The Age of Ice
By J. M. Sidorova
Cursed with longevity and immunity to the cold, a lovelorn 18th-century Russian noble traverses 200 years of history while investigating the truth about his strange physiology. Along the way, he encounters such historical figures as the author Mary Shelley, the Russian empress Elizaveta, and the English explorer Joseph Billings.
Angel City (The Angelus Trilogy)
By Jon Steele
Former escort Katherine Taylor and her son Max are living content but haunted lives in a small Washington State town under Swiss Guard protection, while an exhausted Harper is compelled to investigate a defrocked priest’s discovery of a monster in the catacombs of Paris.
Approaching the Speed of Light
By Victoria Lustbader
Two decades after a brutal early childhood culminated in his adoption into a loving family, Jody resists relationships and instead bonds with his faithful dog, Einstein, while working through painful memories and forging a chance friendship with an elderly woman who grieves for her long-lost son.
Big Girl Panties
By Stephanie Evanovich
When Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer to the country’s most famous pro athletes, offers to help her get back in shape, young widow Holly Brennan, deciding to make at least one positive change in her life, throws herself into exercise and into Logan’s arms.
Blood and Beauty: A Novel
By Sarah Dunant
A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucretia and Cesare, traces the family’s rise in the aftermath of Rodrigo Borgia’s rise to the papacy during which war, a terrifying sexual plague, and the family’s notorious reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister.
The Blood of Gods: A Novel of Rome (Emperor)
By Conn Iggulden
Set in the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony and Octavian struggle to set aside their personal differences in order to bring Caesar’s killers to justice.
Bombshell (An FBI Thriller)
By Catherine Coulter
Recruited by Dillon Savich for his uncanny criminal-tracking instincts, FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith investigates a perplexing attack involving his music-student sister while Savich and Sherlock examine the bizarre murder of a Federal Reserve Bank chairman’s grandson.
By Rawi Hage
A cab driver in a crime-filled, apocalyptic city begins a romance with a book-loving, married fare who offers a ray of light and happiness in the grittiness around him.
The Child Thief
By Dan Smith
In the shadow of the Soviet takeover, a veteran of the First World War tracks a missing girl across frozen Russia after she is kidnapped by a skillful hunter who is using her as bait in a perverse game.
Chimera (Jim Chapel Missions)
By David Wellington
When seven super-soldiers escape from a secret military facility in upstate New York and target seven innocent citizens for death, disabled Army Vet James Chase, a mysterious woman named Angel, and a beautiful veterinarian are all drafted for a desperate mission to stop this lethal force.
Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger
By Beth Harbison
Running away with her fiancé’s brother after he convinces her that he loves her more and that the man she was about to marry has been unfaithful, Ashley Barton takes a job at a bridal shop when the ensuing relationship also fails, a situation that leads to an explosive confrontation 17 years later.
By Frederic C. Rich
Reimagining a world where the McCain and Palin ticket had won the 2008 election, this novel describes what the future might look like if the Christian right succeeds in turning America into a theocracy.
Claudia Silver to the Rescue
By Kathy Ebel
Overwhelmed by her unemployment and estrangement from her bohemian Brooklyn family, Claudia spectacularly misjudges her younger sister’s cry for help and lands in the middle of a disastrous love affair that disrupts three very different families.
By Stephen Kiernan
After discovering the body of a man buried deep in the Arctic ice, Dr. Kate Philo and her team bring him back to their Boston lab and ignite a media firestorm that prompts massive protests from religious fundamentalists.
Death Angel (Alex Cooper)
By Linda Fairstein
Discovering the murdered body of a young woman in Central Park’s notorious Rambles section, New York Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman uncover disturbing links between the savage crime and a string of cold-case disappearances.
Downfall (Sam Capra)
By Jeff Abbott
Compelled to assist a beautiful woman who whispers a plea for help in his San Francisco bar, former CIA agent Sam Capra is pursued by authorities and a secret network of successful people who owe their wealth and power to a mysterious and dangerous Faustian figure.
By Jon McGoran
Forced to take a leave of absence after the sudden deaths of his parents, Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick bides his time at an inherited house in rural Pennsylvania, where he falls in love with an organic farmer who is being pressured by a mysterious development company and violent drug dealers.
The English Girl (Gabriel Allon)
By Daniel Silva
The wayward son of Israeli intelligence, Allon is plunged into a high stakes game of murder, espionage and corruption after a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a disappearance that threatens to destroy a prime minister’s career.
Eye for an Eye (Dewey Andreas)
By Ben Coes
Earning powerful international enemies for his role in thwarting a series of terrorist attacks, Dewey Andreas is targeted for assassination after uncovering a high-level intelligence asset and barely survives a hit attempt that compels him to go rogue and pursue justice against a corrupt head of China’s state security.
The Eye of God (Sigma Force)
By James Rollins
After a U.S. military research satellite crashes and a package containing artifacts linked to Genghis Khan is received at the Vatican, Commander Gray Pierce and his Sigma team must solve a mystery linked to Christianity’s origins and a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.
The Fame Thief (Junior Bender)
By Timothy Hallinan
Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender is summoned by an intimidating nonagenarian mob boss to exact justice for a once-famous starlet whose career was derailed by an unknown adversary’s compromising photos.
Fin and Lady
By Cathleen Schine
Placed in the guardianship of his impulsive half-sister after being orphaned in the 1960s, 11-year-old Fin moves from his small dairy farm to Greenwich Village and assumes an adult role when his sister pursues a wild life of romance and rebelliousness against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movements and the Vietnam War.
By Danielle Steel
Running a successful fashion empire in Paris and New York that hides the pain of a failed marriage, Timmie O endures a sequence of meaningless relationships before a surprise bout of appendicitis places her under the care of an alluring but married French doctor.
Ghosts of Bungo Suido
By Peter T. Deutermann
Hearing rumors of the construction of a formidable Japanese battleship capable of adversely shifting power in World War II, Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond is charged with leading the first American submarine into the Inland Sea in the hopes of finding and stopping the seemingly invincible ship.
The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
By Kelly Harms
Winning a million-dollar dream home after participating in a television sweepstakes, Janey delightedly leaves her harebrained aunt’s house and embarks on a trip to what she believes will be her new home town, only to meet a fellow prize contender, a down-on-her-luck neighbor who shares her name.
By Byron L. Dorgan and David Hagberg
When covert agents acquire a lethal computer virus capable of shutting down an entire country’s power systems, an ensuing attack by Iran and Venezuela unleashes violent chaos throughout the U.S., pitting North Dakota sheriff Nate Osborne and brash journalist Ashley Borden against an elite terrorist.
By Brad Thor
When a string of high-profile kidnappings in Washington, D.C. escalate upon the discovery that the victims are being murdered, an eventual ransom demands triggers terror throughout the country.
By C. J. Box
When two teens go missing during a clandestine car trip, alcoholic investigator Cody Hoyt is convinced by his son and former partner to search for answers before discovering similar disappearances on a remote Montana highway that point to the work of a serial killer.
Hour of the Rat (Rock, Paper, Tiger)
By Lisa Brackmann
Leaving Beijing in the wake of her controversial employer’s long absence and a visit by her born-again mother, Iraq war veteran Ellie helps an army buddy track down his missing brother in Yangshuo, where she uncovers a dangerous conspiracy involving a biotech company, eco-terrorists, an art-obsessed billionaire and numerous cats.
House Odds: A Joe Demarco Thriller
By Mike Lawson
Political fixer Joe Demarco gets involved with power deals in the back halls of Capitol Hill with crooked politicians and dangerous bargains with gangsters.
By Matt Haig
Regarding humans favorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there is more to the human race than he suspected and embarking on a darkly comic effort to save humanity from itself.
Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan)
By Iris Johansen
Taking place just minutes after the action at the conclusion of Taking Eve, the second installment in Johansen’s trilogy featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan finds Eve on the run from her diabolical captor in the wilds of the Colorado Rockies, where she learns disturbing truths about her past.
The Impossible Life of Greta Wells
By Andrew Sean Greer
To alleviate her suffocating depression after the death of her twin brother and the break-up with her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes radical psychiatric treatment that has an unexpected side effect which transports her to the lives she might have lived had she been born in a different era.
Kiss Me First
By Lottie Moggach
Discovering an online chat forum for ethical debate, Leila, a sheltered young misfit, believes she has finally met people who understand her, and falls under the spell of the web site’s charismatic founder who entices her into assuming the stolen identity of a glamorous but desperate woman.
The Last Whisper in the Dark
By Tom Piccirilli
The youngest son and surviving member of the Rand family of cat burglars and con artists, Terry endeavors to go straight before becoming enmeshed in a heist gone wrong that pits him against old enemies and threatens to permanently estrange him from the woman he once loved.
Letters from Skye
By Jessica Brockmole
A sweeping love story told in letters spans two World Wars and follows the correspondence between a water-phobic poet on the Scottish Isle of Skye and an American volunteer ambulance drive for the French Army, an affair that is discovered years later when the poet disappears.
The Light in the Ruins
By Christopher Bohjalian
Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosatis family becomes prisoners in their own home when 18-year-old Cristina’s courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later.
Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux)
By James Lee Burke
A summer getaway in Montana for Dave Robicheaux’s family and friends is violently shattered by the arrival of serial killer and prison escapee Asa Surrette.
By Mario Alberto Zambrano
Using the deck of Loteria cards as her muse, 11-year-old Luz Castillo, a ward of the state who has retreated into silence, finds each shuffle sparking a random memory that, pierced together, brings into focus the joy and pain of her life and the events that led her to her present situation.
Love and Happiness
By Galt Niederhoffer
Feeling trapped in her stagnating career and family life, independent film producer Jean secretly writes long, unsent emails to a former love until one night when she hits the “send “ button, a decision that forces her to evaluate her feelings about her husband, her ex, and a questionable man she meets on a business trip.
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
By David Rakoff
A posthumously-published edgy novel in verse form from the late NPR radio essayist and award-winning author traverses the experiences of characters linked by acts of generosity or cruelty throughout major events of the 20th century.
Masaryk Station (John Russell)
By David Downing
Working as a reluctant double agent for Russia and the CIA in politically strained 1948 Berlin, John Russell looks for an opportunity to secure his freedom before being approached by a woman he saved during World War II who begs his help reclaiming her child from behind the Iron Curtain.
The Measures Between Us
By Ethan Hauser
Riding out an unprecedented storm in a small Boston suburb, a group of intimate and strangers confront a rapidly changing world, including shop teacher Vincent, who contemplates the hospitalization of his daughter; psychology professor Henry, who tests his marital boundaries; and his pregnant wife Lucinda, who harbors a deep secret.
Memories of a Marriage
By Louis Begley
Reconnecting with a vibrant woman from his past who shared a seemingly charmed marriage with a Harvard graduate, Philip is shocked to learn that the marriage ended in divorce and tragedy and that the woman regarded her ex as a monster, a revelation that compels him to investigate the truth behind the illusory relationship.
The Mouse-Proof Kitchen
By Saira Shah
Preparing to start over in idyllic Provence, France, after learning she is pregnant, Anna and her easygoing musician partner, Tobias, embark on an unexpected journey of the heart when their daughter is born with severe disabilities, a situation that is further complicated by their rickety home, eccentric neighbors, and frequent trips to the hospital.
By Michael Pocalyko
While a financial mogul in Manhattan prepares to catapult his investment bank and the global economy to lucrative heights by closing the world’s first trillion-dollar deal, a political aide uses back channels to infiltrate the company on behalf of her ambitious Senator boss in an effort that challenges the stability of a traumatized World War II veteran.
By Jennifer Zobair
Thwarting cultural expectations to accept a job for a Republican senatorial candidate, unconventional Muslim girl Zainab Mir generates controversy in her community while winning the love of a neoconservative radio talk show host, while her lawyer best friend confronts unexpected challenges that force her into marriage to man with traditional values.
By Jenni Fagan
Sent to a home for chronic offenders, 15-year-old foster child Anais is unable to remember the events that led her to her sentencing and considers her bleak life in the hands of untrustworthy adults before discovering herself within an ad hoc family that helps her take her first steps toward friendship and personal strength.
Please Don’t Tell
By Elizabeth Adler
Assisting a car accident victim who was traveling to San Francisco to solve the murder of his fiancée, Fenny Dexter shares a night of passion with the man, whose identity comes into question in the wake of a series of brutal murders.
By Scott Phillips
Drawing four different women into his narcissistic world in his quest for movie stardom, Randall, the star of one of the hottest prime time shows in France, accepts cash from an arms dealer to fund a film and finds his penchant for violence, sex and megalomania taking over his life.
The Rest of Us
By Jessica Lott
Years after an affair with her college professor that compelled her to abandon her own art and accept an unfulfilling job as a photographer’s assistant, Terry, who believed her ex had died, unexpectedly runs into him and pursues a beautiful and healing friendship that renews her creative ambitions.
By Matthew Guinn
A medical student faces an ethical difficulty when he is asked to be part of a cover-up after a remodeling project on campus literally digs up bones of dissected African-American slaves who were once used for anatomy training.
The Rules of Wolfe
By James Carlos Blake
Eddie Gato Wolfe leaves his family’s gun-running business in Texas and crosses into Mexico to work security for a drug cartel where he falls in love with a gangster’s girlfriend and flees with her into the dangerous Sonora Desert.
The Shining Girls
By Lauren Beukes
The sole survivor of a time-traveling serial killer who began his spree in Depression-era Chicago tries to hunt him down in 1989 along with help from an ex-homicide reporter.
By Matthew Dunn
Scouring the European underworld for an important document that has fallen into the wrong hands, special agent Will Cochrane, the CIA’s deadliest field officer, must face two adversaries: a former high-ranking East German Stasi officer and a rogue operative whose skills rival his own.
Sons of Zeus
By Noble Smith
Set during the fifth-century BC war between Athens and Sparta, Plataea resident Nikias dreams of glory in the Olympic games only to lead a ragtag band of defenders in the wake of a surprise attack.
Stolen (Lucy Kincaid)
By Allison Brennan
Given an ultimatum by the FBI either to help take down a dangerous rogue agent or go to prison, private investigator Sean Rogan is forced to hide the truth from FBI trainee Lucy Kincaid throughout a dangerous undercover mission at the side of Agent Noah Armstrong.
The Stench of Honolulu
By Jack Handey
Two friends go on a quest through Hawaii after being given a treasure map by a travel agent. A first novel from the humor writer best known for his “Deep Thoughts” segments on Saturday Night Live.
Stranded (Maggie O’Dell)
By Alex Kava
Discovering the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, FBI special agent Maggie O’Dell and her partner, Tully, embark on a frantic cross-country effort to capture a serial killer who is targeting truckers and travelers at rest stops.
By Alissa Nutting
Becoming a teacher an insidious attempt to fulfill her passion for 14-year-old boys, Celeste Price, an attractive eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa, sets her signs on Jack Patrick. Naturally in awe of his teacher, the teen willingly accepts her terms for a secret relationship, while she willfully destroys his life for her own personal pleasure.
By Nina Schuyler
When an accident leaves translator Hanne Schubert without the ability to speak her native language, she heads to Japan to fight demons from her past and her present after a Japanese novelist accuses her of sabotaging his work.
By Andrea Thalasinos
Sleeping on the couch for a decade as her husband’s hoarding habit spirals out of control, unfulfilled university employee Paula rescues a dying man’s beloved dog and embarks on a life-changing journey that compels a new vocation at a wildlife rehabilitation center.
A Treacherous Paradise
By Henning Mankell
Fleeing her native Sweden in 1905 to escape a life of poverty, Hanna Renstrom is widowed twice before becoming the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, where she is isolated by racism while she bonds with the prostitutes, discovering an inner strength that leads to a boundary-breaking decision.
The Universe Versus Alex Woods
By Gavin Extence
The son of a fortune teller befriends a grumpy old widower and proves his friendship by getting stopped at the border by customs with a large bag of marijuana and an urn full of ashes.
Unleashed (Andy Carpenter)
By David Rosenfelt
Missing a flight while racing to help a friend of Sam Willis, who suddenly dies in a plane crash, Andy Carpenter realizes that Sam was also an intended victim of the crash.
Unseen (Will Trent)
By Karin Slaughter
Sent to Macon for an undercover mission to infiltrate a drug and prostitution ring, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Will Trent hides the facts about his latest assignment from his girlfriend, Sara Linton, when the stakes prove higher than any he has yet encountered.
Until She Comes Home
By Lori Roy
Preparing for their 1958 Detroit neighborhood’s only expected birth, pregnant Grace, best friend Julia, and stylish Malina are terror-stricken by the disappearance of a childlike neighbor under their care whose fate reveals sinister elements in their community.
By Nikita Lalwani
A team of journalists attempt to understand and document life in an experimental open prison where convicted murderers share their lives in a humble village, a site that becomes increasingly and dangerously subject to the dubious moral codes of its drama-seeking visitors.
The Violet Hour
By Katherine Hill
Ending their marriage after a revelation of infidelity, physician Abe and sculptor Cassandra evaluate the compromises, legacies and losses of their relationship, from their first encounter at a San Francisco public health clinic through their daughter’s acceptance into Harvard.
By Ivy Pochoda
When an adventure on the bay takes a tragic turn, resulting in the disappearance of her best friend, Val, who was washed ashore semi-conscious, is left to deal with the aftermath while their teacher, a Julliard drop-out and barfly, must confront a past riddled with sins of omission.
By Thomas Young
Relieved to be reassigned to a comparatively peaceful air base in Krygyzstan, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson discovers a cache of opium on the base that leads him and interpreter Sergeant Major Sophia Gold into a lethal conflict with a ruthlessly ambitious adversary.
The Wednesday Daughters (Wednesday)
By Meg Waite Clayton
A follow-up to the best-selling The Wednesday Sisters traces the story of the sisters’ adult daughters Hope, Anna Page, and Julie, who discover astonishing secrets about Hope’s identity while perusing coded journals, puzzle boxes, and other artifacts in a Lake District cabin Hope’s mother used as a literary retreat.
Whistling Past the Graveyard
By Susan Crandall
Fleeing the Mississippi home of her strict grandmother in 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle becomes an unlikely companion to an African-American woman at whose side she learns harsh lessons about segregation and family.
The White Princess (Cousins’ War)
By Philippa Gregory
Passionately in love with Richard III in spite of her arranged marriage to pretender to the throne Henry Tudor, Princess Elizabeth of York is forced to marry the man who murdered her lover and create a royal family under the controlling gaze of his mother, Margaret Beaufort.
The Widow’s Strike (Pike Logan)
By Brad Taylor
When a rogue state that plots to unleash a genetically-mutated virus through a female suicide terrorist, the Taskforce counterterrorism unit under Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill follows a dangerous trail across Southeast Asia to the United States before learning about an even more dangerous adversary.