Promises In Death
Series/Author F: Jd

Hardcover Promises in Death (In Death #28) by J.D. Robb (Goodreads Author) 4.41 · Rating details · 30,643 ratings · 904 reviews Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just 'one of us.' Dallas's friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris and Coltraine had started a serious relationship, and from all accounts the two were headed for a happy future together. But someone has put an end to all that. After breaking the news to Morris, Eve starts questioning everyone from Coltraine's squad, informants, and neighbors, while Eve's husband, Roarke, digs into computer data on Coltraine's life back in Atlanta. To their shock, they discover a connection between this case and their own painful, shadowy pasts. The truth will need to be uncovered one layer at a time, starting with the box that arrives at Cop Central addressed to Eve containing Coltraine's guns, badge, and a note from her killer: 'You can have them back. Maybe someday soon, I'll be sending yours to somebody else.' But Eve Dallas doesn't take too kindly to personal threats, and she is going to break this case, whatever it takes. And that's a promise. Learn More

Backseat Saints
Series/Author F: Joshilyn

Hardcover Large Print Joshilyn Jackson Fiction Chick Lit Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy?-one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first. Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate?-death by marriage?-and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best. BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists. Learn More

Bound By Dreams
Series/Author F: Christina

Hardcover Large Print Christina Skye #9Draycott Abbey Romance Fantasy American travel-writer Keira Morrisey is an expert on getting in and out of tight spots. But when a deathbed promise brings Keira back to Draycrott Abbey, she meets Ewan MacLeod, and her life is changed forever. Learn More

Winging It
Series/Author F: Catherine

Hardcover Large Print Catherine Goldhammer Nonfiction Autobiography Self Help For every woman on the verge of becoming an empty nester comes this wry, insightful chronicle of rediscovering oneself at midlife. With wit, charm, and rare honesty, Winging It chronicles Goldhammer's journey of self-discovery through one of life's most universal transitions. Learn More

A Quiet Belief In Angels
Series/Author F: R J

Hardcover Large Print R J Ellory A Quiet Belief In Angels Mystery Thriller Fiction Desperate and plagued by everything he has witnessed, Joseph sets out to forge a new life in New York. But even there the past won't leave him alone-for it seems that the murderer still lives and is killing again, and that the secret to his identity lies in Joseph's own history. Learn More

Nightime Is My Time
Series/Author F: Mary

Hardcover Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Thriller Fiction "The definition of an owl had always pleased him: a night bird of talons and soft plumage which permits noiseless flight...applied figuratively to a person of nocturnal habits. 'I am The Owl,' he would whisper to himself after he had selected his prey, 'and nighttime is my time.'" Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown in Cornwall-on- Hudson, New York, to attend the twenty-year reunion of alumni of Stonecroft Academy, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is, however, something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, died just a few days before, drowned in her pool during an early- morning swim, the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end. Also adding to Jean's sense of unease is a taunting, anonymous fax she has just received, referring to her daughter, Lily, a child she had given up for adoption twenty years ago, the offspring of a romance between her and a West Point cadet killed in an accident a week before graduation. She had always kept the child's existence a secret, so who has found out? And why the implied threat now? Struggling to conceal her fears, Jean arrives at the hotel where the reunion is being held. One by one she sees the other honorees, including Laura Wilcox, the class beauty, whose dazzling exterior belies the fact that her television career is sinking, and the four men who, like Jean, had spent four bitterly unhappy years at Stonecroft: Carter (formerly Howie) Stewart, an acerbic and successful playwright, once the class nerd; renowned child psychiatrist and talk-show celebrity Mark Fleischman, who has never been able to resolve the pain of his own adolescence; Gordon Amory, a media mogul, hardly recognizable as the awkward boy who was the butt of cruel jokes; Robby Brent, a popular comedian, whose caustic humor emanates from a childhood of rejection. Omnipresent is an old classmate, Jack Emerson, the chairman of the reunion, whose reasons for spearheading the event may be motivated by something other than class spirit. At the award dinner, Jean is introduced to Sam Deegan, a detective obsessed for years by the unsolved murder of a young woman in Cornwall, who may also hold the key to the identity of the Stonecroft killer and the source of the anonymous threat to her child. She does not suspect that among the distinguished people she is greeting is The Owl, a murderer nearing the countdown on his mission of vengeance against the Stonecroft women who had mocked and humiliated him, with Jean his final intended victim. In Nighttime Is My Time, Mary Higgins Clark creates a riveting novel of psychological suspense, penetrating behind the pervading façade of status and respectability to depict the mind of a killer. Learn More

Silent Witness
Series/Author F: Richard

Paperback Silent Witness (Tony Lord #2) by Richard North Patterson Almost thirty years have passed since Tony Lord left Lake City. Thirty long years dedicated to putting the past the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Alison Taylor, and his own acquittal of the crime behind him. Married, a father, and a successful defense lawyer in San Francisco, Tony Lord has run as far from Lake City as he can. But the phone call requesting his return and the circumstances surrounding it is enough to make the ghosts of Tony's past live again. The trigger is the murder of another young woman - that of 16-year-old Lake City High School track star Marcie Calder, last seen alive with Sam Robb, her coach and Tony's childhood friend. With this stunning new novel of psychological drama and suspense, Richard North Patterson has done it again. Silent Witness is a drama of rivalry and betrayal, the darkest recesses of love and friendship, and the tenacious grip of the past on all our lives. Learn More

Watch Me Die
Series/Author F: Erica

Hardcover Watch Me Die (Stacy Killian #4) by Erica Spindler (Goodreads Author) In Spindler’s thrilling new psychological drama, one woman’s journey to recovery becomes her worst nightmare… Before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, stained-glass restoration artist Mira Gallier had it all: a thriving business doing work she loved and an idyllic marriage to the perfect man. But the devastating storm stole her beloved husband – his body swept away by floodwaters, never to be found. Now, after years of pain and turmoil, it looks as if Mira is finally on the verge of peace and emotional stability. But her life, like the magnificent windows blown to bits by Hurricane Katrina, is about to be shattered once again. And this time, it’s not a killer storm she faces, but a psychopath who will stop at nothing until he possesses her, body and soul… First, church windows that she restored are vandalized, and the priest who looked over them brutally murdered. Spray-painted across the glass are the words: He Will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead. Then, New Orleans is rocked by a terrifying chain of murders that all seem to be linked to Mira. The police, led by homicide detective Spencer Malone, are following a string of clues left by the killer on each victim – and beginning to wonder if the murderer isn’t Mira Gallier herself. As Mira begins to unravel under pressure from all sides – and fear for her life – it’s unclear whom she can trust. And when a man from her past appears out of nowhere, sparking something long forgotten in her heart, he quickly becomes the police’s new prime suspect. One by one, the people in Mira's life are targeted, until it’s clear that the killer has been saving her for last . . . and that there’s nowhere left to run. Learn More

The Dancing Floor
Series/Author F: Barbara

Hardcover Barbara Michaels Mystery Fiction Gothic From the author hailed by Mary Higgins Clark as a master storyteller comes a simply irresistible story. On a tour of England's historic gardens, Heather Tradescent decides to visit Troyton House. Impressed by her knowledge of gardens and mazes, the owner insists that Heather stay on and help him restore the grounds. Reluctantly she agrees and is soon caught up in the investigation of a bizarre murder. Learn More

The Proud And The Free
Series/Author F: Janet

Hardcover Janet Dailey Romance Historical Fiction The Proud and the Free takes us inside the Cherokee Nation's tumultuous struggle for justice in the early 1839's and sweeps us away in a surprising and unforgettable love story. Our heroine, Temple Gordon, is the daughter of an educated Cherokee leader and a young woman of uncommon beauty raised on her family's grand Southern plantation. She is fiercely devoted to Cherokee traditions and to her lover, The Blade Stuart, a visionary committed to a new future for the tribe. The Romance between Temple and The Blade and the existence of the Cherokee Nation itself are soon tested by government pressure to surrender tribal territory and move west. While the Cherokees fight for their tribal land, Temple nearly loses everything she loves most and discovers an inner strength she never knew she had. FROM DUSTJACKET: "Vivacious, black-haired Temple Gordon was raised on a grand southern plantation. The sassy, outspoken belle has known only luxury and laughter. But in truth, no matter how elegant the Gordon Glen estate is, no matter how beautiful Temple is, they are both Cherokee. Although Temple's father, Will, has attended the finest eastern schools, the proud Gordons share a mixed Scot and Native American heritage. By 1830, their graceful life of parties and parlor games begins to shatter. Gangs of Georgia vigilantes roam the roads. Treaties have been broken. Trouble rumbles closer, forcing men to choose sides. And Temple's fiance, reckless, dangerously seductive "The Blade" Stuart, knows the old ways Temple so dearly loves are coming to an end. Soon Temple and her entire family --- including her tormented teenage brother Kipp and the Gordons' slaves, who have dreams of their own --- are caught in a crossfire of tribal arguments and government betrayal. One source of hope and strength is Eliza Hall. A schoolteacher who arrives from New England expecting wilderness and savages, she finds instead a loving, genteel family to inspire her loyalty and devotion. Yet no one can stop the Cherokees' history from being written in blood. Challenged by tragedy and hardship, Temple will face losing everything and everyone she knows, as the Cherokee are forced westward by the government in Washington. Now desperate to be with the man she loves, determined to defy the world and stay by his side, Temple becomes a woman whose valor is forged by tears... and whose future lies at the end of a journey to a wild and turbulent destiny." Learn More

A Time To Kill
Series/Author F: John

Hardcover A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance #1) by John Grisham (Goodreads Author) Intricate plotting, whirlwind pacing and behind-the-scenes authenticity made John Grisham's legal thriller The Firm a runaway best seller. Now he presents us with a masterfully drawn, fever-pitched courtroom drama of vengeance and retribution. On a spring afternoon in Clanton, Mississippi, when 10-year-old Tonya Hailey should have been attending to childlike things, two rednecks subjected her to a rape and beating so savage it would leave her scarred forever. Days later, unable to contain his grief and rage, her father, Carl Lee Hailey, took revenge against Tonya's attackers. Armed with an M-16 rifle, he pumped them full of bullets in a bloody courthouse massacre. To some, it was justice; to others, murder. Faced with the grim prospect of the gas chamber, Carl Lee sought help from Jake Brigance, a young, ambitious attorney whose adrenaline surged as he took on Carl Lee's defense. It was a case that was attracting national attention , a case that could mean fame and fortune. In short, a trial lawyer's dream. For Carl Lee Hailey was black; his politically ambitious prosecutor and judge--as well as his victims--were white. Before long, the case would transform a quiet Southern town into a battlefield, swarming with journalists and camera crews, marching Klansmen and singing civil rights groups, presided over by the National Guard. Soon, Jake Brigance would have more on his plate than he ever bargained for: a case that would shatter his life personally and professionally. In short, a trial lawyer's nightmare. (jacket description) Learn More

Midnight Club
Series/Author F: James

Hardcover The Midnight Club by James Patterson (Goodreads Author) From the bestselling author of Along Came a Spider and Cat and Mouse, a mesmerising tale of non-stop action and suspense. Nobody knows the underbelly of the city like New York cop John Stefanovitch. He's out to get Alexandre St-Germain, the most powerful member of the Midnight Club -- a secret international society of ruthless crime czars, all of whom are 'respectable' businessmen. And Stef's the ideal man for the job -- until he's levelled by a blast from St-Germain's shotgun and left for dead. Now, Stef is back, wheelchair-bound, yet sworn to destroy St-Germain. With the help of a beautiful journalist and a Harlem cop, Stef is determined to crack the Midnight Club. And he's up against odds that are as unknown as they are deadly! Learn More