Recommended General Books

Scarpetta

Patricia D. Cornwell

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric pris...

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Published: Aug 2009

Guilty Pleasure

Lora Leigh

The sizzling new erotic tale from New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh Marty Matthews swore she would never allow herself to be drawn into the secret, forbidden pleasures that the women she had grown up with enjoyed. Women wh...

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Published: Jan 2010

Only Pleasure

Lora Leigh

Since Chase Falladay came to her rescue two years ago, Kia Stanton has never been able to forget the powerful man or the kind of life he leads. So two years later when she runs into Chase and his friend, Khalid, and leaves with them t...

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Published: Jan 2009

Heat Lightning

John Sandford

A killer is leaving a puzzling calling card in the mouths of his victims. And in the middle of a steamy Minnesota summer, Virgil Flowers of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension finds himself embroiled in an investigation with no easy a...

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Published: Oct 2009

Smoke Screen

Sandra Brown

When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess, a rising star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead.Handsome and hard-partying, Jay was ...

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Published: Jul 2009

Out Stealing Horses

Per Petterson

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Out Stealing Horses has been embraced across the world as a classic, a novel of universal relevance and power. Panoramic and gripping, it tells the story of Trond Sander, a sixty-seven-yea...

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Published: Apr 2008

The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award-winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder's unpublished letters, handwri...

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Published: Jan 2007

What Happens in London

Julia Quinn

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancÉe, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cl...

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Published: Jul 2009

Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Set in an unnamed Caribbean seaport, Garcia Marquez's extraordinary Love in the Time of Cholera (1988) relates one of literature's most remarkable stories of unrequited love. 'This shining and heartbreaking novel,' Thomas Pynchon wrot...

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Published: Oct 2003

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Oprah's...

Carson McCullers

With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' ...

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Published: Apr 2004

The Sleeping Father (Today Show Book ...

Matthew Sharpe

When his father mixes medications and goes into a coma, teenaged Chris Schwartz takes on the role of caretaker, combining loving care with an irreverent attitude that may, in fact, hasten his father's recovery. Meanwhile, his sister C...

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Published: Sep 2003

The Confessions of Max Tivoli

Andrew Sean Greer

Max is born old: he looks like a little old man. As he grows up, he gets younger and younger. His life is complicated not only by this quirk but by his love for Alice, who grows older as he grows younger. The action of the novel begin...

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Published: Feb 2005

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlaying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one g...

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Published: Jul 2010

Bones (Alex Delaware, No. 23)

Jonathan Kellerman

When it comes to writing deftly layered, tightly coiled novels of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman reigns supreme as "master of the psychological thriller" (People). Now, Kellerman has worked...

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Published: Feb 2009

The Sum of All Kisses (Smythe-Smith Q...

Julia Quinn

From Julia Quinn, the New York Times bestselling author of steamy historical romances, comes the third seductive installment of the Smythe-Smith Quartet, The Sum of All Kisses.Sarah Pleinsworth can't forgive Hugh Prentice for the duel...

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Published: Jun 2013

The Grand Finale

Janet Evanovich

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a revised, repackaged novel sure to please her many fans. She writes 'high speed comic mayhem' (Detroit Free Press); she's 'a blast of fresh air' (Washington Post); 'side-splitting ...

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Published: Mar 2009

Look Again

Lisa Scottoline

When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops—the child in the photo is identical to her adopt...

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Published: Feb 2010

A Wedding in December

Anita Shreve

A 25th reunion at a Maine boarding school brings together a middle-aged couple--Bridget and Bill--who broke up after high school and went their separate ways. The novel centers on their wedding, which various old classmates have gathe...

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Published: May 2006

The Bone Bed (A Scarpetta Novel)

Patricia Cornwell

A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She...

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Published: Sep 2013

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A ...

Rhoda Janzen

"It is rare that I literally laugh out loud while I'm reading, but Janzen's voice—singular, deadpan, sharp-witted and honest—slayed me." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, LoveNot long after Rhoda Janzen turned f...

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Published: Apr 2010

Book of the Dead

Patricia Cornwell

The 'book of the dead' is the morgue log, a ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to take on a new meaning. Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decide...

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Published: Sep 2008

Covet of the Fallen Angels

J. R. Ward

Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven d...

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Published: Sep 2009

Hot Rocks

Nora Roberts

When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who's chasing her-and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune t...

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Published: Jan 2010

Finding Perfect (Hqn)

Susan Mallery

Pia was your typical popular girl in high school – she made friends easily, cheered on the squad, and had her share of dates with the school jocks. But she's always had a hard time committing to something, or someone.So when her bes...

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Published: Aug 2010

The Emperor's Children

Claire Messud

The Emperor’s Children is a richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune—about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way--and not-- in New York Cit...

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Published: Jun 2007

TailSpin (FBI Series)

Catherine Coulter

When a fellow agent's plane crashes deep in the Appalachian Mountains, married FBI agents Savich and Sherlock find the pilot and his passenger alive. But that's just the beginning of a case that plummets them into a whirlwind of vicio...

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Published: Jul 2009

Shoulda Been A Cowboy (Rough Riders)

Lorelei James

The bigger they are, the harder they fall—in love. Soldier Cameron McKay has found his niche, and it ain't ropin' steers and wearin' spurs. His deputy sheriff job, plus battle injuries that ended his military career, keep him right ...

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Published: Jun 2010

Sizzling Sixteen

Janet Evanovich

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a "lucky" bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn't specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . . BAD LUCK:Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Ba...

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Published: Jun 2011

Stygian's Honor

Lora Leigh

Longarm helps out a former Texas Ranger with a gold claim. When raiders come under cover of night with guns and torches, Longarm's waiting to make short work of them.

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Published: Mar 2012

The Third Circle (Arcane Society)

Amanda Quick

From The New York Times bestselling author of White Lies, Amanda Quick's new Arcane Society novel reveals the passionate—and paranormal—secrets of proper Victorian London. Leona Hewitt, a gifted crystal worker, isn't the only o...

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Published: Apr 2009

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