Beat the Winter Blahs with 5 Books of Sea and Sand

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Beat the Winter Blahs with 5 Books of Sea and Sand

Right about now, as winter’s chill sets in, we could all use a day at the beach. The following five stories whisk us away to sunny vistas and...
The Unforgettable End Days of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas

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The Unforgettable End Days of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas

As fiction heroes go, Odd Thomas is unique. He has no father; born with one foot in the land of the living and one foot in the land of shades, he can speak...
This Month's Top Picks in Thrillers

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This Month's Top Picks in Thrillers

Want to stay up all night reading, too engrossed in plagues, double-crossing spies, or international terrorists to turn out the light? Look no...
This Month's Top Picks in Fiction

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This Month's Top Picks in Fiction

Schedule plenty of reading time this month, because January is jam-packed with exciting new releases. Debut authors like Michael Christie join...
8 Female Sleuths to Add to Your Favorite Mystery Reader’s Stocking

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8 Female Sleuths to Add to Your Favorite Mystery Reader’s Stocking

There’s a slew of excellent mystery novels out this season featuring some of our favorite female detectives, from the whip-smart Agent O’Hare...
Hook Your Favorite Mystery Reader on a Series this Season

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Hook Your Favorite Mystery Reader on a Series this Season

The only thing better than a great mystery book is a great mystery series. Following a detective through a whole set of adventures, seeing him or...
5 Cop Books that Hit the Target

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5 Cop Books that Hit the Target

Ever wondered what it’s like to guard a crime scene? To chase a suspect down a dark alley, or have shots fired at you? Cops lead a...
Alex Cross Faces His Darkest Hour in James Patterson's Hope to Die

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Alex Cross Faces His Darkest Hour in James Patterson's Hope to Die

Cross My Heart, James Patterson’s last Alex Cross novel, ended on a cliffhanger. Patterson fans stayed up all night, first reading the book, then...
The Escape, an Explosive New Thriller from David Baldacci

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The Escape, an Explosive New Thriller from David Baldacci

Bioterrorism, computer hacking, and America at risk: with a plot plucked straight from today’s headlines, The Escape is David Baldacci’s most...
The Burning Room, a Riveting New Thriller by Michael Connelly

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The Burning Room, a Riveting New Thriller by Michael Connelly

If King of the Police Procedural were an actual position, Michael Connelly would be crowned tomorrow. His books starring LAPD detective Harry Bosch are...
True Love Doesn’t Come Easy in  David Nicholls’ Us

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True Love Doesn’t Come Easy in David Nicholls’ Us

David Nicholls, author of the phenomenally successful One Day, delivers again with Us, a bittersweet family drama that was long-listed for the Booker...
4 Characters Who Keep Their Secrets

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4 Characters Who Keep Their Secrets

I love first-person narrators. They have a special power to draw me in, making me feel invested as they share their deepest thoughts and emotions. Then...

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