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Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Brown, Rita Mae
When a popular University of Virginia history professor is found murdered, Harry and her furry entourage disregard the confession of a homeless alum and look for clues in the victim’s research about Virginia’s revolutionary past. By the best-selling author of the Mags Rogers series.

Piranha
Cussler, Clive/ Morrison, Boyd
Covertly recreating the 1902 sinking of a ship on which a German scientist was on the brink of an astonishing breakthrough, Cabrillo and his team are targeted by an assassin before learning that a traitorous weapons designer has finished the scientist’s work.

Texas Tough
Dailey, Janet
A dangerous complication in an heiress’ life places her under the protection of a former flame, who hides his identity as a Tyler son while asking for his brothers’ help in uncovering a conspiracy that threatens their ranch.

Radiant Angel
DeMille, Nelson
After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. When Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U.N. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch’s party in Southampton, it’s up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why?

Double Down
Michaels, Fern
Organizing a top-secret organization to expose and fight injustices, the Sisterhood’s significant others work against a pharmaceutical company that is injuring children and a slum landlord who is victimizing impoverished tenants.

The Marriage Season
Miller, Linda Lael
Believing she will not be as successful as best friends Hadleigh and Melody in finding true love, Bex focuses on her career before unexpectedly falling for an aloof single father who does not believe in romance. By the award-winning author of the Montana Creeds series.

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The Forgotten Room
Child, Lincoln
Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an enigmalogist—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Symposikon, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically—violently attacking an assistant in the mansion’s opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate—discreetly—what drove this erudite man to madness.

Into the Fire
Couch, Dick/ Galdorisi, George/ Clancy, Tom/ Pieczenik, Steve R.
When a team of assassins murder a high-ranking North Korean general and his family in their sleep, making it look like a robbery, events are set in motion that could shake the balance of world powers. Meanwhile, a U.S. naval combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, is attacked by North Korean forces in the middle of a training exercise off the shore of South Korea, and Commander Kate Bigelow is forced to ground the ship to avoid being captured. The crew takes refuge on a tiny island, trapped dangerously between the grounded ship and a fleet of hostile North Korean soldiers.

Solitude Creek
Deaver, Jeffery
A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of “fire” are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But it’s the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire. Kathryn Dance–a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert–discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people’s own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned.

Day Shift
Harris, Charlaine
There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she’s beautiful and dangerous.

Born of Defiance
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be. But when his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.

The Enemy Inside: A Paul Madriani Novel
Martini, Steve
One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients. After years of fierce combat in the political trenches, Serna knows all the dirty secrets, where the bodies are buried, and how deeply they are stacked. When she’s killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of Southern California, powerful heads in Washington begin to panic, worried that their secrets may not be safe anymore.

Trauma
Palmer, Michael
When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation. Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employees the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life.

14th Deadly Sin
Patterson, James/ Paetro, Maxine
With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women’s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn’s birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight.

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I have a publicity kit from Vertigo for their newer titles like Wake, Trillium and Hinterkin.  Some of the titles are “for mature readers”.  I was waiting for Wake which is finally in the system.  The kit includes bookmarks, posters and samples.  Would anyone like this kit?

 

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The Vertigo kit is going to Arlington.  Becky

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Memory Man
Baldacci, David

Mega-best-selling author Baldacci hits a milestone with his 30th adult novel, at the same time launching a new series. Now, he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family’s murder.

The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand
Berg, Elizabeth

At the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle.

The Bone Tree
Iles, Greg
Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi’s most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn’t the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox.

Your Next Breath
Johansen, Iris
Catherine Ling is one of the CIA’s most prized operatives. Raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she was pulled into the agency at the age of fourteen. If life has taught her anything, it is not to get attached, but there are two exceptions to that rule: her son Luke and her mentor Hu Chang. Luke was kidnapped at age two, and now, nine years later, he has astonishingly been returned to her. Catherine vows never to fail him again. Now, just as she is building a relationship with Luke, it seems that someone from Catherine’s past is playing a deadly game with her, and using those she cares about as pawns. Catherine has made many enemies throughout her life, and she has no choice but to weed through her past to find out who is targeting her now, and then go after the vicious killer herself.

Perfect Match
Michaels, Fern

As far as former NFL star Jake Masters is concerned, dreams are risky propositions. Years ago he came achingly close to achieving his ambition of playing in the Super Bowl–before a spinal injury ended his career. Confined to a wheelchair, unwilling to take a chance on another risky surgery that could restore his mobility, Jake now stays cocooned behind the imposing gates of his lavish home. But his twin sister, Beth, has no intention of letting him languish there forever.

Garden of Lies
Quick, Amanda

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end—and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.

The Liar
Roberts, Nora
The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Beauty’s Kingdom
Roquelaure, A. N./ Rice, Anne

Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies, and common folk journey to Beauty’s new kingdom where she and her husband awaken their domain, ushering in a new era of desire, longing, and sexual ecstasy. Provocative and stirring, Rice’s imaginative retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth will be hailed by her longtime fans and new readers of erotica just discovering the novels. This book is intended for mature audiences.

Gathering Prey
Sandford, John

Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she’d befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn’t know what to do.
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Last One Home
Macomber, Debbie

Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close—until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite—a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities—making amends with her sisters, finding love once more—she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start.

Miracle at Augusta
Patterson, James
A year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he’s famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still Travis can’t shake the feeling that he’s a fraud, an imposter who doesn’t deserve his success – and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right.

Chasing Sunsets
Kingsbury, Karen

Growing up in a comfortable home, Mary Catherine wanted for nothing. Though she loves her wealthy parents, their lifestyle never appealed to her. Instead, Mary Catherine pursues meaning through charity work, giving away a part of herself but never giving away her heart. Inspirational and moving, Chasing Sunsets is the story of one woman’s deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she’s willing to make in search of healing.

Hot Pursuit
Woods, Stuart
It’s not often that Stone Barrington finds a woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he’s pleasantly surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who’s soon moving to New York, and available for closer acquaintance. Their travels together lead them from Wichita to Europe, but trailing them is some unwanted baggage: his new lady love’s unstable, criminal ex-boyfriend.

Emma
McCall Smith, Alexander
The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In the meantime, she will do what she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world than herself. Happily, this summer brings many new faces to Highbury and into the sphere of Emma’s not always perfectly felicitous council: Harriet Smith, a naive teacher’s assistant at the ESL school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard; Frank Churchill, the attractive stepson of Emma’s former governess; and, of course, the perfect Jane Fairfax. This Emma is wise, witty, and totally enchanting, and will appeal equally to McCall Smith’s multitude of fans and the enormous community of wildly enthusiastic Austen aficionados.

The Melody Lingers On
Clark, Mary Higgins
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The Alpine Zen: An Emma Lord Mystery
Daheim, Mary
The picturesque town of Alpine in the foothills of Washington state’s Cascade Mountains—home to Emma Lord and her weekly newspaper The Alpine Advocate—has long charmed and enthralled mystery lovers. Now, with The Alpine Zen, Mary Daheim has at last reached the anticipated letter of Z. Her legion of avid armchair sleuths will relish this deliciously gripping novel. The Alpine Zen tingles with all the mystery and allure that only Mary Daheim’s brand of small-town life can provide. Gossip, love affairs, feuding, and plenty of dirty secrets make for an intriguing adventure every Alpine fan will want to read all about.

Pride v. Prejudice: A Claire Malloy Mystery
Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy, for as long as she can remember, has been the local bookseller and owner of the Book Depot and the widowed mother of teenage Caron, who frequently speaks in ALL CAPS. But her life has changed dramatically in recent years. Claire has married her longtime beau, Deputy Police Chief Peter Rosen. Still the owner of the Book Depot, Claire has passed the day-to-day running of it on to her very efficient employees. With Caron inching ever closer to college, there’s but one thing that remains steadfastly unchanged—Claire’s astonishing ability to attract, find, or even just randomly stumble across trouble.

Every Fifteen Minutes
Scottoline, Lisa
In this stand-alone from Edgar Award winner Scottoline, psychiatrist Tom Fortez contemplates a trip to the police station when troubled patient Mike Browning starts sharing increasingly violent thoughts about the young woman who rejected him and employees at the insurance company from which he’s been fired. Then the woman is found raped and murdered, Browning has taken hostages at the company, and Tom is in the crosshairs.
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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia De Luce Novel
Bradley, Alan
Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. Rumors swirl that Miss Bodycote’s is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task—but her true destiny has yet to be revealed.

All Fall Down
Weiner, Jennifer
Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter, and Alzheimer’s patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors, and her own denial.

The Assassination Option
Griffin, W. E. B./ Butterworth, William E.
Promoted and placed in charge of a top-secret spy operation for a fledgling Central Intelligence Agency, James Cronley discovers links between the former German intelligence chief and the Mossad before receiving shocking intelligence from an undercover agent.

The Marriage Charm
Miller, Linda Lael
After a group of women in Bliss County make a pact to find husbands, jewelry designer Melody Nolan tries to determine whether or not police chief Spence Hogan, a notorious charmer, is marriage material.

The Body Snatchers Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
Muller, Marcia/ Pronzini, Bill
Conducting a dual investigation in the opium dens of Chinatown, Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon search for missing millionaires against a backdrop of a brewing tong war. By the award-winning authors of The Bughouse Affair.

A Steadfast Heart
Peterson, Tracie
Refusing to consider an arranged marriage to her wealthy father’s older business partner, Lenore unexpectedly falls for Chicago lawyer Kolbein, who has arrived in Seattle to prevent his sister from becoming a mail-order bride.

Private Vegas
Patterson, James / Paetro, Maxine
Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds–especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It’s the perfect location for Lester Olsen’s lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides–and then he teaches them how to kill.
Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter, and Alzheimer’s patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors, and her own denial.

All Fall Down
Weiner, Jennifer
Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter, and Alzheimer’s patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors, and her own denial.

 

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One of the local authors book talking her work at the Feast of Authors this weekend was artist Rebecca Chaperon of Vancouver, whose Eerie Dearies is something I failed to capture in my usual net but is worthwhile on close inspection.  I’ve ordered several copies.  A beautifully macabre picture book for adults, Eerie Dearies highlights 26 excuses for girls missing school starting with Astral Projection and continuing through Mononucleosis and Narcolepsy all the way to Zombie Apocalypse. I’ve got a signed copy from the program if you’d like to examine. Comment or contact me.  Most of the finished works I picked up will go into the collection but this one has a bit of scruff on the outside so I’d rather just pass around.

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