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The Endless Knot
The Endless Knot
Written by Gail Bowen
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ISBN: 9780771013478
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The Endless Knot
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $14.95

The tenth novel in the highly acclaimed Joanne Kilbourn series features the murderous fallout of a tell-all book on the troubled adult children of Canadian celebrities.

When journalist Kathryn Morrissey’s sensational book on the lives of thirteen adult children of prominent Canadians is published, one of the parents, Sam Parker, is furious... Read more >
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The Endless Knot
The Endless Knot
Written by Gail Bowen
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ISBN: 9781551992464
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The Endless Knot
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

The tenth novel in the highly acclaimed Joanne Kilbourn series features the murderous fallout of a tell-all book on the troubled adult children of Canadian celebrities.

When journalist Kathryn Morrissey’s sensational book on the lives of thirteen adult children of prominent Canadians is published, one of the parents, Sam Parker, is furious... Read more >
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The Glitter Scene

Written by Monika Fagerholm


Format: eBook, 500 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $13.99

Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn’t until... Read more >
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The Glitter Scene
The Glitter Scene
Written by Monika Fagerholm
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ISBN: 9781590513057
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The Glitter Scene

Written by Monika Fagerholm


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $17.95

Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn’t until... Read more >
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The God of the Hive
The God of the Hive
Written by Laurie R. King
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553590418
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The God of the Hive
A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Written by Laurie R. King


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $15.00

Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath of a murderous secret organization bent on infiltrating the government. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy with limitless resources and powerful connections.

Unstoppable together, Russell and...

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The Last Good Day
The Last Good Day
Written by Gail Bowen
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ISBN: 9780771013492
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The Last Good Day
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $14.95

The ninth novel of Gail Bowen’s popular series finds Canada’s favourite amateur sleuth, Joanne Kilbourn, on holiday at a cottage borrowed from a lawyer friend, one of a cluster of summer homes owned by lawyers from the same prestigious firm. When one of them kills himself the night after a long... Read more >
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The Last Good Day
The Last Good Day
Written by Gail Bowen
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ISBN: 9781551996172
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The Last Good Day
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $6.99

The ninth novel of Gail Bowen’s popular series finds Canada’s favourite amateur sleuth, Joanne Kilbourn, on holiday at a cottage borrowed from a lawyer friend, one of a cluster of summer homes owned by lawyers from the same prestigious firm. When one of them kills himself the night after a long... Read more >
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An Imperfect Spy
An Imperfect Spy
Written by Amanda Cross
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307802156
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An Imperfect Spy

Written by Amanda Cross


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

"FASCINATING . . . The dialogue is, as always, elegant and polished."
--Los Angeles Times
While guest-teaching a semester at Schuyler Law School, Kate Fansler gets to know an extraordinary secretary named Harriet, who patterns her life after John le Carré's character George Smiley. Harriet reveals that Schuyler has some serious skeletons swinging... Read more >
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Father's Day Murder
Father's Day Murder
Written by Lee Harris
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307803450
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Father's Day Murder

Written by Lee Harris


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $7.99

FRIENDS UNTIL DEATH

Every year, the Morris Avenue Boys--chums since childhood--gather for a Father's Day reunion dinner. Now late in middle age, these men can bask in the rewards of honest success. So which of them seizes the opportunity that fateful evening to pull out an ice pick and stab to death... Read more >
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Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice
Written by Amanda Cross
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307802101
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Poetic Justice

Written by Amanda Cross


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $7.99

Student riots have ravaged the distinguished New York City university where Kate Fansler teaches.  In the ensuing disarray, the survival of the university's plebeian stepchild, University College, seems doubtful. President Jeremiah Cudlipp is snobbishly determined to ax it; and as sycophantic professors fall in line behind him, the rally of Kate and... Read more >
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Fragile
Fragile
Written by Lisa Unger
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780307745262
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Fragile

Written by Lisa Unger


Format: Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $7.99

Maggie and Jones live with their teenage son, Rick, in The Hollows, a small town outside of New York City.  The cozy intimacy of the town is broken when Rick’s girlfriend, Charlene, mysteriously disappears.  The investigation has Jones, the lead detective on the case, acting strangely and Rick, already a brooding...

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The Mother's Day Murder
The Mother's Day Murder
Written by Lee Harris
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307803467
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The Mother's Day Murder

Written by Lee Harris


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $5.99

TRUE CONFESSION--OR FALSE?

Investigator (and former nun) Christine Bennett is appalled when a young woman claims to be the natural daughter of Sister Joseph, beloved Superior at St. Stephen's and Chris's dearest friend. But after the girl is murdered, all the evidence leads the police to believe she was telling the truth--and... Read more >
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The PMS Outlaws
The PMS Outlaws
Written by Sharyn McCrumb
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307800886
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The PMS Outlaws
An Elizabeth MacPherson Novel
Written by Sharyn McCrumb


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $7.99

Bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb, internationally acclaimed for the "quiet fire"* of her Appalachian Ballad novels, clearly has a dark side--a wicked, sardonic wit that has prompted critics to compare her to Jane Austen and Jonathan Swift.

Readers and reviewers alike also have lauded Ms. McCrumb for her inspired chronicles of forensic... Read more >
Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot
Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot
Written by Jodi Compton
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ISBN: 9780307588104
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Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot
A Novel
Written by Jodi Compton


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

Thieves Get Rich, Saints Get Shot is the gripping sequel to Jodi Compton’s Hailey’s War.  When we last left her, West Point dropout Hailey Cain had defied a powerful mobster to protect a pregnant teenager and child. The events of Hailey’s War nearly cost Cain her life, but Thieves Get Rich... Read more >
In the Last Analysis
In the Last Analysis
Written by Amanda Cross
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307802125
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In the Last Analysis

Written by Amanda Cross


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $7.99

When beautiful Janet Harrison asks English professor Kate Fansler to recommend a Manhattan psychoanalyst, Kate immediately sends the girl to her dear friend and former lover, Dr. Emanuel Bauer. Seven weeks later, the girl is stabbed to death on Emanuel's couch--with incriminating fingerprints on the murder weapon. To Kate, the idea... Read more >
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The Puzzled Heart
The Puzzled Heart
Written by Amanda Cross
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ISBN: 9780307803399
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The Puzzled Heart

Written by Amanda Cross


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $7.99

Kate Fansler's husband, Reed, has been kidnapped--and will be killed unless Kate obeys the carefully delineated directives of a ransom note. Tormented by her own puzzled heart, Kate seeks solace and wise counsel from both old friends and new. But who precisely is the enemy? Is he or she a vengeful... Read more >
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The Theban Mysteries
The Theban Mysteries
Written by Amanda Cross
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307802118
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The Theban Mysteries

Written by Amanda Cross


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $7.99

For a century, wealthy New York girls have been trained for the rigors of upper class life at the Theban, an exclusive private school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Kate Fansler is lured back to her alma mater to teach a seminar on Antigone. But a hostile note addressed... Read more >
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Burying Ariel
Burying Ariel
Written by Gail Bowen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771013096
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Burying Ariel
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $14.95

Joanne Kilbourn is looking forward to a relaxing weekend at the lake with her children and her new grandchild when murder once more wreaks havoc in Regina, Saskatchewan. A young colleague at the university where Joanne teaches is found stabbed to death in the basement of the library.

Ariel Warren was a... Read more >
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Burying Ariel
Burying Ariel
Written by Gail Bowen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551996158
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Burying Ariel
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $6.99

Joanne Kilbourn is looking forward to a relaxing weekend at the lake with her children and her new grandchild when murder once more wreaks havoc in Regina, Saskatchewan. A young colleague at the university where Joanne teaches is found stabbed to death in the basement of the library.

Ariel Warren was a... Read more >
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The Glass Coffin
The Glass Coffin
Written by Gail Bowen
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ISBN: 9780771013058
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The Glass Coffin
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $14.95

In this chilling tale of the terrible power of the ties that both bind us and blind us, Gail Bowen has given us her best novel yet. Brimming with the author’s characteristic empathy for the troubled, The Glass Coffin explores the depth of tragedy that a camera’s neutral eye can capture... Read more >
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The Glass Coffin
The Glass Coffin
Written by Gail Bowen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551996165
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The Glass Coffin
A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Written by Gail Bowen


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $6.99

In this chilling tale of the terrible power of the ties that both bind us and blind us, Gail Bowen has given us her best novel yet. Brimming with the author’s characteristic empathy for the troubled, The Glass Coffin explores the depth of tragedy that a camera’s neutral eye can capture... Read more >
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The Magician's Accomplice
The Magician's Accomplice
Written by Michael Genelin
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ISBN: 9781569479520
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The Magician's Accomplice
A Jana Matinova Investigation Set in Slovakia
Written by Michael Genelin


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $14.00

An indigent student has been shot and killed in an upscale hotel in the center of Bratislava. It appears to be a professional assassination, but who would want to kill a starving student? After examining the crime scene, Jana Matinova pays a visit to her lover, a government prosecutor. But when... Read more >
Requiem for a Gypsy
A Jana Matinova Investigation Set in Slovakia
Written by Michael Genelin


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $14.00

When the wife of one of Slovakia's most prominent businessmen is killed in a very public assassination, it looks like the bullets were meant for her husband. But could the wife of Oto Bogan have actually been one of the primary targets? And where has Bogan gone? Both he and his... Read more >
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Beekeeping for Beginners (Short Story)
Beekeeping for Beginners (Short Story)
Written by Laurie R. King
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345529930
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Beekeeping for Beginners (Short Story)

Written by Laurie R. King


Format: eBook, 46 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $0.99

BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Pirate King.

In this crackling short story, New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King reveals an unforgettable new twist in the adventure that led supersleuth Sherlock Holmes to discover his first (and finest) apprentice, Mary Russell.
 
Sherlock Holmes is fending off a... Read more >
Getting Old Can Kill You
Getting Old Can Kill You
Written by Rita Lakin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440338420
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Getting Old Can Kill You
A Mystery
Written by Rita Lakin


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $7.99

Life isn’t all sunny in Fort Lauderdale’s Lanai Gardens. Returning from a blissful double honeymoon with her sister Evvie, Gladdy Gold announces that she wants her new hubby, Jack, to join her detective agency. But Gladdy’s gals say no dice, and soon Ida, Sophie, and Bella are striking out on their... Read more >
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