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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
Shafak, Elif, 1971-2020
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"In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away..." For Leila, each minute a...
Aces wild
Aces wild
Clay, E. Jefferson2020
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They were an odd pair, the one-time Union captain and the former Confederate sergeant. They'd fought each other during the Battle of Pea Ridge... and then ended up fighting shoulder to shoulder when a common enemy showed his face. Bo Rangle, leader of the guerilla force known as Rangle's Raiders,...
All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris
All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris
Williams, Beatriz2020
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France, 1914: As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. She and the young officer first met during Aurelie's debutant...
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
Antkind
Antkind
Kaufman, Charlie, 1958-2020
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B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, neurotic and underappreciated film critic stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film by an enigmatic outsider, a film he's convinced will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core. B. knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity. ...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Apartment : a novel
Apartment : a novel
Wayne, Teddy2020
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In 1996, the unnamed narrator in Teddy Wayne's Apartment is attending the MFA program at Columbia on his father's dime and living in an illegal sublet of a rent-stabilized apartment. Feeling guilty about his good fortune, the narrator offers his spare bedroom -- rent-free -- to Billy, a handsome,...
The battling prophet
The battling prophet
Upfield, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1890-19642020
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Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is on leave, staying with an old friend near Adelaide. Ben Wickham, a meteorologist whose uncannily accurate weather forecasts had helped farmers all over Australia, lived nearby. Ben died after a three-week drinking binge and a doctor certified death as due...
Before we were wicked
Before we were wicked
Dickey, Eric Jerome2020
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They say the love of money is the root of all evil, but for Ken Swift, it's the love of a woman. Ken is twenty-one, hurting people for cash to try to pay his way through college, when he lays eyes on Jimi Lee, the woman who will change the course of his entire life. What's meant to be a one-night...
Black flag
Black flag
Ricciardi, David2020
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After years of relative calm, piracy has returned to the high sea. But the days of AK-47s and outboard engines are over. The new pirates hit like a SEAL team. Highly trained and using cutting-edge technology, they make sure their victims are never heard from again. Ships and crews are vanishing a...
Bombshell
Bombshell
Woods, Stuart2020
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Teddy Fay is back in Hollywood and caught in two tricky situations. First, a rising star at Centurion becomes the target of malicious gossip, and Teddy must find and neutralize the source before the situation gets out of hand -- or becomes violent. At the same time, Teddy finds himself targeted b...
The boy from the woods
The boy from the woods
Coben, Harlan, 1962-2020
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His name is Wilde. Thirty years ago he was found in the New Jersey backwoods with no idea of how he'd got there or what had happened to his family. Now a decorated former soldier, he still prefers to live outdoors, alone. But when a local girl goes missing, Wilde is asked to use his unique skills...
A burning
A burning
Majumdar, Megha2020
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A girl walks through the slums of Kolkata holding an armful of books. She returns home smelling of smoke, and checks her most prized possession: a brand-new smartphone, purchased in instalments. On Facebook, there is only one conversation. #KolabaganTrainAttack On the small, glowing screen, she t...
Camelot
Camelot
Kristian, Giles2020
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Britain is a land driven by anarchy, slaughter, famine, filth and darkness. Its armies are destroyed, its heroes dead, or missing. Arthur and Lancelot fell in the last great battle and Merlin has not been seen these past ten years. Now, the Saxons are gathering again, their warbands stalk the lan...
Camino winds
Camino winds
Grisham, John2020
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Just as Bruce Cable's Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida's governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but ...
[2 copies, 3 reserves]
The cat and the city
The cat and the city
Bradley, Nick2020
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In Tokyo -- one of the world's largest megacities -- a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. But the city is changing. As it does, it pushes her to the margins where she chances upon a series of apparent strangers -- from a homeless man squatting in an abandoned hotel, to a shut-i...
The cat and the corpse in the old barn
The cat and the corpse in the old barn
High, Kate2020
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Clarice Beech has two passions in life, animal rescue and Detective Inspector Rick Beech. She is devoted to the first but she and Rick have been separated for the past six months - life without him is hard. Clarice shares her other love, for contemporary ceramics, with the charming Lady Vita Fayr...
Catherine House
Catherine House
Thomas, Elisabeth2020
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Catherine House is an American college with a difference. Only the most brilliant minds enter, and its graduates earn prestige, wealth and honour. But over the three years they attend the school, they remain within its black gates; they have no contact with their loved ones; no association with t...
The chemical detective
The chemical detective
Erskine, Fiona2020
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Dr Jaq Silver: skier, scientist, international jet-setter, explosives expert. Working on avalanche control in Slovenia, Jaq stumbles across a problem with a consignment of explosives. After raising a complaint with the supplier, a multinational chemical company, her evidence disappears and she is...
Chosen ones
Chosen ones
Roth, Veronica2020
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Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice, catastrophic events known as Drains, leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives. The...
Cleanness
Cleanness
Greenwell, Garth2020
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Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
The colours
The colours
Bates, Juliet2020
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Ellen sees the world differently from everyone else, but living in a tiny town in the north-east of England, in a world on the cusp of war, no one has time for an orphaned girl who seems a little strange. When she is taken in to look after a rich, elderly widow all seems to be going better, despi...
Confessions of a forty-something
Confessions of a forty-something
Potter, Alexandra2020
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Nell Stevens' life is a mess. When her business goes bust and her relationship with it, Nell's happy ever after in California falls apart and she moves back to London to start over. But a lot has changed since she's been gone. All her single friends are now married with children, sky-high rents f...
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
A conspiracy of bones
A conspiracy of bones
Reichs, Kathy2020
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It's sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a...
Critical point
Critical point
Huang, S. L.2020
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Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has stopped a shadow organization from brainwashing the world and discovered her past was deliberately erased and her superhuman abilities deliberately created. And that's just the start: when a demolitions expert targets Cas and her friends, and the hidden consp...
Crooked river
Crooked river
Preston, Douglas J.2020
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Before he can return to New York from Miami, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is called to investigate something very strange that has happened on the west coast of Florida. Dozens of human feet, identically clad in blue, have washed up on beaches. All exhibit unmistakeable signs of violence. Beyo...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Cross her heart
Cross her heart
Leigh, Melinda2020
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When her sister Erin is murdered and Erin's husband goes missing, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert vows to uncover the secrets of her sister's life and death but when the danger hits close to home, her own family is caught in a death grip.
Darke matter : a novel
Darke matter : a novel
Gekoski, R. A.2020
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James Darke is dreading the first family Christmas without his wife Suzy. Engulfed by grief, his grudging preparations are interrupted by a persistent knock at the door. Questions about the circumstances of his wife's death force him to confront the outside world and what really happened to her. ...
Daughters of Cornwall
Daughters of Cornwall
Britton, Fern2020
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1918. The Great War is over, and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall - to meet a family that would once have been hers. But they must never discover her secret... 1939. Hannah has always been curious about her mother's mysterious past, but the outbreak of the Second World War cast...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
A daughter's promise
A daughter's promise
Rees, Lynette2020
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Eighteen-year-old seamstress Kathryn Flynn lives in Whitechapel, London, struggling to support her widowed mother and younger siblings. But when her work starts drying up and her mother falls ill, she is forced to consider desperate measures. Then she meets 'Squire', an older city gentleman, who ...
Dead land
Dead land
Paretsky, Sara2020
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Chicago is the city of broad shoulders, but V.I. Warshawski knows its politics: Pay to Play. Money changes hands in the middle of the night; by morning, buildings and parks have been replaced by billion-dollar projects. Private investigator V.I. gets pulled into one of these clandestine deals whe...
Death in her hands
Death in her hands
Moshfegh, Ottessa2020
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While on her daily walk with her dog in the nearby woods, our protagonist comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground with stones. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body. Shaky even on her best days, she is also alone,...
Death in her hands
Death in her hands
Moshfegh, Ottessa2020
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A novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds a cryptic note on a walk in the woods that ultimately makes her question everything about her new home.
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
Death in the family
Death in the family
Wegert, Tessa2020
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Thirteen months ago, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant barely survived being abducted by a serial killer. Now hoping to leave grisly murder cases behind, she's taken a job in her fianceĢ's sleepy hometown in the Thousand Islands region of Upstate New York. But as a nor'easter bears down on her...
Death of a mermaid
Death of a mermaid
Thomson, Lesley, 1958-2020
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Freddy left her childhood home in Newhaven twenty-two years ago and swore never to return. But now her parents are dead, and she's back in her hometown to help her brothers manage the family fishmonger. Nothing here has changed: the stink of fish coming up from the marshes; the shopping trolleys ...
Domino Island
Domino Island
Bagley, Desmond, 1923-19832020
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Bill Kemp, an ex-serviceman working in London as an insurance investigator, is sent to the Caribbean to determine the legitimacy of an expensive life insurance claim following the inexplicable death of businessman David Salton. His rapidly-inflated premiums immediately before his death stand to m...
The Dutch house
The Dutch house
Patchett, Ann2020
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Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish mansion. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her wit, her brilliance. Life is coherent, played out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners in ...
Eagle Station : a novel
Eagle Station : a novel
Brown, Dale, 1956-2020
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Because its enemies never stop trying to undermine the United States' security, the men and women who serve to protect America must always be vigilant. Few know this better than warriors Brad McLanahan and Nadia Rozek. Newly married, the two are just beginning to settle into their new life togeth...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Envious
Envious
Jackson, Lisa2020
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Bliss, Katie, and Tiffany -- three women who've just discovered they are half-sisters... Bliss Cawthorne is John Cawthorne's only legitimate daughter, but her father's wealth has complicated matters. Mason Lafferty believed he wasn't good enough for the boss's daughter and broke Bliss's heart aft...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Escape routes
Escape routes
Ishiguro, Naomi2020
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Characterised by its own brand of pleasingly unsettling magic, Naomi Ishiguro's ESCAPE ROUTES matches the inventiveness of David Mitchell with the fairy-tale allure of Angela Carter. A space-obsessed child conjures up a vortex in his mother's airing cupboard. A musician finds her friendship with ...
Fair warning
Fair warning
Connelly, Michael, 1956-2020
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Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. Jack investigates against the warnings of the police and his ow...
[3 copies, 6 reserves]
Fake truth
Fake truth
Goldberg, Lee, 1962-2020
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Author Ian Ludlow writes great adventures, but after helping Chinese movie star Wang Mei defect to the United States, he becomes the accidental hero of a real-life espionage thriller. Now he's stuck with the actress - and suffering a nasty case of writer's block - when he stumbles into a secret R...
A fatal finale
A fatal finale
Kalb, Kathleen Marple2020
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New York City, 1899. When it comes to show business, Gilded Age opera singer Ella Shane wears the pants. The unconventional diva breaks the mold by assuming trouser roles -- male characters played by women -- and captivating audiences far and wide with her travelling theatre company. But Ella's f...
The fellowship of the Ring
The fellowship of the Ring
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-19732020
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Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power the means by which he intends to rule Middle Earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all, which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shi...
The Fifth Avenue Story Society : a novel
The Fifth Avenue Story Society : a novel
Hauck, Rachel, 1960-2020
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Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed. Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud. Uber driver Chuck just wants a s...
Final judgment
Final judgment
Clark, Marcia2020
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When it comes to relationships and self-preservation, defense attorney Samantha Brinkman has always been cut and run. But it's different with her new lover, Niko, an ambitious and globally famous entrepreneur. Sam is putting her faith in him. She has to. He's also her new client - a suspect in th...
Firewatching
Firewatching
Thomas, Russ, 1975-2020
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A body is found bricked into the walls of a house. From the state of the hands, it's clear the dead man was buried alive. Soon, the victim is linked to an old missing person's case and DS Adam Tyler is called. As the sole representative of South Yorkshire's Cold Case Review Unit, Tyler recognises...
The first actress : a novel of Sarah Bernhardt
The first actress : a novel of Sarah Bernhardt
Gortner, C. W.2020
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The daughter of a high-class courtesan, Sarah Bernhardt's mother pulled her out of convent school to set her up as a sexual companion to a rich elderly gentleman. Sarah is pregnant and unmarried at sixteen, expected to give up her baby to the nuns, but she refuses to let him go. A natural talent ...
First comes scandal
First comes scandal
Quinn, Julia, 1970-2020
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Georgiana Bridgerton isn't against the idea of marriage. She'd just thought she'd have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she's abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life. ...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Ghost species
Ghost species
Bradley, James, 1967-2020
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When scientist Kate Larkin joins a secretive project to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species, she becomes enmeshed in another, even more clandestine program to recreate our long-lost relatives, the Neanderthals. But when the first of the children, a girl called Eve, is born, Ka...
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
Ghosts of the past
Ghosts of the past
Park, Tony, 1964-2020
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German South West Africa, 1906: Australian horse trader Cyril Blake is executed in cold blood by the Kaiser's soldiers. Sydney, the present day: Blake's great-nephew, recently widowed Nick Eatwell, is approached by South African journalist Susan Vidler who is investigating his ancestor's mysterio...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Girls of summer : a novel
Girls of summer : a novel
Thayer, Nancy, 1943-2020
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Lisa Hudson feels more alive than she has in a long time after hiring hunky carpenter Mack Whitney to renovate her old Nantucket home. There's no denying the spark growing between them -- despite the fact that Mack is ten years her junior. But her twentysomething children, Juliet and Theo, on the...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Antkind
Kaufman, Charlie, 1958-2020
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Cleanness
Greenwell, Garth2020
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Crooked river
Preston, Douglas J.2020
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Fair warning
Connelly, Michael, 1956-2020
[3 copies, 6 reserves]
Ghost species
Bradley, James, 1967-2020
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
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