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    • Cassie Scot : paranormal detective
      Cassie Scot : paranormal detective
      by Christine Amsden.
      Cassie Scot is the daughter of powerful sorcerers, trying to earn a living as a private investigator.
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    • Secrets and lies : a Cassie Scot novel
    • Glow : a novel
      Glow : a novel
      Ned Beauman.
      "From one of England's most accomplished young writers: a taut, riveting, compulsively readable novel in which a young man (with a bizarre sleep disorder) uncovers the connections between foxes behaving oddly in London, Burmese people going missing, and glow, the newest recreational drug. South London, May 2010: twenty-two-year-old Raf spends his days looking after Rose, a bull terrier who guards the transmitters for a pirate radio station, and his nights at raves in dingy warehouses and launderettes, where he first hears about the mysterious glow. When a good friend disappears without a trace, Raf's efforts to find him will lead gradually and then suddenly right into the thick of a massive corporate conspiracy. And along the way, he falls in love with a stunningly beautiful young woman, only to discover that there is far more to Cherish than meets the eye. Combining the pace, drama, and explosive plot twists of a thriller with his trademark intellectual, linguistic, and comedic pyrotechnics, Glow is Ned Beauman's most compelling and virtuosic novel yet"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Defender of the innocent : the casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
      Defender of the innocent : the casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
      Lawrence Block.
      "Martin H. Ehrengraf, dapper and diabolical, may be Lawrence Block's darkest creation. He's the defense attorney who never sees the inside of a courtroom, because all his clients are innocent--no matter how guilty they may seem. Some even believe themselves to be guilty: they remember pulling the trigger, or wiring the dynamite to their spouse's car, or holding the bloody blade. But things have a way of working out when Martin Ehrengraf is on the case. Evidence turns up, incriminating someone else. More murders occur, with the same M.O. And the gate of the jail cell opens, and the accused walks free. But be careful--hiring Martin Ehrengraf comes with a price. A high price, one that comes due even if he appears to have done nothing on your behalf. And you'd better be prepared to pay... Here at last are the complete exploits of Martin Ehrengraf: a dozen delicious tales of vice and villainy including one--"The Ehrengraf Fandango"--that is appearing for the first time anywhere. It's a twelve-course meal of sinister surprises, exquisitely prepared and served simmering hot by the greatest living master of mystery fiction."--Dust jacket.
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    • What the doctor ordered
      What the doctor ordered
      Michael Blumlein.
      "Written over the course of three decades, these remarkable stories showcase the breadth and power of Michael Blumlein's vision. By turns prescient, poignant, haunting and humorous, they consistently amaze and delight. They are celebrations: of science, of love, of partnership, of difference. They are odes to the joy of discovery, inside and out. They are populated by heroes N fallen heroes, everyday heroes, heroes as tall as a redwood or as tiny as a blade of grass. They are powered by sex, romance, pleasure in all its forms, anguish in some of its forms, ambition and music. These are political stories. Blumlein is nothing if not humane and just. And funny. His signature wit is on full display. The man is a born barker, a pitchman for the weird, the provocative and the ridiculous. He's a nature boy. He's sentimental. He's a student and a biology geek. These stories are personal and historical. They track the arc of a man's life and the lives he carries with him. They swim in the shifting current of American culture and society, from late last century to today. If Blumlein has something to say to us, it might be this: tell the truth, do a good deed, lighten up and stay curious"--Http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/whatdoctorordered.html (as viewed on March 27, 2014).
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    • A courtesan's guide to getting your man
      A courtesan's guide to getting your man
      Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan.
      When Boston museum curator Piper Chase-Pierpont unearths the steamy memoirs of Regency London's most celebrated courtesan, the Blackbird, she's aroused and challenged by what she finds. Could the courtesan's diaries be used as a modern girl's guide to finding love and empowerment?
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    • Golden son
      Golden son
      Pierce Brown.
      "Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The heir
      The heir
      Grace Burrowes.
      "Gayle Windham, Earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the Duke of Moreland. To escape his father's inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper... Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper. As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna's secrets threaten to bring the earl's orderly life crashing down--and he doesn't know how he's going to protect her from the fallout..."--P. [4] of cover.
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    • Carbide tipped pens : seventeen tales of hard science fiction
      Carbide tipped pens : seventeen tales of hard science fiction
      edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi.
      Presents a collection of hard science fiction tales that examines both the benefits and detriments of science and technology on humanity, the future, and the cosmos, and includes tales from Gregory Benford, Robert Reed, Aliette de Bodard, and Jack McDevitt.
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    • Fire and ice
      Fire and ice
      Janet Dailey.
      A woman in need of a husband to keep her family together strikes a bargain with a man who is willing to be married in name only, but they are both surprised when they seem to be falling in love.
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    • The Indy man
      The Indy man
      Janet Dailey.
      Danger and excitement drive the world of big-time auto racing - and racing champion Mitch Braden thrives on both. The Indy man has legions of female fans hoping to see him in the winner's circle. But winning Susan Mabry's heart comes first. Susan is sweet, sassy, and independent, and she's everything he's ever wanted in a woman.
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    • The homeplace
      The homeplace
      Janet Dailey.
      Cathie tries not to be attracted to the man who bought her family's Iowa farm.
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    • Bluegrass king
      Bluegrass king
      Janet Dailey.
      She'd made such a fool of herself. "You didn't actually think you were the only girl Barrett was seeing, did you?" Marshall jeered. "He's just been seeing you because he felt some misguided sense of responsibility toward you." Dani never doubted that Marshall knew what he was talking about. Information like that was his specialty. Dani had been slow to realize that she was in love with Barrett King. Now the futility of that love swept over her. How could she face the rest of her life without him?
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    • The bride of the Delta Queen
      The bride of the Delta Queen
      Janet Dailey.
      The charming, middle-aged Miss Julia Barkley was on a very romantic mission, to travel up the Mississippi on the steamboat Delta Queen to meet the man she was to marry.
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    • Enemy in camp
      Enemy in camp
      Janet Dailey.
      Victoria was looking forward to relaxing on Mackinac Island. All thoughts of relaxing, however, fled, when she discovers that her father had invited Dirk Ramsey.
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    • Giant of Mesabi
      Giant of Mesabi
      Janet Dailey.
      Tension grew between them, angering Alanna. "Hate me if you want." The grooves near Rolt's mouth deepened sardonically. "But you will be mine--in every way!" Alanna gasped with surprise. Rolt's boldness was unbelievable. He knew that she was in love with Kurt. How could he have the audacity to claim his brother's girl? Well, this was one time the arrogant, egotistical Rolt Matthews wouldn't get what he wanted, Alanna thought defiantly. She just wouldn't cooperate. No matter what he said, Rolt couldn't make her marry him against her will...
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    • Boss man from Ogallala
      Boss man from Ogallala
      Janet Dailey.
      First Casey hadn't wanted Flint McCallister to manage the ranch at all, and now she's feeling heartbroken because he's gone.
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    • Heart of stone
      Heart of stone
      Janet Dailey..
      A New Hampshire inn is the perfect place for a romantic winter getaway--and the snow season is in full swing. But Stephanie Hall has everything under control...until Brock Canfield shows up at the front desk. Looks like the hard-driving, sexy CEO just might be the man who'll make all her Christmas dreams come true.
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    • Green mountain man
      Green mountain man
      Janet Dailey.
      Ten years after leaving his hometown in Vermont, Jonas Concannon returns, hoping to rekindle his romance with Bridget, an old flame.
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    • Northern magic
    • Night of the cotillion
    • A Lyon's share
    • The mating season
    • Show me
    • Reilly's woman
    • One of the boys
    • Land of enchantment
    • Lord of the high lonesome
    • Six white horses
    • Low country liar
    • Sentimental journey
    • A land called Deseret
    • Sonora sundown
    • Cane and Abe
      Cane and Abe
      James Grippando.
      Miami's top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect when his wife's disappearance may have a chilling connection to the vicious murders of beautiful women in the Florida Everglades. -- From www.fantasticfiction.co.uk
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    • Crimson angel
      Crimson angel
      Barbara Hambly.
      When Jefferson Vitrack - the white half-brother of Benjamin January's wife - turns up on January's doorstep in the summer of 1838 claiming he has discovered a clue to the whereabouts of the family's lost treasure, January has no hesitation about refusing to help look for it. For the treasure lies in Haiti, the island that was once France's most profitable colony - until the blood-chilling repression practiced there by the whites upon their slaves triggered a savage rebellion. The world's only Black Republic still looks with murderous mistrust upon any strangers who might set foot there, and January is in no hurry to go.But when Vitrack is murdered, and attempts are made on January's wife and himself, he understands that he has no choice. He must seek the treasure himself, to draw the unknown killers into the open, a bloody trail that leads first to Cuba, then to Haiti, and finally to the secret that lies buried with the accursed gold.
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    • The bishop's wife
      The bishop's wife
      Mette Ivie Harrison.
      "In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets...Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and her days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Cold cold heart
      Cold cold heart
      Tami Hoag.
      "#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers a shocking new thriller...Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims. Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep. Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer, Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back together. But home doesn't provide the comfort she expects. Dana's harrowing story and her return to small town life have rekindled police and media interest in the unsolved case of her childhood best friend, Casey Grant, who disappeared without a trace the summer after their graduation from high school. Terrified of truths long-buried, Dana reluctantly begins to look back at her past. Viewed through the dark filter of PTSD, old friends and loved ones become suspects and enemies. Questioning everything she knows, refusing to be defined by the traumas of her past and struggling against excruciating odds, Dana seeks out a truth that may prove too terrible to be believed...-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Saint Odd : an Odd Thomas novel
      Saint Odd : an Odd Thomas novel
      Dean Koontz.
      "Two years after the cataclysmic events that sent him journeying into mystery, Odd Thomas, the intrepid fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, has traveled full circle, back to his beloved home town of Pico Mundo and the people he loves. He has come to save them--and perhaps humanity--from the full flowering of evil it is his destiny to confront, as he draws ever closer to the truth of the world and his place in it. Stronger, wiser than he started, and with the help of the friends he has made along the way, Odd prepares to confront the terrible forces arrayed against him and possibly to journey still farther, to his long-awaited reunion with his lost love, Stormy Llewellyn"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Nude awakening : a novel
      Nude awakening : a novel
      Victor L. Martin.
      After fifteen years in prison, thirty-three-year-old Trevor Harrison sets his mind on using his body and handsome looks to tap into the porn industry and earning a living as a porn star in South Beach. He will quickly find how much the world has changed while he was in prison.
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    • Burned : a fever novel
      Burned : a fever novel
      Karen Marie Moning.
      "MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons are back and hotter than ever in Burned, the latest novel in the blockbuster Fever series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning. It's easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing. MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she's already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh--an ancient book of terrible evil--yet its hold on her has never been stronger. When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac's former protege and best friend, Dani "Mega" O'Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal. It's a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil is blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Dying to know : a Gumshoe Ghost mystery
      Dying to know : a Gumshoe Ghost mystery
      T J O'Connor.
      Dying is overrated. Murder is not. Detective Oliver Tucker prefers to be the guy investigating shootings, not the guy getting shot. So when he returns as a ghost after being murdered in his home, it's only natural for Tuck to investigate the most important case of his life--his own.
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    • Comfort me
      Comfort me
      Sheila Parker.
      "While beautiful, perfect Lynne lay dying, she made Ginny promise one thing: to comfort Max, the husband she would leave behind. Trapped in her own listless marriage to an indifferent husband, Ginny soon finds herself drawn to Max far more than she cares to admit - but with a ring still on her finger, and a life full of her own problems, the idea of romance seems a distant dream. Max seems to have feelings of his own, however, and what exactly is the secret that is making Ginny's husband so evasive...? Most importantly of all - can Ginny find the courage to keep her promise to Lynne?"--Unedited summary from book.
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    • The inheritance : a story of love, legacy, and lost opportunities
    • The dress shop of dreams : a novel
      The dress shop of dreams : a novel
      Menna van Praag.
      "Etta Sparks' cozy dress shop, tucked away at the end of a winding Cambridge road, is a magical place - anyone who steps inside the little blue door to glimpse the glorious silks and jewel-hued velvets can see they are someplace special. But only Etta knows the dresses she sells are actually magic - a few stitches from her needle and each gown imbues the wearer with the confidence to achieve whatever they set their mind too. The only two people the dresses don't seem to work on are Etta, still nursing a heart broken 40 years ago, and her granddaughter Cora, who dedicated her life to science after her brilliant inventor parents died in a mysterious fire and doesn't have time for things like magic or love."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Fifty mice
      Fifty mice
      Daniel Pyne.
      "What if a man is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will? And doesn't even know what he supposedly knows that merits a new name, a new identity, a new life? Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime-or criminal-is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue. Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island-which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate-or invent-a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life. Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Indulgence in death
    • Treachery in death
      Treachery in death
      J.D. Robb.
      Peabody, Eve, and her husband Roarke are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring two dirty cops down -- knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
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    • Calculated in death
      Calculated in death
      J.D. Robb.
      When Marta Dickenson, a well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, is murdered, Lieutenant Eve Dallas immerses herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to discover who arranged a hit on an innocent woman.
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    • Near enemy : a Spademan novel
      Near enemy : a Spademan novel
      Adam Sternbergh.
      In a mystery set a year after the events of Shovel Ready, Spademan accepts a job to take out a hated philanderer, only to discover that the man holds information about a terrorist plot against the limnosphere.
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    • Genocide of one : a thriller
      Genocide of one : a thriller
      Kazuaki Takano
      "During a briefing in Washington D.C., the President is informed of a threat to national security: a three-year-old boy named Akili, who is already the smartest being on the planet. Representing the next step in human evolution, Akili can perceive patterns and predict future events better than most supercomputers, and is capable of manipulating grand-scale events like pieces on a chess board. And yet, for all that power, Akili has the emotional maturity of a child--which might make him the most dangerous threat humanity has ever faced. An American soldier, Jonathan Yeager, leads an international team of elite operatives deep into the heart of the Congolese jungle under Presidential orders to destroy this threat to humanity before Akili's full potential can be realized. But Yeager has a very sick child, and Akili's advanced knowledge of all things, medicine included, may be Yeager's only hope for saving his son's life. Soon Yeager finds himself caught between following his orders and saving a creature with a hidden agenda, who plans to either save humanity as we know it--or destroy it"-- Provided by publisher.
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