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Stephanie Meyer

Rachel Caine – Glass Houses
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life.

Melissa De La Cruz – Blue Bloods
Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she’s starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her.

Scott Westerfeld – Peeps
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

P.C. Cast – Marked
Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire–that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do.

Claudia Gray – Evernight
Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Jared, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca’s entire world.

Kiersten White – Paranormalcy
When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.

Cassandra Clare – City of Bones
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

Jim Butcher

Patricia Briggs – Moon Called
Mercy Thompson’s life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn’t exactly normal herself.

Kim Harrison – Dead Witch Walking
All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party . . . and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining–and it’s Rachel Morgan’s job to keep that world civilized. A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she’ll bring ’em back alive, dead . . . or undead.

C.E. Murphy – Urban Shaman
Joanne Walker is a Seattle cop with no use for the mystical. When she sees a woman running for her life, she has to get involved-even when the woman, Marie, claims to be hunted by Cernunnos, an ancient Celtic god who leads the Wild Hunt. When Cernunnos tramples through a local diner and singles out Jo, what is left of her reality vanishes and Jo is submerged in her new life.

Rachel Caine – Ill Wind
Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she’s trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder.

Kevin Hearne – Hounded
Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus’s magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.

Kat Richardson – Greywalker
When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit …strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper’s not crazy. Her “death” has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist.

David Eddings – Pawn Of Prophecy
Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. But Garion did not believe in such stories.

Faith Hunter – Skinwalker
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she’s been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps.

F. Paul Wilson – The Tomb
Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn’t deal with electronic appliances-he fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia’s daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

Richard Paul Evans

Wanda Brunstetter – The Struggle
When Timothy Fisher decides to move his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Mindy, to Christian County, Kentucky, where two of his brothers now reside, Hannah is very reluctant to leave her Amish home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Phillip Gulley – Home To Harmony
In the fictional small town of Harmony, Indiana, Sam Gardner becomes the pastor of his hometown church, Harmony Friends Meeting. In this delightful, first-person novel, Sam describes in a warm, down-home style the moving and humorous adventures he encounters his first year home to Harmony.

Nicholas Sparks – A Walk To Remember
A poignant tale of first love set in the 1950s introduces seventeen-year-old Landon, who has never payed much attention to plain Jamie Sullivan, a Baptist minister’s daughter, until fate intervenes and Landon learns the true nature of beauty, the joy of giving, and the power of love.

Jason Wright – The Cross Gardener
John Bevan and his young daughter, Lou Lou, try to heal after a tragic accident takes the life of his wife and unborn child. Struggling to understand God’s purpose, John erects a small cross on the side of the road where his wife died. One day, he meets a man painting his wife’s cross, and the “cross gardener” eventually helps John see that his wife would have wanted him to live his life and enjoy every moment with his surviving child.

Melody Carlson – The Christmas Bus
The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there’s a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas. But this year nothing goes according to plan. Shepherd’s Inn is full of strangers, Mad Myrtle is causing problems, and a young couple with a baby due any minute rolls in to the middle of town in their Partridge Family-style bus.

Jan Karon – At Home In Mitford
In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won’t go away and an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge.

Donna VanLiere – The Christmas Hope
Patti is a devoted social worker, but she can’t seem to feel anything for her handsome pilot husband (they sleep in separate bedrooms), and she can’t understand why anyone could feel happy during the holidays. Leave it to a child to teach Patti the meaning of Christmas.

Nicholas Evans – The Horse Whisperer
After her daughter and the girl’s horse are injured in a tragic accident, Annie Graves journeys across the continent in search of Tom Booker, the Horse Whisperer, hoping he can use his ancient gift to help both the horse and the maimed girl.

Beverly Lewis – The Brethren
Annie Zook, the Amish preacher’s daughter, is caught between two worlds. Living with shunned friend Esther, Annie longs to return to her forbidden art and the idyllic days spent with Englisher Ben Martin, before her father ordered her never to see him again.

Robert James Waller – Bridges of Madison County
Robert Kincaid, a photographer for National Geographic and Francesca Johnson, an Iowa farm wife, describe the life of Madison County Iowa residents. A photographer and a lonely farmer’s wife in Iowa.

Jodi Picoult

Dorothy Allison – Bastard out of Carolina
Set in the rural South, this tale centers around the Boatwright family, a proud and closeknit clan known for their drinking, fighting, and womanizing. Nicknamed Bone by her Uncle Earle, Ruth Anne is the bastard child of Anney Boatwright, who has fought tirelessly to legitimize her child. When she marries Glen, a man from a good family, it appears that her prayers have been answered. However, Anney suffers a miscarriage and Glen begins drifting.

Chris Bohjalian – Before You Know Kindness
For ten summers, the Seton family–all three generations–met at their country home in New England to spend a week together playing tennis, badminton, and golf, and savoring gin and tonics on the wraparound porch to celebrate the end of the season. In the eleventh summer, everything changed. A hunting rifle with a single cartridge left in the chamber wound up in exactly the wrong hands at exactly the wrong time, and led to a nightmarish accident that put to the test the values that unite the family–and the convictions that just may pull it apart.

Kim Edwards – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
One winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever.

Darien Gee – Friendship Bread
Still reeling from a personal tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend, Julia Evarts remains at a loss as to how to move on with her life until she receives an anonymous gift of Amish Friendship Bread with instructions on how to make the bread herself, and a request to share it with others.

Elizabeth Berg – What We Keep
As this new work opens, Ginny is flying to California to join her sister in a meeting with their mother, whom neither daughter has seen for 35 years. Ginny uses her travel time to reflect upon her memories of the summer when her mother withdrew from the family and became an outsider in her daughters’ lives.

Diane Chamberlain – The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
After a dark night of unimaginable consequences, CeeCee Wilkes starts a new life as Eve Elliot and now, as a successful therapist, finds her past and present colliding, forcing her to make a difficult decision.

Patricia Gaffney – Mad Dash
The poor thing was cold and trembling, abandoned on their front doorstep. Dash, impulsive as always, decides on the spot that they should keep it. But her husband, Andrew, thinks it’s the craziest thing he’s ever heard. A fight over a scruffy little dog doesn’t seem like much of a reason to walk out on your husband of twenty years–but the spat over the puppy is just the last of many straws.

Kristin Hannah – Magic Hour
Life seems over for Dr. Julia Cates, a prominent child psychiatrist, when she misdiagnoses a teenager who then shoots up a church youth group. Salvation for Julia comes shortly later when her estranged sister, Ellie Barton, chief of police in their hometown of Rain Valley, WA, asks for her help with a “wild child” found with a wolf in the forest near town. Supported by her sister, Julia works tirelessly at trying to discover why this child, whom she names Alice, behaves like an animal and doesn’t speak.

Judy Blume – Summer Sisters
Two women from very diferent families become inseparable companions during summers on Martha’s Vineyard during their coming-of-age years, forging the bonds of a lifelong friendship that weathers growing up, marriage, children, careers, and betrayal.

Barbary Delinsky – Sweet Salt Air
Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that would test the bounds of their longtime relationship if revealed.

Lisa Gardner – The Perfect Husband
Tess Williams meets and marries the man of her dreams but soon discovers he is a serial killer. When he breaks out of prison, Tess hires an ex-marine to train her for a final, bloody confrontation.

Kristin Hannah

Elizabeth Berg – Tapestry of Fortunes
Motivational speaker Cecelia Ross needs some movement in her life. Since the death of her best friend the year before, she’s been immobilized by grief, unable to move forward. When Cece receives out of the blue a postcard from the lost love of her life, she’s galvanized into action.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh – The Language of Flowers
Alternate chapters weave Victoria’s past as a foster child and her present as a semi-homeless 18-year-old. Victoria finds her first job in a florist shop, putting to use the language of flowers she first learned from her only real family, the foster mother she lost 10 years earlier.

Jane Green – Another Piece of My Heart
A woman marries into a ready-made family and learns the true meaning of motherhood.

Mary Alice Monroe – The Summer Wind
It’s summer once again on idyllic Sullivan’s Island, but Dora is feeling anything but perfect. With a perpetually withdrawn son and an impending divorce, the pressure is just too much to handle, and Dora cracks, suffering what the doctors are calling ‘Broken Heart’ syndrome.

Nicholas Sparks – The Last Song
Seventeen-year-old Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father– until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him.

Maeve Binchy – Nights of Rain and Stars
In a Greek village, far from Binchy’s beloved Ireland, residents and travelers who are variously Greek, Irish, American, and German manage to come together, and are then blown apart by sudden tragedy.

Dorothy Garlock – Under a Texas Sky
Growing up poor and largely abandoned on the streets of 1920s Chicago Anna Finnegan has struggled her entire life, until a talent manager discovered her and brought her into the world of theater.

Elin Hildebrand – Silver Girl
Facing homelessness and a loss of social standing after her husband cheats rich investors out of billions of dollars, Meredith and her best friend, Connie, who has troubles of her own, escape to Nantucket to heal.

Jodi Picoult – House Rules
A teenager with Asperger’s syndrome–smart, quirky, with a passion for crime scene analysis–winds up on trial for murder.

Nancy Thayer – Moon Shell Beach
Two best friends reconcile 11 years after high school, wondering if they can trust each other again. Clare and Lexi made bad man choices back in the day, and now that their biological clocks are ticking, well, anything can happen in Nantucket in the summer.

Barbara Delinsky – Lake News
A nasty reporter has falsely accused Lily Blake of an affair with a cardinal, forcing her to retreat to her home town in New Hampshire. There she links up with John Kipling, another renegade from big-time media who’s now running the local paper.

Emily Griffin – Where We Belong
Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an eighteen-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family.

Debbie Macomber – Rose Harbor in Bloom
In Cedar Cove three women — innkeeper Jo Marie Rose, young Annie Newton, and high-powered businesswoman Mary Smith — make peace with their pasts as they boldly welcome their futures.

Luanne Rice – Safe Harbour
Dana Underhill, a successful artist and sailing instructor living in Normandy, is heartbroken when her sister Lily perishes in a sailing accident. A year after the tragedy, she returns to her native Connecticut, intending to take Lily’s daughters back with her to France. Travel plans permanently change, however, when Dana encounters Sam Trevor, a marine biologist and former sailing student, and falls in love with him.

Larry McMurtry

Thomas Berger – Little Big Man
The astonishing reminiscences of an ancient and immodest Indian frontiersman form a witty, lusty, and highly impressive epic, a panoramic enlargement of the way of life in the Old West.

Pat Conroy – Beach Music
Jack McCall, an American who fled to Rome with his daughter after his wife’s suicide, hunts for an old classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester and never resurfaced.

Loren D. Estleman – Roy and Lillie
For many years Judge Roy Bean, the cantankerous self-styled arbiter of rough frontier justice, wrote fan letters to the beautiful actress Lillie Langtry across the sea; occasionally, she wrote back. He even renamed the town in which he lived Langtry in her honor. And they would have met, if Bean had not died shortly before Lillie. After years of this strange but poignant correspondence, Lillie finally kept her promise to visit her distant admirer.

Zane Grey – Riders of the Purple Sage
A gentile sage-rider is about to be whipped by the Mormans to coerce the rich and beautiful Jane Withersteen to marry against her will. In desperation Jane whispers the prayer, “whence cometh my help!” Just then an unlikely hero, the infamous gunfighter, Lassiter routs the persecutors and is drawn into this conflict on the Utah-Arizona border.

Terry Johnston – Dream Catcher
Ten years have passed since the close of the war that divided a nation and tore families asunder; a decade since battle-scarred Confederate soldier Jonah Hook returned to find his wife and children gone — kidnapped by a man of unspeakable brutality.

Wally Lamb – She’s Come Undone
Lovable loser Dolores Price bounces from one tragedy to the next, retaining only her cynical sense of humor. Abandoned as a child by her father (who later tries to make amends, only to be met with Dolores’s stubborn rejection), raped by a trusted adult, and later married to a philandering husband, Dolores nonetheless evolves into a cautious, wry adult.

Conrad Richter – The Trees
Toward the close of the eighteenth century the land west of the Alleghenies and north of the Ohio river was an unbroken sea of trees. Beneath them the forest trails were dark, silent, and lonely, brightened only by a few lost beams of sunlight. Here the Lucketts, a wild, woodsfaring family, lived their roaming life, pushing ever westward as the frontier advanced and as new settlements threatened their isolation.

John Steinbeck – The Red Pony
Traces a boy’s journey into manhood after his father gives him a pony to train and care for.

T. C. Boyle – The Tortilla Curtain
This 1995 novel contrasts two starkly different Los Angeles couples and two cultures in opposition. With a heavy hand on ironic parallels, it alternates between a young Mexican who, without money, working papers, or roof over his head, struggles haplessly to provide for himself and his pregnant wife and an affluent nature writer whose wife sells real estate and lives with him in a pristine, insulated development.

Sandra Dallas – Whiter Than Snow
The powerful story of a small Colorado town after a devastating avalanche, and the life changing effects it has on the people who live there. Set in 1920.

Ernest Gaines – The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Story of a black lady born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, freed at the end of the Civil War, who lives for one-hundred more years.

Kent Haruf – Plainsong
In the same way that the plains define the American landscape, small-town life in the heartlands is a quintessentially American experience. Alternating chapters focus on eight compassionately imagined characters whose lives undergo radical change during the course of one year.

Elmer Kelton – The Day the Cowboys Quit
The time is 1883; the place is the Texas Panhandle. Cowboys refuse to be stigmatized as drinkers and exploited by the wealthy cattle owners who don’t pay livable wages. Those very same ranchers want to take away the cowboys’ right to own cattle because this ownership, the ranchers believe, would lead to thieving.

Norman Maclean – A River Runs Through It
Based on Norman Maclean’s childhood experiences, A River Runs Through It has established itself as one of the most moving stories of our time; it captivates readers with vivid descriptions of life along Montana’s Big Blackfoot River and its near magical blend of fly fishing with the troubling affections of the heart.

Anne Rivers Siddons – Up Island
When her perfect life begins to crumble, Molly Bell Redwine–dutiful daughter, perfect wife, nurturing mother, and family protector–journeys to Martha’s Vineyard in search of refuge, the meaning of life, and her own place in the world.

Anne Tyler – Back When We Were Grownups
After recovering from the shock of becoming a widow in her mid-twenties, Rebecca “Beck” Davitch has spent several busy decades occupied with managing both her quirky clan of in-laws and their party-hosting business.

Don Coldsmith – Tallgrass
This is the story of the warriors and priests, trappers and traders, explorers and schemers who came across the frontier seeking new faith and new fortune. Here is Heron Woman of the Horn People: drawn by a curious yet powerful desire into the arms of a stranger, she gives birth to a child of destiny.

Ivan Doig – The Whistling Season
Set in the early 1900s, this novel is a nostalgic, bittersweet story about a widower, his three sons, and the year these boys spend in a one-room country schoolhouse.

Kaye Gibbons – A Virtuous Woman
In flashbacks, two richly cadenced Southern voices explore vastly different backgrounds, troubled histories and an unlikely but loving marriage.

John Irving – The Fourth Hand
While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation’s first hand transplant; meanwhile, in the distracting aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, the surgeon is seduced by his housekeeper.

Louis L’amour – Sackett’s Land
Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father’s fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunities of the New World.

Robert B. Parker – Appaloosa
When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg, a man who has so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horses, and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead.

Wallace Stegner – Angle of Repose
This American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time when he has become estranged from his own family.

Guy Vanderhaeghe – The Englishman’s Boy
As a youth, Shorty McAdoo participated in a massacre of Indians. Fifty years later, still suffering from guilt, he is approached by a filmmaker to tell his story. A chance to make amends–or get exploited.

 

VC Andrews

John Case – The Murder Artist
During a summer-long, last-ditch attempt to reconnect with his family since separating from his wife, Washington TV reporter Alexander Callahan loses his identical twin six-year-old sons at a Maryland Renaissance fair.

Gary Hardwick – Supreme Justice
When conservative Supreme Court justice Farrell Douglas is gunned down, it falls to young black U.S. attorney Marshall Jackson to investigate America’s most important, and inflammatory, case.

Rachel Pastan – Alena
A contemporary retelling of Daphne du Maurier’s gripping and iconic novel Rebecca, ALENA tells the story of a bright young curator who finds herself haunted by the legacy of her predecessor at a small, cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod.

Lois Duncan – Stranger with my Face
Have you ever been haunted by the feeling that someone is spying on you, lurking around your house and yard, even entering your bedroom? Are your friends plotting against you when they say they’ve seen you do things you know you haven’t done? What’s going on — and does Laurie really want to find out?

Kay Hooper – Haven
After a head injury brings on nightmares involving girls being tortured and murdered, Emma Rayburn contacts her estranged sister, Jessie, a psychic investigator.

John Saul – Black Creek Crossing
The Sullivans are thrilled with their new home at Black Creek Crossing-until they discover that a double murder occurred there, leading to some spooky doings.

Ken Follett – The Key to Rebecca
A Nazi agent possesses the secret that will open the doors of Cairo to Rommel’s advancing army. Only two people can stop him–a down-on-his-luck English officer and a beautiful Jewish girl who serves as bait.

Bernie McGill – The Butterfly Cabinet
A proud, uncompromising woman, Harriet’s great passion is collecting butterflies and pinning them under glass; motherhood comes no easier to her than her role as mistress of her remote Irish estate. When her daughter dies, her community is quick to judge her, and Harriet will not stoop to defend herself. But her journals reveal a more complex truth.

Diane Setterfield – The Thirteenth Tale
When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales.

Robin Cook

Gary Braver – Skin Deep
Someone is killing the most alluring women of Boston. Someone whose keen eye for beauty masks a twisted mind. Someone who insinuates himself into his victims’ lives and leaves them with nothing but an elegant black stocking knotted around their necks.

Michael Crichton – Next
In his brilliant new blockbuster, the “New York Times” bestselling author journeys into the realm of genetics: fast, furious, and out of control. Provocative yet playful, dark and disturbing, “Next” is Crichton as he has never been seen before.

Tess Gerritsen – Ice Cold
Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Maura’s charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend

Patrick Lynch – Carriers
A U.S. Army medical team is sent out to seek the source of the plague at the jungle camp of an American scientist who hasn’t answered radio calls for weeks. As more victims succumb, the Indonesian government takes draconian measures and the American team struggles with the jungle and the Indonesians.

John J. Nance – Pandora’s Clock
Captain James Holland is the pilot on a routine flight from Frankfurt to New York, packed with people eager to be home for Christmas. When a passenger collapses from what appears to be a heart attack, Holland is forced to request an emergency landing at London’s Heathrow Airport. But to his great surprise, the air traffic controllers will not let him land in England — they tell Holland that his sick passenger has contracted a dangerous new form of influenza and that the plane must return to Germany.

Stanley Pottinger – The Fourth Procedure
Corpses of antiabortionists keep turning up in Washington, D.C., in unlikely spots, but even more unlikely is their condition-all have fresh incisions and a toy doll with a message stuffed inside it.

John Case – The First Horsemen
The Spanish Flu killed forty million people worldwide in 1918. Now, with history threatening to repeat itself, a scientific expedition speeds toward a remote island in the Arctic Sea to recover strains of the lethal virus preserved under layers of ice. For Washington Post reporter Frank Daly, it is the story of a lifetime. But his plan to join the expedition is ruined by a ferocious storm that delays him.

Eileen Dreyer – Brain Dead
The bodies keep piling up in Memorial Medical Center’s morgue, and trauma nurse Timmie Parker wants to know why. Old age just doesn’t seem enough to explain the suspiciously large number of deaths, especially since many victims are from Restcrest, the hospital’s highly touted senior-care and research facility.

Leonard Goldberg – Deadly Medicine
Forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock and police detective Jake Sinclair team up to catch a serial killer who is stalking hospital patients.

Richard Mabry – Lethal Remedy
Dr. Sara Miles’ teenage patient is on the brink of death from an overwhelming, highly resistant infection with Staph luciferus, known to doctors as “the killer.” Only an experimental antibiotic, developed and administered by Sara’s ex-husband can save the girl’s life.

Michael Palmer – The Patient
Tiny robot ARTIE is not quite ready to perform neurosurgery. Then he attracts a master assassin with a brain tumor who winds up holding patients and staff hostage in case the operation fails.

Kathy Reichs – Deja Dead
As forensic scientist Temperance Brennan works on the dismembered remains of a murder victim, she begins to suspect that there is a link between this homicide and the torture-killing of a teenager several years earlier.

Patricia Cornwell – Blow Fly
Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virginia in quest of peace but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida. There she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.

David R. Fett – White Sleeper
When Arkansas experiences a wave of rare fatal diseases, the CDC sends disgraced doctor Dave Richards to investigate, and he knows this is the case that could save his career. When he teams up with FBI agent Paula Mushari, Richards thinks he may have found the person who can help him find the answers. But as they dig deeper, they begin to get a sinister glimpse into what they are dealing with—a vengeful sect, led by the son of a late white supremacist, intent on destroying a nation

Chuck Hogan – The Blood Artists
Drs. Stephen Pearse and Peter Maryk are summoned deep into the rain forests of the Congo, where a deadly virus — set free from a centuries-old uranium cave — has decimated a mining camp. Desperate, they bomb the area, resealing the cave containing the incurable disease. But two years later, it reappears, devastating the small New England town of Plainville.

Neil McMahon – Revolution No. 9
In this latest offering from the acclaimed author of To the Bone, an ordinary man–a father and doctor–becomes the final obstacle to a charismatic cult leader’s fiendish plan for revolution.

Ross Pennie – Tainted
In an affluent city perched on Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, residents begin turning up on the pathologist’s autopsy table with what looks like epidemic mad cow disease.

Christoph Spielberg – The Russian Donation
Doctor Felix Hoffmann’s life is textbook success: it’s a life filled with medical work, televised soccer games, and the chill of German beer. Yet, when a former patient shows up dead by causes unknown, Hoffmann signs a death certificate that may be his own.