New Fiction & Nonfiction
A young woman has been brutally murdered, her body left on the banks of Omand's Creek. Similarities with a murder a month earlier lead Detective Michael Shelter to believe he's dealing with a killer preying on sex workers in the city's large Indigenous community. He soon realizes he's facing a far more cunning adversary than he'd imagined. As he races to find the killer, Shelter uncovers a trail of corruption, racist violence and long-held secrets that reaches into the city's elite. Along the way, he struggles to raise his defiant teenage daughter as a single father and come to terms with the reality of racism in the city and his own blind spots.
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
"Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." --Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist
Featured in Good Morning America's "27 Books for June"
PopSugar's Best Summer Reads of 2021
In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi's intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.
It's the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema.
Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur's Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema's balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it's a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.
The Summer Seekers
Answering an advert for a driver and companion to take an epic road trip across America, Martha meets 80-year-old Kathleen who craves adventure and together these women embark on the journey of a lifetime.
The Kobalt Dossier
Evan Ryder is back in The Kobalt Dossier, the stunning follow-up to The Nemesis Manifesto from New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader.
After thwarting the violent, international, fascist syndicate known as Nemesis, Evan Ryder returns to Washington, D.C., to find her secret division of the DOD shut down and her deceased sister’s children missing. Now the target of a cabal of American billionaires who were among Nemesis’s supporters, Evan and her former boss, Ben Butler, must learn to work together as partners – and navigate their intricate past.
Their search will take them from Istanbul to Odessa to an ancient church deep within the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. And all along the way, an unimaginable enemy stalks in the shadows, an adversary whose secretive past will upend Evan’s entire world and everything she holds dear.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
*A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick!*
The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut. --Oprah Daily
Wildly entertaining. --Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls
A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology.
The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother's wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband's own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse. Is it, perhaps, time for a change? Within days of March's arrival, someone is dead, marriages are upended, and even the strongest of alliances are shattered. In the end, the ties that hold them together might be exactly what drag them all down.
An expansive tour de force, Olympus, Texas cleverly weaves elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family saga, rich in drama and psychological complexity. After all, at some point, don't we all wonder: What good is this destructive force we call love?
Little Black Book
"San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is on the case when a rare edition of Rebecca leads to murder in this latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn and her hunky husband, security expert Derek Stone, have just returned from a delightful trip to Dharma, where the construction of their new home away from home is well underway, when a little black book arrives in the mail. The book is a rare British first edition of Rebecca, and there's no return address on the package. The day after the book arrives, Claire Quinn shows up at Brooklyn and Derek's home. Brooklyn met Claire when the two women worked as expert appraisers on the television show This Old Attic. Brooklyn appraised books on the show and Claire's expertise was in antique British weaponry, but they bonded over their shared love of gothic novels. Claire reveals that she discovered her beloved aunt was missing during a recent trip to Scotland and that her home had been ransacked. Among her aunt's belongings, Claire found the receipt for the package that wound up with Brooklyn and Derek. Claire believes both her own life and her aunt's are in danger. She worries that some shadows from her past are coming back to haunt her, but just as Brooklyn and Derek begin to investigate, a man who Claire thinks was following her is found murdered in their garage. With a death on their doorstep, Brooklyn and Derek must page through the clues to keep her friend's past from destroying their future ..."-- Provided by publisher.
A spunky, feminist take on the myth of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and courage
From the moment she sprung from Zeus's head, Athena was extraordinary. Even though some doubted her as a young goddess, Athena never backed down from a fight. Poseidon wants to be the patron god of a nearby city? Well, so does Athena! And she's going to outwit him and found Athens. Perseus doesn't know how to defeat Medusa? No problem! Athena can give him the knowledge (and shield) he needs to take off her head. Odysseus is lost at sea, seemingly doomed? Not anymore! Athena can get him home. Follow the goddess of wisdom through her adventures with gods and mortals, discover the perils of crossing her, and see how she eventually learned to better understand and aid the human race.
When Stars Collide
#1 New York Times bestseller Susan Elizabeth Phillips returns to her beloved Chicago Stars series with a romance between a Chicago Stars quarterback and one of the world's greatest opera singers--and a major diva.
"Re-entering the world of the Chicago Stars is like a beloved friend come to call." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr
Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens, the backup quarterback for the Chicago Stars, is a team player, talented sideline coach, occasional male underwear model, and a man with a low tolerance for Divas.
Olivia Shore, international opera superstar, is a driven diva with a passion for perfection, a craving for justice, too many secrets--and a monumental grudge against the egotistical, lowbrow jock she's been stuck with.
It's Mozart meets Monday Night Football as the temperamental soprano and stubborn jock embark on a nationwide tour promoting a luxury watch brand. Along the way, the combatants will engage in soul-searching and trash talk, backstage drama and, for sure, a quarterback pass. But they'll also face trouble as threatening letters, haunting photographs, and a series of dangerous encounters complicate their lives. Is it the work of an overzealous fan or something more sinister?
This is the emotional journey of a brilliant woman whose career is everything and a talented man who'll never be happy with second place. Tender and funny, passionate and insightful, this irresistible romantic adventure proves that anything can happen...when two superstars collide.
"Linda Lael Miller creates vibrant characters and stories I defy you to forget."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
First love always burns brighter...
Sheriff Eli Garrett is grateful for the good things in this life. Like his two best friends since childhood. A job that he loves. Enough land under the big skies of Montana to make a man feel free. And Brynne Bailey, finally back home in Painted Pony Creek to stay. Brynne was his high school sweetheart--and the girl he'd betrayed all those years ago. But now, with a new year right around the corner, it's time to make amends and see what the future might hold...if she'll let him.
Brynne has one rule for herself: never date another cop. She made that mistake once before, and her heart still hasn't recovered from losing the kids she'd started to think of as her own. So she's happy to put the past behind her and be Eli's friend. Anything else is out of the question...until one electric kiss changes everything between them. But when a case blows wide open, putting Eli in danger, Brynne will confront her biggest fear. Some rules are meant to be broken and some hearts are worth the risk for a second chance with your first love.
Painted Pony Creek
Book 1: Country Strong
Book 2: Country Proud
Where the truth lies
When 17-year-old Abigail goes missing, her best friend Emma, compelled by the guilt of leaving her only friend alone at the Tall Bones party that night, sets out to find the truth about what happened to Abi. But as the details unfold, the festering secrets and longstanding resentments of the people of Whispering Ridge, Colorado, begin to surface with devastating consequences."--Amazon.
Survive the Night
One of New York Times Book Review's summer reads guaranteed to make your heart thump and your skin crawl; An Amazon Best of the Month Pick; Named a must-read summer book by The Washington Post, Vulture, BuzzFeed, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, CNN, New York Post, Good Housekeeping, E!, PopSugar, CrimeReads, Thrillist, and BookRiot.
It's November 1991. Nirvana's in the tape deck, George H. W. Bush is in the White House, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.
Josh Baxter, the man behind the wheel, is a virtual stranger to Charlie. They met at the campus ride board, each looking to share the long drive home to Ohio. Both have good reasons for wanting to get away. For Charlie, it's guilt and grief over the shocking murder of her best friend, who became the third victim of the man known as the Campus Killer. For Josh, it's to help care for his sick father--or so he says.
The longer she sits in the passenger seat, the more Charlie notices there's something suspicious about Josh, from the holes in his story about his father to how he doesn't want her to see inside the trunk. As they travel an empty, twisty highway in the dead of night, an increasingly anxious Charlie begins to think she's sharing a car with the Campus Killer. Is Josh truly dangerous? Or is Charlie's jittery mistrust merely a figment of her movie-fueled imagination?
One thing is certain--Charlie has nowhere to run and no way to call for help. Trapped in a terrifying game of cat and mouse played out on pitch-black roads and in neon-lit parking lots, Charlie knows the only way to win is to survive the night.
The Personal Librarian
The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan's personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict, and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.
In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection.
But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white--her complexion is dark because she is African American.
The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to--for the protection of her family and her legacy--to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.
Murder at Sunrise Lake
It starts in her dreams. Hideous flashes from a nightmare only she can stop. Images of a murderer stalking the ones she cares about most ... Stella Harrison thought she had gotten away from the traumas of her past. Running the Sunrise Lake Resort high in the Sierra Nevada mountains has brought her peace, even though she doesn't truly share her quiet life with anyone.
Steve Mcqueen in His Own Words
The star of some of the most beloved films of Hollywood's golden age--including Bullitt, The Great Escape, and The Magnificent Seven--Steve McQueen's unflappably roguish persona earned him the nickname "The King of Cool" and the highest salary of any movie star of his time. Marshall Terrill's new book draws on more than five decades of media coverage, memorabilia, and research to serve up a slew of quotations straight from the mouth of the man himself. Steve McQueen in His Own Words lets us hear directly from this iconoclastic actor through a wide array of sources: interviews, published articles, personal letters and audiotapes, providing an intimate view of McQueen as an actor, filmmaker, racer, pilot, husband, and family man. Accompanying the hundreds of quotes are an equally impressive number of photos, illustrations, personal documents, and memorabilia, many of which are published here for the first time. Steve McQueen in His Own Words paints a portrait of a complex, contradictory man who managed to become one of the greatest icons in cinema history while never sacrificing the passions and beliefs that drove him.
THE THIRD GRAVE
"When three graves are found with only two skeletons at an old mansion in Savannah, Georgia, crime writer Nikki Gillette can't stay away from the story despite the warnings from her husband, Detective Pierce Reid, as this cold case leads to a new nightmare"-- Provided by publisher.
In the wake of a tragic accident, a young architect awakens to find himself in a dystopian world, where reality is created based on the memories of those who have fallen into a comatose state.
True History of the Kelly Gang
Set amidst the grueling badlands of 19th-century Australia, legendary outlaw Ned Kelly grows up under the bloody and uncompromising rule of the English. Food is scarce, survival is filled with daily strife, and every opportunity the colonizers take to make their victims feel powerless is inflicted with searing brutality. In a desperate attempt to prime him for rebellion, Ned Kelly's mother, sells him off into the hands of the notorious bushranger Harry Power, where the young bandit discovers he comes from a line of warriors called the Sons of Sieve.
A five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood's notoriously 'cursed' horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary among film fans and filmmakers alike. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?
Les Hirondelles de Kaboul
Été 1998, Kaboul en ruines est occupée par les talibans. Mohsen et Zunaira sont jeunes, ils s’aiment profondément. En dépit de la violence et de la misère quotidienne, ils veulent croire en l’avenir. Un geste insensé de Mohsen va faire basculer leurs vies.
Roger vit du trafic de travailleurs émigrés clandestins dans les environs de Liège. De plus, il utilise ces hommes, venus d'Afrique ou d'Ex-Yougoslavie, pour les faire travailler sur le chantier de son propre immeuble. Par ailleurs il oblige son fils de quinze ans, Igor, à tremper dans ses combines. Jusqu'au jour où Hamidou, originaire du Burkina-Faso, est grièvement blessé sur un chantier. Igor veut l'amener à l'hôpital mais son père ne veut pas d'ennui et l'enterre à demi-mort sous l'escalier de la maison. Mais juste avant cet enterrement à la sauvette, Igor a fait la promesse à Hamidou de prendre soin de sa femme Assita et de son bébé. Igor se retrouve pour la première fois en opposition violente avec son père, grâce à cette promesse qu'il a décidé de tenir jusqu'au bout.
La promesse is the story of 15 year old Igor, who helps his small time crook father run a scam illegally employing immigrants on building sites. When one of the workers is fatally injured, Igor promises to look after the man's wife and child.
Best of ww24 2020
Experience the rollercoaster ride of a WWE Superstar's career with WWE 24: The Best of 2020. Follow Edge's tumultuous journey back to WWE, learn about the life of the always entertaining R-Truth, witness the incredible comeback story of Drew McIntyre, and get a peek behind the curtain during the excitement and craziness of WrestleMania 36.
Words on Bathroom Walls
Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition.
All my Life
Based on a powerful true story, it follows the journey of a young engaged couple who make the difficult decision to accelerate their wedding in the wake of a devastating discovery. In a race against time, they launch a crowdfunding campaign that spreads the story of their inspiring love far and wide to help create their dream wedding. This year, love like there's no tomorrow.
Days of the Bagnold summer
Sue works in a library; her son Daniel eats chips and listens to Metallica. When his father and stepmother cancel his summer plans to visit them in Florida at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies, and pursue their passions.
Dracula. [Season 1]
Transylvania, 1897: terror awaits. The blood-drinking count has set his sights and teeth on London. A spine-tingling reimagining of the classic, from the creators of Sherlock.