Book List

Spring 2023 Book List | A list of fiction titles to be published for June recommended by your EPLS librarians. Download the printable list here.

Summer 2023 Book List | A list of fiction titles to be published for the summer of 2023 recommended by your EPLS librarians. Download the printable list here

Fall 2023 Book List | A list of fiction titles to be published for the fall of 2023 recommended by your EPLS librarians. Download the printable list here

June 2023

Book: Violeta Fatal Fudge Swirl (Book 3 in the Ice Cream Shop Series)
Allen, Meri
Riley Rhodes returns in Meri Allen's Fatal Fudge Swirl, the third delicious cozy set in a New England ice cream shop.
Book: Gods and Dragons The Wind Knows My Name
Allende, Isabel
A weaving of past and present, tracing th eripple effects of war and immigration on one child in Europe in 1938 and another in the United States in 2019.
Book: Son of Svea Money Devils 2 (Book 9 in the Cartel Series)
Ashley & JaQuavis
the LaCroix sister are bound by money and blood in the world of The Cartel where nothing is more important than family.
Book: Brown Girls The Whispers
Audrain, Ashley
Four families lives are changed when the unthinkable happens and a child's life hangs in the balance.
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells The Spare Room
Bartz, Andrea
Crashing with a friend and  her husband is more intimate-and dangerous-than anyone could imagine.
Book: Bye Bye Baby The First Ladies
Benedict, Marie, and Victoria Christopher Murray
A novel about the extraordinary partnership between Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune, a forbidden friendship that changed the world.
Book: Outcasts of the Wildwood The Girls of Summer
Bishop, Katie
Rachel has been in love with Alistair for fifteen  years. Even though she's now married to someone else. Even though she was a teenager when they met. Even though he is twenty years older than her. Now she looks back realistically at her time working for an enigmatic and wealthy controlling man. 
Book: The Last Mrs. Summers The Wedding Gift
Brown Carolyn
A bride with cold feet might just make the mistake of a lifetime, unless there's a wise woman around to set her straight. 
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water The Archive Undying (Book 1 in the Downworld Sequence Series)
Candon, Emma Mieko
when the robotic god of Khoun Mo went mad, it destroyed everything it touched. It killed its priests, its city, and all its wondrous works. But in its final death throes, the god brought one thing back to life: its favorine child, Sunai. Now Sunai must save the world.
Book: Her Hidden Genius Death in Fine Condition
Cartmel, Andrew (A book in the Paper back Sleuth Series)
A cast of lovable rogues face fiendish puzzles and murderous villians in this love letter to Agatha Christie murder mysteries and classic whodunit.
Book: Show Me the Bunny Misfortune Cookie (Book 9 in the Noodle Shop Series)
Chien, Vivien
Lana Lee reeturns for another delectable cozy set in a chinese restaurant in Cleveland, OH.
Book: The Shattered Skies Lay Your Body Down
Clarke, Amy Suiter
A young woman returns to her rural Minnesota hometown, where a radical evangelical pastor has poisoned everyone's minds - and may be covering up a murder
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? All the Sinners Bleed
Cosby, S. A.
A novel about the first Black sheriff in a small Southern town, and his hunt for a killer. 
Book: Good Rich People The Rebound Surprise
Cremant, Laurel
And baby makes 3 in this adorable and loveable new romantic comedy.
Book: Find Me Lady MacDeath (Book 32 in the Bed-and-Breakfast Series)
Daheim, Mary
Unexprected visitors bring old baggage and big trouble to Hillside Manor, threatening the livelihood and life of innkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn.
Book: Iron Annie The Spectacular
Davis, Fiona
When a bomb explodes in Radio City Music Hall in 1956, 19 year old Rockette Marion finds herself pulled into the investigation. 
Book: Spirits and Sourdough Watch Us Shine
De los Santos, Marissa
Alternating between two timelines, Cornelia's story in the present, and that of the young Eleanor Campbell in the 1960's, Watch Us Shine explores the complicated bonds between sisters, the impossible demands of motherhood, and the power of human love to save us again and again.
Book: The Last House on the Street Death Knells and Wedding Bells (Book 10 in the Lighthouse Library Series)
Gates, Eva
Librarian Lucy's wedding is nearly perfect, aside from a missing guest and the strangled body she finds. Now, she vows to find the killer.
Book: The School for Good Mothers Robert B Parker's Bad Influence (Book 11 in the Sunny Randall Series)
PI Sunny Randall takes on another thrilling case. 
She's an outsider desperate to belong, but the cost of entry might be her darkest secret. 
Book: Hot and Sour Suspects Crow Mary
Grissom, Kathleen
A weeping saga inspired by the by the true story of Crow Mary, an indigenous woman torn between two worlds in 19th-century North America.
Book: The Beholden The Paris Daughter
Harmel, Kristin
A gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation. 
Book: A Stranger's Game Demons of Good and Evil (Book 17 in the Hollows Series)
Harrison, Kim
Rachel Morgan will learn that the price of loyalty is blood.
Book: A Killer Sundae Love Theoretically
Hazelwood, Ali
Rival Physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake-dating shenanigans.
Book: Honey Roasted Night Will Find You
Heaberlin, Julia
When she was a child Vivvy saved a boy's life. He is now a Texas police officer and believes Vivvy is psychic. He convinces her to help him solve a case, but now the killer may be focused on Vivvy.
Book: The Magnolia Palace The Five Star Weekend
Hilderbrand, Elin
After the unexpected death of her husband Hollis shaw hears of a "Five Star" weekend where a woman invited her best friend from each stage of her life - but her weekend is not the Hallmark movie she expected.
Book: Getting His Game Back Southern Man (Book 7 in the Penn Cage Series)

Iles, Greg

A man - and a town - rocked by anarchy and tragedy, but unbowed in the fight to save those they love.
Book: A Three Book Problem Hiss Me Deadly (Book 15 in the Cat in the Stacks Series)
James, Miranda
Charlie and Diesel must catch a killer before he strikes another deadly note.
Book:Mrs. March Neighborhood Watch
Jester, David
Abi Ansel has never had much luck in love, or anything for that matter, and when her blind date ends up being her new next door neighbor and she believes he might be behind the gruesome murders gripping her small town she doesn't know where to turn. 
Book: Murder on Prescott Mountain The Survivor (Book 30 in the Eve Duncan Series)
Johansen, Iris
Eve Duncan teams up with Riley Smith (A Face to Die For) to go deep in the jungles of Laos to save a rare animal species.
Book: Mermaid Confidential The Single Rule
Mallery, Susan
Three women search for joy.
Book: Strangers I Know Same Time Next Summer
Monaghan, Annabel
The story of an engaged woman who comes face to face with her first love who she hasn't seen in fourteen years, but who she spent every summer with from age five to seventeen when he broke her heart, calling into question everything she thought she knew about their love story, and herself.
Book: Life Flight The Evergreen Heir (Book 4 in the Five Crowns of Okrith Series)
Mulford, AK
A court of revelry. Abookish heir. An impending marriage. And a dark new power rising in the world.
Book: Cutthroat Dogs Cross Down (Book 31 in the Alex Cross Series)
Patterson, James and Brendan Dubois
Alex Cross is gravely injured. Only his partner and friend John Sampson can keep him safe... and get him justice.
Book: Small World The Heavy Lift (Book 8 in the Peter Ash Series)
Petrie, Nick
War veteran Peter Ash must follow his friend Lewis into a criminal underworld when secrets from the past threaten everything they hold dear.
Book: Greenwich Park Tides of Fire (Book 17 in the Sigma Force Series)
Rollins, James
An international research station in the Coral Sea comes under siege during a geological disaster that triggers massive quakes, deadly tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. To stop the world from burning, it's up to Sigma Force to uncover a secret buried at the heart of out planet.
Book: Savage Road With Every Memory
Rosche, Janine
One year after her family was in a tragic car accident that killed her teenage son, Lori Mendenhall returns home with a traumatic brain injury that has stolen the last eight years of memories from her. 
Book: The Mitford Vanishing The Only One Left
Sager, Riley
A Gothic chiller about a young caregiver assigned to work for a woman accused of Lizzie Borden-like massacre decades earlier.
Book: Crimes and Covers We Could Be So Good
Sebastian, Cat
Colleen Hoover meets The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in this mid-century romdram about a scrappy reporter and a newspaper mogul's son.
Book: A Heart Adrift Lady Tan's Circle of Women
See, Lisa
A captivating story of women helping other women. It is also a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.
Book: Seoulmates Palazzo
Steel, Danielle
A stirring novel about the legacies families inherit, create, and carry on.
Book: Much Ado About a Latte Middlemen (Book 5 in the MacNeice Series)
Thornley, Scott
Police track a bloody trail to a grisly crime scene in the woods, uncovering a series of murders that appears to be the work of professional hitmen.
Book: One Step Too Far Death Comes to Marlow (Book 2 in the Marlow Murder Club Series)
Thorogood, Robert
Judith, Suzie and Becks return in the brilliant second crime novel.
Book: Something to Hide Your Lion Eyes (Book 2 in the Alphaville Series)
Warren, Christine
Molly Buchanan is a lioness on the prowl. Unfortunately, since she's been prowling through the same town for her entire life, she's down to some pretty slim picking in the dating department. Then the new Deputy comes to town and his bear might want to devour her.
Book: Road of Bones The Beach at Summerly
Williams, Beatriz
June 1946. As the residents of Winthrop Island prepare for the first summer season after the sacrifice of war, a glamorous new figure moves in the guest cottage at Summerly, the idyllic seaside estate of the wealthy Peabody family.

July 2023

Book: Violeta The Life She Wanted
Abriel, Anita
New York in the 1920’s and Pandora Carmichael is about to start on a journey of self-discovery, adventure, true love, and ambition. There are new dreams to be had, and Pandora is going to make them come true.
Book: Gods and Dragons The Billionaire’s Accidental Legacy (Book 1 in the From Destitute to Diamonds Series)
Adams, Mille
When playboy billionaire Ewan loses his Scottish estate to poker pro Jessie he doesn't expect the sizzling night they share… But months later, when he sees a photo of a very beautiful, very pregnant Jessie, he knows a new endgame is required. And this time he’s playing for keeps!
Book: Son of Svea Yasmine
Amir, Eli
Jerusalem 1967, the 6 day war has ended and Nuri Imari is appointed advisor on Arab affairs for the Israeli government. He is about to discover a world he did not know, and complexities and loyalties he could never imagine. And then he meets Yasmine, a Palestinian woman recently returned from Paris.
Book: Brown Girls Cutting Teeth
Baker, Chandler
Part murder mystery, part motherhood manifesto, Cutting Teeth explores the standards society holds mothers to, along with the ones to which we hold ourselves, and the things no one tells you about becoming a parent.
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells A Questionable Character (Book 17 in the Booktown Mystery Series)
Barrett, Lorna
Crashing with a friend and  her husband is more intimate-and dangerous-than anyone could imagine.
Book: Bye Bye Baby Blood Capital
Batten, Robert
The Zombie Apocalypse has begun, and to protect their food supply the vampires and millions flocked to their refuges. Now they struggle under the weight of corporate rule.
Book: Outcasts of the Wildwood Bad Banker
Bennett, Michael
Michael Matthews seems to have it all: a law degree from Yale, a prestigious position with Lehman Brothers in Tokyo, a seemingly priceless art collection. But a meltdown on the trading floor kicks off a chain of events that leads him to lose his job, his savings, and his marriage. Can he get back on top? 
Book: The Last Mrs. Summers Peg and Rose Stir Up Trouble (Book 2 in the Peg and Rose Series)
Berenson, Laurien
Melanie’s elderly aunts, tough-as-nails Peg and soft-spoken Rose, put their differences aside to stop a killer, if they don’t throttle each other first.
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water Macarons Can Be Murder (Book One in the Paris Kentucky Bakery Series)
Betancourt, Rose
Baker Marci finds herself mixed up in a murder investigation and she has to find the killer before he finds her.
Book: Her Hidden Genius The Last Dance (Book 1 in the Detective Miller Series)
Billingham, Mark
Meet Detective Miller: unique, unconventional, and criminally underestimated. He's a detective, a dancer, he has no respect for authority ­- and he's the best hope Blackpool has for keeping criminals off the streets. Meet Detective Declan Miller.
Book: Show Me the Bunny What Harms You (Book 2 in the Locard Institute Series)
Black, Lisa
When Dr. Ellie Carr arrives for her first day as an instructor at the Locard Institute (a state of the art forensic research center), the buildings glimmer, but within hours a colleague, Dr. Barbara Wright, is found dead on the floor of a supply closet.
Book: The Shattered Skies The Shadow Girls
Blanchard, Alice
Someone is playing deadly games and it is up to Natalie Lockhart to find out the truth regarding her sister’s murder, her friend’s disappearance, and an elemental struggle between good and evil.
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? How to Love Your Daughter
Blum, Hila
The seemingly inexplicable estrangement between a woman and her grown daughter opens up a troubling question: What damage do we do in the blindness of love?
Book: Good Rich People The Bitter Past
Borgos, Bruce
Porter Beck has returned to his hometown to be the new sheriff when an old retired FBI agent is found killed after being brutally tortured – and it may relate to a case from the 1950s.
Book: Find Me Light Bringer (Book 6 in the Red Rising Series)
Daheim, Mary
The worlds once needed the Reaper. But now they need Darrow. Because after the dark age will come a new age: of light, of victory, of hope.
Book: Iron Annie Flags on the Bayou
Burke, James Lee

A novel set in Civil War-era Louisiana as the South disintegrates and a brilliant cast of characters – plantation gentry, enslaved women, and soldiers from both sides – are caught in the maelstrom.

Book: Spirits and Sourdough Storming Heaven (Book 2 in the Age of Bronze Series)
Cameron, Miles
A handful of god-touched mortals are about to be brought together to take down the corrupt and aging gods…who are already facing their own troubles.
Book: The Last House on the Street Implacable (Book 3 in the Lost Fleet: Outlands Series)
Campbell, Jack
When faced with orders he believes are mistaken Admiral Jack Geary has to decide if he must invoke the power that his name holds and possibly endanger his fleet, tear apart the Alliance, and destroy everything he has fought for.
Book: The School for Good Mothers Half-Life of a Stolen Sister
Cantor, Rachel
Reimagines the lives of the Brontë siblings—Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and brother Branwell—from their precocious childhoods, to the writing of their great novels, to their early deaths.
Book: Hot and Sour Suspects An Evil Heart (Book 15 in the Kate Burkholder Series)
Castillo, Linda
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates the brutal death of a young Amish man.
Book: The Beholden Hello Stranger
Center, Katherine
When Sadie tries to save her career, confront her past, and handle falling in love with two different guys she realizes that happiness can be found in the places, and people, you least expect.
Book: A Stranger's Game Good Fortune
Chau, C.K.
A whip-smart and charming debut novel that brilliantly reimagines Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary Chinatown, exploring contemporary issues of class divides, family ties, cultural identity, and the pleasures and frustrations that come with falling in love.
Book: A Killer Sundae Alliance Unbound (Book 2 in the Hinder Star Series)
Cherryh, C. J.
The second novel of The Hinder Stars series returns to an intergalactic corporate conflict.
Book: Honey Roasted Canary Girls
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Rosie the Riveter meets A League of Their Own, illuminating novel about the “munitionettes” who built bombs in Britain’s arsenals during World War I, risking their lives for the war effort and discovering camaraderie and courage on the soccer pitch.
Book: The Magnolia Palace King of the Armadillos
Chin-tanner, Wendy
A transcendent debut novel about family, love, and belonging, set against the backdrops of 1950s New York City and a historical leprosarium in Louisiana, following one young man’s quest to not only survive, but live a full and vibrant life.
Book: Getting His Game Back The Stiletto Agreement

Coleman, JaQuavis

One wife. One mistress. One deadly game of sex, deception, and betrayal.
Book: A Three Book Problem The Summer Skies
Colgan, Jenny
Born into a family of successful pilots, Morag is used to flying high. But when a tragic accident above the clouds grounds her, could the future she'd always imagined be suddenly out of reach?
Book:Mrs. March Goodbye Earl
Cross-Smith, Leesa
Four women take fate into their own hands in this big-hearted story of friendship, resilience, and revenge on monstrous men.
Book: Murder on Prescott Mountain And the Walls Came Down
Da Costa, Denise

A troubled Delia Ellis returns to her old neighborhood, Don Mount Court, to retrieve a beloved childhood diary. While the entries uncover significant revelations around her mother’s past, it is Delia’s return home that leads to a true understanding of the circumstances that forged her identity.

Book: Mermaid Confidential Steeped in Malice (Book 4 in the Tea by the Sea Mystery)
Delany, Vick
Afternoon tea isn’t just about flavorful brews and delicious treats, especially not when Lily purchases a Peter Rabbit themed tea set that leads to murder.
Book: Strangers I Know Outcasts (Book 31 in the HALO Series)
Denning, Troy
An opportunity to break Cortana’s chains has suddenly presented itself.
Book: Life Flight The Librarianist
Dewitt, Patrick
A novel about an ordinary man who thought life's surprises were behind him – until a chance encounter changes everything.
Book: Cutthroat Dogs Gryphon in Light (Book 1 in the Valdemar: Gryphon series)
Dixon, Larry and Mercedes Lackey
This 1st book in a new trilogy returns to the tales of the majestic gryphons.
Book: Small World A Twisted Love Story
Downing, Samantha
When Wes and Ivy love – they love madly, when they fight…arrest warrants are issued. Now they have a common enemy, a detective, and if they can stick together they can survive.
Book: Greenwich Park The All American
Finkbeiner, Susie
Two sisters discover how much good there is in the world--even in the hardest of circumstances.
Book: Savage Road Pink Lemonade Cake Murder (Book 29 in the Hannah Swensen Series)
Fluke, Joanne
Hannah Swensen is at the center of a lively summer fest with fun for everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota—including a cold-blooded murderer.
Book: The Mitford Vanishing Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Defiance (Book 18 in the Jason Bourne Series)
Freeman, Brian
Around the world, Treadstone agents are being hunted down and murdered... and Jason Bourne may be next on the list. Someone high up in the U.S. government is erasing all evidence of a shocking mission from Bourne's past, known as Defiance – and that evidence includes Bourne himself.
Book: Crimes and Covers Disobedient
Fremantle, Elizabet
A riveting novel based on the life of Artemisia Gentileschi—the greatest female painter of the Renaissance—as she forges her own destiny in a world dominated by the will of men.
Book: A Heart Adrift Vanishing Maps
Garcia, Cristina
From the acclaimed author of Dreaming in Cuban, a follow-up novel that tracks four generations of the del Pino family against the tumultuous backdrops of Cuba, the U.S., Germany, and Russia in the new millennium.
Book: Seoulmates The Little Village of Book Lovers
George, Nina
A young woman with the extraordinary power to bring soulmates together searches for her own true love.
Book: Much Ado About a Latte The Carnivale of Curiosities
Gibbs, Amiee
A dazzling gothic tale of Faustian bargains, jealousy, and murder set in a spectacular circus, where star-crossed lovers' destinies are forged at an unexpected price.
Book: One Step Too Far A Cryptic Clue (Book 1 in the Hunter and Clewe Series)
Gilbert, Victoria
A retired librarian gets back to the books—and into a devilish murder case.
Book: Something to Hide Ladies of the Lake (Book 1 in the Flesh & False Gods Series)
Gohlke, Cathy
A transformative new historical novel about the wonder and complexities of friendship, love, and belonging.
Book: Road of Bones Immortal Longings
Gong, Chloe
A fiery collision of power plays, spilled blood, and romance amidst a set of deadly games.
Book: Violeta The Bones of the Story
Goodman, Carol
A group of former classmates are trapped on their college campus—with a murderer among them.
Book: Gods and Dragons Secrets in the Dark (Book 2 in the Blackbird Trilogy)
Graham, Heather
Over a century after Jack, a new Ripper is on the loose.
Book: Son of Svea What Never Happened
Hall, Rachel Howzell
It’s murder in paradise as a woman uncovers a host of secrets off the rocky California coast in a gripping novel of suspense.
Book: Brown Girls One Summer in Savannah
Harris, Terah Shelton
Sara Lancaster returns home to Savannah with her 8 year old daughter after 8 years, but when she runs into the man who attacked her’s twin brother worlds collide.
Book: Bibliolepsy The Summer of Songbird
Harvey, Kristy Woodson
Four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process.
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells The Housekeepers
Hay, Alex
The night of London's grandest ball, a bold group of women downstairs launch a daring revenge heist against Mayfair society.
Book: Bye Bye Baby Not that Duke (Book 3 in the Would Be Wallflowers)
James, Eloisa
A heiress with the goal of being a wallflower engages a rugged American in a scorchingly sensual, witty wager that tests whether clothing does indeed make the man - or the wallflower!
Book: Outcasts of the Wildwood What We Leave Behind
Kearney, Christine
In 1947, war bride Ursula arrives in Minneapolis torn between guilt over leaving loved ones behind and her desire to start a new life, and a family, in this promised land. But the American dream proves elusive—she is struck with polio, and then shocked by the sudden death of her GI husband.
Book: The Last Mrs. Summers The Spider (Book 9 in the DI Joona Linna Series)
Kepler, Lars
Three years ago, Saga Bauer received a postcard with a threatening text about a gun with nine white bullets - one of which is waiting for Detective Joona Linna. But time passed and the threat faded. Until now.
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water After Death
Koontz, Dean
A modern-day Lazarus is humanity’s last hope. When Michael Mace opens his eyes in the morgue 24 hours after he died he finds himself fighting not only for his own life but that of Nina Dozier and her son.
Book: Her Hidden Genius An Honest Man
Koryta, Michael
The murder of several politicians at sea has shattering implications for a local lobsterman and a young boy.
Book: Show Me the Bunny Everyone Here Is Lying
Lapena, Shari
Welcome to Stanhope – a safe neighborhood for families…or is it. When 9 year old Avery Wooler goes missing the neighbors become increasingly unhinged.
Book: The Shattered Skies Prom Mom
Lippman, Laura
The story of Amber Glass, desperately trying to get away from her tabloid past but compulsively drawn back to the city of her youth and the prom date who destroyed everything she was reaching for.
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? After Peru
Lish, Gordon
Gordon Lish is being blackmailed for an unprosecuted crime, but his wife, Penelope, 57 years his junior with hush hush ties to the government steps in to handle matters.
Book: Good Rich People Trinity
Lockhart, Zelda
Trinity is the riveting story of the daughter-spirit born to stitch love back into the scattered wombs of her Black mothers and call love back into the fishing blues songs of her Black male kin. Lottie Rebecca Lee is the Divine spirited daughter born to set everything back up right again, in this daringly original novel.
Book: Find Me Do Tell
Lynch, Lindsay
When character actress Edie O’Dare is a guest at a party where and up and coming starlet was assaulted, Edie helps get the story into print and sets off a chain of events that will alter the trajectories of everyone.
Book: Iron Annie Must Love Flowers
Macomber, Debbie

Two women at different stages of life share a heartwarming journey to find themselves again after hardship.

Book: Spirits and Sourdough The Mistress of Bhatia House (Book 4 in the Perveen Mistry Series)
Massey, Sujata
Bombay’s only female solicitor, Perveen Mistry, grapples with class divisions, sexism, and complex family dynamics as she seeks justice for a mistreated young woman.
Book: The Last House on the Street The Long Ago
McGarrity, Michael
Home on leave from Vietnam Ray Lansdale experiences his worst nightmare as he searches desperately for his missing kid sister Barbara.
Book: The School for Good Mothers Three Fires
Mina, Denise
A modern take on the story of Girolama Savonarola, the Dominican friar who brought about the Bonfire of the Vanities and removed the Medici family from power in the fifteenth century.
Book: Hot and Sour Suspects The Lady from Burma (Book 6 in the sparks & Bainbridge Series)
Montclair, Allison
Murder once again stalks the proprietors of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau in the surprisingly dangerous landscape of post-World War II London.
Book: The Beholden Silver Nitrate
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
A fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film—and awakens one woman’s hidden powers.
Book: A Stranger's Game Ghost Ship (Book 3 in the Burning Chambers Series)
Mosse, Kate
A sweeping and epic love story, ranging from France in 1610 to Amsterdam and the Canary Islands in the 1620s, The Ghost Ship is a thrilling novel of adventure and buccaneering, love and revenge, stolen fortunes and hidden secrets on the high seas.
Book: A Killer Sundae The Forger of Marseille
Myers, Linda Joy
All across Europe in 1939, the Nazis are coming for Jews and anti-fascists. The only way to avoid being imprisoned or murdered is to assume a new identity. For that you need papers. And for that the underground needs forgers.
Book: Honey Roasted Obsessed (Book 15 in the Michael Bennett Series)
Patterson, James and James O Born
Detective Michael Bennett must discover who's murdering glamorous young women - before his eldest daughter is targeted.
Book: The Magnolia Palace Circle of Death (Book 2 in the Shadow Series)
Patterson, James and Brian Sitts
Lamong Cranston, the Shadow, has scoured the globe to assemble a team and their mission will take them across the globe and into the highest corridors of power.
Book: Getting His Game Back The Beasts of Paris

Penney, Stef

A diverse group of memorable characters find themselves in Paris during the build up to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.
Book: A Three Book Problem Finding Us (Book 2 in the Pictures of the Heart Series)
Peterson, Tracie
A photo of an unknown widow sets Eleanor Bennet and Bill Reed on a search for his missing sister in law.
Book:Mrs. March Mrs. Plansky's Revenge
Quinn, Spencer
When Loretta Plansky, recent widow in her seventies, loses everything to a scam she refuses to be just another victim, and in a courageous bid for justice she follows her only clue on a whirlwind adventure to ger her money and her dignity back!
Book: Murder on Prescott Mountain The Paris Agent
Rimmer, Kelly

An emotionally compelling novel is inspired by real-life female WWII agents including Violette Szabo and Diana Rowden, whose incredible stories have never before been brought to readers.

Book: Mermaid Confidential Flop Dead Gorgeous (Book 27 in the Andy Carpenter Series)
Rosenfelt, David
Lights, camera, action in bestselling author David Rosenfelt’s Flop Dead Gorgeous, as lawyer Andy Carpenter goes bicoastal to prove an old friend’s innocence.
Book: Strangers I Know Somebody's Fool (Book 3 in the Nobody’s Fool Series)
Russo, Richard
Infused with all the wry humor and shrewd observations that Russo is known for, Somebody's Fool is another classic from a modern master.
Book: Life Flight The Girl in the White Cape
Sapienza, Barbara

Blending a fresh adaptation of the Russian fairy tale “Vasilisa the Wise” with the practical concerns of everyday life.

Book: Cutthroat Dogs The Collector
Silva, Daniel
Legendary art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon joins forces with a brilliant and beautiful master-thief to track down the world’s most valuable missing painting but soon finds himself in a desperate race to prevent an unthinkable conflict between Russia and the West.
Book: Small World How Can I Help You
Sims, Laura
An unforgettable novel of razor-sharp suspense about two local librarians whose lives become dangerously intertwined.
Book: Greenwich Park Resonance Surge (Book 7 in the Psy-Changeling Trinity Series)
Singh, Nalini

The next captivating novel in the legendary Psy-Changeling series.

Book: Savage Road The Sunset Crowd
Tanabe, Karin
1970’s Los Angeles and everyone is fighting to reach the top, but very few have the talent, ambition, and luck to get there, but in Hollywood, no one stays on top forever.
Book: The Mitford Vanishing All the Demons Are Here (Book 3 in the Charlie and Margaret Marder Series)
Tapper, Jake
A new thriller following the Marder children, Ike an AWOL U.S. Marine and Lucy, a reporter.
Book: Crimes and Covers Dead Fall (Book 22 in the Scot Harvath Series)
Thor, Brad
Lethal operative Scot Harvath is dispatched to avenge the killing of American citizens abroad.
Book: A Heart Adrift The Viper (Book 8 in the Dave Gurney Series)
Verdon, John
Pushed to his breaking point and accused of murder, retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney must face his greatest adversary yet to solve a mystery that is quickly tearing his world apart.
Book: Seoulmates A Cleft in the World
Wafler, Elizabeth
French professor and agoraphobic Georgie Bricker must rally to save the college she loves, forcing her into the bigger unsheltered world where she must confront her fears.
Book: Much Ado About a Latte Crook Manifesto (Book 2 in the Ray Carney Series)
Whitehead, Colson
The thrilling and entertaining sequel to Harlem Shuffle.
Book: One Step Too Far The Night Field 
Williams, Donna

Welcome to The Real, where Pyn-Poi's people live in harmony with nature - until a killing stink threatens their whole world.

Book: Something to Hide The Spymaster's Mistress
Winnick, Pamela R.

Seventeen year old Rachel has been asked by Alexander Hamilton to be an American Spy. She agrees and now as she travels the streets of Philadelphia she wonders if she is being followed

Book: Road of Bones Burn the Negative
Winning, Josh
In this incendiary mash-up of horror and suspense, a notorious slasher film is remade…and the curse that haunted it is reawakened.
Book: Gods and Dragons Role Playing
Yardley, Cathy
An emotional rom-com about two middle-aged gamers who grow their online connection into an IRL love story.

August 2023

Book: Violeta Family Lore
Acevedo, Elizabeth
Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake, a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she’s led, her sisters are surprised.
Book: Gods and Dragons Birder, She Wrote (Book 33 in the Meg Langslow Series)
Andrews, Donna
Meg is relaxing in the hammock, taste-testing Michael’s latest batch of Arnold Palmers and watching the hummingbirds at their feeders when her hopes for a relaxing early summer morning are dashed.
Book: Son of Svea Swim Home to the Vanished
Basham, Brendan Shay
After the death of his brother, a grief-stricken young man seeks refuge and oblivion in a secluded fishing village dominated by a family of brujas.
Book: Brown Girls California Golden
Benjamin, Melanie
Two sisters navigate the thrilling, euphoric early days of California surf culture in this dazzling saga of ambition, sacrifice, and the tangled ties between mothers and daughters.
Book: Bibliolepsy Weapons Grade  (Book 11 in the Jack Ryan Jr. Series)
Bentley, Don
For years, there's been one man standing between China and world domination—President Jack Ryan, Sr. Now they have the tool they need to defeat him, there's only one man standing in their way: his son, Jack Ryan, Jr.
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells Bridge
Beukes, Lauren
A grieving daughter’s search for her mother becomes a journey across alternate realities in this wildly entertaining, reality-bending thriller.
Book: Bye Bye Baby Hangman
Binyam, Maya
A man returns home to sub-Saharan Africa after twenty-six years in America. When he arrives, he finds that he doesn’t recognize the country or anyone in it. Thankfully, someone recognizes him, a man who calls him brother—setting him on a quest to find his real brother, who is dying.
Book: Outcasts of the Wildwood North of Nowhere
Brennan, Allison
After five years in hiding from their murderous father, the day Kristen and Ryan McIntyre have been dreading has arrived: Boyd McIntyre, head of a Los Angeles crime family, has at last tracked his kids to a small Montana town and is minutes away from kidnapping them.
Book: The Last Mrs. Summers Mrs. Jeffries Aims to Win (Book 41 in the Mrs Jeffries Series)
Brightwell, Emily
Mrs. Jeffries must help Inspector Witherspoon crack a new case and catch a killer
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water Letters of Comfort (Book 2 in the Friendship Letter Series)
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
When Doretta’s fiancé dies a heavy weight of depression falls upon her. Can Warren, her fiance’s twin, replace the love she lost as they share their grief?
Book: Her Hidden Genius A Clue in the Crumbs (Book 13 in the Key West Food Critic Series)
Burdette, Lucy
When the series The UK Bakes comes to Key West everyone is excited until the inn gets torched and a body is discovered on the grounds.
Book: Show Me the Bunny Dead-Lock (Book 2 in the Dez Limerick Series)
Byrne, James
The sequel to the highly praised The Gatekeeper.
Book: The Shattered Skies Cassiel’s Servant (Book 4 in the Kushiel’s Legacy)
Carey, Jacqueline
Cassiel’s Servant is a retelling of cult favorite Kushiel’s Dart from the point of view of Joscelin, Cassiline warrior-priest and protector of Phèdre nó Delaunay.
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? The Blonde Identity
Carter, Ally
A fast-paced, hilarious road trip rom-com about a woman with amnesia who discovers she’s the identical twin sister of a rogue spy… and must team up with a rugged, grumpy operative to stay alive.
Book: Good Rich People Canary Girls
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Rosie the Riveter meets A League of Their Own in New York Times bestselling novel about the “munitionettes” who built bombs in Britain’s arsenals during World War I, risking their lives for the war effort and discovering camaraderie and courage on the soccer pitch.
Book: Find Me Honey Drop Dead (Book 26 in the Tea Shop Series)
Childs, Laura
The murder of a political bigwig at a Honey Bee Tea sends Theodosia Browning buzzing for answers.
Book: Iron Annie Voice of the Ancient
Cossette, Connilyn

With impeccable research and award-winning writing, bestselling author Connilyn Cossette brings to life the first years of King Saul's reign.

Book: Spirits and Sourdough He Should Have Told the Bees
Cox, Amanda
With impeccable research and award-winning writing, bestselling author Connilyn Cossette brings to life the first years of King Saul's reign.
Book: The Last House on the Street One Night
Cross, Georgina
One night. That's all the time a family has to decide what to do with the man they believe murdered their daughter: Do they forgive him, or take justice into their own hands?
Book: The School for Good Mothers Learned by Heart
Donoghue, Emma
A heartbreakingly gorgeous novel based on the true story of two girls who fall secretly, deeply, and dangerously in love at boarding school in 19th century York.
Book: Hot and Sour Suspects Countdown (Book 4 in the Extreme Measures Series)
Eason, Lynette
A stalker who wants to finish what he started. A US Marshal who's vowed to protect his charge. And one woman who is determined to put the past to in the past.
Book: The Beholden There's No Coming Back from This
Garvin, Ann
Newly bankrupt Poppy is on the verge of losing her home when the old love of her life, now a hotshot producer, gives her a surprising way out: a recommendation for a job on a Hollywood film set.
Book: A Stranger's Game In a Quiet Town
Garza, Amber
A woman discovers that her estranged daughter is missing, but no one believes her, until she meets a man claiming to be her daughter’s fiancé.
Book: A Killer Sundae Dark Corners
Goldin, Megan
Rachel Krall, the true crime podcaster star of Megan Goldin’s acclaimed Night Swim, returns to search for a popular social media influencer who disappeared after visiting a suspected serial killer.
Book: Honey Roasted Cursed at Dawn (Book 3 in the Blackbird Trilogy)
Graham, Heather
Vampires may not walk among us, but FBI agents Della Hamilton and Mason Carter know real monsters exist, and when vampire Stephan Dante escapes prison and decides that Della is his fated bride the consequences could be deadly.
Book: The Magnolia Palace Moving Forward (Book 2 in the woodland Park Firefighter Series)
Gray, Shelley Shepard
Romance blossoms in the Colorado foothills when former army captain Greg Tebo meets the proprietor of the Garden Center, Kristen Werner.
Book: Getting His Game Back Harlem After Midnight (Book 2 in the Canary Club Mystery Series)

Hare, Louise

A body falls from a town house window in Harlem, and it looks just like the newest singer at the Apollo.
Book: A Three Book Problem The Last Ranger
Heller, Peter
In Yellowstone National Park a skirmish between a local hunter and a wolf biologist turns violent, and a park ranger, adrift in his own life, becomes obsessed with discovering the truth.
Book:Mrs. March Evergreen (Book 2 in the Japantown Series)
Hirahara, Naomi
A Japanese American nurse's aide navigates the dangers of post-WWII and post-Manzanar life as she attempts to find justice for a broken family.
Book: Murder on Prescott Mountain The Invisible Hour
Hoffman, Alice

Raised in a repressive cult in Massachusetts Mia can no longer see a way to survive, until the power of words save her. Nathanial Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter perfectly captures her pain and loss, and now she must abandon the rules she grew up on as reading begins to transport her to another world.

Book: Mermaid Confidential The Water Outlaws
Huang, S.L.
The Water Outlaws are bandits of devastating ruthlessness, unseemly femininity, dangerous philosophies, and ungovernable gender who are ready to make history—or tear it apart.
Book: Strangers I Know The Mystery at Dunvegan Castle (Book 3 in the Edinburgh Nights Series)
Huchu, T. L.
Everyone’s favorite fifteen-year-old ghosttalker, Ropa, arrives at the worldwide Society of Skeptical Enquirers’ biennial conference just in time to be tied into a mystery.
Book: Life Flight Small Town Sins
Jaworowski, Ken
A gripping Rust Belt thriller that captures the characters of a down-and-out Pennsylvania town, revealing their troubled pasts and the crimes that could cost them their lives.
Book: Cutthroat Dogs None of This Is True
Jewell, Lisa
When Alix interviews Josie for a future podcast she was not prepared for the very dark secrets Josie is hiding.
Book: Small World Summer in the Spotlight (Book 3 in the Prince Edward Island Shores Series)
Johnson, Liz
A hurricane may have destroyed her livelihood on Prince Edward Island, but she's determined to save her community.
Book: Greenwich Park A Month of Doomsdays (Book 3 in the Brannigan’s Land Series)
Johnstone, William W.
Former lawman Ty Brannigan tries to rope in some skittish cattle rustlers at his family ranch—and uncovers a nest of scheming bank robbers. Looks like he’s going to need a bigger rope.
Book: Savage Road The Trade Off
Jones, Sandie
A gripping suspense novel set in the midst of London's tabloid journalism scene…
Book: The Mitford Vanishing The Connellys of County Down
Lange, Tracey
A story about fierce family loyalty, good intentions gone awry, and the consequences of improbable love.
Book: Crimes and Covers A Killer in the Family (book 5 in the DCI Jonah Sheens Series)
Lodge, Gytha
A woman uploads her DNA online, searching for her father—but the man who contacts her is Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens.
Book: A Heart Adrift Letters from My Sister
Luesse, Valerie Fraser
Two Sisters. One Single Event. A Family Changed Forever. Callie and Emmy’s lives are changed forever when Lily McGee arrives.
Book: Seoulmates Knockout  (Book 3 in the Hell’s Belles Series)
MacLean, Sarah
The tale of a chaotic bluestocking and the buttoned-up detective enlisted to keep her out of trouble (spoiler: She is the trouble).
Book: Much Ado About a Latte The Continental Affair
Mangan, Christine
Meet Henri and Louise. Two strangers, traveling alone, on the train from Belgrade to Istanbul. Except this isn't the first time they have met.
Book: One Step Too Far Tell Me what I Am
Mannion, Una
Deena Garvey disappeared in 2004. She left behind a daughter and a sister.
Book: Something to Hide The Keeper of Hidden Books
Martin, Madeline
As the Nazi occupation in Warsaw worsens, Zofia must fight to save her friend, her culture, and her community using the only weapon they have left…literature.
Book: Road of Bones Just Another Missing Person
Mcallister, Gillian
Twenty-two year old Olivia is missing and Julia is lead detective on the case, but Julia’s family’s safety depends on her not finding out what happened to Oliva, and framing someone else for the disappearance.
Book: Violeta The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
McBride, James
A novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them
Book: Gods and Dragons Between Us
McFarlane, Mhairi
When Roisin sees secrets she shared with Joe play on his new crime drama on TV she knows that “between us” means nothing at all.
Book: Son of Svea To Catch a Storm
Mejia, Mindy
A physicist and a psychic reluctantly team up to solve two missing persons cases during an ice storm in Iowa.
Book: Brown Girls Rock Bottom (Book 35 in the Sisterhood Series)
Michaels, Fern
When an old classmate of one of the members of the Sisterhood suspects that her firm's foundation materials may be the reason a number of bridges and buildings have been collapsing, it is time for the Sisterhood to go into action.
Book: Bibliolepsy Contrarian (Book 3 in the Grand Illusion Series)
Modesitt Jr., L.E.
Dekkard must handle political infighting, and continued assassination attempts, and it appears that someone high up in the government and corporations has supplied arms and explosives to insurrectionists.
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells The Last Masterpiece
Morelli, Laura
In a race across Nazi-occupied Italy, two women—a German photographer and an American stenographer—hunt for priceless masterpieces looted from the Florentine art collections.
Book: Bye Bye Baby The Bee Sting
Murray, Paul
The Barnes family is in trouble - Where did it all go wrong? A patch of ice on the tarmac, a casual favor to a charming stranger, a bee caught beneath a bridal veil, can a single moment of bad luck change the direction of a life? And if the story has already been written is there still time to find a happy ending?
Book: Outcasts of the Wildwood Burning Justice (Book 2 in the K-9 Special Ops Series)
O'fallon, Tee
An ATF agent and his canine partner must team up with a civilian to stop an arsonist before they can kill again.
Book: The Last Mrs. Summers Codename Charming
Parker, Lucy
A fake relationship between a grumpy royal bodyguard and the charming, sunny assistant who melts his cold, hard exterior.
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water He who Drowned the World (Book 2 in the Radiant Emperor Series)
Parker-Chan, Shelley
Zhu must defeat Madam Zhang to gain the thrown, and the only way to do that is to form an alliance with an old enemy – General Ouyang.
Book: Her Hidden Genius Tom Lake
Patchett, Ann
Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born.
Book: Show Me the Bunny Lion & Lamb
Patterson, James
Husband and wife Archie and Francine Hughes are heroes in their hometown of Philadelphia. Archie is a football star, while Francine is a Grammy-winning singer. So everyone is in a state of shock when news breaks about the seemingly perfect couple. One spouse is murdered. The other is Suspect Number One.
Book: The Shattered Skies Prom Mom
Lippman, Laura
The story of Amber Glass, desperately trying to get away from her tabloid past but compulsively drawn back to the city of her youth and the prom date who destroyed everything she was reaching for.
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? Mrs. Porter Calling  (Book 3 in the Emmy Lake Chronicles)
Pearce, A.J.
The cheering, heartwarming and uplifting new story of friendship, love and finding courage when all seems lost.
Book: Good Rich People Gone Tonight
Pekkanen, Sarah
Catherine’s mother, Ruth, has kept them moving for years, and was ready at a moments notice to be gone, but danger is closing in – is it from outside, Ruth’s past, or the darkness within Catherine?
Book: Find Me A Council of Dolls
Power, Mona Susan
Spanning 3 generations of Yankotonai Dakota Women from the 19th century is woven a gorgeous, quietly devastating, and ultimately hopeful, shining a light on the echoing damage wrought by Indian boarding schools, and the historical massacres of Indigenous people.
Book: Iron Annie Dead Mountain -mystery- (Book 4 in the Nora Kelly Series)
Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child

Fifteen years ago 9 mountaineers failed to return home, 6 violently crushed bodies were found, now 2 more have shown up and Corrie and Nora need to find out what happened, but their search awakens a long slumbering evil which pursues them with a vengeance.

Book: Spirits and Sourdough The Dark Edge of Night (Book 2 in the Henri Lefort Series)
Pryor, Mark
Henri Lefort, is determined to solve homicides and uncover any German conspiracies threatening France.
Book: The Last House on the Street The Bone Hacker (Book 22 in the Temperance Brennan Series)
Reichs, Kathy
Temperance Brennan follows a series of bizarre disappearances on the islands of Turks and Caicos and enters a sinister labyrinth in which a new technology may wreak worldwide havoc.
Book: The School for Good Mothers Cruel Seduction (Book 5 in the Dark Olympus Series)
Robert, Katee
He was my enemy. My lover. My husband. And the one man I swore by all Olympus I would destroy. A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Aphrodite and Hephaestus (and Pandora and Adonis)
Book: Hot and Sour Suspects Tides of Fire (Book 17 in the Sigma Force Series)
Rollins, James
An international research station in the Coral Sea comes under siege during a geological disaster that triggers massive quakes, deadly tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. To stop the world from burning, it’s up to Sigma Force to uncover a secret buried at the heart of our planet.
Book: The Beholden Beneath Dark Waters (Book 2 in the New Orleans Series)
Rose, Karen
Assistant District Attorney Kaj Cordozo's life is thrown upside down when two masked men attempt to kidnap his son, Elijah. Given the high-profile case Kaj is working on, he's not about to take any more risks.
Book: A Stranger's Game A Bakery in Paris
Runyan, Aimie
A captivating historical novel set in nineteenth-century and post–World War II Paris follows two fierce women of the same family, generations apart, who find that their futures lie in the four walls of a simple bakery in a tiny corner of Montmartre.
Book: A Killer Sundae The Lover
Sacks, Rebecca
The story of Allison and Eyal, an intense, page-turning love story between a twenty-seven year old Canadian woman and a nineteen-year old Israeli soldier, set in contemporary Israel.
Book: Honey Roasted The Salt-Black Tree (Book 2 in the Dead God’s Heart Series)
Saintcrow, Lilith
To save her mother’s life Nat has crossed half a continent in search of the Dead God’s Heart, but to find it she must pay a deadly price.
Book: The Magnolia Palace Dead and Gone (Book 3 in the Detective Annalisa Vega series)
Schaffhausen, Joanna
Vinny Vega hired Tran to find a dangerous stalker on his daughter’s college campus. Now Sam is dead and the stalker remains at large, with Annalisa’s niece Quinn firmly in his sights.
Book: Getting His Game Back The English Experience

Schumacher, Julie

The chronicling of the beleaguered Professor Fitzger as he leads the annual “Experience Abroad” to London and beyond with eleven clueless undergrads in tow.
Book: A Three Book Problem The Love Script (Book 1 in the Love in the Spotlight Series)
Shiloh, Toni
Hollywood hair stylist Nevaeh Richards loves making those in the spotlight shine but prefers the anonymity of staying behind her stylist chair, where no one notices her. But when a photo of Nevaeh and Hollywood heartthrob Lamont Booker goes viral for all the wrong reasons, her quiet life becomes the number-one trending topic.
Book:Mrs. March After That Night (Book 11 in the Will Trent Series)
Slaughter, Karin
15 years ago Sara’s life changed forever when a violent attack tore her world apart. She thought she had finally left her past behind her…but did she?
Book: Murder on Prescott Mountain The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons (Book 7 in the Millennium Series)
Smirnoff, Karen and Sarah

Lisbeth has been named guardian to her gifted niece – who is being watched, and Blomkvist’s daughter is about to marry a questionable man. Together they must navigate a world of conspiracy and betrayal filled with old and new enemies.

Book: Mermaid Confidential Happiness
Steel, Danielle
An uplifting novel about an author who, to her surprise, inherits a grand estate near London.
Book: Strangers I Know Looking Glass Sound
Ward, Catriona
Wilder Harlow has returned to his home town to write of the terrible tragedy that has followed him over the years, but as he writes he begins to fear his grip on the truth is fading and events from the past chime eerily like the present – he is even starting to see a dark haired woman in the icy waters below.
Book: Life Flight A Beautiful Disguise – (Book 1 in the Imposters Series)
White, Roseanna

Lady Marigold Fairfax and her brother open a private investigation firm marketed to the elite. Dubbed The Imposters, Ltd., their anonymous group soon becomes the go-to for the crème of society when they want answers delivered surreptitiously. But the many secrets Marigold learns about her peers pale in comparison to her shock when she and her brother are hired to investigate her best friend's father as a potential traitor.

Book: Cutthroat Dogs Bookbinder of Jericho
Williams, Pip
A young British woman working in a book bindery gets a chance to pursue knowledge and love when World War I up ends her life.
Book: Small World The Girl from the Papers
Wright, Jennifer L.
Inspired by one of America’s most notorious couples, Bonnie and Clyde, Jennifer L. Wright delivers a riveting tale set during the public enemy era of the Great Depression.
Book: Greenwich Park At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities
Webber, Heather

Two women who find they are kindred spirits, are also haunted by regret. Both must learn to let go of the past and move on.

September 2023

Book: Violeta Traitors Gate
Archer, Jeffrey

If you thought William Warwick had troubles in the past, it’s nothing compared to what he’s facing now.

Book: Gods and Dragons Where There Was Fire
Arias, John Manuel
A lush and lyrical debut novel about a Costa Rican family wrestling with a deadly secret, from rising literary star John Manuel Arias.
Book: Son of Svea Proud Sorrows
Benn, James R
US Army Captain Billy Boyle investigates a murder in a charming English village, where personal vendettas tangle with wartime espionage.
Book: Brown Girls Murder Most Royal
Bennett, S. J.
Time is running out as Elizabeth and Rozie race to discover the murderer of Edward St. Cyr.
Book: Bibliolepsy Enchanted to Meet You
Cabot, Meg
A plus size witch  must team up with a handsome stranger to help protect her village from an otherworldly force—but will she be able to protect her heart?
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells The Raging Storm
Cleeves, Ann
While investigating a murder DI Venn realizes that no one, including himself, is safe from Scully Cove’s storm of secrets.
Book: Bye Bye Baby Sharpe's Command
Cornwell, Bernard
Sharpe has been asked to do the impossible when he is sent on an undercover mission to a small village in the Spanish countryside, far behind enemy lines.
Book: Outcasts of the Wildwood Along Amor Came
Daria, Alexis

A steamy love story of a divorced schoolteacher who discovers that her perfect no-strings fling is anything but…

Book: The Last Mrs. Summers Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas
Delany, Vicki
The local theater groups musical production of A Christmas Carol turns deadly as rivalries between cast and crew grow.
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water The Great Goldbergs
Goodwin, Daniel

When working-class Sean McFall is ushered into the dazzling world of the wealthy Goldberg family, he slowly uncovers the dark secrets underlying their shining lives and learns how far he’s willing to go for wealth and acceptance, and for love.

Book: Her Hidden Genius An Amish Cinderella
Gray, Shelley Shepard
Heart has no time for a husband while dealing with her widowed father, too many chores, and a menagerie of needy small animals, so when newcomer Clayton Glick starts making her pulse hammer she knows trouble is on the horizon.
Book: Show Me the Bunny The Secret Hours
Herron, Mick
A gripping standalone spy thriller with a riveting reveal about a disastrous MI5 mission in Cold War Berlin.
Book: The Shattered Skies Blessing of the Lost Girls
Jance, J. A.
Human remains found in Cochise County have federal investigator Dan Pardee, Brandon Walker’s son-in-law, stepping into Sheriff Joanna Brady’s jurisdiction.
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? The Longmire Defense
Johnson, Craig
Walt Longmire faces one of his most challenging crime scenes as he tries to reckon with the revelations of his last case where he confronted the ghosts of his past and questioned the very nature of justice and mercy in the hard country of the West.
Book: Good Rich People Reykjavík
Jonasson, Ragnar
In 1956, 15 year old Lara disappears without a trace. In August 1986 journalist Valur Robertsson begins his own investigation into Lara's case, and it soon becomes clear that her disappearance is a mystery that someone will stop at nothing to keep unsolved. 
Book: Find Me A Shot in the Dark
Lee, Victoria
An emotionally powerful romance novel about two people finding love after struggling with addiction-ultimately discovering what it means to be completely and unapologetically themselves.
Book: Iron Annie Amazing Grace Adams
Littlewood, Fran

Bernadette, Eleanor Oliphant, Rosie, Ove . . . meet Amazing Grace Adams, the funny, touching, unforgettable story of an invisible everywoman pushed to the brink—who finally pushes back. 

Book: The Last House on the Street My Armenian Friend
Makine, Andrei
A heart-wrenching novel that is at once an indelible portrait of friendship, a coming-of-age tale, and a dive into the memory of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.
Book: The Last House on the Street Target and Destroy
Marcus, Tom
Undercover operative Matt Logan and the Blindeye team go after DCI John Tenniel, a ruthless individual unafraid to break the tule sin order to elevate himself to more power and the bodies have been piling up.
Book: The School for Good Mothers The Spanish Diplomat’s Secret
March, Nev
Captain Jim Agnihotri and his wife Lady Diana Framji are embarking to England when Don Juan Nepomuceno is murdered, his body discovered shortly after he asks rather urgently to see Jim
Book: Hot and Sour Suspects A Companion for Christmas
McClain, Lee Tobin
Kelly Walsh plans to house-sit alone with her therapy dog, Pokey—not spend the holidays with her late sister’s ex-boyfriend. But when Alec Wilkins and his daughter arrive on her doorstep, Kelly can’t turn them away.
Book: The Beholden Picture Perfect Autumn
Noble, Shelley
A Manhattan photographer finds inspiration and new possibilities in a Gothic Rhode Island beach house.
Book: A Stranger's Game The Sky Vault
Percy, Benjamin
No one was prepared for the effects of the comet, Cain, entering our solar system, and as people start to vanish its impact on Earth is more treacherous than we thought.
Book: A Killer Sundae The Traitor Among Us
Perry, Anne
The fifth novel in Anne Perry's breathtakingly tense and exciting spy thriller series, featuring young British photographer and secret agent Elena Standish, set in the 1930s when the world was a place of increasing fear and uncertainty...
Book: Honey Roasted The Heavy Lift
Petrie, Nick
When Peter Ash receives a four a.m. phone call to help out a former criminal, it's just the start of a whirlwind which drags Peter into its centre.
Book: The Magnolia Palace The Phoenix Crown
Quinn, Kate
A thrilling and unforgettable narrative about the intertwined lives of four wronged women, spanning from Gilded Age New York to the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palace of Versailles.
Book: Getting His Game Back The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic

Randall, Breanne

For fans of Practical Magic and Gilmore Girls, The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic is a debut novel that explores the shields we build around our hearts to retain our own magic.
Book: A Three Book Problem Payback in Death
Robb, J. D.
Eve Dallas solves a harrowing case standing for one of her own.
Book:Mrs. March Evil Eye
Rum, Etaf
A striking exploration of the expectations of Palestinian-American women, the meaning of a fulfilling life, and the ways our unresolved pasts affect our presents.
Book: Murder on Prescott Mountain Starter Villain
Scalzi, John

Inheriting your mysterious uncle's supervillain business is more complicated than you might imagine. Sure, there are the things you'd expect. The undersea volcano lairs. The minions. The plots to take over the world. The international networks of rivals who want you dead. Much harder to get used to . . . are the the sentient, language-using, computer-savvy cats. And the fact that in the overall organization, they're management

Book: Mermaid Confidential Murder at Midnight
Schellman, Katharine
When a body is found shot to death after an unexpected snowstorm, Lily Adler quickly realizes that some people will stop at nothing to bury their secrets.
Book: Strangers I Know The Fraud
Smith, Zadie
Based on real historical events, The Fraud is a dazzling novel about truth and fiction, Jamaica and Britain, fraudulence and authenticity and the mystery of “other people.”
Book: Life Flight Rise
Van Slee, Beatrice
Death recruits the mortal Shard to begin a rebellion against the corrupt powers of Heaven and Hell.
Book: Cutthroat Dogs Mammoths at the Gates
Vo, Nghi
Cleric Thien has died, and rests among the archivists and storytellers of the storied abbey, but not everyone is prepared to leave them to their rest.