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Author: Gardner, John
Traditional Detective Mysteries

The London mists dissipate one morning on the shadowy streets of Limehouse to reveal that Professor James Moriarty, archrival of Sherlock Holmes, has returned.

Their dramatic encounter at Reichenbach Falls three years earlier, it seems, was not the fateful confrontation the world had been led to believe—and now, with his nefarious energies undiminished, Moriarty is back in England to resume his control over the criminal netherworld. But what really did happen in Switzerland in 1891 between the Professor and the Great Detective? This is the question facing Detective Inspector Angus McCready Crow, whose mission it is to thwart and capture the elusive mastermind.

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Author: Girdharry, Ann
Crime Thrillers

A dead journalist?
A matron murdered at a children’s home
A young body washed up by the river

The killer believes himself beyond the reach of the law.
His Achilles heel – a thirst for revenge that spans generations.

Only one person can nail him – Kal – and she’s the daughter of a criminal.

Kal trusts no one and least of all Detective Inspector Spinks.
She’s always hidden the fact that her father was a criminal
and he trained her to follow in his footsteps.

But when her journalist mother goes missing, Kal takes on the investigation.

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Author: Mather, Matthew
Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

A flight disappears over the North Pole. No distress calls. Vanished into thin air.

Mitch Matthew is a writer struggling to make ends meet when his wife’s brother Josh offers them a first class seat on a flight from Hong Kong to new York. When his wife needs to stay behind, it becomes an opportunity for some quality time with his five-year-old Lilly.

At check in, they run into a strange Norwegian arguing with a huge Russian. A mysterious redhead is guarding a package in the business lounge. But everything is fine, until…

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Author: Kent, Julia
Romantic Comedy

It may have all started with a hitchhiker wearing a guitar – and only a guitar – but now the band’s on the rise, and every member – Trevor, Joe, Liam, Sam, and Frown – has a story.

A love story.

From working the “day job” in creative ways to pay bills to engagements gone awry to second chance romances and breakups that make Mavis the Chicken return along with the ever-assured Happily Ever After, this wild and crazy ride leaves you filled with HOPE, screaming YES, and so full of LOVE.

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Author: Irvine, Ian C.P.
International Mystery & Crime

When Kerrin Graham, a retired cop and now an investigative journalist with the Washington Post, receives a call in the middle of the night, his life is about to be turned upside down.

Six of the world’s leading geneticists have all ‘committed suicide’ in the past seven days, his brother-in-law being the latest to die. Establishing that those who died were all employees of the Gen8tyx Company, a secretive research company based in Orlando, Kerrin sets out to discover the truth behind their deaths.

Discovering that those who died were killed to stop them unveiling the results of their revolutionary stem-cell research, a discovery that could usher in a new age of hope and health for all humanity, Kerrin vows to find who was responsible for their deaths and to uncover the powerful secret they were killed to protect.

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Author: Hemmings, John
Private Investigator Mysteries

Lucy digs her heels in – after her temporary stint as Kane’s assistant investigator she’s set her sights on making the position permanent. Seems like her motto ‘persistence pays off’ is about to be proved correct.

Meanwhile, when Don and Lisa Maddox’s idyllic marriage is threatened by blackmailers Kane is hired to investigate − but, he soon realizes that he is investigating more than just blackmail, and he finds himself searching for a possible serial killer.

Who is responsible for the bizarre deaths, and what secret is Lisa so desperate to hide from her husband? Kane and his newly appointed assistant investigator, Lucy, head west to the Twin Cities to look for answers, but they are plagued with setbacks and met with a wall of silence.

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Author: Haldeman, Joe
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Classic Science Fiction & Fantasy
William Mandella is a soldier in Earth’s elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?
When it was first published over 20 years ago, Joe Haldeman’s novel won the Hugo and Nebula awards and was chosen Best Novel in several countries. Today, it is hailed a classic of science fiction that foreshadowed many of the futuristic themes of the 1990s: bionics, sensory manipulation, and time distortion.
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Author: Walker, Alice
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African American Literary Fiction
Three novels by a New York Times–bestselling author—including the Pulitzer Prize winner The Color Purple—that speak to the African experience in America.
The Color Purple is Alice Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear.

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Author: Blake, Lexi
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Contemporary Romance

Life in Dallas took a tragic turn for nurse practitioner Lila Daley. In need of a fresh start, she retreats to Papillon, Louisiana, a tiny town on the bayou. Sure she’s greeted by a gator, finds herself in the middle of golf cart wars, and unwittingly adopts a scruffy dog, but Lila remains undaunted. She’s focused on running the town’s medical clinic, but fitting into the quirky community is harder than she imagined.

As a single dad, Sheriff Armie LaVigne embraces routine. But there is nothing routine about the town’s newest resident. Lila is a gorgeous fish out of water and he’s ready to catch her. In fact, in no time at all, Armie knows Lila is the woman for him and he plans to win her heart. But when the past threatens their happiness, Armie will have to decide if he has the courage to trust Lila enough to find a true happily ever after.

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Author: Smee, Harry, Macrory, Henry
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World War I Biographies

Frank Brock only lived to be 33. Nonetheless, he did more in that short life than most men could accomplish in several. The hottest fires burn most quickly and here was a man who burned brightly, extinguished in a blaze of glory.

The scion of the world-famous Brock Fireworks was killed in action in Belgium during the most daring British raid of WWI, with a cutlass in one hand and a revolver in the other.

Picture a daredevil combatant, elite athlete, secret agent and brilliant inventor all rolled into a precocious boy raised in a fireworks family that allowed him to become a pyrotechnical genius. There you have Frank Brock – remarkable combination of James Bond, Thomas Edison, Indiana Jones, and MacGyver.

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Author: Daves, Christina
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Small Business 

The do-it-yourself guide to getting publicity for your business—without a big budget!

Christina Daves, founder of PR for Anyone, knows how to get a business noticed without breaking the bank. In this book, she reveals how she appeared in over fifty media outlets in one year—including The Steve Harvey Show, Dr. Oz, NBC, FOX, CBS, Parenting Magazine, the Washington Post and more. And for other entrepreneurs trying to make an impression on potential customers or clients, she also offers expert advice on how to:

* Brand your business so your message is consistent
* Get FREE media exposure!
* Share your message with journalists in a timely, effective way
* Find the right people and places to get results
* and much more

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Author: Leigh, Allison
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Western Romance
Addie McBride might be the most adorable construction worker we’ve ever seen. But there’s something a little suspicious about Rust Creek Falls’ newest handyperson. Rumor has it she used to work in a big-city shopping mall—and that her only building experience is stacking piles of merino wool sweaters. So how in the world did she wind up on Jack Lawson’s construction crew? Brace yourself, dear readers, as our Rust Creek cowboy meets his total opposite—who might just be his perfect match!
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Author: Paoletti, Jo B.
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Gender Studies
Jo B. Paoletti’s journey through the history of children’s clothing began when she posed the question, “When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?” To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular media to examine the surprising shifts in attitudes toward color as a mark of gender in American children’s clothing. She chronicles the decline of the white dress for both boys and girls, the introduction of rompers in the early 20th Century, the gendering of pink and blue, the resurgence of unisex fashions, and the origins of today’s highly gender-specific baby and toddler clothing.
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Author: Picknett, Lynn, Prince, Clive
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History & Surveys of Philosophy
Secret societies, famous scientists, ancient Egyptian mysticism, and a fascinating addition to the god-versus-science debate: the Catholic Church. By the bestselling authors of The Templar Revelation and Mary Magdalene, The Forbidden Universe reveals how the foundations of modern science were based around a desire to destroy the church. The great pioneering scientists of the Renaissance and the early Enlightenment (including Copernicus, Galileo, and Sir Isaac Newton) were fervent devotees of the philosophical/mystical system of Hermeticism. Many of the most important scientists of this age, including Galileo, belonged to a secret society called the Giordanisti, which had the agenda to overthrow the Church and establish a new age of Hermetic supremacy.

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