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(Very) Short History of Life on Earth, A by Gee, Henry, author. (Very) Short History of Life on Earth, A

In the tradition of E.H. Gombrich, Stephen Hawking, and Alan Weisman?an entertaining and uniquely informed narration of Life's life story.In the beginning, Earth was an inhospitably alien place?in constant chemical flux, covered with churning seas, crafting its landscape through incessant volcanic eruptions. Amid all this tumult and disaster, life began. The earliest living things were no more than membranes stretched across microscopic gaps in rocks, where boiling hot jets of mineral-rich water

Oct 22, 2021
19th Christmas by Patterson, James, author. 19th Christmas

If the Women's Murder Club can't be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame. As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman"

Oct 22, 2021
2 Sisters Detective Agency by Patterson, James, author. 2 Sisters Detective Agency

From the world's #1 bestselling author comes a thrilling new standalone novel where a detective duo of sisters finds themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous and lawless group.Attorney Rhonda Bird returns home after a long estrangement when she learns her father has died. There she makes two important discoveries: her father stopped being an accountant and had opened up a private detective agency, and she has a teenage half sister named Baby. Baby brings in a client to the detective agency, a

Oct 22, 2021
A slow fire burning by Hawkins, Paula, author. A slow fire burning

"When a young man is found gruesomely murdered on a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night stand last seen in the victim's home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are, for different reasons, simmering with resentment. Who are, wh

Oct 11, 2021
All Her Little Secrets by Morris, Wanda M., author. All Her Little Secrets


Oct 22, 2021
All of Us Villains by Foody, Amanda, author. All of Us Villains

The blockbuster co-writing debut of Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, All of Us Villains begins a dark tale of ambition and magick...You Fell In Love With The Victors of The Hunger Games.Now Prepare To Meet The Villains of The Blood Veil.The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls.The Tournament begins.Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death. The prize? Exclusive control ov

Oct 22, 2021
Apples never fall by Moriarty, Liane, author. Apples never fall

"The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They're killers on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they've finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable? The four Delaney children ... were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had

Oct 11, 2021
Beasts of Prey by Gray, Ayana, author. Beasts of Prey

In this much-anticipated series opener, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the creature menacing their home?and uncover ancient deadly secrets. Theres no such thing as magic in the broken city of Lkossa, especially for sixteen-year-old Koffi, who holds a power within her that could only be described as magic?a power that if discovered could cost her life. Indentured to the notorious Night Zoo, Koffi knows the fearsome creatures in her care an

Oct 22, 2021
Beautiful world, where are you by Rooney, Sally, author. Beautiful world, where are you

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young, but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and t

Oct 11, 2021
Better Off Dead by Child, Lee, author. Better Off Dead

Jack Reacher is back in a brand-new page-turning thriller from acclaimed #1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child. Digging graves had not been part of my plans when I woke up that morning.? Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants.?That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun?until he comes upon a curious scene.?A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel. ? Dead??No, nothing is what it seems.? The woman is Mich

Oct 22, 2021
Blind tiger by Brown, Sandra, 1948- author. Blind tiger

Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble, and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners, and a young widow whose soft features concea

Oct 11, 2021
Bloodless - a Pendergast novel by Preston, Douglas J., author. Bloodless - a Pendergast novel

"On the evening of November 24, 1971, D.B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305--Portland to Seattle--with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000, and then parachuted from the rear of the plane, disappearing into the night ... and into history. Fifty years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found with no blood left in their veins--sowing panic and reviving whispered tales of the infamous Savannah Vampire. As the mys

Oct 11, 2021
Bluebird by Cameron, Sharon, author. Bluebird

In 1946, Eva leaves behind the rubble of Berlin for the streets of New York City, stepping from the fiery aftermath of one war into another, far colder one, where power is more important than principles, and lies are more plentiful than the truth. Eva holds the key to a deadly secret: Project Bluebird -- a horrific experiment of the concentration camps, capable of tipping the balance of world power. Both the Americans and the Soviets want Bluebird, and it is something that neither should ever be

Oct 22, 2021
Carnival Of Snackery, A by Sedaris, David, author. Carnival Of Snackery, A

Theres no right way to keep a diary, but if theres an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas?tered it.?If its navel-gazing youre after, youve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man considers leap?ing to his death. Theres a dirty joke shared at a book signing, then a dirtier one told at a

Oct 22, 2021
Certain dark things by Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, author. Certain dark things

"Certain Dark Things combines elements of Latin American mythology with a literary voice that leads readers on an exhilarating and fast-paced journey. Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers. Domingo is smitten. He clings to her like a barnacle until Atl relents and

Oct 11, 2021
Complications by Steel, Danielle, author. Complications

Scandal and tragedy erupt against the backdrop of an exclusive Paris hotel in Danielle Steels riveting novel. Known for its luxurious accommodations and bespoke service, the Hotel Louis XVI has been the most lauded boutique hotel in all of Paris for decades, attracting an international clientele of the rich and famous. Now, after four years of renovations and the death of its legendary and beloved manager, it is set to reopen its doors at last. An esteemed group of loyal returning guests is set

Oct 22, 2021
Doomsday Book by Willis, Connie, author. Doomsday Book

For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperate

Oct 22, 2021
False witness by Slaughter, Karin, 1971- author. False witness

"AN ORDINARY LIFE ... Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She has a good job as a defense attorney, a daughter doing well in school, and even her divorce is relatively civilized-her life is just as unremarkable as she'd always hoped it would be. HIDES A DEVASTATING PAST ... But Leigh's ordinary life masks a childhood which was far from average ... a childhood tarnished by secrets, broken by betrayal, and finally torn apart by a devastating act of violence. BUT N

Oct 11, 2021
Forgotten in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- author. Forgotten in death

"The body had been left in a dumpster like so much trash. When Lieutenant Eve Dallas arrives on scene, one of the uniforms recognizes the victim: a woman with no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change--and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the little notebook where she scribbled down her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found. Then, while the initial work on one murder is still in prog

Oct 11, 2021
Fuzz by Roach, Mary, author, narrator. Fuzz

"What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as ... Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology. Roach tags along with animal-attack forensics investigators, human-

Oct 11, 2021