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DETAILS Title: THE ROMANOV PROPHECY Author: Steve Berry Publisher: Hodder ISBN: 978-0340899311 Genre: Thriller BACKCOVER BLURB The brutal killing of the Romanovs meant the end of the Tsars. Nearly a century later, the people of Russia have voted to bring back the tsar, a ruler to be selected from the distant relatives of the last tsar; Nicholas II, …

DETAILS Title: THE CUTAWAY Author: Christina Kovac Publisher: Atria/37 INK ISBN: 978-1501166105 Genre: Mystery | Thriller BACKCOVER BLURB When brilliant TV news producer Virginia Knightly receives a disturbing “MISSING” notice on her desk related to the disappearance of a beautiful young attorney, she can’t seem to shake the image from her head. Despite skepticism from …

DETAILS Title: RAGE AGAINST THE DYING Author: Becky Masterman Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9780143182672 Genre: Murder-Mystery | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Brigid Quinn’s experiences hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn’t have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks …

DETAILS Title: THE THICKET Author: Joe R. Lansdale Publisher: Mulholland Books ISBN: 978-0316188449 Genre: Western BACKCOVER BLURB Jack Parker thought he’d already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas—orphaning him …

THE DETAILS Title: MY SISTER’S GRAVE Author: Robert Dugoni Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (Amazon) ISBN: 978-1477825570 Genre: Police Procedural | Murder-Mystery BACKCOVER BLURB Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned …

DETAILS Title: THE SCENT OF DEATH Author: Andrew Taylor Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780007213535 Genre: Historical | Murder-Mystery BACKCOVER BLURB New York is a city of secrets, profiteers, loyalists and double agent, where loyalty is a commodity like any other. Manhattan in 1778, during in the American War of Independence, is surrounded by the French fleet and the rebel armies, …

DETAILS Title: SAWBONES Author: Melissa Lenhardt Publisher: Redhook ISBN: 9780316505390 Genre: Western | Historical Fiction BACKCOVER BLURB When Dr. Catherine Bennett is wrongfully accused of murder, she knows her fate likely lies with a noose unless she can disappear. Fleeing with a bounty on her head, she escapes with her maid to the uncharted territories of Colorado …

DETAILS Title: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST Author: Louise Penny Publisher: Minotaur Books ISBN: 9781250022103 Genre: Crime | Suspense | Mystery BACKCOVER BLURB Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn’t cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three …