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Holiday Cheer 2013

At, we've been celebrating the holiday season in style with our Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature. As our gift to you, we've been spotlighting a book and giving five lucky readers a chance to win it.

Although the contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at this year's featured titles. These are books you'll want to read during the holidays --- and throughout the year as well!'s Top 10 International Mysteries of 2013

It’s been a stellar year for crime fiction fans, especially given the impressive range of mysteries translated into English. Skilled storytellers including Maurizio de Giovanni, Fuminori Nakamura, Denise Mina and Colin Cotterill deliver not only solidly good mysteries, but also offer fresh perspectives on place. These international writers serve as literary and cultural ambassadors introducing readers to distinct regions of the world --- from the shadowy alleys of Naples and snowy Ukrainian farms to the quiet suburbs of Tel Aviv and haunted waters of the Mekong River. The world of international mysteries is inviting, scary, thrilling and fun. In this special year-end feature, contributor Miriam Tuliao, the Assistant Director of Central Collection Development at BookOps, brings you 10 of her top favorites from 2013.

Week of January 5, 2015

Releases for the week of January 5th include MR. MERCEDES, Stephen King's bestseller that finds three unlikely heroes trying to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands; THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone, in which the lives of a veteran CIA operative, a literary agent and an author collide as the latter's book begins its dangerous march toward publication; THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL, Nadia Hashimi's debut novel that interweaves the tales of two women separated by a century who share similar destinies; and JFK IN THE SENATE: Pathway to the Presidency, the first book to deal exclusively with John F. Kennedy's Senate years, as author John T. Shaw looks at how the young Senator was able to catapult himself on the national stage.