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  • Kay Hooper

    New York Times best-selling author of Out of the Shadows and Touching Evil, Kay Hooper delivers a thrilling paranormal mystery with Whisper of Evil. Forced by a sense of duty and a need to reconcile the past, a woman with psychic powers faces a far greater challenge than she'd ever expected. A stalker? In Silence? These are the questions on Nell Gallagher's mind as she drives through the empty streets of her hometown. Three successful, respected members of the community-each harboring a dark secret-have fallen to a killer's murderous vengence. When Nell teams up with former high school sweetheart Max Tanner, they realize that the very skills that drove her away from Silence have become the...read more

  • Laurie R. King

    Laurie R. King has won an Edgar Award and places on best-seller lists for her mysteries. Fans are addicted to her two remarkably successful series, one featuring San Francisco policewoman Kate Martinelli, and the other focusing on Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes' young wife and partner. A Darker Place stands alone. It is a journey into the secretive world of cults. Professor Anne Waverly teaches religious studies at a respected university. Middle-aged and slightly lame, she spends her days in lecture halls and offices. But occasionally she works for the FBI. As Ana Wakefield, an eager seeker of higher truths, she infiltrates cults. Now, leaving the security of academia, she is on her way to...read more

  • Sarah Bird

    Sarah Bird's insightful, funny novels about love have won her high praise from critics and a loyal following. Booklist says she writes with 'a voice that will resonate like a fine guitar.' Rae's life falls apart when her father dies of cancer and her mother joins a religious cult. The only person who understands Rae is local bad girl Didi, who is experiencing a similar loss. Both girls fall in love with handsome flamenco guitarist TomAs Montenegro, whose aunt teaches at the university's flamenco academy. Rae and Didi take the class and become obsessed with the dance. In time, their love triangle plays out on an international stage, when Rae, Didi, and TomAs becoming the rising stars of...read more

  • Laurie R. King

    Best-selling author Laurie R. King has won both critical and popular acclaim for her mysteries featuring San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli. Looking forward to routine police work after her last terrifying case, Kate finds herself on the trail of vigilantes targeting abusive men in the San Francisco area. Kate has just returned to active duty after being injured on the job. Her girl-friend, Lee, has moved back into their home, and their relationship is on the mend. But the calm, predictable life Kate's looking forward to doesn't materialize. The Ladies of Perpetual Disgruntlement is practicing a modern equivalent of tarring and feathering violent men who seem to have escaped justice....read more

  • Charlaine Harris

    Southern mystery writer Charlaine Harris is the New York Times best-selling author of Grave Sight and the Sookie Stackhouse series. Supernatural curiosities, finely wrought characters, and unpredictable plotting combine in this exciting whodunit. Twenty-something Harper Connolly has a gift. After being struck by lighting as a child, she discovered an eerie ability to locate the deceased. In Memphis, skeptical Professor Nunley wants her to demonstrate that skill at an ancient cemetery. There, Harper stands atop a grave and says there are two bodies entombed: one centuries old, but the other, a young girl named Tabitha. Her assertion holds water. Tabitha has been missing for two years-and now...read more

  • Lisa Jackson

    Lisa Jackson is a New York Times best-selling author of suspenseful, erotic thrillers. In Hot Blooded, she transports listeners into the heart of New Orleans, where a deluded murderer is on a holy quest of vengeance. Dr. Samantha Leeds hosts her own late-night radio talk-show on WSLJ. One day she receives a menacing phone call at her home, while miles away, a prostitute is strangled to death. Seemingly unrelated, nobody connects the two events until more murders occur under similar circumstances. Dr. Sam soon realizes that someone from her past is stalking towards her, armed with a rosary and a deep-seeded hatred. Sam must rely on her wits, and a friendship with her mysterious new neighbor,...read more

  • Annette Curtis Klause

    Vivian Gandalon is a teen-aged werewolf with problems. Her father, the pack leader, was killed in a fire, and so the pack is in disarray. The young male members of the squabbling pack howl for her, but still she feels alienated and alone. To be more than human is a lonely thing. Vivian longs to have friends and fit in at school. She yearns to escape her legacy of violence and forbidden appetites, but the beast within her longs for something elementally deep and rich. She glories in her ability to change from woman to wolf. How can she choose between being human or beast? She fiercely hopes that her relationship with a kind and sensitive meat-boy, a human, will help her find some answers....read more

  • Dorothy Gilman

    Dorothy Gilman, famous for her best-selling Mrs. Pollifax mysteries, crafts a novel pulsing with international intrigue and psychological drama. Uncertain Voyage is certain to hold you spellbound with its tale of a timid young American woman who finds herself in situations that would test anyone's courage. Melissa Aubrey is touring Europe alone as part of her quest to establish her self-reliance. Still recovering from a nervous breakdown brought on by a disastrous marriage, Melissa is fragile, to say the least. When one of her fellow travelers makes an urgent plea that she deliver a small package to an address in Majorca, Melissa is thrown into a dizzying whirlwind of romance, mystery and...read more

  • Caroline B. Cooney

    When 15-year-old Janie Johnson sees her own face in the missing children box on a milk carton, her world begins to blur. Was she kidnapped when she was a baby? Who are her parents? And who are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson? Janie's search for the answers will lead her back twelve years into memories of another house, another family, another life. Her questions threaten to destroy the love she feels for her parents and the security they have given her. But it is a search she cannot ignore. The Face on the Milk Carton has been extremely popular ever since it was first released. An IRS-CBC Children's Choice Book, it also has been made into a frequently-aired television special. Recorded Books is proud...read more

  • Mame Farrell

    Ever since she can remember, Hannah Billings has been sticking up for Malcolm Murgatroyd, the most hated kid in school. Not only are they growing up together, but they will probably grow old together as well. And she can't get away from him even if she wanted to. Not only are their parents best friends, but Malcolm is the only person who can make her little brother, Ian, laugh. With Hannah's friends getting suspicious, and Malcolm doing more and more strange things, it's getting harder for her to do what's right: remain his one true friend. This realistically written story of family, friendship and coming-of-age makes Mame Farrell one of the top authors of young adult fiction in America...read more

  • Catherine Temma Davidson

    -A stunning fictional debut by an award-winning poet, Catherine Temma Davidson deftly blends memories, family stories, recipes, and Greek myths in this intricate and sensuous first-person narrative. During a year-long visit to her ancestral homeland, a young Greek-American woman discovers herself through stories from the past. As she comes of age, she finds her own meaning in the tales of Persephone, Athena, and other mythic figures. She is finally able to identify with her mother's and grandmother's lives and to appreciate the unspoken understandings they share like secret family recipes. Catherine Temma Davidson has won awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Dorothy Daniels Award...read more

  • Shelby Hearon

    Award-winning author Shelby Hearon, an adept observer and commentator on human nature, focuses on the joys and sorrows of family relationships. Her latest success in marrying style to subject is Ella in Bloom, a novel exploring how it's never too late to make peace with yourself and with others. Terrell has asked her sister, Ella, to conceal her adulterous affair from the family. When Terrell dies in a plane crash just hours later en route to meet her lover, the lie takes on a life of its own. Having spent life in the shadow of her 'perfect' older sister, Ella comes face to face with unexpected challenges. Struggling to be honest, Ella feels love blossom in her heart for Rufus, Terrell's...read more

  • Lois Duncan

    When 11th grader April Corrigan learns that her unassuming father has been working undercover for the FBI, she is shocked. But when she is told that she and her family must take on other identities and move to a far away state under the Federal Witness Security Program, she feels everything familiar slipping away. Soon she has a new name, and she lives with a new fear that is more powerful than anything she has felt before. Every stranger could be a threat; every minute could be the one that exposes April and her family to the deadly, dark-eyed man who has begun to follow them. Danger is everywhere. Lois Duncan, the author of 40 best-selling books for young adults, is considered a master of...read more

  • Caroline B. Cooney

    Janie Johnson has been on an emotional roller-coaster ride ever since she saw her face on the side of a milk carton. At first she thought the people she called Mom and Dad had kidnapped her. Then she learned they were only trying to protect her. Finally, she had to get acquainted with another whole new family. Now Janie's two families have made peace. But just as her life returns to normal, her Connecticut father suffers a stroke. With her mother reeling from the tragedy, Janie steps in to help manage the family finances. As she sifts through a folder containing paid bills, she uncovers shocking information that threatens to destroy both her beloved families. Award-winning novelist Caroline...read more

  • Caroline B. Cooney

    When Janie first realized she was the missing child on the milk carton, her whole world fell apart. At first, she wondered if the parents she loved so much had actually kidnapped her, but it turns out that they were only trying to protect her. Now that the mystery of Janie's kidnapping has been unravelled, she is caught on the horns of a huge dilemma. Since the age of three, she has been calling the Johnsons 'Mommy' and 'Daddy.' Suddenly, at the age of 15, she's expected to start her life all over again with a house full of noisy siblings and two strangers who are her biological parents. Will things ever be normal again? Young adult listeners may see something of themselves in the teen-aged...read more

  • Caroline B. Cooney

    Janie Johnson's life has been in turmoil ever since she discovered she was kidnapped as a young child. Visiting and getting acquainted with her birth family was difficult. As the story spread throughout high school, facing her curious classmates was even worse. Maybe this year will be better now that she's no longer the focus of attention and she will be a mature junior. But late one night she hears her friend Reeve hosting a call-in program on a college radio station. To her horror, he reveals her story to his fans. Suddenly Janie's world is turned upside down again. The Voice on the Radio continues the enthralling tale of Janie Johnson that started with The Face on the Milk Carton and...read more

  • Francesca Lia Block

    Lanky lizards and rubber chickens, slinkster dogs and Lanka girls-Weetzie Bat knows them all in the glitzy never-never land of L.A. With her blonde flat-top and trendy clothes, Weetzie Bat cruises from high school to neon clubs, looking for her Secret Agent Lover Man. When she meets dark-haired Dirk and his red Pontiac, their search for love is a funky, off-beat fable. And when three wishes come true, their adventures create a modern fairy tale. Weetzie Bat has been chosen for school reading lists across the nation. It is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Alyssa Bresnahan's spirited narration highlights the sparkling language...read more

  • Lois Duncan

    Seventeen-year-old Laurie Stratton should be happy. She has beauty, health, a handsome boyfriend, and loving parents. But Laurie has begun to feel the presence of a double, a shadowy figure that hovers just out of her reach. It has appeared to Laurie's family and friends; it lingers in the shadows of Laurie's room. Is Laurie going crazy-or is someone, something, trying to take over her life? As Laurie begins to ask questions about her ancestry, she uncovers an eerie mixture of ancient lore and paranormal powers. The more she learns, the closer the dark form moves to Laurie. Lois Duncan is the author of 40 best-selling books for young adults. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan's performance...read more

  • Theresa Golding

    Carly Chambers leads an unusual life. She moves frequently and has to run mysterious packages to her father's clients. Now living in Oceanside, New Jersey, Carly finds excitement by sneaking out at night to the town's bustling boardwalk. More and more Carly finds herself hoping to spend time with Nick, one of the few kids who doesn't outright ignore her. But then her life is thrown into further disarray when she realizes she's being followed, and Carly suspects that the menacing stranger shadowing her has something to do with her father's business. Wanting to help, Nick starts to pry into her home life. Now Carly has to decide whether she can trust Nick or if she has to keep the secret...read more

  • Susan Shreve

    Sixth-grader Julie MacNeil likes things at her house just the way they are. She takes care of her widowed father and her little sister. She shops, cleans, and cooks fine meals like baked potatoes, cold cereal, and chocolate ice cream for them. Julie's only wish is to be goalie of her school's soccer team. Her competition for goalie is Benji True-and he's good. But when Julie learns that her father has fallen in love with Benji's mother, suddenly Benji is her competition off the soccer field, too. How can she keep life at home from changing? Susan Shreve has written many award-winning books for young readers. She has won a Booklist Editor's Choice award and is a lead writer for the Knopf and...read more