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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a

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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under

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City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or

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The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick

Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him — the return of his estranged wife Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will

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Room, Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive

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From Darkest Skies, Sam Peters

After a five year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keona Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial recreation of his wife’s personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind. She has been constructed with one purpose – to discover the truth behind her own death – but Keona’s relationship

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The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these

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Bright Air Black, David Vann

In Bright Air Black, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia’s Colchis – where Medea flees her home and father with Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. Vann’s

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Swimming Lessons, Claire Fuller

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid

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The Witchfinder’s Sister, Beth Underdown

Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five years she has been gone, the boy she knew has become a man of influence and wealth–but more has changed than merely his fortunes. Alice fears that even as the cruel burns of a

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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman, Denis Thériault

Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his postal rounds every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. But he has found a way to break the cycle—Bilodo has taken to stealing people’s mail, steaming open the envelopes, and reading the letters inside. And so it is he comes across Ségolène’s letters. She is corresponding with Gaston, a master poet, and their letters are each composed of only three lines. They are writing

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Good Me, Bad Me, Ali Land

Fifteen year old Milly was raised by a serial killer: her mother. When she finally breaks away and tells the police everything about her mother’s crimes and years of abuse, she is given a new identity and placed in an affluent foster family and an exclusive private school. She wrestles with being the daughter of a murderer and the love she still feels for her mother, despite her crimes, but her hopes are simple. Milly

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The White Raven, Carrie D. Miller

In her thirteenth life, Aven has settled into the now witchcraft-friendly Salem where she has found true happiness and friendship, maybe even love. Despite her contentment, the truth of Aven’s existence haunts her. When she dies, her Spirit is forced from the Veil to live again in the body of a stranger. Does the elusive white raven, who has shadowed Aven through each of her lives, hold the secret to her release–or is it the

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The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill

The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a wicked fairytale of circus tricks and child prodigies, radical chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians and brooding clowns, set in an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. It is the tale of two dreamers, abandoned in an orphanage where they were fated to meet. Here, in the face of cold, hunger and unpredictable beatings, Rose

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Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the tragedy and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street

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Blackwing, Ed McDonald

The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh-eaters and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard’s paradox, the Deep Kings will walk the earth again, and all will be lost. The

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The Crystilleries of Echoland, Dew Pellucid

IN A SEE-THROUGH LAND our reflections live. They call us Sounds. They are our Echoes. And they think that they must die when we do. Is this why children are disappearing from the Sound realm? Because someone wants their Echo to die? Twelve-year-old Will Cleary tries to escape the frightening answer. But dangers sweep him into that magical, see-through land. And there, in a fortress filled with castaway children, a two-hundred-year-old riddle lies buried. The

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The Quest to Overthrow Heaven, Bolko Zimmer

The book is a dramatic retelling of the fall of man – and the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The story begins at the dawn of time in a fully realized universe populated by seraphim, cherubim, and countless angels – all with their own agendas and allegiances. However, the cherub prince Lucifer, becomes filled with vanity and wants to be renowned as the Supreme Spirit, who rules over all. Before long, Lucifer rebels against

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Deadly Nectar, Peter Wilson

Welcome to the jungle… Deep in the Amazon rainforest, a toxin so deadly has been kept secret for centuries. Dr James Clarke discovers a 150 year old arrow head coated in a rare poison so lethal it could kill thousands of people in a matter of seconds. The perfect weapon that could now be in the hands of a group of extremists, set on mass murder. Soon Clarke’s daughter, Anna Clarke, is on the case.

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Ward, Kyle Waller

Up The River? Or Down In The Dirt?  Summary Execution has become the preferred fate in a place where even angels fear to tread. Those unwise who elected for prison or are deemed unworthy of a quick death are condemned to The Ward, the former capital-city-converted-city-prison of Sacramento, California. Among the Grim Reapers coming in the forms of smiling rib cages and riding out the eleventh-hour, cannibal-afflicted Vikings, a Roman-inspired death cult, and a paranoid

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Smart Guide to Stop Using Stupid Words!, Andrew Kapur

Have you ever felt like something is holding you back from acquiring the wealth, health, joy, peace and success that you deserve and work so hard to achieve? Improve your life in 30 minutes. By understanding the process of the way we think, our choice of words and how others look to profit from our primitive monkey brain, you will be equipped with the tools to unlock your successful, peaceful mind. In this light and fun self-help

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The Real News!, John Bernard Ruane

The Real News! gives you the inside scoop on Donald J. Trump, the most controversial public figure in the world, with never-before-told satirical stories about the man and the media who cover him—most of which he considers Fake News! Go behind the scenes of Trump’s presidency in this hilarious compilation of shocking news! This collection of stories includes: A thrilling exposé on President Trump’s confirmed shooting of someone on Fifth Avenue to find out if his supporters

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Awakening, N.A. Montgomery

The Morrigan – Celtic Goddess of War, Fate and Death. I am a warrior of the Tuatha de Danann. History writes us as a supernatural race in Irish mythology that battled demons and the Fomorians – a race similar to ours and our rivals. The last thing I remember, I fought alongside King Arthur and his men against the Fomoire and an evil God. Then… I remember nothing. I am Morrigan, but I am no

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Protector of the Highlands, Connie C. Scharon

Valan MacLeod’s wicked first wife betrayed him. Her death haunts him like a wraith in the night, making it impossible for him to trust any other woman. One stormy evening fate thrusts an intriguing, young girl into his life. He saves Aria Morrison from a vicious assault and learns she is running to avoid an arranged marriage to Baron Eduard Ramsay, Valan’s sworn enemy.  Valan and Aria take refuge for the night in a cottage

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The Shadow Ryana, C.R. Daems

Ryana, a worthless girl-child, is sold to a mysterious woman who takes her to the home of the Shadow Sisters who are prized for their abilities as spies and assassins. She survives years of training in spite of being unconventional: adopting poisonous bats as familiars–something no one else would dare to do; choosing the blow dart as her weapon of choice–a weapon the Sisters don’t teach; and relying on intuition rather than logic. As she

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Shifting to Black, Barb Shadow

New Castle Asylum. Abandoned. Renovated into a small apartment complex called Forest View. Joe Paine, caretaker and manager, begins to use the Ouija board he found on the site. He questions his sanity as something named “Black” starts to talk to him during these sessions. Out of the Dark Paranormal, a ghost hunting team, has been called in to investigate the Jack Barnes house, site of a brutal murder. The investigation unfolds in front of

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Daniel’s Choice, Pam Mantovani

Former Army Ranger Daniel Sawyer signs up for the Brotherhood Protectors as an elite bodyguard, but he doesn’t expect his first assignment to put him in close proximity with a sexy widow. No problem. He’s got a strict policy against being with single mothers. Sure, Avery Lanier’s hot as hell, but he won’t act on his attraction. Not when he’s sworn to protect her. And not when the last thing he wants is a built

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God Supplies And Miracles Happen, Amy Jane Sandberg

This is a story of Love and Perseverance of Amy Jane Sandberg. She is the Third person in the world to have her heart completely re-built after being born with Truncus Arteriosus. Amy Jane is a Walking Miracle. By the saving grace of God she has survived: being brain dead, three open heart surgeries, a full heart reconstruction, two comas, and three strokes. She is one of a kind, a true child of God; as

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Beautiful Minds, Jackie Goldman

Following their passions to pursue lives and careers that add beauty and color to our already diverse city, the Beautiful Minds Project is a collection of ghostwritten narratives, featuring soulful New Yorkers who, in the words of Jim Henson, “leave the world a bit better than when (they) got here.” Featured in this volume are: actor, Craig Bannister; violinist, Eva Leon; artist, Pato Paez; designer Monique Leshman; model/performance artist Hardy Brooklyn, and volunteer, Nancy Leone.

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The Haunting of Thores-Cross, Karen Perkins

Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is further disturbed by the sound of church bells – from a church that no longer

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Magoch, N.R. Lovitt

A mysterious young mage goes through a hard-fought struggle to gift the masses a wide range of complex magic to discover and wield on their own. Little did he know just how much this sudden power would drastically affect the boring, stress-filled lives of a few citizens and the world around them within a two-day span. A new epoch dawns, and with it, the wheels of chaos are set in motion. Magoch is quite simply

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Stoned for His Faith, Reynold Conger

This is a story of faith, courage, ministry, and forgiveness. Just before retirement, Pastor Randy Koenig writes a book teaching Christians how to witness to Muslims. A Muslim mullah takes exception to the book and decides that Randy must die. When the mullah and his men eventually find Randy, Randy forgives his attackers. He prays for and witnesses to them even as the stones fly. The attackers are arrested. Secular members of the community may

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Author Spotlight

Lexa Dudley, Author Spotlight

A striking historic rendition of life on the island of Sardinia… Children of the Mists is a story of enduring love. Set in the 1800s, life on Sardinia had barely changed since the time of the Caesars. Two families, the Sannas and the Canus, are united by friendship and honour; love and laughter; joy and promises; omens and superstitions; youth and experience transcend generations.  However, for Raffaella and Antonio, their passionate love becomes entangled with revenge.

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Connie C. Scharon, Author Spotlight

Valan MacLeod’s wicked first wife betrayed him. Her death haunts him like a wraith in the night, making it impossible for him to trust any other woman. One stormy evening fate thrusts an intriguing, young girl into his life. He saves Aria Morrison from a vicious assault and learns she is running to avoid an arranged marriage to Baron Eduard Ramsay, Valan’s sworn enemy.  Valan and Aria take refuge for the night in a cottage

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Natalie Banks, Author Spotlight

Straight-laced Anna Walker finds herself in a steamy extramarital affair with a noir film photographer Alec Prentice. He’s sexy and irresistible, drawing her into his world of sex and seduction. But soon, his bad boy ways and her guilty conscious consume her and push her to end the affair abruptly. Not long after ending the affair, she frighteningly realizes she is being stalked. As she desperately continues her attempt to keep the affair a secret,

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D.J. Cattrell, Author Spotlight

Rachel’s bucket has a hole in one side and a jewel in the other. When Rachel first pressed the jewel in the side of the bucket, she was just four years old. Smoke came out of it and in it five unicorns pranced lightly onto her hand and off again. It made her smile and cry at the same time. As her tenth birthday approaches, her world begins to change with the arrival of a

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