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The Moonglow Cafe (affiliate link)

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Author: Garner, Deborah
Cozy Mystery

New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area’s unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception.

Each of the town’s residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age café to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?

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Author: Albano, Peter
Military Thrillers

For more than forty years the Yonaga – once Imperial Japan’s finest battleship – lay trapped beneath a glacier. Now, they have been freed from their icy prison.

The crew are determined to complete their mission and soon set sail for Pearl Harbor, decades after the Second World War ended.

Unaware of this ghostly mission from the past, Ted “Trigger” Ross travels aboard the steamer Sparta, through the Bering Sea. When the two ships cross each other’s paths, a baffling but deadly conflict erupts as the Japanese soldiers continue their mission which, to them, has never been revoked.

Trojan (affiliate link)

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Author: McDermott, Alan
Espionage Thrillers

When the British Security Service learns that a horrifying new weapon is in enemy hands, agent Andrew Harvey is called in to track it down before it reaches home soil.

The clock is ticking. Andrew and his girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, have only one lead: a beautiful refugee, desperate not to lose her son. But is she desperate enough to betray everything she believes in? And will she do it in time to help them prevent a terrifying attack?

As Andrew and Sarah race to unravel a convoluted web of subterfuge and exploitation, they discover there is more at stake than even they knew. And somewhere, at the heart of it, lurks a faceless enemy, who is prepared to use everything—and everyone—at his disposal.

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Author: De Maria, Lawrence
International Mystery & Crime
A unit of the Central Intelligence Agency forms an unholy alliance with vengeful mob bosses. In return for loads of cash, the best assassins in the agency bump off turncoats in witness protection. For their part, the mobsters provide information on terrorists — and certain members of Congress. A win-win situation, right? The C.I.A. gets information, and builds a slush fund it can hide from Government watchdogs. What could go wrong? Well, plenty, when the wrong people on both sides of the law are killed! It all leads to a bloody climax that combines the best of KEY LARGO and DIE HARD.

Blood Money (affiliate link)

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Author: Rizio, Laura
Crime Action Fiction
Nick Ceratto, a young,cracker jack litigator looking for a partnership in the prestigious Philadelphia law firm of Maglio,Silvio,and Levin discovers his firm’s dark seceret for increasing it’s bottom line while preparing a medical malpractice case for trial.The partners are setting up major cases by seriously injuring and even murdering their clients to produce huge jury awards. When the firm discovers he knows,Nick’s only hope is to stay one step ahead of the hitman long enough to intentionally lose his case and expose the firm’s corruption. As his mission careens towards an explosive climax,the only question left, is whose lives will be sacrificed along the way.

Sasquatch (affiliate link)

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Author: Tomb, K.T.
Paranormal Suspense

In Sasquatch, bounty hunter and expert tracker Lux Branson is hired by cryptozoologist Dr. Stevens to find a legendary creature that he believes lurks in the Piney Woods. What she doesn’t count on is leading a motley team of field investigators: Sam, the pompous anthropologist; Julie, the know-it-all biologist and survivalist; Ben, whose tattoos hide more than they reveal; and Hal, a seasoned adventurer.

In the unforgiving boggy Texas woodlands, their days-long foray to seek Bigfoot leads Lux and her team to a remarkable discovery. Or a hoax. When one of the team disobeys her orders, the tables are turned and the predator becomes the prey. Now, it will take all of her instincts, training, and courage to help her team survive the danger and emerge from the woods.

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Author: Karst, Leslie
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Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

Restaurateur Sally Solari’s cousin Evelyn may be blind, but she can see all too clearly that her chef mother’s death wasn’t an accidental overdose—she was murdered.

Santa Cruz restaurateur Sally Solari’s life is already boiling over as she deals with irate cooks and other staffing issues at the busy Gauguin restaurant. The rainy December weather isn’t cooling things down, either. So she’s steamed when her dad persuades her to take in Evelyn, her estranged blind cousin whose mother has just died of a drug overdose.

But Evelyn proves to be lots of fun and she’s a terrific cook. Back at the house she’d shared with her mom, Evelyn’s heightened sense of touch tells her that various objects—a bottle of cranberry juice, her grandfather’s jazz records—are out of place. She and her mom always kept things in the same place so Evelyn could find them. So she suspects that her mother’s death was neither accident nor suicide, no matter what the police believe.

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Author: Castella, Krystina, Stone, Terry Lee
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Dessert Baking

Mix, Bake, Buzz!

Booze Cakes features step-by-step recipes for spiking delicious confections with spirits, wine, and beer. These delightfully tipsy desserts are perfect for dinner parties, potlucks, and pitch-ins! You’ll find recipes for:

• Classic Booze Cakes: All the recipes your grandparents used to bake, including salty-sweet Honey Spice Beer Cake, bourbon-filled Lane Cake frosted with decadent bourbon buttercream, and teeny-tiny yet potent Tropical Fruitcake Cupcakes.
• Cocktail Cakes: These brand-new recipes are based on classic cocktails and mixed drinks: A tropical Piña Colada Cake, Mint Julep Cupcakes made with Kentucky bourbon, and creamy, chocolatey Rum-and-Coke Whoopie Pies.
• Cake Shots: For the perfect party snack, try bite-sized Long Island Iced Tea Cakes, decadent little Wine-Tastiing Cakes, and every imaginable flavor of Jelly Cake Shot.
• Cakes With A Twist: These extraordinary cake recipes are made even better with alcohol. Enjoy a Jägermeister-powered Deutsch German Chocolate Cake, Shamelessly Rich Carrot Cake infused with 151-proof rum, and frosty, delicious Spiked Ice-Cream Cake.

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Author: Hagan, Patricia
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Action & Adventure Romance

Together, the lovers ride the dangerous Sierra Nevada ranges.

Jaime Chandler, searching for her father, is finally in the care of the one man—Cord Austin—who can safely lead her to San Francisco.

Cord Austin guards a dark secret and intends to leave his passion for Jaime behind in the dust.

But when Jaime’s search for her father ends in an unexpected web of treachery and deceit, the lovers discover a truth neither dare deny.

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Author: Davis, Kenneth C.
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Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials?

From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the basic facts about the universe.

Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people who have shed light on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos. Discover why Einstein was such a genius, the truth behind a blue moon or two, the amazing secrets of Stonehenge, and even how one great astronomer lost his nose.

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Author: Hogan, Peter
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Science Fiction Graphic Novels
A stranded alien seeks refuge in the small town of Patience, USA, where he hides undercover as a retired doctor. All the alien wants is to be left alone until he’s rescued. However, when the town’s real doctor dies, “Dr. Harry” is pulled into medical service—and finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder mystery! Collects issues #0-#3 of the miniseries.

We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems (affiliate link)

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Author: moore, jessica Care
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Racism & Discrimination Studies
Over the past two decades, Jessica Care Moore has become a cultural force as a poet, performer, publisher, activist, and critic. Reflecting her transcendent electric voice, this searing poetry collection is filled with moving, original stanzas that speak to both Black women’s creative and intellectual power, and express the pain, sadness, and anger of those who suffer constant scrutiny because of their gender and race. Fierce and passionate, Jessica Care Moore argues that Black women spend their lives building a physical and emotional shelter to protect themselves from misogyny, criminalization, hatred, stereotypes, sexual assault, objectification, patriarchy, and death threats.
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Author: Bailey, Jodie
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Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance
Staff sergeant Jessica Dylan confronts a female soldier in the act of stealing her laptop–and almost pays with her life. But a blue-eyed mystery man rushes to her aid just in time, and Jessica learns the handsome army staff sergeant has been investigating her. Sean Turner believes a ring of cyberterrorists who’ve been attacking military bases are now specifically targeting Jessica. And he’s determined to figure out why they are tracking her every move. As the threats against Jessica escalate and attempts are made on her life, Sean vows to stop the hackers. Yet the heart-scarred soldier is set on keeping an emotional distance…especially when they discover what the terrorists are really after.

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