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The Twelfth Card

**How can Lincoln Rhyme catch a killer who leaves no trace?** **’The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.’ – *Guardian** * Sixteen-year-old Geneva Settle is running from death. She may only be a bright high school student researching a paper on one of her ancestors, but someone sees her as a threat. Someone who will stop at nothing to prevent her from digging up the past. Someone on a mission to kill. Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are called to the case. They may have tracked down some of the world’s most brilliant criminals, but this particular hunt is posing more questions than answers. Where will their prey strike next? What is the historic secret he’s so desperate to protect? And how can anyone catch a killer who leaves no trace? To find the answers, Sachs is going to have to search a crime scene that’s over 140 years old and attempt to uncover a secret that that may strike at the very heart of the United States constitution…

The Adventure of the Empty House

The Adventure of the Empty House was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for his novel A Study in Scarlet. This is a one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Public pressure forced Conan Doyle to bring the sleuth back to life, and explain his apparently miraculous survival of a deadly struggle with Professor Moriarty. Doyle ranked “The Adventure of the Empty House” sixth in his list of his twelve favorite Holmes stories.
The Empty house is set in April 1894. Watson (now a widower) checks 427 Park Lane where a young gambler, the Honorable Ronald Adair, was shot in a closed room on 30 March. He bumps into a wizened old book collector, who follows him home to his Kensington practice study then drops his disguise – it is Holmes. Holmes apologizes for the deception needed to outwit his enemies, and describes his three years’ exploits. He needed funds, so he confided in his brother Mycroft, who had preserved Sherlock Holmes’s rooms. **
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The Adventure of the Empty House was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for his novel A Study in Scarlet. This is a one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Public pressure forced Conan Doyle to bring the sleuth back to life, and explain his apparently miraculous survival of a deadly struggle with Professor Moriarty. Doyle ranked “The Adventure of the Empty House” sixth in his list of his twelve favorite Holmes stories.
The Empty house is set in April 1894. Watson (now a widower) checks 427 Park Lane where a young gambler, the Honorable Ronald Adair, was shot in a closed room on 30 March. He bumps into a wizened old book collector, who follows him home to his Kensington practice study then drops his disguise – it is Holmes. Holmes apologizes for the deception needed to outwit his enemies, and describes his three years’ exploits. He needed funds, so he confided in his brother Mycroft, who had preserved Sherlock Holmes’s rooms.

Tutankhamun

Comme jeune roi de l’Egypte est couronné, un tueur vicieux attend dans l’ombre. . . .
prochaine Pharaon de l’Egypte, le jeune Toutankhamon, est prêt à revendiquer son droit d’aînesse-un empire immense, puissant et sophistiqué. Il devrait être à la hauteur de sa gloire, mais il est troublé par les guerres de longue durée à l’étranger, la dissidence publique, et les luttes internes. Avec sa nouvelle femme, Ankhesenamun, la fille de Néfertiti, Toutankhamon engage un plan audacieux pour consolider son pouvoir et retourner la tolérance et de l’illumination à sa terre. Mais tout le monde ne veut que le nouveau Pharaon ambitieux pour réussir, et “cadeaux” bientôt sinistres commencent à apparaître dans les objets d’un palais royaux mal conçus pour terrifier les dix-neuf-année-vieux roi.
Râhotep, le chef de Stalwart détective de la division Thèbes, est convoqué au palais pour enquêter. Comme il commence à rassembler les indices, il se rend compte que les dons mystérieux ont beaucoup en commun avec une série de meurtres sadiques dont souffre la ville. La détermination de Râhotep pour protéger le roi vulnérables et la reine lui rend une cible, aussi, et il est bientôt empêtré dans une toile d’intrigues et de danger qui atteint à partir de la commande top de l’armée au cœur sombre du gouvernement de l’empire. Ce qu’il découvre va changer sa vie et de mettre tout ce qu’il aime à risque.
Dans ce deuxième roman convaincant, réglez contre l’éblouissante splendeur de l’âge d’or des Pharaons, Nick Drake prend un regard imaginatif et historiquement exacts à l’un des règnes les plus fascinantes de l’histoire ancienne. Dessin sur les dernières preuves archéologiques, il artisanat un thriller sophistiqué et de préhension qui explore l’un des plus grands mystères non résolus de l’Egypte ancienne, la mort prématurée de jeune Toutankhamon.
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Secrets to the Grave

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Tami Hoag returns with her second thriller in the*Deeper than the Dead* microseries, exploring the early days of forensic investigation, the characteristics of innocence-and the nature of evil.**
Marissa Fordham had a past full of secrets, a present full of lies. Everyone knew of her, but no one knew her.
When Marissa is found brutally murdered, with her young daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother’s bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See- No-Evil killer, residents are shocked by reports of the crime scene, which might not have been discovered for days had it not been for a chilling 911 call: a small child’s voice saying, “My daddy hurt my mommy.”
Sheriff’s detective Tony Mendez faces a puzzle with nothing but pieces that won’t fit. To assist with his witness, Haley, he calls teacher-turned-child advocate Anne Leone. Anne’s life is hectic enough-she’s a newlywed and a part- time student in child psychology, and she’s the star witness in the See-No-Evil trial. But one look at Haley, alone and terrified, and Anne’s heart is stolen.
As Tony and Anne begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham’s life, they find a clue fragment here, another there. And just when it seems Marissa has taken her secrets to the grave, they uncover a fact that puts Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer: *Marissa Fordham never existed.*

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The Prophecy

Michel de Nostredame, the French apothecary commonly known as Nostradamus, has gained a cultlike following since the sixteenth century. His loyalists credit him with predicting numerous world events — the Great Fire of London, the rise of Napoleon and of Hitler, the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima. Although much has been learned about Nostradamus over the centuries, his most important collection of prophecies has remained hidden . . . until now.The discovery of a puzzling message, written in a series of codes and ancient languages, prompts a young woman to seek out Jonathon Payne and David Jones at a charity event at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. Unfortunately, their meeting is interrupted by an assassin, sent to kill everyone who knows about the document.Relentlessly hunted by those determined to learn the secret, Payne and Jones are forced to fight back. In an adventure that spans two continents and several centuries, they must locate the sacred text that may change everything we think we know about the future.
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The Panic Zone

The Panic Zone (Jack Gannon Series #2) by Rick Mofina
**A car crashes in Wyoming:** A young mother is thrown clear of the devastating car crash. Dazed, she sees a figure pull her infant son from the flames. Or does she? The police believe it’s a case of trauma playing cruel tricks on the mind, until the night the grief-stricken woman hears a voice through the phone: “Your baby is alive.”
**A bomb explodes in a Rio de Janeiro café:** The heinous act kills ten people, including two journalists with the World Press Alliance news agency. Jack Gannon’s first international assignment is to find out whether his colleagues were innocent victims or targets who got too close to a huge story.
**A Caribbean cruise ends in horror:** Doctors are desperate to identify the mysterious cause of a cruise ship passenger’s agonizing death. They turn to the world’s top scientists, who fear that someone has resurrected their long-buried secret research. Research that is now being used as a deadly weapon.
With millions of lives at stake, experts work frantically against time. And as an anguished mother searches for her child and Jack Gannon pursues the truth, an unstoppable force hurls them all into the panic zone.

Of Love and Evil

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“I dreamed a dream of angels. I saw them and heard them in a great and endless galactic night. I saw the lights that were these angels, flying here and there, in streaks of irresistible brilliance . . . I felt love around me in this vast and seamless realm of sound and light . . . And something akin to sadness swept me up and mingled my very essence with the voices who sang, because the voices were singing of me . . . ”
Thus begins Anne Rice’s lyrical, haunting new novel, a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that once again summons up dark and dangerous worlds set in times past. Anne Rice takes us to other realms, this time to the world of fifteenth-century Rome, a city of domes and rooftop gardens, rising towers and crosses beneath an ever-shifting layer of clouds; familiar hills and tall pines . . . of Michelangelo and Raphael, of the Holy Inquisition and of Leo X, second son of a Medici, holding forth from the papal throne . . .
And into this time, into this century, Toby O’Dare, former government assassin, is summoned by the angel Malchiah to solve a terrible crime of poisoning and to search out the truth of a haunting by an earthbound restless spirit—a diabolical dybbuk.
O’Dare soon discovers himself in the midst of dark plots and counterplots surrounded by a darker and more dangerous threat as the veil of ecclesiastical terror closes in around him.
As he embarks on a powerful journey of atonement, O’Dare is reconnected with his own past, with matters light and dark, fierce and tender, with the promise of salvation and with a deeper and richer vision of love.
**Recensie(s)**

Ghosts and angels aside, Of Love and Evil transcends the metaphysical thriller label through its grounding in historical fact…[Toby’s] sense of wonder proves infectious for the reader as well…[Rice] not only explores a battle against evil, but asks what it means to be evil and who gets to define it. Above all, Of Love and Evil is simply good entertainment. — Carmela Ciuraru, The Boston Globe Rice tells a good story, nicely balancing the profound and the profane. — Judith Chettle, Richmond Times-Dispatch Rice knows how to tell a story, and this one’s a lot of fun. . . Rice’s knock-your-socks-off cliffhanger ending leaves no doubt that this series has wings. — People magazine (31/2 stars out of 4) Rice is remarkable in her ability to breathe life into another place, another time. — The Associated Press Present, as always, is the author’s ability to craft dreamlike prose to lull readers into believing every he
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The Lost Throne

**The Lost Throne reigns supreme…**
A reclusive monastery is the scene of a brutal slaughter that sends Richard Byrd on a worldwide race to find a magnificent treasure. But there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent its discovery.

**Recensie(s)**

Praise for The Lost Throne One hell of a thrill ride. –New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn A gripping, fantastic read that guarantees chills, laughs, and pulse-pounding action! –New York Times bestselling author David Morrell A fast and furious thrill ride with the perfect amount of history and humor blended in. –New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury A lightning-paced tale that seamlessly stitches threads from the past into the fabric of the present. Genre giants Steve Berry, James Rollins, and Brad Thor may soon find themselves looking over their shoulders…A smoothly layered, serpentine and scintillating thriller. –National bestselling author Jon Land A well-plotted thriller that would do Indiana Jones proud. –Kirkus Reviews Kept me turning pages all night long. Kuzneski has written a superb thriller that you won’t be able to put down. –New York Times bestselling author James Swain Reads like an AK-47 on laughing-gas, as Kuzneski runs a gauntlet of mystery and mayhem, wisecracking all the way. –New York Times bestselling author John Case Reminiscent of Robert Ludlum…Recommend this religious thriller to everyone waiting breathlessly for the promised Da Vinci Code sequel and to Steve Barry’s large fan base. –Booklist
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The Flock

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A remote Florida swamp has been targeted for theme-park development, and the swamp’s inhabitants are none too happy. It doesn’t help that the residents are a colony of intelligent, prehistoric, dinosaur-like birds. This flock of beasts, relying on stealth, cunning, and killer instinct survived the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs, and have been living in secret, just outside our civilized world. The developers hire mercenaries to exterminate the flock, and a billionaire rogue environmentalist has his own plans for these rare, predatory creatures. A naive young Fish and Wildlife officer caught between these two incredibly powerful forces may find out the hard way that man is the most dangerous predator of them all… The Flock is a contemporary eco-thriller about what can happen when man violates nature, and nature fights back.
**Recensie(s)**

Smith maps out a complex living environment that makes the flock’s continued existence almost believable and depicts human characters who match the killer birds in adaptability. –Publishers Weekly This book has everything a crypto fan could want; prehistoric beasts with near human intelligence; a large corporate entity intent on turning the last wild areas of Florida into suburbia; a self made billionaire ecologist intent on preserving these same areas; and a retired Marine colonel with his own militia and a desire for mayhem. Smith does a wonderful job of brewing these disparate ingredients into a tasty story. And the fact that the hero is not much of a hero leaves a pleasant after taste on the palate. –Cryptozoology.com I read a lot of fiction, little of it sticking to the mental ribs, but The Flock delivered and will be one of those I revisit down the road, for sure. Give it a read, you won’t be sorry! –Steve Bissette Smith maps out a complex living environment that makes the flock’s continued existence almost believable and depicts human characters who match the killer birds in adaptability. Publishers Weekly This book has everything a crypto fan could want; prehistoric beasts with near human intelligence; a large corporate entity intent on turning the last wild areas of Florida into suburbia; a self made billionaire ecologist intent on preserving these same areas; and a retired Marine colonel with his own militia and a desire for mayhem. Smith does a wonderful job of brewing these disparate ingredients into a tasty story. And the fact that the hero is not much of a hero leaves a pleasant after taste on the palate. Cryptozoology.com I read a lot of fiction, little of it sticking to the mental ribs, but The Flock delivered and will be one of those I revisit down the road, for sure. Give it a read, you won’t be sorry! Steve Bissette Smith maps out a complex living environment that makes the flock’s continued existence almost believable and depicts human characters who match the killer birds in adaptability. — Publishers Weekly This book has everything a crypto fan could want; prehistoric beasts with near human intelligence; a large corporate entity intent on turning the last wild areas of Florida into suburbia; a self made billionaire ecologist intent on preserving these same areas; and a retired Marine colonel with his own militia and a desire for mayhem. Smith does a wonderful job of brewing these disparate ingredients into a tasty story. And the fact that the hero is not much of a hero leaves a pleasant after taste on the palate. –Cryptozoology.com I read a lot of fiction, little of it sticking to the mental ribs, but The Flock delivered and will be one of those I revisit down the road, for sure. Give it a read, you won’t be sorry! –Steve Bissette
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Disciple of the Dog

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Disciple of the Dog by R. Scott Bakker
**A crime thriller from an acclaimed master of speculative fiction**
*“And you wonder why I’m cynical. I’ve literally ‘seen it all before.’ The truth is we all have, every single one of us past the age of, say, twenty-five. The only difference is that I remember.”*
No matter how hard he drinks, gambles, or womanizes, Disciple Manning simply cannot forget: not a word spoken, not an image glimpsed, not a pain suffered.  Disciple Manning has total recall. Whatever he hears, he can remember with 100% accuracy.  He can play it back in his head for an infinite number of times without a single change.  This ability makes him a dangerously unorthodox private investigator.
When a New Jersey couple hires Manning to find their daughter, who joined a religious cult before vanishing in a small rust-belt town called Ruddick, he finds himself embroiled in a mystery that will pit his unnatural ability to remember against his desperate desire to forget.

The Athena Project

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The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments. When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport. As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

When in Rome

When in Rome (Roderick Alleyn Series #26) by Ngaio Marsh
Murder takes a Roman holiday
On an exclusive guided tour of Rome’s ancient ruins, a motley crew of tourists gets more than the price of admission. For amidst the serpentine passages of an underground crypt, the shady tour guide disappears, a mysterious murder occurs, and Inspector Roderick Alleyn-undercover on an international drug bust-must focus his keen eye on more than just Rome’s breathtaking sights…

Vintage Murder

Inspector Roderick Alleyn finds his vacation cut short when a famous producer ends up killed by a wine bottle, leading Alleyn to investigate the actors of a theater company, as well as the dead man’s wife. Reprint.
**Recensie(s)**

The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers’ Times Literary Supplement The theatre detail is engrossing.’ Margaret Lewis A far more ambitious novel than anything Marsh had attempted before.’ American Journal of Popular Culture Her work is as nearly flawless as makes no odds. Character, plot, wit, good writing, and sound technique.’ Sunday Times The finest writer in the English languange of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.’ The Sun
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Tied Up in Tinsel

Tied Up in Tinsel (Roderick Alleyn Series #27) by Ngaio Marsh
A Christmas pageant turns unholy.
Holed up at Hilary Bill-Tasman’s manor estate for Christmas, Troy Alleyn is to paint the man’s portrait and, while she’s there, view the Druid Christmas pageant. Along with a pack of eccentric guests, Troy enjoys the festivities— until one of the pageant’s players mysteriously disappears into the snowy night. Did the hired help— each a paroled murderer from the nearby prison— have a deadly hand in this Christmas conundrum? Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to join his wife in finding the lost man— and unraveling the glaring truth from the glittering tinsel.

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

A blinding snowstorm – and a homicidal maniac – traps a small party of friends in an isolated estate. Out of this deceptively simple setup, Agatha Christie fashioned one of her most ingenious puzzlers, which in turn would provide the basis for *The Mousetrap,* the longest-running play in history.
From this classic title novella to the deliciously clever gems on its tail (solved to perfection by Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple), this rare collection of murder most foul showcases Christie at her inventive best, proving her reputation as “the champion deceiver of our time” (*New York Times*).

Sizzling Sixteen

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16) by Janet Evanovich
Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a lucky bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .
BAD LUCK:
Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.
GOOD LUCK:
Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.
BAD LUCK:
Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.
GOOD LUCK:
Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.
BAD LUCK:
Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.
GOOD LUCK:
The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky—the only question is . . . with whom?
*Sizzling Sixteen* . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!