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Author: Carter, Solomon
Crime Thrillers

Detective Joe Hogarth’s world is collapsing. Branded a rogue detective, his once-loyal colleague DC Simmons now dances on the precipice of disaster. But when the dust settles, who will be left standing on the edge?
Is Simmons an innocent pawn or a ruthless player, poised to drag Hogarth down with him?

Hogarth confronts an agonizing dilemma: as his former partner plunges into a grim underworld, a criminal mastermind vanishes, leaving behind a trail of twisted crime and corrosive corruption.

But where does Hogarth’s loyalty truly lie – with the shield he upholds or the brutal truth? In a realm where even champions nurture shadows, a predator lurks in the darkness, biding its time to strike.

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Author: Taylor, Sharron

After the embarrassment of being jilted at the altar, Sophie is desperate to get away from her failure of a life and decides to go on honeymoon alone to the Greek island of Kefalonia.

A disastrous start to her holiday results in a missed boat trip and a chance encounter with a widowed Greek fisherman, Nikolas. Exploring the hidden delights of this dreamy island, she encounter’s its sad past and a near death experience that questions her perception of true love and happiness.

With her senses filled with the intoxicating scents, stimulating colours and hypnotic scenery, it is no wonder she falls in love with the history and culture of this Greek Paradise. But is that all that she falls in love with?

Anthem (affiliate link)

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Author: Rand, Ayn
Literary Fiction
Anthem is Ayn Rand’s classic tale of a dystopian future of the great “We”—a world that deprives individuals of a name or independence—that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
They existed only to serve the state. They were conceived in controlled Palaces of Mating. They died in the Home of the Useless. From cradle to grave, the crowd was one—the great WE.
In all that was left of humanity, there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: He had stood forth from the mindless human herd. He was a man alone. He had rediscovered the lost and holy word—I.
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Author: Simms, Dani
Small Town Culinary Cozy Mystery

Amidst the heart-wrenching turmoil of her husband’s unexpected demise, Avery Parker has returned to her hometown.

As she struggles to come to terms with her loss, she finds solace in taking over her parents’ vineyard.

This three book boxset unravels the dark secrets lurking as Avery works to bring justice to victims of the community’s heinous crimes.

Join Avery, her golden retriever, Sprinkles, and new friends as they uncork, sip, and solve small town murders in Los Robles!

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Author: Alive, B.T.
Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

This detective feels your pain.

A glider crashes in the Blue Ridge mountains. The cops call it an accident. But Mark knows it was murder.

Because he could feel it.

Sergeant Gwen is sure he’s faking his “power”. If only she were right.

Mark’s an “empath” — whatever you’re feeling, Mark feels too. Which usually hurts. And in this cozy little country Virginia town, he just wants to be left alone. He can’t even go out for lunch without vibing the waiter’s back pain. Should he really try to go catch this killer?

YES. Obviously! He’s got a secret superpower! He can feel the secret emotions that suspects try to hide.

The Revenge Plan (affiliate link)

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Author: Kage, Linda

After I caught my boyfriend cheating, I tried to be mature about it with an amicable split. But he took his retaliation too far, and I have officially had enough. No more Miss Nice Haven.

No one is allowed to lie to me, betray, embarrass, and devastate me, fill me with self-doubt, or put my future at risk, and expect to get away with it. He is going to feel my wrath.

Enter Wick Webster, his archenemy.

Nothing would provoke my ex more than to see me moving on with the one guy he hates most, so that’s exactly what I plan to do.

The only hitch in my brilliant scheme is Wick himself. He’s just gotta be all love-not-war and peace-is-the-only-way. He’s more concerned about helping me heal than seeking my sweet revenge.

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Author: Barretto, James
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Legal Thriller

Boston star-prosecutor-turned-corporate-attorney Jack Marino has risen fast and far from his upbringing in the Mystic housing projects. But after he’s savagely beaten in retaliation for his work as head of the District Attorney’s Urban Gang Unit, he’s fired because his powerful boss is running for governor and fears the beating may have shaken Jack’s formidable confidence.

Jack lands a plush suite at his father-in-law’s mega law firm, making big money practicing corporate law. Although he seemingly has everything—money, privilege, and an heiress for a wife, what he doesn’t have is his own self-respect.

When he is given a chance to get back into criminal law—this time as defense counsel in a capital murder case—he finally feels alive again. But to save his client from death row, he’ll face a criminal network far more organized and powerful than he could have imagined.

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Author: Nussbaum, Ben
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Civil War Gettysburg History

Packed with facts, stories, and illustrations, a guide to the historic Pennsylvania battle that marked a turning point in the American Civil War.

From the first shots fired at 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 1863 in a field west of Gettysburg to Robert E. Lee’s losing gamble known as Pickett’s Charge on July 3, just fifty-five hours later, Gettysburg is a snapshot of three of the most important days in US history.

Editor Ben Nussbaum has compiled a fascinating retelling of political, military, and social conditions that thrust the sleepy town of Gettysburg forever into the pages of history books. In addition to informative timelines and fact sheets of the battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War, this handsomely illustrated volume also captures the human stories—of Father Corby and the Irish Brigade; Amos Humiston, the unidentified father who died in battle clutching a photograph of his three children; the eleven-year-old sergeant, John L. Clem, who killed a Confederate soldier; John Burns, the only civilian to fight in the battle; and Jubal Early, an unlikely general who “scared Abraham Lincoln like hell.”

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Author: Gray, Catherine
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Personal Transformation

This book came to me in an hour of need – during lockdown when I had to focus on the positive, appreciate simple things, not lose my shit, and value each day. It was a pure joy for me and held my hand – SADIE FROST

Interesting and joyful. Lights a path that could help us to build resilience against society’s urging to compare life milestones with peers – LANCET PSYCHIATRY

Underwhelmed by your ordinary existence? Disillusioned with your middlin’ wage, average body, ‘bijou’ living situation and imperfect loved ones?

Welcome to the club. There are billions of us. The ‘default disenchanted’.

But, it’s not us being brats. Two deeply inconvenient psychological phenomenons conspire against our satisfaction. We have negatively-biased brains, which zoom like doom-drones in on what’s wrong with our day, rather than what’s right. (Back in the mists of time, this negative bias saved our skins, but now it just makes us anxious). Also, something called the ‘hedonic treadmill’ means we eternally quest for better, faster, more, like someone stuck on a dystopian, never-ending treadmill.

The Last September: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: de Gramont, Nina
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Psychological Thrillers

Brett has been in love with her husband, Charlie, from the day she laid eyes on him in college. When he is found murdered, Brett is devastated. But if she is honest with herself, their marriage had been hanging by a thread for quite some time.

All clues point to Charlie’s mentally ill brother, Eli, but any number of people might have been driven to kill Charlie–a handsome, charismatic man who unwittingly damaged almost every life he touched. Brett is determined to understand how such a tragedy could have happened–and whether she was somehow complicit.

Set in the desolate autumn beauty of Cape Cod, this riveting emotional puzzle explores the psyche of a woman facing down the meaning of love and loyalty.

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Author: Sizemore, Nicki
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Healthy Cooking

Build-a-Bowl is a fun and healthy way to put good food on the table! Popular food blogger and teacher Nicki Sizemore’s fuss-free method starts with a grain base, whether it’s a popular favorite such as brown rice or an ancient grain like farro. Add a layer of fresh vegetables and herbs, follow that with a lean protein, then finish it off with a flavorful sauce for a delectable super-powered meal.

Sizemore’s 77 creative combinations range from the Chicken Sausage Meatballs Bowl to the Crispy Fish Taco Bowl and the vegan-friendly Double Broccoli Power Bowl. Suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the beauty of the bowl is that every combination can be customized, making it a perfect solution for feeding everyone at the table with their favorites — happily and easily.

London, With Love (affiliate link)

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Author: Manning, Sarra
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Romantic Comedy

London. Nine million people. Two hundred and seventy tube stations. Every day, thousands of chance encounters, first dates, goodbyes and happy ever afters.

And for twenty years it’s been where one man and one woman can never get their timing right.

Jennifer and Nick meet as teenagers and over the next two decades, they fall in and out of love with each other. Sometimes they start kissing. Sometimes they’re just friends. Sometimes they stop speaking, but they always find their way back to each other.

But after all this time, are they destined to be together or have they finally reached the end of the line?

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