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Author: Reinhard, E.H.
Crime Thrillers
FBI serial killer hunter Hank Rawlings is knee-deep in dead bodies.
Prison guards. Inmates. Innocents. A pair of sheriff’s deputies. A soccer mom. All murdered by an escaped con named Charles “Chuck” Burr, a man who has cut a bloody path from Louisiana to Texas.
For Hank, the assignment is easy: find Burr and bring him to justice. With everything pointing to the Waco area, the bureau is quickly nipping at their target’s heels.
But Burr will choose death over being put in another cage. He finally has his freedom, and he’ll kill anyone that tries to take that from him—FBI agents included.
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Author: Casey, Travis
Travel Writing

After selling their Minnesota home, Travis and Wendy plan an elaborate departure from the United States before repatriating themselves to the UK. Buying a second-hand RV, visiting states unknown, and selling the campervan after reaching Florida seems like the perfect exit. So they pack their lives and blind Shih Tzu into a once-luxurious thirty-one-foot RV and hit the open road.

As they roll through the Midwest, heading for the Deep South, they soon discover “RV” doesn’t mean “Reliable Vehicle.” Historical sites give way to repair shops and the excitement of the once-in-a-lifetime trip quickly turns into apprehension of what’s around the next corner. With the wheels literally coming off the wagon, bogus repairs, temperatures rising inside the RV and under the hood, sleeping in junkyards, and being laughed at by the Mississippi police, the once-happy couple just want the nightmare to end so they can return to England. But the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles has the final say as to when they can leave.

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Author: Collins, Wilkie
Occult Horror
“The Moonstone” is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins’ enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt British army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it. The story incorporates elements of the legendary origins of the Hope Diamond (or perhaps the Orloff Diamond).
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.
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Author: Howe, Violet
Romantic Comedy

She’s giving up on fairy tales, but does that mean she’s given up on love?

Tyler wants to find a love like the fairy tales she grew up reading, but so far, life hasn’t sent her a Prince Charming.
She’s sick of horrendous blind dates. She’s fed up with obnoxious bridezillas. But when your job is built around romance, it’s hard not to hope for your own happily ever after!

Can Tyler find a real-life love as passionate and true as the fairy tales promised? Or is she doomed to be a single wedding planner forever?

This delightful first volume in the Tales Behind the Veils series chronicles Tyler’s wacky misadventures, both personal and professional. Between the Southern humor and the insightful journal format, you’re sure to be charmed and entertained by the Diary of a Single Wedding Planner.

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Author: McGovern, Nancy
Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery

Nora Newberry is doing her best to move forward since her best friend, Raquel Madden, was murdered and their dream of opening a diner together was shattered. While things will never be the same, she knows Raquel would want her to be happy, and this helps guide her toward a future she wishes they could have shared. A future where The Madness Diner will be open for business…and thriving!

Until that happens, however, she has been keeping her culinary skills sharp by catering events around her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming. Events like the book signing at the library. The book signing that leaves a famous author dead…and a long list of suspects with reasons for wanting her that way!

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Author: Lee, Barbara Cool
Cozy Culinary Mystery
Sheltered heiress Lori York runs away to the isolated island lighthouse at Pajaro Bay.
But when a mysterious man washes ashore during a winter storm, she has to figure out just what he’s hiding before they both end up as shark bait.
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Author: Coulter, Catherine
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Mystery Romance

As the head of the FBI’s Criminal Apprehension Unit, Dillon Savich has developed predictive analogue programs to aid in the capture of serial killers. Enter Lacey Sherlock, a very well-qualified new agent who seems bright and eager and on the up-and-up. But is she really?

When there’s a vicious murder in Boston, she’s off like a shot, lying to Savich. When Savich finds out what’s going on, he realizes they’ll all be in deep trouble, maybe even victims themselves, if he and Sherlock don’t find out who murdered her sister seven years before….

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Author: Yanagihara, Hanya
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Asian American Literature
A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.
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Author: Kubica, Mary
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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

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Author: Casarett, David
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International Mystery & Crime

Meet Ladarat Patalung – the first and only nurse detective in Thailand.
Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband into the emergency room of the Sriphat Hospital in Thailand, where he passed away. A guard thinks she remembers her coming in before, but with a different husband – one who also died.
Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer-if there is one — loose in her hospital. Then again, she never expected to be a detective in the first place.

And now, Ladarat has no choice but to investigate…

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Author: Merbeth, Kristyn
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Space Exploration Science Fiction
Scorpia Kaiser has always stood in Corvus’s shadow until the day her older brother abandons their family to participate in a profitless war. However, becoming the heir to her mother’s smuggling operation is not an easy transition for the always rebellious, usually reckless, and occasionally drunk pilot of the Fortuna, an aging cargo ship and the only home Scorpia has ever known.
But when a deal turns deadly and Corvus returns from the war, Scorpia’s plans to take over the family business are interrupted, and the Kaiser siblings are forced to make a choice: take responsibility for their family’s involvement in a devastating massacre or lay low and hope it blows over.
Too bad Scorpia was never any good at staying out of a fight.
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Author: Orr, Marissa
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Women & Business

More than fifty years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, the wage gap still hovers at 80 percent, and only 5 percent of CEOs in the Fortune 500 are women. Today, rising up the ranks in many companies still often means cutthroat, win-at-all-costs tactics, where being the loudest voice in the room is more important than being the person with the best ideas for moving the company forward. Not surprisingly, most women don’t want to play this game.

An everyday working woman with a sardonic sense of humor, Orr is an endearing antihero who captures the voice for a new generation of women at work. Lean Out presents a revolutionary path forward, to change the life trajectories of women in the corporate world and beyond.

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Author: Corvin, Blaise
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Superhero Science Fiction

On Ludus, life is often cheap. Nora’s childhood hadn’t given her many options. With nowhere else to go after losing her family, she had joined an old friend in a street gang and found an unlikely home there.

But unfortunately, tragedy is about to befall Nora. Grudges from the distant past and movements of shadowy organizations may take away everything she is familiar with and all that she holds dear…possibly even her life.

Danger has never stopped her before, but survival may require escaping her old life and embarking on an insane, desperate journey. On the way, she might even accidentally stumble into both an incredible opportunity, and an incredible burden.

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Author: Granet, Keith
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Architecture Project Management
The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive and, unlike other lackluster business books, is written and illustrated to captivate a visually thinking audience. For nearly thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has helped design professionals pursue their passion and turn a profit. From billing to branding, client management to marketing and licensing, The Business of Design reveals the tools necessary to create and run a thriving design business in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace.

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