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Africville

Colvin, Jeffrey, author
2019


The boy from the woods

The boy from the woods

Coben, Harlan, 1962- author
2020

The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child's family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system. Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn't know where he comes from, and he's back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people. When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein, with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection, asks him to use his unique skills to help find her.

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Brother

Brother

Chariandy, David, 1969- author
2018

Michael and Francis are the sons of Trinidadian immigrants, their father has disappeared and their mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home. Coming of age in The Park, a cluster of town houses and leaning concrete towers in the disparaged outskirts of a sprawling city, Michael and Francis battle against the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. But their bright hopes are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow.

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Coconut layer cake murder

Coconut layer cake murder

Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author
2020

When Hannah learns that her sister Michelle’s boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is the prime suspect in a murder case, she heads back to Minnesota. Hannah doesn’t know what to believe - only that exonerating a suspect who can’t remember is almost impossible, especially since Lonnie’s brother, Detective Rick Murphy, and Lonnie’s partner, Chief Detective Mike Kingston, have been taken off the case. Before everything comes crashing down on Lonnie like a heaping slice of coconut layer cake, it’ll be up to Hannah to rack up enough clues to toast a flaky killer.

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The familiar dark

The familiar dark

Engel, Amy, author
2020

"A spellbinding story of a mother with nothing left to lose who sets out on an all-consuming quest for justice after her daughter is murdered on the town playground. Sometimes the answers are worse than the questions. Sometimes it's better not to know. Set in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks, in a small-town with big secrets, The Familiar Dark opens with a murder in the town's playground. Eve Taggert, desperate with grief over losing her daughter, takes it upon herself to find out the truth about what happened. Eve is no stranger to the dark side of life, having been raised by a hard-edged mother whose lessons Eve tried not to pass on to her own daughter. But Eve may need her mother's cruel brand of strength if she's going to face the truth about her daughter's death and about her own true nature. Her quest for justice takes her from the dark underbelly of town, to the woods, and most frighteningly, back to her mother's trailer, for a final lesson."-- Provided by publisher.

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A forgotten murder

A forgotten murder

Deveraux, Jude, author
2020

An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count -- It's the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar. After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of hers in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that Sara has also invited a number of others to join them at Oxley. When everyone assembles, Sara lets them know why they are there. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven't been heard from since -- and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event. In reenacting the events of that night, it becomes clear that everyone has something to hide and no one is safe, especially when the discovery of a body makes it clear that at least one of the people who disappeared was murdered. Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe.

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Gone by midnight

Gone by midnight

Fox, Candice, author
2020

Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear--and where others vanish into thin air...When Sara Farrow's son goes missing from a locked hotel room, she frantically turns for help to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators--disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. Just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda's blood pumping, the disappearance couldn't have come at a worse time for Ted. He has just this one week with Lillian, the daughter he barely knows... but the clock is ticking for the lost boy. Amanda and Ted's search dredges up the area's worst characters, and the danger they uncover could well put Ted's own child in deadly peril.

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A good neighborhood

A good neighborhood

Fowler, Therese, author
2020

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter. With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds.

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The guards

The guards

Bruen, Ken.
2003


Journey of the Pharaohs

Journey of the Pharaohs

Cussler, Clive, author
2020

Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew race to identify a link between an ancient Egyptian treasure, a 1927 daredevil aviator's disappearance and the sinking of a modern fishing trawler to prevent a scheme by a cutthroat arms dealer.

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Lavender blue murder

Lavender blue murder

Childs, Laura, author
2020

Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. As gunshots explodes, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbour's lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death. As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, and Reginald's daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned.

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Lethal game

Lethal game

Feehan, Christine, author
2020

Amaryllis is kind and warm and sees beyond Malichai Fortune's rough exterior, but he can tell there's something she's hiding. When strange events at his temporary retreat put Malichai on high alert, he knows he won't be able to deal with the threat and keep his woman safe in his weakened state. But calling in his brothers means telling Amaryllis what he really is, and revealing that he knows the truth about her too.

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Long range

Long range

Box, C. J., author
2020

When the wife of a prominent local judge is wounded on Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's turf, all signs point to the shot having been taken from an impossible distance. At the same time - just as he's adjusting to the arrival of his first child - Joe's best friend, Nate Romanowski, is suspected of being the assassin. All this happens while Joe is attempting to decipher a startling grizzly attack. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.

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The night watchman : a novel

The night watchman : a novel

Erdrich, Louise, author
2020

Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the jewel bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa Council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new 'emancipation' bill on its way to the floor of the United States Congress. It is 1953 and he and the other council members know the bill isn't about freedom; Congress is fed up with Indians. The bill is a 'termination' that threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land and their very identity. How can the government abandon treaties made in good faith with Native Americans 'for as long as the grasses shall grow, and the rivers run'?

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The red lotus

The red lotus

Bohjalian, Chris, 1962- author
2020

On the brink of falling in love, Alexis and Austin travel to Vietnam on a bike tour. As Alexis sips white wine and waits at the hotel for Austin to return, two men emerge from the tall grass and Austin vanishes into thin air. As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, and deals with the FBI and Austin’s prickly family, she uncovers a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: why did he really bring her to Vietnam?

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Smoke bitten

Smoke bitten

Briggs, Patricia, author
2020


Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay

Carr, Robyn, author
2020

Born twenty years apart, Justine was already an adult when Addie was born. The sisters love each other but they don't really know each other. When Addie dropped out of university to care for their ailing parents, Justine, a successful lawyer, covered the expenses. It was the best arrangement at the time but now that their parents are gone, the future has changed dramatically for both women. Neither woman knows how to start life over but both realize they can and must support each other the way only sisters can. Together they find the strength to accept their failures and overcome their challenges. Happiness is within reach, if only they have the courage to fight for it.

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The third sister

The third sister

Blaedel, Sara, author
2020

"The riveting conclusion to the Family Secrets trilogy picks up right where the cliffhanger ending of Her Father's Secret left off with the astonishing revelation that Ilka's father is actually still alive. Reeling from the news, Ilka sets off for her father's last known location, where she is faced with a formidable task: to confront a man who abandoned her as a child--then pulled her as an adult into a frightening, violent world--and finally get the answers she has been desperately seeking. But when she meets her father for the first time in her adult life, he raises more questions than answers. Ilka and her father form a tense alliance and set out to unravel decades-old mysteries and intrigue--before her father's secrets destroy them both"-- Provided by publisher.

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The third to die

The third to die

Brennan, Allison, author
2020

Detective Kara Quinn, on leave from the LAPD, is on an early morning jog in her hometown of Liberty Lake when she comes upon the body of a young nurse. The manner of death shows a pattern of highly controlled rage. Meanwhile in DC, FBI special agent Mathias Costa is staffing his newly minted Mobile Response Team. Word reaches Matt that the Liberty Lake murder fits the profile of the compulsive Triple Killer. It will be the first case for the MRT. This time they have a chance to stop this zealous if elusive killer before he strikes again. But only if they can figure out who he is and where he is hiding before he disappears for another three years. The stakes are higher than ever before, because if they fail, one of their own will be next.

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Two sisters

Two sisters

Cox, Josephine, author
2020

Ellen, loyal and honest, is her father's favourite, but Georgina is impulsive and unreliable, and can't please a father who has never shown her love. The big house, Grindle Hall, offers them both a chance of betterment, but while Ellen follows the steady path, Georgina takes a darker road and soon, her actions will have fateful consequences for them all. Only Ellen can help them, but will a sister's love be enough?

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Walk the wire

Walk the wire

Baldacci, David, author
2020

When Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, they instantly sense that the thriving fracking town is ripe for trouble. The promise of a second gold rush has attracted an onslaught of newcomers all hoping for a windfall, and the community is growing faster than houses can be built. The sudden boom has also brought a slew of problems with it, including drugs, property crimes, prostitution - and now murder.

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The Warsaw protocol

The Warsaw protocol

Berry, Steve, 1955- author
2020

A private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder. The price of admission to that auction is one of the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ. Former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is first sent to a castle in Poland to steal the Holy Lance then on to the auction itself. But nothing goes as planned and Malone is thrust into a bloody battle between three nations over information that, if exposed, could change the balance of power in Europe.

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