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The Government's Most Professional Assassin Returns in David Baldacci's Latest Thriller

Will Robie takes on his most personal assignment yet when his estranged father is arrested for murder and refuses to defend himself.

Read an Interview with Robert Crais and a Review of His New Novel, THE PROMISE

When Elvis Cole’s simple case exposes a web of blackmail and terror, he and Joe Pike team up with LAPD officer Scott James and his K-9 partner.

Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke Team Up Once Again for ALL DRESSED IN WHITE

When Laurie Moran and her television crew investigate the case of a missing bride, numerous suspects and rumors make for a twisted project.

PLAYING WITH FIRE is a Stand-Alone Thriller from the Author of the Rizzoli & Isles Series

Convinced that the strains of the Incendio waltz are weaving a malevolent spell, a violinist sets out to discover the meaning behind the score.

In PACIFIC, Simon Winchester Investigates the Pacific Ocean’s Impact on Our World

Although the Pacific Ocean is known for its volatility, its relationship with humans is still developing and will shape our future.

We're Giving Away a Different Book on Select Days Throughout the Holiday Season

Our latest prize book is THE DEAD PLAY ON by Heather Graham. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 25th at noon ET.

Latest Features and Contests's Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature

At, we kick off the holiday season in style with our Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature. This year’s Holiday Cheer titles include books that you want to give and get, as well as a “hot” 2016 title or two. The contests kick off at noon ET on select days in November and December, and run for just 24 hours, so you will have to check the site to see what is being featured. As always, we’ll be sending our special Holiday Cheer newsletter on the days when there are contests.

Our latest prize book is THE DEAD PLAY ON by Heather Graham. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 25th at noon ET.

Win a Personalized Signed Copy of Linwood Barclay’s BROKEN PROMISE for Your Friend or Relative!

Here’s an opportunity to win a personalized signed copy of BROKEN PROMISE, which kicks off Linwood Barclay's Promise Falls trilogy, for someone on your holiday list. And, ahem, this is not a “To Me/From Me” gift! The purpose is for you to give the book to a thriller reader. We have 23 prizes to give away. Why 23? That's the number that keeps resurfacing in the series of strange events in Promise Falls that runs through the books and will be revealed in THE TWENTY THREE, the final installment in the series releasing on November 16, 2016. So tell us who you would like to nominate to win by Monday, December 7th at noon ET.

Happy 100th, Ol' Blue Eyes!: 20 Books, CDs and DVDs Celebrating Frank Sinatra's Legacy

December 12th marks what would have been the 100th birthday of the iconic Frank Sinatra. Although best known for his timeless music and distinctive voice, Sinatra was much more than a popular vocal artist. In addition to his 11 Grammy Awards, he was an Academy Award-winning actor, with a film career spanning five decades. Aptly nicknamed “Chairman of the Board” and “The Entertainer of the Century” (not to mention “Ol’ Blue Eyes”), Sinatra is still at the forefront of popular culture to this day. Fitting for such an accomplished man, we have gathered works celebrating Sinatra’s legacy in various forms of media: DVDs of his best movies, CDs of his most memorable songs, and books exploring all aspects of his life and career. Bets On: YEAR OF YES (audiobook) by Shona Rhimes

Before I listened to YEAR OF YES, I knew little about Shonda Rhimes beyond the fact that she “owned Thursday night” on ABC with her lineup of shows --- “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” (the latter two are favorites of mine). I assumed that she was a super outgoing, type-A personality who was brash, bold and full of herself. From the first moments I listened to the audiobook, I knew I was wrong. Instead I found a woman who is competitive in everything, including knitting (which made me laugh), but also who hung back not accepting invitations and shying away from experiences. As successful as she is, I was surprised to learn that this was something she needed to overcome!

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When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly. But its merchant ships were under attack by pirates from North Africa’s Barbary coast who routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves. In response, Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy’s new warships and a detachment of marines to blockade Tripoli --- launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America’s journey toward future superpower status.

Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to Syria. Yet how did all this emerge from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy? In SPQR, world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even 2,000 years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power, citizenship, responsibility, political violence, empire, luxury and beauty.

At a neglected secondhand shop, Annie McDee purchases a painting that happens to be a lost masterpiece by one of the most important French painters of the 18th century. But who painted this masterpiece is not clear at first. Soon Annie finds herself pursued by interested parties who would do anything to possess her picture. In her search for the painting’s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history --- as well as the possibility of falling in love again.

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry - Fiction

Kevin Barry’s lyrical novel is a fictionalized account of John Lennon’s 1978 trip to his island off the west coast of Ireland. The reasons for the journey are to cure his writer’s block and come to terms with dark memories of his parents. The trip doesn’t go as planned, and, on the way, he has long, meditative conversations with his driver, Cornelius O’Grady, and with primal scream devotees at the mysterious Amethyst Hotel.

In Jeff Lindsay's long-awaited sequel to his debut novel, TROPICAL DEPRESSION, Billy Knight wants to ride out Key West’s slow season with the occasional charter and the frequent beer. But when he discovers a dead body floating in the gulf, Billy gets drawn into a deadly plot of dark magic and profound evil. Along with his plucky, gun-happy friend, Nicky, and Anna, a resilient and mysterious survivor of her own horrors, Billy sets out to right the wrongs the police won’t, putting himself in mortal peril on the high seas.

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts, until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic and drove the demons into the sea. Yet as centuries passed, Gods and demons became myth and legend, and the people no longer believed. Ashok Vadal has been chosen by a powerful ancient weapon to be its bearer. But Ashok isn’t who he thinks he is, and when he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, the consequences lead to rebellion, war and destruction.

In the history of American popular culture, there is no more dramatic story --- no swifter or loftier ascent to the pinnacle of success and no more tragic downfall --- than that of Orson Welles. In this biography, Patrick McGilligan brings young Orson into focus as never before. He chronicles Welles’ early life growing up in Wisconsin and Illinois as the son of an alcoholic industrialist and a radical suffragist and classical musician, and the magical early years of his career, including his marriage and affairs, his influential friendships and his artistic collaborations.

We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. It seems to be the job she was born for. And yet, for much of her early life, the young princess did not know the role that her future would hold. Kate Williams reveals how the 25-year-old young queen carved out a lasting role for herself amid the changes of the 20th century. Her monarchy would be a very different one to that of her parents and grandparents, and its continuing popularity in the 21st century owes much to the intelligence and elusive personality of this remarkable woman.

Christopher Keen, once a master spy, is murdered in cold blood. His sons Mark and Benjamin, though they hadn't seen their father for over 20 years, are now drawn into the legacy of his life as a spy as they set out to discover the truth and avenge their father's death. But as their search proceeds, more questions arise. Is Christopher's death connected to his past life in MI6? Was his eldest son involved in a conspiracy that links him to Moscow, Afghanistan and the Russian mafia?

Yappy Hour by Diana Orgain - Cozy Mystery

Every Friday night, the Roundup Crew, a group of dog-loving friends, meets at a neighborhood wine bar for Yappy Hour. When Rachel, the owner, mysteriously leaves town and asks her sister, Maggie, to run the bar in her absence, things get complicated fast. Maggie arrives to open up and finds a body sprawled on the floor, along with an incriminating letter with Rachel's name on it nearby. On impulse, she hides the letter from the hunky detective, Officer Brad Brooks, who is dispatched to the scene. When Rachel is declared the top suspect by the police, Maggie decides to investigate on her own.

Under the heartless vault of Greenland's arctic sky, the body of a girl is discovered. Half-naked and tied up, buried hundreds of miles from any signs of life, she has lain alone for 25 years. When Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is flown in to investigate this horrific murder and he sees how she was attacked, it triggers a dark memory and he realizes this was not the killer's only victim. As Simonsen's team works to discover evidence that has long since been buried, they unearth truths that certain people would prefer stayed forgotten.