• Viper's Dream

    Viper's Dream

    Lamar, Jake

    "Harlem, 1936. Clyde "The Viper" Morton boards a train from Alabama to Harlem to chase his dreams of being a jazz musician. When his talent fails him, he becomes caught up in the dangerous underbelly of Harlem's drug trade. In this heartbreaking novel, one man must decide what he is willing to give up and what he wants to fight for. Viper's Dream is a fast-paced story that is charged with suspense. A snappy, provocative voice and a stark look at Viper's Black American experience weave with endless plot twists to offer readers a stunningly original, achingly beautiful read"-- Provided...

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  • North Woods

    North Woods

    Mason, Daniel

    "When a pair of young lovers abscond from a Puritan colony, little do they know that their humble cabin in the woods will become the home of an extraordinary succession of human and nonhuman characters alike. An English soldier, destined for glory, abandons the battlefields of the New World to devote himself to apples. A pair of spinster twins navigate war and famine, envy and desire. A crime reporter unearths a mass grave--only to discover that the ancient trees refuse to give up their secrets. A lovelorn painter, a sinister conman, a stalking panther, a lusty beetle: As each inhabitant...

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  • The Armor of Light

    The Armor of Light

    Follett, Ken

    "The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770, and with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives everywhere within a generation. A world filled with unrest wrestles for control over this new world order: A mother's husband is killed in a work accident due to negligence; a young woman fights to fund her school for impoverished children; a well-intentioned young man unexpectedly inherits a failing business; one man ruthlessly protects his wealth no matter the cost, all the while war cries are heard from France, as Napoleon sets forth a violent master plan to become emperor of the...

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  • The Enchanters

    The Enchanters

    Ellroy, James

    "Los Angeles. August 4, 1962. The city broils through a mid-summer heat wave. Marilyn Monroe ODs. A B-movie starlet is kidnapped. The overhyped LAPD overreacts. Chief Bill Parker's looking for some getback. The Monroe deal looks like a moneymaker. He calls in Freddy Otash. The freewheeling Freddy O. Tainted ex-cop, defrocked private eye, dope fiend, and freelance extortionist. A man who lives by the maxim "Opportunity is Love." Freddy gets to work. He dimly perceives Marilyn Monroe's death and the kidnapped starlet to be a poisonous riddle that only he has the guts and the brains to untangle. We are...

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  • March Violets

    March Violets

    Kerr, Philip

    "The first book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, March Violets introduces readers to Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin--until he turned freelance and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, March Violets is noir writing at its blackest and best"--Back cover

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  • Bright Young Women

    Bright Young Women

    Knoll, Jessica

    "The book opens on a Saturday night in 1978, hours before a soon-to-be-infamous murderer descends upon a Florida sorority house with deadly results. The lives of those who survive, including sorority president and key witness, Pamela Schumacher, are forever changed. Across the country, Tina Cannon is convinced her missing friend was targeted by the man papers refer to as the All-American Sex Killer--and that he's struck again. Determined to find justice, the two join forces as their search for answers leads to a final, shocking confrontation"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • The White Queen

    The White Queen

    Gregory, Philippa

    "In this novel of the Plantagenets, who ruled before the Tudors, Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king, Edward IV. Elizabeth rises to the demand of her exalted position and fights for her family's dominance, but despite her best efforts, her two sons become pawns in the famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London."--Page 4 of cover

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  • Under the Java Moon

    Under the Java Moon

    Moore, Heather B.

    "Based on a true story, this gripping WWII novel captures the resilience, hope, and courage of a Dutch family who is separated during the war when the Japanese occupy the Dutch East Indies. Java Island, 1941. Six-year-old Rita Vischer cowers in her family's dug-out bomb shelter, listening to the sirens and waiting for a bomb to fall. Her charmed life on Java -- living with other Dutch families -- had always been peaceful, but when Holland declares war on Japan and the Japanese army invades Indonesia, Rita's family is forced to relocate to a POW camp, and Rita must help...

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  • The Bell in the Fog

    The Bell in the Fog

    Rosen, Lev AC

    "San Francisco, 1952. Detective Evander "Andy" Mills has started a new life for himself as a private detective--but his business hasn't exactly taken off. It turns out that word spreads fast when you have a bad reputation, and no one in the queer community trusts him enough to ask an ex-cop for help. When James, an old flame from the war who had mysteriously disappeared, arrives in his offices above the Ruby, Andy wants to kick him out. But the job seems to be a simple case of blackmail, and Andy's debtsare piling up. He agrees to investigate, despite everything...

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  • Long Gone, Come Home

    Long Gone, Come Home

    Chenault-kilgore, Monica

    After witnessing a gruesome murder in her hometown, Birdie Jennings travels to Cincinnati with the hopes of reconnecting with her estranged husband, Jimmy, and is plunged into the bustling jazz scenes of the hottest nightclubs and backwoods juke joints.

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