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The 24th hour

The 24th hour

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2024

Sergeant Lindsay Boxer, Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano, and crime writer Cindy Thomas are gathered at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants. Before they can raise their glasses, a violent assault breaks out. The legal strategy is complicated by gaps in the plaintiff's memory - and the shocking reason behind her ever-changing testimony. As Yuki leads the prosecution, Lindsay chases down a high-society killer whose target practice may leave the Women's Murder Club short a bridesmaid - or two.

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Five broken blades

Five broken blades

Corland, Mai, author
2024

"The king of Yusan must die. The five most dangerous liars in the land have been mysteriously summoned to work together for a single objective: to kill the God King Joon. He has it coming. Under his merciless immortal hand, the nobles flourish, while the poor and innocent are imprisoned, ruined, or sold. And now each of the five blades will come for him. Each has tasted bitterness from the hired hitman seeking atonement, a lovely assassin who seeks freedom, or even the prince banished for his cruel crimes. None can resist the sweet, icy lure of vengeance. They can agree on murder. They can agree on treachery. But for these five killers each versed in deception, lies, and betrayal it's not enough to forge an alliance. To survive, they'll have to find a way to trust each other but only one can take the crown. Let the best liar win."--Provided by publisher

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The heist

The heist

Du Brul, Jack B., author
2024

In the summer of 1914, Isaac Bell attends a private meeting on Woodrow Wilson's presidential yacht, as Wilson addresses the newly launched regional Federal Reserve banks. While responding to a curious murder scene in Rhode Island, Bell learns of a heist planned for the new federal currency printing and engraving building in D.C.. Bell must track down the thieves and the counterfeit currency before the new Federal Reserve system - and America's economy - is destroyed.

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I will ruin you : a novel

I will ruin you : a novel

Barclay, Linwood, author
2024

English teacher Richard Boyle never thought he would find himself talking down a former student intent on harming others, but when Mark LeDrew shows up at Richard's school with a bomb strapped to his chest, Richard immediately jumps into action. Thanks to some quick thinking, he averts a major tragedy and is hailed as a hero. Richard's brief moment in the spotlight puts him in the sights of a deranged blackmailer with a score to settle. The situation rapidly spirals out of control, drawing Richard into a fraught web of salacious accusations and deadly secrets.

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Mind games

Mind games

Roberts, Nora, author
2024

Twelve-year-old Thea and her grandmother Lucy both awaken from the same nightmare. And though the two have never discussed the special kind of sight they share, they know something terrible has happened. Thanks to Thea's vision, their parents' killer will spend his life in supermax. But that ability to see into minds and souls still lurks within her - because the inmate who shattered her childhood has the same ability. Thea can hear his twisted thoughts and witness his evil acts from miles away. A long, silent battle will be waged between them - and eventually bring them face to face, and head to head.

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Mystery in the title : a novel

Mystery in the title : a novel

Ferguson, Ian (Author of How to be a Canadian), author
2024

Hollywood has come calling and they want Miranda Abbott back. This time to be the female lead in an oddly expensive movie of the week, but her trusty assistant Andrew thinks this all seems a bit fishy. When Miranda's co-star makes a grand entrance by crashing through the atrium window at The Duchess Hotel and being very much dead, things go from bad to worse. Police Chief Ned Buckley, grumpy bookstore owner and soon to be ex-husband Edgar Abbott, Bea of Bea's B&B, and the malodorous Owen McCune return to help solve the case.

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One perfect couple

One perfect couple

Ware, Ruth, author
2024

Lyla and her boyfriend, Nico join the cast of a new reality TV show, The Perfect Couple. Lyla and Nico are whisked off to Ever After Island, where the two of them will compete against four other couples in order to win a cash prize. Not long after they arrive on the deserted island, things start going wrong. Cut off from the mainland by miles of ocean and unable to reach the boat and crew that brought them there, the group must band together for survival. Then, one by one, contestants start to die. Lyla suddenly realizes she and Nico are trapped on the island with a murderer on the loose - and nowhere to hide.

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Summers at the Saint

Summers at the Saint

Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author
2024

Everyone refers to the St. Cecelia as "the Saint." Traci Eddings is the widowed owner of the hotel, determined to see it return to its glory days. Enlisting a motley crew of recently hired summer help, Traci has one summer season to turn it around. But new information about a long-ago drowning at the hotel threatens to come to light, and the tragic death of one of their own brings Traci to the brink of despair. It will take all the wits and guts Traci has to see wrongs put to right, to see guilty parties put in their place, and maybe even to find a new romance along the way.

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Think twice : a thriller

Think twice : a thriller

Coben, Harlan, 1962-, author
2024

Three years ago, sports agent Myron Bolitar gave a eulogy at the funeral of his client, renowned basketball coach Greg Downing. Myron made peace and moved on - until now, when two federal agents walked into his office, demanding to know where Greg Downing is. According to the agents, Greg is still alive - and has been placed at the scene of a double homicide, making him their main suspect. Myron and Win, longtime friends and colleagues, set out to find the truth, but the more they discover about Greg, the more dangerous their world becomes.

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This summer will be different

This summer will be different

Fortune, Carley, author
2024

Lucy is the tourist vacationing at a beach house on Prince Edward Island. Felix is the local who shows her a very good time. The only problem: Lucy doesn't know he's, her best friend, Bridget's younger brother. Lucy and Felix's chemistry is unreal, but the list of reasons why they need to stay away from each other is long, and they vow to never repeat that electric night again. It's easier said than done. When Bridget suddenly flees Toronto a week before her wedding, Lucy drops everything to follow her to the island. Her mission is to help Bridget through her crisis and resist the one man she's never been able to. But Felix's sparkling eyes and flirty quips have been replaced with something new, and Lucy's beginning to wonder just how safe her heart truly is.

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Tom Clancy act of defiance

Tom Clancy act of defiance

Andrews, Brian, 1973- author
2024

US intelligence says there's something going on in Russia. While their land forces have been decimated by corruption and incompetence, the Navy seems to be pouring money into some secret project. Analysts are stumped, until the knot is untangled by one particularly bright young woman at the Office of Naval Intelligence - Katie Ryan, the youngest daughter of President Jack Ryan. Katie is determined that the Russians are about to launch a super missile submarine, the Belgorod. Now the race is on to determine where the sub is and whether it poses a threat to the continental US.

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You like it darker : stories

You like it darker : stories

King, Stephen, 1947- author
2024

Stephen King's magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life - both metaphorical and literal. "Two Talented Bastids" explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills. In "Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream," a brief and unprecedented psychic flash upends dozens of lives, Danny's most catastrophically. In "Rattlesnakes," a sequel to "Cujo," a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance - with major strings attached. Each of these stories holds its own thrills, joys, and mysteries.

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