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  • SPEAKING IN BONES

    Kathy Reichs

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER First time in print: the novella Bones on Ice No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In Speaking in Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur. Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do--test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story. Shes at a loss, wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryans marriage proposal. But the matter of matrimony takes a backseat when murder rears its head. Hazel Lucky Strike--a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases--comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenagers remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennans lab. Brennan has doubts about working with a self-styled websleuth. But when the evidence seems to add up, Brennans next stop is the treacherous backwoods where the chilling recording (and maybe Cora Teagues bones) were discovered. Her forensic field trip only turns up more disturbing questions--along with gruesome proof of more untimely deaths. While local legends of eerie nocturnal phenomena and sinister satanic cults abound, its a zealous and secretive religious sect that has Brennan spooked and struggling to separate the saints from the sinners. But theres nothing, including fire and brimstone, that can distract her from digging up the truth and taking down a killer--even as Brennan finds herself in a place where angels fear to tread, devils demand their due, and she may be damned no matter what. Praise for Speaking in Bones Speaking in Bones keeps the suspense high. --Associated Press Temperances forensic sleuthing uncovers many secrets, along with a blockbuster psychological surprise. -- The Huffington Post

  • Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his coolest, sexiest, punch-packing thriller yet March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?



    Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer?



    Set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, The Affair marks a turning point in Reacher's career. If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him?

  • SAINT ODD

    Dean Koontz

    From one of the master storytellers of this or any age comes the stunning final adventure of one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction--as no. 1 internationally bestselling author Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion. Odd Thomas is back where it all started . . . because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them--as hes borne witness to humanitys greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do--for better or worse--with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll. Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge--vast and dreadful--awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains. Praise for Saint Odd Equal parts supernatural thriller, cultural satire, character study, bildungsroman, offbeat love story, road trip, spiritual meditation, and apocalyptic adventure, the Odd Thomas books . . . are more than irresistible page-turners. They are intimate, haunting, often heartrending, exhilarating, and beautifully composed. -- Biography.com Odd Thomas is such an endearing and likable character and, more than anything else, has been the reason for the success of the series. . . . For readers who have been with Odd all along, Saint Odd will satisfy. -- Bookreporter Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels Odds strange gifts, coupled with his intelligence and self-effacing humor, make him one of the most quietly authoritative characters in recent popular fiction. -- Publishers Weekly Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity--and moral outrage. --USA Today The ultimate Everyman . . . an avatar of hope and honor and courage for all of us--the linchpin of a rollicking good tale . . . Odd evokes the homespun wisdom of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer. --BookPage Theres never anything predictable about an Odd Thomas adventure. -- Booklist The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is [Koontzs] most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering. --The New York Times An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift. -- The Washington Post Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story. --Chicago Sun-Times

  • Anglais The Appeal

    John Grisham

    When a judge returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste in a small Mississippi town, the company's billionaire owner seeks to influence the appeal process by using his money to "buy" a seat on the state Supreme Court.

  • Anglais Odd apocalypse

    Dean Koontz

    The fifth Odd Thomas thriller from the master storyteller. Odd finds refuge at a rundown mansion, but soon discovers a frightening presence. Odd Thomas has seen danger and he has seen death. He lives between two worlds, communicating with the lingering dead. He stands between us and our darkest fears, never failing the tests that confront him, whatever the cost. Now he has found refuge in a crumbling mansion in Santa Barbara, along with his closest friends both living and dead. But the house is a place of terrible secrets, haunted by lingering spirits. And there is a stranger, more frightening presence still...

  • Anglais BONES NEVER LIE

    Kathy Reichs

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...



    For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away.



    The killer of young women. The monster.



    And the one who has now come back.



    Feeding on fear, grief and rage.



    Killing again. Killing girls.



    Getting closer.



    Coming for Tempe.

  • Anglais THE LITIGATORS

    John Grisham

    Law firm partners Oscar Finley and Wally Figg see a chance for huge financial gain when they learn of a pending class action lawsuit against the makers of Krayoxx, a popular cholesterol-reducing drug suspected of causing heart attacks.

  • Anglais Brother Odd

    Dean Koontz

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse. Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature. As he steadfastly journeys toward his mysterious destiny, Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning--but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

  • Bounty hunter Stephanie Plums life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich. B efore Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, shes knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and shes flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now hes dead--and a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph he was supposed to be carrying. O nly one person has seen the missing photo: Stephanie Plum. Now shes the target. An FBI sketch artist helps Stephanie re-create the person in the photo, but Stephanies descriptive skills are lacking. Until she can improve them, shell need to watch her back. O ver at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. Vinnies temporary HQ has gone up in smoke. Stephanies wheelman, Lula, falls for their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanies apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii? M orelli, Trentons hottest cop, isnt talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isnt talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . Its complicated.

  • Anglais Tin Man

    Dale Brown

    When his brother, a rookie cop, is wounded during a bank holdup, master soldier Patrick McLanahan becomes obsessed with revenge, studying covert warfare, weaponry, and technology as he takes to the street as a one-man army known as the Tin Man. Reprint.

  • FBI agent Kate O'Hare must once again covertly team up with brilliant con man Nicholas Fox to take down Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff who has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian.

  • It's no secret that cats are a mystery writer's best friend. Just ask the bestselling team of Rita Mae Brown and her furry partner, Sneaky Pie Brown, back on the prowl with another unforgettable whodunit. This time a controversial miracle in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains sparks religious fervor-and a suspicious death. Now the indefatigable felines Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with the dogged corgi Tee Tucker, must trust their animal instincts to sniff out the worst of human nature....
    With the holidays approaching, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her best friend, Susan Tucker, take a much-needed time-out at the mountain monastery of Mount Carmel. There, under the benevolent gaze of the statue of the Virgin Mary, their worldly worries are soon overshadowed. For in front of their very eyes the statue begins to cry tears of blood.
    Legend has it that Mary's crimson tears are harbingers of crises. And though skeptical, the ever-practical Harry can already see one on the horizon. If leaked, news of the so-called miracle could turn the monastery and the town of Crozet into a circus. What Harry doesn't foresee is murder....
    When Susan's great-uncle Thomas, a resident monk, is found frozen to death at the base of the statue, foul play is ruled out-at first. But at Harry's urging, the body is exhumed for an autopsy. There's just one problem: the coffin is empty. That's when Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker get involved. Then there's the shocking revelation of a mystery that has perplexed the citizens of Crozet for ages.
    With Christmas around the corner and the monastery overrun by the faithful, all Harry's meddling menagerie can do is stay on her trail as she jumps knee-deep into an unofficial investigation-one that becomes more dangerous when another Crozet citizen meets an untimely demise. In this case it will be a miracle if Harry stays alive....
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais SOUR PUSS

    Rita Mae Brown

    In small-town Crozet, Virginia, Harry Haristeen is kindling her romance with veterinarian Fair when their bliss is threatened by the murder of Professor Vincent Forland, a world-renowned grape and fungal expert visiting local vineyards, a crime in which Harry's curious pets--Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker--stumble upon the first clue. Reprint.

  • Anglais PUSS 'N CAHOOTS

    Rita Mae Brown

    During a long delayed (second) honeymoon to the Saddlebred show in Shelbyville, Kentucky, Harry and Fair Hairsteen--accompanied by feline sleuth Mrs. Murphy, Tucker the Corgi, and Pewter, a kitten--stumble into the midst of a crime wave when their hosts are robbed on the day they arrive, a valuable mare is stolen in broad daylight, and a groom is found murdered. Reprint.

  • Anglais Fear the Worst

    Linwood Barclay

    When his teenage daughter fails to return from her summer job at a local hotel, Tim Blake discovers that she never worked there and has gone missing, and the situation gets worse when his initial search results in a death threat.

  • THE CITY

    Dean Koontz

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel. The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again. Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable piano man, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes. The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shapes him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, its a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart. Acclaim for Dean Koontz A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself. --Chicago Sun-Times Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. Serious writers . . . might do well to examine his technique. --The New York Times Book Review [Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match. --Los Angeles Times Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition. --USA Today Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontzs] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age. --The Tampa Tribune A literary juggler. -- The Times (London)

  • Heart-stopping thriller from the master of suspense. Bad things are starting to happen at the Pendleton, an eerie building with a tragic past.

  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SUSPENSE MAGAZINE Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with a mystery starring Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the ever-faithful crime-solving corgi. This time around, Harry and her animal friends track a killer whose trail has gone as cold as the weather in December. NINE LIVES TO DIE Winter has come to Crozet, Virginia, bringing with it a fresh blanket of snow. Harry and her husband, Fair, are hip deep in their usual end-of-the-year activities: distributing food to needy residents, and shopping for outfits for the Silver Linings youth organizations annual fundraising gala. But buried beneath the white stuff are dark secrets from Crozets past--and Harry and her posse of pet detectives are determined to sniff them out. Two Silver Linings mentors have been found dead in suspicious circumstances. If that werent enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeepers office at St. Cyrils church. What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harrys voluptuous high school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago? Maybe nothing. But when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harrys farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet--and somebodys gone to great lengths to cover them up. Its time to stop shoveling snow and start digging for clues. The truth will be revealed. A cold case will be solved. And a twenty-five-year-old love triangle is about to get untangled. The weather outside may be frightful, but Harry and her four-legged friends refuse to be spooked off the case. Praise for Nine Lives to Die Witty and entertaining . . . a recipe for continued success and an engaging read. -- Richmond Times-Dispatch The unabashed loves of [Rita Mae Browns] life . . . are infectious. Perhaps because they are so clearly heartfelt, its easy to be swept up in the glory of her passions. -- New York Journal of Books Murder and mayhem are the order of the day in bestseller [Rita Mae] Browns well-plotted twenty-second Mrs. Murphy mystery. . . . Browns idyllic world, with its Christian values, talking animals, and sympathetic middle-aged pet owners, has understandably struck a chord with many readers. -- Publishers Weekly Rita Mae Brown, along with . . . Sneaky Pie, have made Harry Harristeen and her feline companion, Mrs. Murphy, household names. -- Library Journal Praise for the Mrs. Murphy mysteries As feline collaborators go, you couldnt ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown. --The New York Times Book Review

  • Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth Earl of Asherton, and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, encounter what seems to be a perfect crime as they investigate a fatal fire at a fifteenth-century cottage

  • If ever there was a sleuth whos bold, brilliant, and yes, adorable, its Flavia de Luce.-- USA Today Its Christmastime, and Flavia de Luce--an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry--is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishops Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evenings shocking conclusion: a body found strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight. Acclaim for Alan Bradleys beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award Delightful.-- The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Utterly beguiling.-- People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangmans Bag Irresistibly appealing.-- The New York Times Book Review , on A Red Herring Without Mustard

  • Baffled when his non-drinking wife dies in a drunk-driving accident that she caused, Glen Garber struggles as a single father while trying to understand other disparities, which add up to a conspiracy involving virtually everyone he knows.

  • Building to a white-knuckle climax, The Clinic is a brilliantly plotted thriller. For three months the police have found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Now homicide detective Milo Sturgis, turns to his friend, psychologist Dr Alex Delaware, for help. One by one, they unlock the very private compartments of her life: her marriage, her shadowy work for a Beverly Hills clinic, and her baffling link to another murder victim. But when Alex delves into her childhood he begins to understand the formidable woman she was - and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it.

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