unforeseen consequences.
Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire
By Ruth Downie
Resuming his medical duties in the Twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Gaius Petreius Ruso investigates an outbreak of mysterious injuries and deaths among the native recruits to Britannia’s imperial army and discovers possible links to the revered Centurion Geminus and the long-awaited Emperor Hadrian, findings that place his life in jeopardy.
A Study in Revenge
By Kieran Shields
A sequel to The Truth of All Things finds late-19th-century police detective Archie Lean and his half-Native American partner, Perceval Grey, investigating the theft of a recently buried body and the staging of a bizarre occult scene that is linked to a centuries-old magical relic.
By Robert Crais
Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Max Kent is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Max in an effort to track down his late partner’s killer.
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
By Dina Nayeri
Collecting forbidden paraphernalia in her fascination with America, young Saba Hafezi of 1980s Iran becomes convinced that her suddenly missing mother and twin sister have departed for the US without her, a situation that compels her to envision her twin’s Western life throughout subsequent years.
The Third Bullet (Bob Lee Swagger)
By Stephen Hunter
A reimagining of the events surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy finds Bob Lee Swagger drawing on old records, intelligence archives, and observations at the infamous site to investigate a new clue about a third bullet that mysteriously exploded.
By Nicholas Christopher
Descending into alcoholism in the face of her husband’s unfaithfulness, her daughter’s rehab difficulties and her estranged mother’s death, Dr. Ruby Cardillo enlists her daughter to accompany her on a whirlwind trip up the East Coast to discover her family’s ties to a long-rumored Edison cylinder recording of jazz musician Buddy Bolden.
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
By Juliann Garey
In this brilliant inside look at mental illness that weaves together three timelines, Greyson Todd leaves his successful Hollywood career and wife and daughter in order to travel the world, giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he has been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years.
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
By Ayana Mathis
In spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband, Hattie Shepherd uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children in the Great Migration era and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world.
By Will Self
A psychiatrist at a mental hospital in a north London suburb, Dr. Zachary Busner investigates a group of unconscious patients who exhibit a peculiar type of physical tic and stumbles upon a miracle drug that could save the patients – but the hospital administration has other, darker ideas instead.
By Liz Jensen
In the wake of a series of baffling murders committed by children, anthropologist Hesketh Lock, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome, investigates a scandal in the Taiwan timber industry and wonders at his beloved stepson’s odd behavior before making a shocking connection upon the death of his Taiwan contact.
Watching the Dark (Inspector Banks)
By Peter Robinson
When Detective Inspector Bill Reid is found murdered, Chief Inspector Alan Banks must handle the investigation with the utmost discretion because it might involve police corruption. Ultimately, Banks will discover that Reid’s murder is linked to the disappearance of a young English girl six years earlier.
White Dog Fell From the Sky
By Eleanor Morse
An intimate portrait of 1970s Botswana is told through the intertwined stories of three people including a medical student who is forced to flee apartheid South Africa after witnessing a murder, and an American doctoral student who abandons her studies to follow her husband to Africa.
The Wrath of Angels (Charlie Parker)
By John Connolly
A latest entry in the popular series finds the intrepid detective racing against time to acquire a list of strategically important names from the site of a mysterious plane crash in the Maine woods, an effort that lures both good and evil individuals including a brutal serial killer.