At age 12, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father. More than 20 years later, Gideon gets his revenge. But then a mysterious witness steps forward to confront Gideon on his crime--and offer him the chance of a lifetime.
Playing it safe in spite of significantly reduced profits, McKenna and her Alaskan salvage boat crew take a last-chance job helping an imperiled freighter only to discover that it contains valuable cargo that is being targeted by powerful enemies.
A talented master of disguise who devotes herself to conning thieves and returning stolen money to its rightful owners hides her Robin Hood activities behind a day job as a personal assistant to her thief father's alluring former partner.
Irene is a spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it's already been stolen.
Reimagines the end of Herman Melville's Moby Dick and has Captain Ahab return to the mainland to search for his wife and child who have moved from Nantucket to New York after Ishmael erroneously reported his demise.
When British Intelligence invites novelist Kit Carradine to enter the secret world of espionage, he takes a leap. But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal, as he finds himself on the trail of a mysterious fugitive with links to terrorism.
In a futuristic world dominated by a fascist coalition of machines, a businessman survives a rogue war attack and teams up with a Russian medic and a damaged robot to stop a genocidal machine conspiracy. A fast-paced, sci-fi adventure.
In 1938, two rival expeditions set off for a lost Mayan temple in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location, the other intending to disassemble it and ship it home. Twenty years later, when a rogue CIA agent learns that both expeditions are still out in the wilderness, he embarks on a mission to exploit the temple as a geopolitical pawn.
After their plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, nineteen-year-old swimmer Avery Delacorte, one of only five survivors, must rely on her teammate to survive sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangerous wilderness.
Set against the backdrop of WWI, with western civilization on the edge of calamity, the Guild is on a quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the journey plays out to its startling conclusion.
In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber . Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie's trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God's Drums.
They're all on a race against time to hunt down the greatest warship ever built. Some think the ship is lost forever, some think it's been destroyed, and some think it's only a legend, but one thing's for certain: whoever finds it will hold the fate of the universe in their hands.
Ava is the librarian in residence at the Lazarus Club, a dwindling Manhattan arts club full of eccentric geriatric residents, but soon her quiet life takes an unexpected--and precarious—turn. A love letter to classic literature and a look at newfound adulthood.
Strangers flock to Miracle Springs, NC hoping the renowned spa can cure their ills. If not, some find Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked "comfort" scone, owner Nora Pennington prescribes the perfect novel to ease their deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman, who reached out to her, is found dead before he kept their appointment a stunned Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to uncover the truth.
Loveday Cardew is an introvert bookworm working in a secondhand bookshop. A secretly heartbroken woman who prefers books to people, she finds her world upended by the arrivals of a poet, a lover and three suspicious deliveries that reveal that someone has found out about her mysterious past. Readers who want to get lost in a world of literature, love, and companionship in a story about breaking out of the past to create a new life will fall in love with this book. Truly a book for book lovers.
Struggling to hold onto her family's bookshop in the wake of her beloved father's death and circling property developers, Emilia finds support from family-like customers who navigate their own difficulties with secrets, loss and unrequited romance. This is her delightful story, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.
A recently separated woman seeks solace and purpose in a local book group. The group’s goal is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood that helped her through traumas and makes it her mission to find the book and its enigmatic author. Her quest unravels the secrets of her past and offers Ava and her daughter Maggie the chance to remake their lives.
A roller coaster of a read! This is the story of a librarian from a splintered family with a tragic past who is gifted a mysterious book that leads him to dive deep into his family’s history, all while his present life seems to be falling to pieces around him. If you loved Morgenstern’s The Night Circus or Kostova’s The Historian, this is a book for you.
The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything--except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Pack Horse Library Project, they’ve got their very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. A last-of-her-kind outcast braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors. A story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere--even back home.
In this tender and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant bookseller. Can one unlikely bookshop heal two broken souls? Perfect for fans of The Little Paris Bookshop it cherishes the power of love, literature, and forgiveness to transform our lives, and--if we allow them--to mend our broken hearts.
When her eccentric novelist husband disappears, leaving behind nothing but a hidden pair of plane tickets to Paris, Leah relocates to France and takes ownership of a small bookstore, where she discovers clues in an unfinished manuscript.
Despite losing her job as a librarian, Nina continues her mission to put the right book into a patron’s hands by moving to rural Scotland, purchasing a van, turning it into a bookmobile, and taking to the road. A valentine to readers, librarians and book-lovers, the story revolves around the romance of the road, the romance of books and reading, and just plain old romance.
Irene is a spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects works of fiction from different realities. Soon she is caught in a web of danger and sinister secret societies. A fun, time-traveling, adventure.
In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman’s bestselling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome unsolved murders.
Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella.
On her way she rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes. They travel on together, encountering mysteries, missing mummies, and Radcliffe Emerson, a dashing and opinionated archaeologist who doesn't need a woman's help -- or so he thinks.
Convalescing in London after a disastrous experience of war, Dr John Watson finds himself sharing rooms with his new acquaintance, Sherlock Holmes. But their quiet bachelor life at 221B Baker Street is soon interrupted by the discovery of a dead man, his face contorted in horror. On the wall, the word rache - German for 'revenge' - is written in blood, yet there are no wounds on the victim or signs of a struggle. Watson's head is in a whirl, but Holmes relishes this challenge to his deductive powers, and so begins their famous investigative partnership.
Cole is an L.A.-based sleuth with a smart mouth, a flair for the martial arts, and a borderline sociopath for a partner. When he investigates the disappearance of Ellen Lang's husband and young son, he stumbles into a bizarre nightmare of high-level intrigue, missing drugs, and murder in Hollywood's seamy underworld. Excellent characters and dialogue made this an award-winning debut.
In this breakout thriller, Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police are united for the first time in a murder investigation that leads them into the dark world of Navajo witchcraft. This duo is based on a simple inversion: young Chee is the conservative spiritual presence while his elder is the jaded cynic. They’re an amazing pair in an engrossing landscape.
FBI special agent Kate O’Hare must partner with charming con man Nicholas Fox to take down big-league criminals. Now Nick has been kidnapped and Kate follows a trail of evidence that leads to their deadliest adversary yet.
It is 2058 and technology now completely rules the world. Eve Dallas, New York police lieutenant, is hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about.
Nineteenth-century private detective Cyrus Barker teams up with Thomas Llewelyn, a young man with a murky past, to investigate the killing of a young Jewish scholar bearing a startling resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus. At once a tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle and something entirely its own. You may, at first, feel like you’ve been here before but after a few pages you’ll want to follow this pair into the darkest places Victorian London can throw at you.
Nero Wolfe is one of fiction’s greatest detectives but he’s an armchair detective who most definitely needs his wise-cracking assistant, Archie Goodwin, to do the footwork. In the first book of the series, someone make a gift of a deadly snake to Nero and Archie suspects it means Wolfe is close to solving a devilishly clever murder.
As the world has drowns beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinetah has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a monster hunter. When a town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn’t be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they’re the perfect match.
82-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. Early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometres from rural Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband wakes to a note left on the kitchen table; his oldest friend, who has loved Etta from afar for 60 years, insists on finding her, wherever she's gone.
Boundary-pushing stories examine the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era. Some are darkly humorous while others are devastatingly poignant but each one plunges headfirst into the lives of new, utterly original characters. Though the stories stand alone, many characters appear several times or have relationships with one another. Thompson-Spires uses her characters to illustrate what real conversations about identity can be—sometimes awkward, occasionally hilarious, but never simple.
Working exhausting hours in their rural Trinidad home, the family of a petroleum plant worker is shattered by the disappearance of a troubled twin son whose fate forces his father to make a devastating choice.
The suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters who are deeply divided by race, religion, and class. As they tell their stories, connections among them emerge, even as the victim’s family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love, messy and unpredictable, is born. A timely and powerful novel which is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story.
Reimagines the life of rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, a passionate young writer in search of freedom and independence from the restrictions imposed on women in mid-twentieth-century Iran. Darznik’s knowledgeably invented characters and compellingly imagined scenarios are deftly set within Iran’s violent political and social upheavals, and stay true to the essence of Farrokhzad’s audacious, dramatic, and creative life. This enthralling and illuminating novel will introduce Farrokhzad to a whole new world of readers.
A fast-paced and moving story about Todd Aaron, a fifty-something man with autism, who has lived at Payton Living Center since he was a boy, and suddenly begins to wonder what life might be like outside the institution.
As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. This large cast of interwoven characters depicts the experience of Native Americans living in urban settings. A wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen.
A minor traffic accident becomes a catalyst for an unexpected bond among a human rights scholar, his Chilean lecturer tenant and an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, who explore firsthand the difficulties of immigrants and refugees in today's world.
This rich, moving, and lyrical novel is the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—places today’s headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
In a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is killed. This book follows the aftermath of his shocking death as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones. A controversial bestseller, it is a timeless portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today. A fiercely written, deeply upsetting, and beautifully human novel.
Confined to a wheelchair after a paralyzing injury, an Afghanistan War veteran endures a hardscrabble existence in his sister's ramshackle Mississippi home before spontaneously regaining his ability to walk, an apparent miracle that subjects him to scientific and religious debates and exposes his most private secrets.
A novella about a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order. The conversation among black men in a barbershop slowly reveals all the suffering that led to Sims killing his own son. In the telling, we learn the story of a small southern town, divided by race, and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its members head northwards during the Great Migration.
Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steam punk horror, this epic tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war. She shares a psychic link with a monster, a connection that transforms them both. Making them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.
In the turbulent era of late 1950s Manhattan―with jazz, the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, and the Red Scare as the volatile ingredients―three groundbreaking black cartoonists defy convention and pay the price.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped the dangers of Apokolips to set up a new life on Earth. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League. You might say Scott Free has everything-so why isn't it enough?
Through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck in 1864 Japan. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.
When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. Sabrina depicts a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where relationships are stripped of intimacy through glowing computer screens. An indictment of our modern state, Drnaso contemplates the dangers of a fake news climate.
Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama.
She's one of the mightiest heroes not just on Earth, but in the entire galaxy! Now learn exactly how Carol Danvers became the woman she is - the Avenger she is - in the definitive origin of Captain Marvel!
The author describes her difficulty conceiving, multiple miscarriages, and the complications of her eventual pregnancy, which resulted in a near-death experience while giving birth, and discusses the history of obstetrics.
This graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.
Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling science-fiction masterpiece now in graphic novel format. Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
Profiles of the lives of feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
When one of his trading vessels returns to 18th-century London with the remarkable body of a mermaid, Jonah gains entry into high society and falls in love with a highly accomplished courtesan, with unexpected consequences.
Unexpectedly chosen to be a family manservant, an 11-year-old Barbados sugar-plantation slave is initiated into a world of technology and dignity before a devastating betrayal propels him throughout the world in search of his true self.
Three generations of a cursed family traverse from India and Italy to England and ultimately a fantastical Zambia of the near future, where an interstitial Greek chorus of mosquitoes traces their vibrant human experiences as children, parents and grandparents.
A novel sweeping across three generations evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. Richly observed, emotionally charged, this dazzling novel of fathers and sons, of family and legacy, explores the social and sexual revolutions of the past century, even as it takes us straight to the heart of our current age.
Written as a missive to her sons when FBI agent Marie is forced to flee the country, she begins writing down her experiences as an African American spy during the 1980s. She was assigned to establish intimacy with Thomas Sankara, the Burkina Faso president. Marie's account draws out the conflict between her government's directives and her own attraction to the charismatic leader.
The story of two girls living eight hundred years apart: a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker. The pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
In a blend of fictional biography and a novel of manners mother-daughter tension sets the stage for the portrait of Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of poet Lord Byron. Eventually, with the help of a loving husband, a brilliant female mentor, and intellectual friends, Ada achieves her goals, though it took the world nearly a century to recognize her as the first computer programmer.
In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground. A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty.
This beautiful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story, one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them, this novel introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.
In the 1850s, in a ship somewhere in the South Pacific, McGlue awakens blood soaked and can't remember the previous night, when he presumably killed a man named Johnson. Because Johnson had rescued McGlue and got him his berth, and because McGlue is rowdy, abrasive, and foulmouthed, readers will condemn him out of hand. But as the story unfolds, a different understanding emerges.
Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone, reflects on her life while looking through her old address book. She recalls working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the 30's, and fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War. And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris's life?
In a feat of historical suspense, Lawhon unravels the twists and turns in Anna Anderson's 50-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess or the thief of another woman's legacy? The question of who Anna is and what really happened to Anastasia creates a compelling saga that spans decades and continents.
To emigrate or not? That’s the question facing pregnant Signe and her family. They go... then wish they hadn't. After a difficult trip from Norway to Minnesota, they're met with demanding relatives who force them into harsh labor to repay their passage. With fascinating insight into early-1900s' life and the trials immigrants faced, this is the first of the series.
With the colonies at war, Esther must choose between her love and her devotion to her loyalist father. Years later, actress Chloe Daschle accepts a role in a film based on a letter Esther received from her love, on the eve of battle.
Camri Coulter's search for her missing brother, Caleb, leads her deep into the political corruption of San Francisco, and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock. As the two try to find Caleb, the stakes rise and threats loom. Will Patrick be able to protect her from danger?
After her grandmother’s death, Sara discovers she’s been left her run-down B&B in Alabama and tasked with renovating it and uncovers a box in the attic that reveals a mysterious side of her grandmother’s life that ultimately impacted her own destiny.
Home on leave, search and rescue pilot Kacey Fairing hopes to reconnect with the now-teenage daughter she sees only between deployments. She’s also dealing with the return of her old flame, Ben King, whom she is forced to work with as the town faces a state of emergency due to flash floods. But when things turn personal, can they put aside the past to save their future?
Small town police chief Lisa Grant works with former Navy SEAL and detective Mac McGregor to investigate the discovery of an unmarked grave, which puts the two in danger from someone desperate to stop the investigation.
Tenly, a present-day author with a bestseller, has writer’s block as her second book is due. Birdie, a daughter of old money in the Gilded Age, wants to be a writer instead of doing as her family expects. They’re two strong women, writers facing unpleasant futures, trying to achieve their goals regardless of any obstacles. And it all starts with a very special writing desk.
Sarah Hollenbeck is torn between her Christian faith and her future as a writer of steamy romance novels and things become even more complicated when she finds herself falling in love with her pastor. With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner’s debut isn't afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.
When his wife dies, Harry Crane leaves his old life behind and takes up residence in the woods behind a single mother house. She and her daughter have suffered a tragedy of their own and Harry reluctantly agrees to help the little girl in a scheme to escape his past, which just might change his life.
Meeting the son of an Oklahoma City bombing victim who lost contact with, the daughter of another bombing victim, Ashley struggles to help the man find the girl at the same time she tries to get her husband to understand why she feels strongly compelled to get involved.
Griffin McCray, a Gettysburg Park ranger, captures relic hunters who’ve dug up skeletal remains. Charming anthropologist Finley Scott finds the body is modern. Also on the case are two of Griffin’s childhood friends. He soon realizes he'll need to confront the darkest days of his life if he - and those he cares about - are to escape the spiral of murder. A fast-paced blend of intrigue, romance, and faith.
This series opener is a sweet, funny, food-centered romance that follows chef Rachel Bishop as she tries to rebuild her career by joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion. A repentant Alex Kanin helps her host an exclusive pop-up dinner party for Denver foodies. A charmingly written tale of faith, love, friendship, and food, this will leave you hungry for the next installment.
With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage--its intricacies, comforts, and complications.
When the owner of a gaudy monstrosity of a house compromises suburban aesthetics to sell the property, his fed-up neighbors stumble over private challenges to orchestrate an increasingly hostile, laugh-out-loud turf war.
A pair of acquaintances who did not initially hit it off romantically, Eve and Ben, keep running into each other over and over while they navigate their new adulthoods of first jobs, dates, breakups, reunions, betrayals and eventually love. It’s When Harry Met Sally for a new generation, an edgy, updated take on Nora Ephron that's full of humor and wit.
Hitting rock bottom after his beautiful apartment is sold to his ex, David receives an unexpected call from his first wife, Julie, and agrees to help her sullen teen daughter get into college, an endeavor that brings lingering feelings and unresolved issues to light. McCauley delights with intimately, often hilariously observed characters and a winking wit that lets plenty of honest tenderness shine through.
There are good moms and bad moms--and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.
In this hilarious and poignant novel, Kate Reddy finds herself in an impossible juggling act: proving herself (again) at work, dealing with teen drama, and trying to look after increasingly frail parents as the clock keeps ticking toward her 50th birthday. Then, an old flame shows up out of the blue, and Kate finds herself facing off with everyone from Russian mobsters to a literal stallion.
Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Showcasing Douglas Adams’s quick wit, comic genius, and wide-ranging intelligence, Hitchhiker's has become nothing less than a cult classic and cultural phenomenon.
In the vein of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, this whip-smart romantic comedy is as incisive as it is funny. After getting dumped by her husband, a woman sets out to prove her worth by entering a 'best housewife' pageant in 1970 Palm Springs. Maxine only has one problem: to win the crown she'll need to find--or build--a family of her own. A perfect blend of salty and sweet.
In a troubled America, Hark Morner is an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery”—a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga and, well, archery—is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status.
A mad-cap noir set on the streets of post-World War II San Francisco follows a smitten barkeep and unofficial fixer-for-hire as he investigates his paramour's disappearance amid a series of weird events involving an unidentified flying object and a mysterious plane crash.
A fractured family from the Chicago suburbs reluctantly gathers in London to attend an eldest daughter's wedding to an upper-crust Englishman, an affair that exposes secrets, triggers riotous culture clashes and tests the bonds of both families.
A cast of young talented chefs are in a high-stakes TV contest in Israel. Their culinary foes: fake “terrorists” -- that is, until real terrorists show up, and the producers must scramble to integrate them into the show or risk death. Mysteries deepen, romances bloom, and chefs cook for their lives in this laugh-out-loud adventure. Fully human characters make this hilarious send-up a standout.
When brewer Charlie and his friend Darcy ask for help from the popular Bennett Sisters Brewing company, sisters Jen and Erin are happy for the attractive distractions. Charlie and Jen seem to be made for each other, and Erin finds herself attracted to Darcy, but a misunderstanding might ruin the chances for love for both couples.
Hiding from the world in his family's crumbling estate, Lawrence Browne, brilliant scientist and the Earl of Radnor, finds his life turned upside down when Georgie Turner arrives at Penkellis claiming to be his new secretary.
Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. A scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript--a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess's adventures, but is it an authentic autobiography or a hoax?
Claude is five years old and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world.
Brought together by a secret project designed to hide British targets from German radar, Tom and Ben founded a love that could not be revealed. When the project went wrong, they vanished into nothingness, presumed dead. Now they are lost in time, hunting each other across decades, leaving clues in books of poetry and trying to make their timelines overlap
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself and making connections with the past.
A married man and woman in India who hide their gay orientations from their conservative families find their arrangement compromised when one of them returns home to care for a family member, only to reconnect with a beloved ex whose marriage to a heterosexual stranger has been arranged.
A story told from alternating perspectives traces the whirlwind romance of two women who are separated when one returns home to uncover her grandfather's story and the other heartbrokenly embarks on a Holocaust tour.
Hitting rock bottom after his beautiful apartment is sold and his ex Soren leaves him for a wealthier man, David receives an unexpected call from his first wife, Julie, and agrees to help her sullen teen daughter get into college, an endeavor that brings lingering feelings and unresolved issues to light.
When the body of a college friend is discovered 20 years after her disappearance, Judith Carrigan, the only witness who can testify to the innocence of the chief suspect, is forced to confront secrets from her past that compromise the healthy life she has built for her family. This atmospheric thriller weaves back and forth between 1980 and today, and explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love.
When 17-year old Leda arrives in a new country, she learns her husband is dead. Deciding to live as a man, she learns the violin and joins a group of musicians. But as time goes on, she realizes playing music isn’t the only desire she has.
The death of Enver Hoxha and the loss of his father leave Bujar growing up in the ruins of Communist Albania and of his own family. Only his fearless best friend Agim—who is facing his own realizations about his gender and sexuality—gives him hope for the future. Together the two decide to leave everything behind and try their luck in Italy.
Enduring a virtually solitary existence working for an ambitious software company, an exhausted coder is bequeathed a sourdough recipe from sibling bakers who are forced to close their shop, a gift that leads to a new vocation, a legal dispute and a venture into a secret market that fuses food with technology.
An adventurous young woman takes a typist job to assist the war effort and lands in the employ of a renowned advice columnist before she begins secretly replying to heart-wrenching letters rejected as unsuitable.
For head librarian Kit, the public library offers what she craves most: peace. But that changes when fifteen-year-old Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary. The judge assigns her community service at the library for the summer. Bright, curious, and eager to connect with someone, Sunny coaxes Kit out of her self-imposed isolation.
Skills in everything from martial arts to quantum physics make Shona McMonagle the perfect recruit for a new and interesting project: Time-travel to Tzarist Russia, prevent a gross miscarriage of romance, and – in any spare time – see to it that only the right people get murdered.
Al Richardson enjoys small town life, but things are about to get hectic when Al's wife decides she wants to open a B&B, the new town veterinarian does not understand why she only has one patient, and there might even be an illegal parade.
Leaving her hometown after her secret wish-granting powers backfire one time too many, Rachel searches for a new start and happiness in the home of an elderly spitfire, Catch, who possesses the ability to bind secrets by baking them into pies.
When single professor and Vietnam veteran Jim Kraus takes in a dog, he notices thathis new pet's growls sound like words, and even though he knows that he is just projecting, he finds himself taking the dog's "words" as encouragement to make a new friend.
Entering a flatshare arrangement with a man on an opposite work shift, a heartbroken woman begins exchanging notes with the roommate she has never met and becomes his best friend, and possibly soulmate, through their correspondence.
An ode to kindness, sacrifice, and the power of small things traces the experiences of adventurous Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they embark on a road trip across Japan to visit three old friends.
A young, sophisticated Chicago woman falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush paradise off the coast of South Carolina, and trades the bustle of city life for the vagaries of a small Southern community.
Living alone in her Stockholm apartment, a ninety-six-year-old woman reminisces through the pages of a long-kept address book before starting to write down stories from her past, unlocking family secrets in unexpectedly beneficial ways.
Paul Stuart heads to the idyllic Italian hill town of Montalcino, but he discovers his rental car is missing. With no other cars available, Paul is stuck until he is offered a bulldozer. Paul accepts the offer and this begins a series of surprising adventures in food, wine, Tuscan history and modern romance.
A charming, clever, and quietly moving novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.
Struggling with his professional detachment after the death of his wife and son, once-promising detective P. T. Marsh is implicated in the death of an abusive man who is subsequently linked to a hate killing.
Set in 1996, this is the first of the Detective Kaga novels to be translated into English. A nearly perfect example of the deduction-based mystery novel, this artfully constructed tale begins with the murder of bestselling author Kunihiko Hidaka in a locked office of his locked home. It’s a classic cat-and-mouse game between the detective and the killer with twists that keep the pages turning.
When his cover is blown, former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a decade after Germany's defeat in World War 2... 1939 and 1956: two different eras about to converge in an explosion Bernie Gunther will never forget. Book 12 in the series.
The discovery of the body of a teen who went missing in the woods 30 years earlier reopens a cold case for a local police officer, who makes contact with six people from his past to uncover what happened.
London, 1915. As World War I engulfs Europe, a special task force is formed in the affluent Mayfair district to tackle the city’s thorniest crimes against women. When the bobbies and Scotland Yard come up short, there’s only one telephone number to dial: Mayfair 100.
A riveting story set in 1948, of a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels torn from today's headlines. The Atlanta P.D. is forced to hire its first black officers but they aren’t allowed to drive squad cars, arrest white suspects or set foot in headquarters. When a black woman last seen in a white man’s car is found dead, two of the new recruits investigate even though it could end their careers and maybe their lives.
Framed by enemies within the NYPD and forced to serve a decade in prison, private detective Joe King Oliver receives a confession from a woman who helped set him up, a situation that compels him to investigate his own case at the same time he assists a black radical journalist who has been wrongly accused of murdering two corrupt cops.
A New York documentary filmmaker, visiting his wife's small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, is challenged to unravel the truth about a decades-old triple murder in the wake of a devastating accident.
Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. Danger lurks in the lush forest and in the halls and bedrooms of the lonely mansion. Sporadic cell-phone coverage and miles of ocean keeps the group trapped in paradise. Strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one...they all fall down.
Meeting at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches on an isolated belt of the Australian outback, two brothers navigate the haunting realities of the isolation that ended their third brother's life.
British police detective, Jan Reyna, returns to the Faroes Islands to visit his estranged father who has been stricken by a stroke. He arrives to find his father at the center of a rare island mystery. Looking for answers, Reyna falls in with local detective Hjalti Hentze. This one is a winner for fans of both Scandinavian and British procedurals with many unexpected twists en route to the satisfying ending.
A group of estranged cousins staying at a refurbished bed and breakfast in Galloway realize they had stayed there decades ago for a birthday party that started with schnapps and ended with a girl walking into the sea to her death. Each of them had made a vow of silence: But now someone has broken the pact. This is both a classic country house mystery and a thriller with mind-bending twists.
Insisting that they're not a couple, two best friends try to help each other find love. Not that they date. At least, not each other. Setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind-dates means there's nothing between them...right? With exuberant humor and unforgettable characters, this romantic comedy is a standout. Loking for a perfect read after The Kiss Quotient? Look no further!
Stella Lane, a successful but shy mathematician with Asperger’s, hires a hot male escort to teach her how to enjoy the sexual side of relationships. But what happens when their no-nonsense partnership starts to make a strange kind of sense?
This tale begins a trilogy featuring a Chicago-based Latinx cast. It’s packed with emotion and humor. The realistic, multifaceted characters have interesting nuances, and Oliveras creates real obstacles with meaning and depth. Moving family relationships and splashes of Puerto Rican culture round out this splendid contemporary romance. Fans of Samantha Chase will enjoy this heart-tugging love story.
After meeting the former actor she had a crush on as a teenager and fangirling all over him, Kailyn Flowers strikes up a friendship with Daxton Hughes who needs help acting as guardian to his thirteen-year-old-sister.
Pure reading joy in a riff on Sleeping Beauty that is equal parts race-against-the-clock adventure, comedy of errors, sweet romance, and clever alternate history, with the strong morality of its fairytale origin. Dr. Cooper is cursed to fall into a death-like sleep each night and there’s an date when it becomes permanent. This is her quest to find a cure. Fans of strong heroines will be deeply satisfied.
Valinda Lacey's mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life--and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq.
Charity impersonates her deceased husband, Mr. Robbie Selby, while escorting her sister-in-law Louisa in search of a proper suitor. Alistair, the Marquess of Pembroke, is charmed by Robbie. Could he take to wife a woman who dresses and lives as a man even though she is all woman underneath? A delightful book with beautiful character development, emotional thrills, and a swoon-worthy courtship.
In college Mace Carson saved Kelly Wright’s life. Years later, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. Kelly vows to keep things professional with Mace, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance.
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in modern-day Pakistan, finds a practical-minded teacher from a family of sisters evaluating her resolve never to marry after encountering a brusque but compelling man during a series of lavish wedding parties.
When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool.
Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter...
Vowing only to marry for love, Miss Willa Reverly, a headstrong heiress who has been on the shelf a tad too long, refuses a proposal from the new Duke of Mayfield who inadvertently places her life and heart in danger.
When an inspired effort to build her dream home is overshadowed by discoveries about her rural property's violent past, a former history teacher becomes obsessed with the stories of three generations of local women who died under suspicious circumstances.
A hodgepodge group full of unusual creatures, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard, search for a mysterious boy who disappeared three years ago. Targeted by deadly creatures, they wonder: Who is this boy and why are some preventing him from being found?
A young woman, Miryem, gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold, catching the attention of the Staryk king, ruler of fey creatures more ice than flesh. Drawn into a web of dangerous secrets, Miryem must embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.
Stranded for 18 years in the past, a time-traveling agent has started a new life, but when rescuers from the future finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind.
In a novel set in future, farm dwellers Junior and Henrietta have their lives disrupted when Junior is called for a distant mission and Henrietta receives an unconventional replacement, so he won't be missed.
In the future, monsters walk the land, and Maggie Hoskie is a supernaturally gifted monster hunter. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their best hope. But what she uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
A complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. Once magic actually existed but it disappeared in 1851. Why? And can it be brought back? D.O.D.O.'s mission is to find a method to restore it and they need time travel to do it. Vividly realized science fiction.
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. Neither knows the other exists--until now. A boy named J and a girl named K suspect that there is something out there, beyond their schools and they're beginning to ask questions. What secrets are being hidden from them…and why?
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western". Brittle is a member of the outcast AIs who resist ceding their individuality to the ruling mainframe brain and struggles to find the parts to stay functional. This is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure.
Spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises.
Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin.
Maya Stark, a language therapist at a psychiatric facility, is challenged when a boy missing for 10 years refuses to speak about his father, the ransacked campsite they both disappeared from, or what has transpired over the last decade.
Toby surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, he takes refuge at his family's home. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden, and Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.
A dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents before facing an impossible choice that tests her loyalties to the agency and her own family.
The daughter of a woman who has wanted nothing more than a quiet life in her small beachside home embarks on a desperate search for answers when she discovers the explosive truth about her mother's true identity.
Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes the letter was sent to the wrong person--but also that the skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.
Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They're driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone--never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story.
Falling in love with a man on Death Row she believes was falsely accused, a young schoolteacher successfully campaigns for the man's release and becomes his wife only to begin wondering about his possible guilt in the aftermath of his release.
Kit is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. But now someone else is standing in her way - Diane. And Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for. How far would Kit go, to make the hard work, the sacrifice, worth it in the end?
Starting a therapeutic journal in the aftermath of a scarring accident, a former travel writer is forced to reckon with her husband's PTSD, her son's safety, and her family's complicated history with a best friend.
When Jessica signs up for a psychology study, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more intense and invasive, she begins to feel as though they may know what she's thinking...and what she's hiding. Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.