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DETAILS Title: The Grave’s A Fine And Private Place Author: Alan Bradley Publisher: Anchor Canada ISBN: 9780385678469 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACK COVER BLURB In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating …

DETAILS Title: BLACKLIGHT BLUE Author: Peter May Publisher: Quercus Books ISBN: 9781681443591 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Former forensics expert and current Toulouse professor Enzo Macleod is forced to take a break from his personal and professional pursuits when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Worse, though, it seems he has become the …

DETAILS Title: TEXAS SICARIO [Arlo Baines #2] Author: Harry Hunsicker Publisher: Thomas & Mercer ISBN: 9781503905412 Genre: Crime Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Still mourning the murders of his wife and children, former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines now works security at a bazaar in Dallas. Grief-stricken, he’s invested his heart and hope in the welfare of …

DETAILS Title: THE LOST MAN Author: Jane Harper Publisher: Flatiron Books ISBN: 9781250229106 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACK COVER BLURB Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart. …

DETAILS Title: SCYTHE Author: Neal Shusterman Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781442472433 Genre: SF | YA BACK COVER BLURB Thou shalt kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they …

DETAILS Title: THE KINGDOM OF COPPER [book #2] Author: S. A. Chakraborty Publisher: Harper Voyager ISBN: 9780062870162 Genre: Fantasy BACK COVER BLURB Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court …

DETAILS Title: The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown [book #2] Author: Vaseem Khan Publisher: Redhook ISBN: 9780316386845 Genre: Crime Fiction BACK COVER BLURB For centuries the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king. Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many …

DETAILS Title: FEAR THE DARKNESS [Brigid Quinn #2] Author: Becky Masterman Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9780143182696 Genre: Mystery | Crime BACK COVER BLURB Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn has seen more than her share of psychopaths. She is ready to put all that behind her, building a new life in Tucson with a husband, friends, and some …

DETAILS Title: THE CALCULATING STARS [Lady Astronaut #1] Author: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: TOR Books ISBN: 9780765378385 Genre: SF | Alt History BACK COVER BLURB On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate …

DETAILS Title: SILENT SCREAM Author: Angela Marsons Publisher: Zaffre ISBN: 9781785770524 Genre: Crime Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be …