Corridors of the Night: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry.

Corridors of the Night: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry. Nurse Hester Monk and her husband William, Commander of the Thames River Police do battle with two crazed scientists who, in the name of healing, have turned to murder. The Rand brothers, one a doctor, the other a chemist, are ruthlessly chasing the cure for the ”white blood disease.” Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients and inadvertently stumbles upon three weak and terrified children purchased for experimental purposes. Before she can escape Hester is captured and held prisoner while Monk and his friends scour London to release her before time runs out.

Come Rain or Come Shine (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon

Come Rain or Come Shine  (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon. During ten Mitford novels, readers kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh. Now Father Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and has returned home to open his own animal clinic .Since money is tight, he and Lace Harper decide to keep their wedding simple – pot luck instead of catering, music from an assembly of friends, all in a spruced up barn with a few creatures great and small. This is the story Karon fans have been waiting for.

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton. In this dynamic World War II novel two female American journalists and an Englishman race with the Allied troops to occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives. In Normandy 1944, June, a reporter, and Liv, a photographer, have skirted danger and military regulations to hook up with their guardian angel Fletcher, a British military photographer .  This novel is based on real-life women reporters of the time like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller and Martha Gelhorn.

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain. Molly Arnette, who has been good at keeping secrets, lives with her husband in San Diego where they hope to adopt a baby. She is terrified that the background check will reveal details of her North Carolina childhood, including the shocking death of her father . Now she tries to make peace with her past but finds she doesn’t know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.

House of Thieves: a novel by Charles Belfoure

House of Thieves: a novel by Charles Belfoure.  This new novel by the author of “The Paris Architect” takes the reader to 1886 New York City . Respected architect John Cross finds himself responsible for his son’s huge gambling debt to a notorious gang of thieves and murderers known as Kent’s Gents. All he has to do is pass along his inside knowledge of the city’s museums and mansions to plan robberies that even the smartest detectives can’t solve. He is so adept at this game that he becomes invaluable to the gang and is trapped by his own success.

Speaking in Bones: a Novel

Reichs, Kathy. “Speaking in Bones: a Novel”

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan knows exactly how to do her job but she’s at a loss wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryan’s marriage proposal. This problem takes a backseat when Hazel “Lucky” Strike an amateur detective who mines the internet for cold cases comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held captive and terrorized. Strike is convinced that it is victim Cora Teague who went missing 3 years earlier. Even though Temperance has her doubts the evidence adds up so she travels on a forensic field trip to the backwoods where she encounters more untimely deaths, nocturnal phenomena and a sinister religious cult.

Perfect Touch: a Novel

Lowell, Elizabeth. “Perfect Touch: a Novel”

Sara Medina the owner of a design studio The Perfect Touch travels the world to find the perfect artwork for each of her clients. Her sophisticated and solitary life in San Francisco requires her to concentrate on business. Into her life steps client Jay Vermillion a veteran of two wars and owner of a ranch in the Grand Tetons inherited from his father. He finds himself in a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father’s paintings. It is practically love at first sight when Sara and Jay meet which is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a betrayal closer to home.

The Marriage of Opposites

Hoffman, Alice “The Marriage of Opposites”

Set on the tropical island of St. Tropez in the early 1800’s, Rachel dreams of a life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of the small community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven Rachel for being such a difficult strong-willed child. In order to save her father’s business Rachel is married off to a rich widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly his nephew Frederick arrives from Paris to settle the estate. Rachel seizes the opportunity to begin a passionate love affair that starts a scandal that affects her family including her favorite son,  the artist Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism.

Collision: a Novel

Cohen, William S. “Collision: a Novel”

Sean Falcone, former Naval Security Adviser to the president attacks a gunman during a mass shooting at a prominent Washington D.C. law firm, but a second perpetrator escapes with a laptop containing information about an asteroid being mined by an American billionaire and his Russian partner. The incident catapults Falcone into a Washington mystery involving the White House, NASA, corrupt politicians, and an international crime lord that could ultimately destroy mankind.

One Way or Another: a Novel

Adler, Elizabeth. “One Way or Another: a Novel”

Angie Morse is spending a beautiful evening at a party on the deck of a luxury yacht when suddenly she feels a stunning blow to her head and then a push into the water. She can see people on the yacht but they don’t seem to notice that she is gone as the yacht pulls slowly away. Her friends and her lover are onboard as well as two who had reason for getting rid of her. Revenge burns brightly inside her and she knows that she will survive – one way or another.

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