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Now that Summer is winding down and the weather is starting to cool off, you might start to think about getting some of the nice mysteries and thrillers you can curl up with next to a nice warm fire. Next week’s selections again proves that mysteries/thrillers are very popular books, so, let’s start out with them.






DARK MUSIC by David Lagercrantz, Ian Giles (Translator).  INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, an exhilarating new thriller from the best-selling author of The Girl in the Spider’s Web—a murder investigation in which two unlikely allies race to uncover a shadowy international conspiracy.



FOX CREEK by William Kent Krueger. The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor Mystery Series from the “master storyteller” (Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author) follows Cork in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries.



GIRL, FORGOTTEN by Karin Slaughter. From the New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her, comes an electrifying thriller featuring newly minted US Marshal Andrea Oliver as she investigates a cold case with links to her father’s past.


A small town hides a big secret…

Who killed Emily Vaughn?

A girl with a secret…


Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the prom. For an athlete, who is smart, pretty and well-liked, this night should be the highlight of her high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced forever.


An unsolved murder…


Forty years later, Emily’s murder remains a mystery. Her tight-knit group of friends closed ranks; her respected, wealthy family retreated inwards; the small town moved on from her grisly attack. But all that’s about to change.


One final chance to uncover a killer…


US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there to find justice for Emily. The killer is still out there—and Andrea must discover the truth before she gets silenced, too…




THE NINTH MONTH by James Patterson. A mother-to-be is being stalked but no one believes her in this intense thriller from the #1 bestselling author of The Midwife Murders.




Then we have a few books in other genres:



Historical Fiction:



AFTERLIVES by Abdulrazak Gurnah. From the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, a sweeping, multi-generational saga of displacement, loss, and love, set against the brutal colonization of east Africa.







PHANTOM GAME (A GHOSTWALKER NOVEL #18) by Christine Feehan. Two predators collide with unbridled passion in this intoxicating GhostWalker novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. (Paranormal Romance)



LOVE ON THE BRAIN by Ali Hazelwood. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.







BABEL, OR THE NECESSITY OF VIOLENCE: AN ARCANE HISTORY OF THE OXFORD TRANSLATORS’ REVOLUTION by R.F. Kuang. From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History? and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire.


Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.


Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?





And last, but not least, a very important Non-fiction book:





HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER BY Bill Gates. In this #1 New York Times best-selling book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical, and accessible plan to bring the world’s greenhouse gas emissions down to zero in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.



And a Memoir:



SCENES FROM MY LIFE by Michael Williams. A moving, unflinching memoir of hard-won success, struggles with addiction, and a lifelong mission to give back—from the late, iconic actor beloved for his roles in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country.






As always, thank you for making our shelves your destination.


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