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A KICKASS FEMALE DETECTIVE
CLEANING UP THE BIG EASY
Follow smart, savvy, and refreshingly human homicide detective Skip Langdon through the twists and turns of a New Orleans teeming with crooked cops, mob squabbles, and southern kinships gone awry.
This quick-witted former debutante-turned-rookie cop investigates the Mardi Gras shooting of a prominent Uptown socialite, tracks a terrifying serial killer who’s snagging victims at AA meetings, and searches for a runaway teen who may have stabbed the well-loved director of the famed New Orleans Jazzfest.
Murder in the Forest: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery (paid link)
Former cop Michael Hessop arrives in Red Cedar with a mission – track down a teen girl named Delaney Sparrow and the predator who convinced her to run away from her family.
He finds out about Liz Lucas’ reputation for being an amazing amateur sleuth from the owner of Gertie’s Diner, and teams up with Liz and her dogs, Brandy Boy and Winston.
The dead body of a young girl is found in the woods with a note saying the killer ‘will strike again.’ The killer makes an anonymous call, taunting that he’s got a girl tied up somewhere in Red Cedar, and if she’s not found in three days, he’ll kill her, too.
Is the murdered body Delaney Sparrow or is she the one who’s tied up? It’s a race against time for Liz, Michael, and the dogs.
An inherited tea shop, a quaint little Connecticut town, and its quirky residents have Raven Marigold believing her luck is about to change for the better. Of course, that was before she and her best friend found a dead body in the back of the charming store. Things go from bad to worse when Raven begins to hear a talking cat spouting on and on about magic and mayhem.
Once Raven accepts that she’s not losing her mind, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation while discovering her family’s unusual lineage—the Marigolds are bona fide witches!
Eliza Steele is the only daughter of a respected clergyman in a quiet English town. Her life has always been simple and peaceful until, one day, a new family moves to town and her world is about to get upside down. After she realizes she has started falling for the new family’s eldest son, things will inevitably get more complicated than ever. When she finds out that the newcomers are hiding something, will she find the courage to get to the bottom of the mystery, and the compassion to handle what she finds lying there?
Benedict Flynn is the eldest son of a highly respected family. When his father, a particularly outspoken member of the House of Lords, gets accused of having widely misused his wealth, Benedict’s family doesn’t really have a choice…
A Ghost of Her Own: A Romance (paid link)
After fighting for every inch of her soul while leaving an abusive relationship, Grace Reddy scrapes herself together and purchases an old, abandoned warehouse in hope that she can start anew.
But with the old warehouse comes a new challenge: particularly, the Ghost of a man who died there long ago, who may be unwilling to tolerate this strange person in the only place he can exist.
But something about the Ghost draws her to him, and Grace starts to forge a strange connection with him, something neither of them anticipated but both desperately needed.
Take What You Can (paid link)
Silent Waters (paid link)
A nuclear submarine cuts silently through the waters of the North Atlantic, commandeered by two-dozen armed terrorists.
The target: New York City.
Fighting for their lives aboard the hijacked submarine, Commander Darius McCann and Ship Superintendent Amy Russell have only one hope for survival. With the lives of millions at stake, they must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse where capture would mean certain death.
On land, two NCIS investigators are working feverishly to learn the details of the hijacking in time to stop the attack. As mass hysteria paralyzes New York City, they uncover a trail of secrets as dangerous as the silent weapon aimed at the heart of America.
The Angry Wife: A Novel (paid link)
Lucinda Delaney is a southern belle ruled by a vision of life that no longer exists. The Civil War has come and gone and her side has lost, yet she is determined to proceed as if nothing has changed—a denial that stokes the flames of her irrational angers. Despite her returned husband’s devotion, Lucinda is sure he is having an affair with one of their slaves. After all, his Union-sympathizing brother, Tom, did just that, scandalously running away with the woman and settling into contented family life in Philadelphia.
While much has been written about the minds and methods of the medical professionals who save our lives, precious little has been said about their emotions. Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as they guide patients and families through some of life’s most challenging moments. But understanding doctors’ emotional responses to the life-and-death dramas of everyday practice can make all the difference on giving and getting the best medical care.
Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Dr. Danielle Ofri examines the daunting range of emotions—shame, anger, empathy, frustration, hope, pride, occasionally despair, and sometimes even love—that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection. Drawing on scientific studies, including some surprising research, Dr. Ofri offers up an unflinching look at the impact of emotions on health care.
Swept Under the Rug (Laundry Hag Series, Book 2) (paid link)
Crime and grime are everywhere, at least in Maggie Phillips’ opinion. Deep in the throes of a New England winter, Maggie’s still adjusting to her new role as confidential informant for the Hudson Police Department. When a suspicious fax is sent to one of her new clients, Maggie is sure she’s unearthed a conspiracy. With no crime to investigate, however, the Hudson P.D. can do nothing—that is until a wealthy trophy wife disappears and the FBI is called in to the hunt.
On the home front, her twelve-year-old son is growing up way too fast, while her brother is back with a few surprises destined to wreak havoc on the household. To frost the whole crappy cake, her best friend’s marriage is falling apart, which leaves Maggie worrying over her own. All of the family drama is put into perspective, however, when Maggie is arrested for kidnapping and blackmail.
Someone To Believe In (The O’Neils Book 1) (paid link)
Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias (paid link)
For the first time, behavioural and data scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or ‘unintentional’ biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, how they affect our decision-making, and how they reinforce and perpetuate systemic and structural inequalities.
Sway is a thoroughly researched and comprehensive look at unconscious bias and how it impacts day-to-day life, from job interviews to romantic relationships to saving for retirement. It covers a huge number of sensitive topics – sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, colourism – with tact, and combines statistics with stories to paint a fuller picture and enhance understanding.
Hoda is a memoir of lessons Kotb has learned along her journey, from breast cancer survivor to Today show anchor.
She’s just like the rest of us: overstuffed purse, always losing keys, high-maintenance hair, snack guilt after an evening binge. But she’s something different, too.
Hoda Kotb grew up in two cultures—one where summers meant playing at the foot of the ancient pyramids and another where she had to meet her junior prom date at the local 7-Eleven to spare them both the wrath of her conservative Egyptian parents. She’s traveled the globe for network television, smuggling videotapes in her shoes and stepping along roads riddled with land mines.