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Author: Grover Swank, Denise
Mystery Romance

When a young woman is at the wrong place at the wrong time, she becomes a person of interest in a murder investigation.

Maddie Baker just wants to make ends meet. She gave up her school librarian career to return to her hometown and take care of her elderly aunt. So when she starts making Uber runs to supplement her barista job, she never dreamt she’d not only drop a man off to his murder but be labeled a person of interest in his death.

Detective Noah Langley is looking for a fresh start in a city with a lower crime rate and a fraction of the population of Memphis. It’s just what he needs to recover from a nightmare that left him severely injured and his teenage mentee dead. The first murder since he’s arrived in Cockamamie is a chance to prove to his boss and himself he should be there.

Noah doesn’t have many leads, but the few he has all tie back to one person: Maddie Baker. She doesn’t seem the type, but the last time he presumed someone was innocent he nearly died. Has Noah lost his instincts? Because if he can’t trust his gut, it might be time to turn in his badge.

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Author: Ryan, Angela K.
Cozy Mystery

A life of service is her passion, but this stunning place could be perfect. That is, aside from the dead body…
Connie Petretta wonders if it’s time for a change. After eleven years at a Boston nonprofit, the dedicated humanitarian worker struggles to find her way as she deals with the bequest of her beloved aunt’s Florida beachside condo. But selling it goes sideways when somebody plummets from an adjacent balcony seven stories to his death.

Sleuthing on the side to absolve her friend next door of the crime, Connie finds herself enchanted by the charming gulf-front town. But with the accused’s baffling behavior throwing a wrench into the investigation, the only legacy she might be leaving in the seaside resort is an innocent woman’s conviction for Murder One.

Can Connie clear her neighbor’s name and bring a killer to justice?

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Author: Johnson, Nate
First Contact Science Fiction
Discovering new worlds. What could be better. What was supposed to be a six month cruise of discovery had turned into a glorified baby sitting adventure for a bunch of civilians. Leave it to the Imperial Navy to ruin a good thing. Petty Officer Tanner just wanted to finish the patrol and get back to normal. That, and as far away from the enticing Miss Nora Johnson as possible. All that changed when the ISS Intrepid was threatened with destruction and he quickly became the only thing between these civilians and instant death. Crash landing on the strange new world. Petty Officer Eric Tanner must keep these civilians alive until they were rescued. Heaven knows. they weren’t going to do it on their own.

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Author: Johnson, Nate
Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

At the end of the world. Nick Peterson never expected to be stuck with a bunch of kids. A seventeen-year-old boy shouldn’t be responsible for keeping other people alive. But he didn’t have much choice in the matter. That’s what happens when everyone else dies.

A CIT (counselor in training) at a summer camp high in the Poconos, Nick is left in charge of nine kids and fellow CIT Jenny O’Brien. No big deal. But when the people in charge don’t return Nick and the others slowly learn the truth. No one will ever be returning.

A deadly virus has broken out across the world at the same time. A virus with a 100% fatality rate. Only those who are lucky enough to be on their own will survive. In fact, the last thing you want to come across is someone you don’t know.
Blessed with enough food to last them months, Nick and the others hunker down and try to figure out how to survive in this strange new world. Devising solutions and new ways of doing things to stay alive. But after a winter of starvation, Nick has no choice but to brave former civilization and pray the virus has died away. It is either risk death to get food or die of starvation.

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Author: Beauman, Cate
Contemporary Romance

Three Siblings. One Year. Everything Changes.

Stained glass artist Callie Davis is in desperate need of a vacation. Burnt out and on the edge of a nervous breakdown, she’s taking refuge on Massachusetts’ tiny Carter Island. Callie yearns for long, lazy days and pretty walks on the beach—blessed solitude and an escape from the pressures of her career and complications of her life. Then she bumps into gorgeous Nate Carter, and everything changes.

Sheriff Nathan Carter couldn’t be happier now that the height of the summer season has finally come and gone. After four endless months, tourists have packed their bags and headed for the mainland. The quiet days of autumn are about to befall the town—the way Nate and his fellow Sandersonians like it best.

But nothing ends up quite the way Nate expects when he meets the beautiful blond with the big blue eyes. Callie’s pretty smiles hide secrets—deep, dark mysteries that have the potential to rip apart their lives.

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Author: Heldt, John A.
Time Travel Romance
In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE is a love story that follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

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Author: Buchanan, Edna
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Private Investigator Mysteries

In one volume, the first five novels in the “irresistible series” starring a Miami crime reporter, from an Edgar Award–nominated author.

Being a crime reporter amid the sun and sin of Miami is a full-time job, one that Cuban-born Britt Montero does better than anyone else. But when you get that close to the criminal underworld, things have a way of sucking you in. In these five novels of suspense, New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Edna Buchanan sets her heroine loose on some of the most highly charged crimes in Miami, and reminds readers that you don’t necessarily have to live to make the front page . . .

Includes: Contents Under Pressure; Miami, It’s Murder; Suitable for Framing; Act of Betrayal; Margin of Error

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Author: Daniel, Tony
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Science Fiction

The future is at war for the soul of humankind …

It is a time when civilization has extended itself far into the outer reaches of the solar system, and in doing so has developed into something remarkable. But humanity’s progeny — the nanotechnological artificial intelligences called “free converts” — face extermination at the hands of the tyrant Amés and his invincible armies, and once the Napoleonesque Director develops superluminal flight, his “Final Solution” will be all but assured.

But hope remains alive in the outer system. From the fleeing refugees of a dozen moons and asteroids, General Roger Sherman has amassed an effective and adaptable military force, already forged into a formidable weapon in the fires of battle.

However, time is a commodity the courageous Federal Army lacks, as total war erupts between the vast cloudships of the outer system and the deadly armada of the Met, a glorious and terrible conflict that will rage among the stars … and within the hearts and minds of every human being.

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Author: Riches, Derrick, Baksh, Sabrina
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Barbecuing & Grilling eBooks

Just about anyone can grill a burger or steak without a cookbook, but rotisserie grilling is tricky. The Rotisserie Grilling Cookbook is your secret weapon.

With everyday grilling, most people cook things with roughly even thickness and they can tell when the meats are done just by eyeballing them. Consider something bigger, like a leg of lamb, a whole turkey, or a full pork shoulder, and you have a problem–most grills will completely char the outside long before the inside is cooked to a safe temperature. The solution: get a rotisserie.

The Rotisserie Grilling Cookbook shows how to set up, maintain, use and troubleshoot a rotisserie spit. It includes 105 recipes to expand your outdoor cooking repertoire, including a dry-brined Thanksgiving turkey, a whole country ham for other holidays, a whole chicken, duck, game hens, and big cuts like a beef ribeye roast or a leg of lamb. Beyond the meat recipes that are the core of the book, it includes rubs, glazes, and mops that are specifically crafted for long, slow cooking over a rotisserie, and even some ideas, like a spit-roasted whole pineapple, from beyond the world of poultry and meats.

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Author: Vollstedt, Maryana
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Cooking in Quantity

With more than 250 dishes in this easy-to-use cookbook, you’ll be ready for any potluck gathering—and have everyone begging for your recipe!

With her popular Big Book series, Maryana Vollstedt has shared copious comfort food dishes, from casseroles, soups and stews to easy breakfasts and quick, delicious dinners. Now she puts the luck back in potluck with more than 250 delicious, no-nonsense recipes.

From Chile Cheese Wheels and citrusy Sunburst Salad, to Moroccan Chicken with Dates and Couscous and luscious Hazelnut-Cappuccino Cake, these crowd-pleasing dishes are perfect for family reunions, book clubs, showers, church suppers, picnics, and parties galore. With tips for streamlining preparation and suggestions for transporting treats safely, this heartwarming cookbook guarantees that dish will go home empty!

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Author: Voyageur Press
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Antique & Collectible Americana

Take the scenic route with this colorful collection of vintage art, photos, history, and trivia celebrating the historic highway.

John Steinbeck famously christened Route 66 America’s “Mother Road” in The Grapes of Wrath, and that chapter about Tom Joad’s exodus is just one of the classic pieces collected in this wide-ranging anthology.

You’ll find history, roadside attractions, pop culture, ghost stories—even recipes from famous greasy spoons. And it’s all illustrated with the largest collection of vintage art, postcards, travel decals, collectibles, and other Route 66 memorabilia ever amassed. This is truly a worthy tribute to the Main Street of America.

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