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  • Deborah Crombie

    Often compared to both Ruth Rendell and P.D. James, Deborah Crombie is internationally acclaimed for her deftly written mysteries that combine suspense, with lyrical prose. Sharply etched characters further enrich this story of tangled relationships and dark secrets. Twelve years after their divorce, Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid receives a phone call from his ex-wife Victoria asking for his help. While working on a biography of the late poet Lydia Brooke, she has uncovered information that has her convinced Lydia's suicide five years ago was really murder. As Duncan begins his investigation, another murder occurs closer to home. Now he finds himself frantically searching for...read more

  • Linda Needham

    Award-winning author Linda Needham's enchanting historical romances are filled with the colorful characters and sizzling sensuality her fans can't get enough of. One of her novels was chosen as a Romance Writers of America Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year. To save her family, Mairey Faelyn must give herself in marriage to her sworn enemy, the powerful and ruthless Lord Rushford. Already a wealthy man, Rushford seeks a treasure that only Mairey can reveal, for she knows the family secret that leads to a hidden fortune. Now Mairey must decide whether to protect her vow of silence or enlighten her husband--who is beginning to feel more like her true love than her adversary. The Wedding Night...read more

  • Peter Hoeg

    Award-winning author Peter Heg has captured a worldwide audience with his novels of compelling, solitary heroes and powerful landscapes. Smilla's Sense of Snow received international praise for its subtle emotional nuances and startling visions of the frozen northlands. Now, Heg turns his attention to England and a wanderer from an even stranger world. Madeline Burden, beautiful wife of a renowned British zoologist, is not surprised when she learns that her husband is holding a stray ape in his laboratory. But when she looks into the creature's eyes, she feels her heart lurch in response to the intelligence and gentleness she sees there. Somehow, she must free the ape from the scientists...read more

  • Jane Feather

    A New York Times best-selling author, Jane Feather creates spirited historical romances savored by readers around the world. With works including The Widow's Kiss and The Least Likely Bride, she now has over six million copies of her books in print. To Kiss a Spy, a USA Today best-seller, is a tale of passion, intrigue, and political treachery. Newly widowed, Lady Pen Bryanston is devastated when her child is stillborn--or so she is told by her cruel and ambitious mother-in-law. But she cannot forget the faint memory of a baby's cry. Her hunger for the truth will lead Pen to join forces with Owen d'Arcy, a handsome French spy. In exchange for information about King Edward's court, he will...read more

  • Ruth Rendell

    Having published 45 books, Ruth Rendell is an internationally popular mystery writer. She has won four Gold Dagger and three Edgar awards. She has been presented with the Commander of the British Empire honor, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. In A Sight For Sore Eyes, Ruth Rendell's exceptional literary talent shines from each word. Teddy Brex is a handsome young man. Raised by parents who never loved him, he has grown to put his trust in objects. Things rarely disappoint him the way people do. Francine Hill is a lovely sight. And, like Teddy, she carries deep psychological scars. What brings these two young people together, however, isn't beauty. It is death. As...read more

  • Julia Fox

    In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry’s ruthless and absolute power, including her own husband and sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn, Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarchy was sustained and rewarded. But the price for her loyalty would eventually be her undoing and the ruination of her name. For centuries, little beyond rumor and scandal has been associated with “the infamous Lady Rochford.” But now historian Julia Fox sets the record straight and restores dignity to this much-maligned figure whose life and reputation...read more

  • Maeve Binchy

    “WHITETHORN WOODS is Binchy’s best read in a decade . . . Few contemporary novelists match Binchy’s gift for giving us the world through her characters’ eyes.” –The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Maeve Binchy once again brings us an enchanting book full of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that have made her one of the most beloved and widely read writers at work today. When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann’s Well, which is set at the edge of the woods...read more

  • Sarah Dunant

    Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter’s abilities. But their burgeoning relationship is interrupted when Alessandra’s parents arrange her marriage to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, Florence is changing, increasingly subject to the growing suppression imposed by the fundamentalist monk Savonarola, who is seizing religious and political control. Alessandra and her native city are caught...read more

  • Laurie R. King

    The third book in the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series. It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. A Letter of Mary is brimming with...read more

  • Laurie R. King

    Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a...read more

  • Laurie R. King

    The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award-Winning Author Laurie R. King. An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner...read more

  • Laurie R. King

    In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of one of his most celebrated cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves, in Laurie R. King's The...read more

  • Deborah Crombie

    Two spellbinding mysteries, one contemporary, and one ancient-that will challenge Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James as no case ever has. Glastonbury is a town revered as the mythical burial place of King Arthur, and, according to New Age followers, a source of strong Druid power. Something terrible and bloody shattered Glastonbury Abbey's peace long ago-and now it is about to spark a violence that will reach forward into the...read more

  • Diana Wynne Jones

    A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle by acclaimed fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones was transformed into an Academy Award-nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone. 'A wonderful blend of humor, magic, and romance.'-Publishers...read more

  • Juliet Landon

    Helene Follet hasn't had close contact with Lord Burl Winterson since she chose to spend her life caring for his brother. Now she's forced to live under Burl's protection, because he has become guardian to her precious young son.Burl has grown hard and cynical over the years, while Helene covers her hurt with an ice-cool front. What she really craves is to finally find a loving home in his safe, strong arms. Neither can admit that they are still tantalised by the memory of one magical, fateful...read more

  • Karen Cushman

    Lyrical yet unsentimental, The Midwife's Apprentice won the coveted 1996 Newbery Medal. Filled with striking characters, it paints unforgettable pictures of village life in the Middle Ages, the midwife's craft, and a very remarkable girl's growing independence and pride. Brat has no name, no home, and no shelter against the 14th-century English winter except the foul warmth of a dung heap. So when Jane the Midwife wakes her with a kick and takes the half-starved creature to her cottage, a curious relationship begins. Jane teaches Brat to gather herbs and make the poultices used to ease the pain of childbirth for the village women. The skinny young girl quickly learns to obey the...read more

  • Linda Needham

    USA Today best-selling author and Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award winner Linda Needham crafts a sumptuous historical novel. The fiery Lady Talia resides in a castle of great strategic importance. With his eye on the castle, King Stephen wants to see Lady Talia tamed. He assigns Lord Alex de Monteneau to protect the maiden and make certain she is properly married off, but Lord Alex quickly falls for his...read more

  • Diana Wynne Jones

    A companion to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones' Castle in the Air was named an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In this sparkling tale, young merchant Abdullah purchases a magic carpet-and soon finds that the enchanted rug is none too agreeable. But despite the carpet's cranky demeanor, Abdullah must rely on its help to rescue a princess from a wicked djinn. 'A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funny bone.'-Kirkus...read more

  • Jo Beverley

    New York Times best-selling author Jo Beverley has received numerous RITA Awards and Readers' Choice Awards from romance fans. Set in the late 1700s, Winter Fire is a tale of reunion and reignited passions. Genova Smith has no patience for the Marquess of Ashart, even if he is sinfully attractive, but when they share a fiery kiss, they must both fight to protect their hearts from being...read more

  • Laurie R. King

    Laurie R. King has received the Edgar and the John Creasey Awards for her finely-crafted works. Her first Mary Russell novel, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, astonished readers by creating a new case for Sherlock Holmes. Since then each adventure in the series has received enthusiastic praise by critics and mystery fans alike. O Jerusalem takes place in 1918, shortly after The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Coming out of retirement, an aging Sherlock Holmes has traveled to Palestine with his 19-year-old partner, Mary Russell. There, disguised as ragged Bedouins, they embark on a dangerous mission. If they fail, the holy city will surely go up in flames. With her unerring flair for the dramatic, Laurie...read more