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Author: Bailey, Murray
International Mystery & Crime

Ash Carter is in Penang on a job that seems beneath him: babysit a newspaper reporter. She’s investigating ghost stories at the barracks but it’s Carter’s past that is back to haunt him.
Returning to Singapore he finds himself caught up with a Chinese Secret Society. It’s not Andrew Yipp’s and Carter finds himself beholden to the leader, Chen Guan Xi. Chen wants to remove his big rival without a turf war and he wants Carter to do it for him.

However Yipp and Carter have so far had a good relationship. But when investigations on behalf of the gorgeous Su Ling uncover Yipp’s wicked actions, Carter’s attitude changes.

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Author: Scherber, John
International Mystery & Crime
The first three of the fifteen Murder in Mexico Mysteries introduces the Paul Zacher Agency. Operating in the ancient hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Paul and his friends get entangled in a series of heart stopping cases in the upscale expat colony. Full of intriguing characters, artists, collectors, horsemen, and misfits.
In TWENTY CENTAVOS, an antiquities dealer is murdered in his own shop.
In THE FIFTH CODEX, a fifth ancient Mayan book is discovered with a disturbing message that sets the Mexican government, a prominent collector, and the Zapatista rebels in motion.
In BRUSHWORK, a scandalous American politician is murdered at a fashionable dinner party.
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Author: Alive, B.T., Alive, Bill
Private Investigator Mysteries

A detective who feels secrets?

That could get… awkward.

Then comes the crash. The cops call it an accident. But Mark felt murder.

In this cozy town in the Virginia mountains, Mark just wants to be left alone. He’s an “empath”… so whatever you’re feeling, he feels too. Which usually hurts.

Plus, he’s a total amateur who knows nothing about police work. A near-hermit who can’t even go out for lunch without vibing the waiter’s back pain. Should he really try to catch this killer?

YES. Obviously! He’s a freaking empath!

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Author: Henty, G. A.
Historical Fiction
The story revolves around Vincent Wingfield, young farmer who lost his father and whose mother is in charge of an estate called the Orangery. Vincent is preparing to take over the reins when he came of age but the war starts and he joins the fights for the Confederate States of America, even though he is against slavery. Vincent leaves the overseer Jonas Pearson, notorious for being the tyrant, in charge of the Orangery. Vincent gets to taste of action at Bull Run and from that point he works his way up through many adventures, meeting all the major Southern figures of that time such as Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart and finally Robert E. Lee. Vincent gets wounded twice, involved in a variety of chases, and been captured twice, the second time being treated as a spy and coming across Pearson, who had thrown in his lot with the North.
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Author: Pohler, Eva
Greco-Roman Myth & Legend Fantasy

Thanatos meets seventeen-year-old Therese while she’s in a coma hovering between the realm of the dead and the realm of dreams. A lucid dreamer, she takes control of her dream and kisses him, unaware that he is Death.

It was his first kiss. No one, in his long existence, has ever wanted to kiss Death.

After Therese awakens from her coma, Thanatos is desperate to find her. He makes a deal with Hades and goes to the Upperworld as a mortal to pursue her and to see where it might lead.

The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.

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Author: Parker, Mysti
Romantic Comedy

Tanner Mann is ready to make moves. Returning from deployment with his brother only to find their business burned to the ground, the Air Force vet wastes no time pivoting his sibling’s skills into an innovative bakery for men. Astounded when his clever concept takes off, he’s dismayed to discover he’s unwittingly stealing clientele from the ex-girlfriend he never stopped loving.

Paige Baxter’s head is barely above water. Already a single mother running a cupcake shop with her sister, the last thing she needs is a competitive fly in the batter. So when her old flame starts poaching her customers, she pulls exactly zero punches in her extravagant counterstrike for revenge.

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Author: Probst, Jennifer
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Contemporary Romance Fiction
In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate’s more than a savvy businesswoman: She’s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love’s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town’s used bookstore…and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered— and hot-bodied—divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won’t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate’s newest client.

The Parisians (affiliate link)

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Author: Gabriel, Marius
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Historical Romance

In occupied Paris, one woman risks everything to help bring down the Nazis.

Paris, 1940. The Nazis have occupied the city—and the Ritz. The opulent old hotel, so loved by Parisians, is now full of swaggering officers, their minions and their mistresses.

For American Olivia Olsen, working as a chambermaid at the hotel means denying her nationality and living a lie, every day bringing the danger of discovery closer. When Hitler’s right-hand man moves in and makes her his pet, she sees an opportunity to help the Resistance—and draw closer to Jack, her contact, whose brusque instructions may be a shield for something more…

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Author: Stoneley, Zara
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Small Town & Rural Fiction

One ex.
One wedding.
One little white lie.

When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding, she couldn’t be happier. There are just three problems …

1) Sam’s ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man.
2) His new girlfriend is pregnant.
3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn’t (see points 1 and 2 above)

So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her… and hires a professional to do the job.

As the wedding draws closer, gorgeous actor Jake Porter plays his part to perfection and everyone believes he is madly in love with Sam. The problem is, Sam’s not sure if Jake is acting anymore…

The Revisioners: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
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Historical African Fiction

In 1924, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine’s family.

Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine’s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother, Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays Ava to be her companion. But Martha’s behavior soon becomes erratic, then threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge.

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Author: Leonard, Annie
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A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet.

The Story of Stuff was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage. Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea—that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal—Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet.

Love Is (affiliate link)

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Author: Brown, Carolyn
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Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Amanda Creole Hawk has been in a terrible automobile accident which has left her sightless for six weeks. After she goes through five caretakers in as many days, her father hires a Mr. Parker to take care of her and tells her that he will be the last. The sparks fly between Creole and Mr. Parker from the first minute they’re in each other’s company. During the five weeks they spend together, both of their hearts fail to get the message that they have been determined not to like each other.

Then, Mr. Parker disappears on the very day that Creole gets her bandages removed and she finds her heart has been broken. But John Rollin Parker grew up with the headstrong Creole and he knows that she could never care about him, especially if Creole ever found out who he really was. Will he ever give in to his own heart and let her know?

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Author: Garcia, Mayte
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Biographies of Composers & Musicians
In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince’s life.

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