New Standing Order Fiction

December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011
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I’ve Got Your Number
Kinsella, Sophie
After she loses her engagement ring and her phone is stolen during a hotel fire drill, Poppy Wyatt, discovering an abandoned phone in a trash can, crashes into the life of the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, when she uses his phone to make her wedding preparations.
 
World Divided
Lackey, Mercedes
A follow-up to Invasion finds meta-hero organization Echo and its sometime ally, the Russian CCCP, working to identify the leaders behind the Nazi robot invasion while halting the spread of a multi-universe plague.
 
The Jaguar
Parker, T. Jefferson
When the songwriter wife of a corrupt Los Angeles County sheriff deputy is kidnapped by a ruthless Gulf Cartel leader who orders her to compose a folk ballad about his life, her resulting song captures the attentions of both her husband and Charlie Hood, who are forced to work together to secure her rescue. By the three-time Edgar Award-winning author of The Border Lords.
 
Guilty Wives
Patterson, James
The vacation of a lifetime in Monte Carlo turns into a hellish nightmare when best friends Abbie, Winnie, Serena and Bryah are arrested aboard an unfamiliar yacht and accused of an unthinkable crime.
 
Private Games
Patterson, James
Private, the world’s most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games’ organizing committee has been killed. It’s clear to Peter that this wasn’t a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution.
 
What It Was
Pelecanos, George P.
Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek Strange has left the police department to become a private investigator. His former partner, Frank “Hound Dog” Vaughn, is still on the force. When a young woman comes to Strange asking for his help recovering a cheap ring she claims has sentimental value, the case leads him onto Vaughn’s turf. Soon both men are on the trail of a ruthless killer.
 
Chasing the Sun
Peterson, Tracie
Desperate for help after assuming responsibility for her younger siblings and the ranch that her missing father recently acquired on the Texas plains, Hannah Dandridge forms an uneasy truce with wounded soldier William Barnett, who is desperate to regain his family’s land–the ranch that Hannah is struggling to keep running.
 
Lone Wolf
Picoult, Jodi
When his father and sister are injured in an accident that has rendered his father comatose, estranged son Edward decides to stop his father’s life support so that his organs can be donated, a choice his sister urges him to reconsider.
 
Tuesday Night Miracles
Radish, Kris
Bonding over exercises at weekly court-ordered anger-management classes, four women confront challenges in their careers and family lives that caused each of them to snap, difficulties that are attended by an unconventional therapist and her dog. By the author of Hearts on a String.
 
The Wolf Gift
Rice, Anne
She’s done vampires and witches and angels, so why not werewolves? Rice’s latest, a modern retelling of the werewolf legend just announced for February 2012, is both a return and a departure.  Rice is back with the bad guys. And a departure, because she hasn’t visited this part of the horror pantheon before.
 
The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Detective Stories
Sims, Michael (EDT)
The editor of Dracula’s Guest presents a treasury of top-selected Victorian detective stories as written by such luminaries as Mark Twain and Charles Dickens and includes the first two chapters of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, in which Sherlock Holmes first meets Watson.
 
The Confession
Todd, Charles
Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge investigates the sudden death of a man who recently confessed to having murdered his cousin years ago in this new mystery from the best-selling author of A Lonely Death and A Matter of Justice.
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