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White Smoke - Andrew M. Greeley
The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have gathered in Rome for the papal election following the death of the incumbent pope. Torn by internal conflict and with many of its members alienated, the Church faces one of the most serious crises in it...[more]
Spider Bones (Temperance Brennan 13) - Kathy Reichs
Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed, the mutilated and the skeletal. So the two-days-dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her. Until she discovers that the man is John Lowery, an ex-soldier who ...[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
Borrower of the Night - Elizabeth Peters

A missing masterwork in wood, the last creation of a master carver who died in the violent tumult of the sixteenth century, may be hidden in a medieval German castle in the town of Rothenburg. The prize has called to art historian Vicky Bliss, dr...[more]

Deception Point - Dan Brown
A New York Times Bestseller

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes an explosive, high-tech thriller that takes readers from the chilling depths of the Arctic Ocean to the treacherous heights of Washing...[more]

Deception Point - Dan Brown
A New York Times Bestseller

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes an explosive, high-tech thriller that takes readers from the chilling depths of the Arctic Ocean to the treacherous heights of Washing...[more]

Deception Point - Dan Brown
A New York Times Bestseller

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes an explosive, high-tech thriller that takes readers from the chilling depths of the Arctic Ocean to the treacherous heights of Washing...[more]

Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church ...[more]

Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church ...[more]

Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church ...[more]

Reap the Wind - Iris Johansen
An elusive killer...a deadly obsession...and a woman who must destroy him--or become his next victim.

Some would kill to know what Caitlin Vasaro knows. For the secrets she’s kept hidden all her life are the kind that the rich an...[more]
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books)) - Jasper Fforde
In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literall...[more]
Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters
Elizabeth Peters's unforgettable heroine Amelia Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery. Amelia receives a rather large inheritance and decides to use it for travel. On her way through Rome to Egypt, she meets Evelyn Barton-Forbes, ...[more]
Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters
Elizabeth Peters's unforgettable heroine Amelia Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery. Amelia receives a rather large inheritance and decides to use it for travel. On her way through Rome to Egypt, she meets Evelyn Barton-Forbes, ...[more]
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy) - Ken Follett
Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Tr...[more]
Moving Target - Elizabeth Lowell

The troubling message from Serena Charters's late grandmother appears in a package containing four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript -- a strange inheritance that hides many secrets...and has already cost many lives. See...[more]

A Taste for Murder - Claudia Bishop
Sarah Quilliam and her sister Meg run the Inn at Hemlock Falls in upper state New York. During the reinactment of the 17th century witch trials, it becomes all too real when a woman is crushed to death.
One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
Read the Dynamite Blockbuster that Started It All!

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie ...[more]
Murder on Capitol Hill - Margaret Truman
Between them, Senator Cale Caldwell and his blue-blooded wife controlled as much power on Capitol Hill as the law would allow. Sadly, it wasn’t sufficient to protect him from a killer, even surrounded by his friends at a champagne reception in...[more]
The Strange Files of Fremont Jones - Dianne Day
Brave, resourceful, adventurous Fremont (née Caroline) Jones is a woman ahead of her time. Hungry for independence, she's traded in her conventional life in Boston for a career as a "type-writer" in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. But Fremont s...[more]
Murder in the White House - Margaret Truman
In a town where the weapon of choice is usually a well-aimed rumor, the strangling of Secretary of State Lansard Blaine in the Lincoln Bedroom is a gruesome first. White House counsel Ron Fairbanks is ordered to investigate. There are persistent rumo...[more]
Year of the Tiger (Paul Chavasse) - Jack Higgins
Assigned to locate and smuggle Dr. Karl Hoffner out of 1962 Tibet, Paul Chavasse confronts a host of enemies from Chinese occupiers to Soviet agents in his desperate race to secure the West's efforts to be the first to the moon.
Track of the Cat - Nevada Barr
Anna Pigeon takes a job as a park ranger looking for peace in the wilderness of West Texas but finds murder instead when a fellow park ranger is mysteriously killed, presumably by a mountain lion.
The Associate - John Grisham
If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble in The Firm, wait
until you meet Kyle McAvoy, THE ASSOCIATE

Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father’s small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was electe...[more]
Jane Austen Ruined My Life - Beth Pattillo
English professor Emma Grant has always done everything just the way her minister father told her she should -- a respectable marriage, a teaching job at a good college, and plans for the requisite two children. Life was prodigiously good, as her fav...[more]
Son of the Morning - Linda Howard
New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard captivates readers in the deeply romantic tale of a contemporary woman who unravels an extraordinary mystery from the past . . . by living it.

A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, G...[more]

Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt Adventures) - Clive Cussler
It is July, 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship? NUM...[more]
The King of Torts - John Grisham
The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a yo...[more]
Daemon - Leinad Zeraus
Matthew Sobol was a legendary computer game designer--the architect behind half a dozen popular online games. His premature death from brain cancer depressed both gamers and his company's stock price. But Sobol's fans weren't the only ones to n...[more]
Blasphemy - Douglas Preston
The world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to reveal the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself.  The Torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the worldâ€...[more]
The Villa - J.D. Robb
Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. For three generations, the Giambelli wines have been renowned for their quality-from Napa Valley to Italy, and throughout the world. The pride of the Giambelli family and a top PR executive, Sophi...[more]
Lost and Found - Jayne Ann Krentz
Cady Briggs is very useful to Mack Easton-her expertise in art and antiques helps his shadowy, low-profile company, Lost and Found, find missing treasures for high-paying clients.

But as Cady's beloved Aunt Vesta warns her, being useful to a c...[more]
WWW: Watch - Robert J. Sawyer
Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer continues his "wildly though- provoking" science fiction saga of a sentient World Wide Web.

Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about...[more]
Pygmalion - B Shaw
This is the play from which "My Fair Lady" was adapted. Shaw's dramatization of a Cockney flower girl"s metamorphosis into a lady is both a fantasy and a platform for his views on social class, money and women"s independence.
 
I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

The three laws of Robotics:

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2. A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with t...[more]