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Have You Heard About... A Case of Need

… the abortion scandal that rocked a major hospital in Boston? In Michael Crichton’s first novel, A Case of Need, a local doctor named Art Lee is arrested for performing an illegal abortion on the daughter of a prominent doctor.

Have You Heard About... Reconstructing Amelia

… the tragic death of Amelia Baron? Kimberly McCreight’s debut novel, Reconstructing Amelia, begins with Kate Baron, a single mother and attorney, receiving a call from her daughter Amelia’s exclusive private school, saying that Amelia had plagiarized her latest English essay.

Have You Heard About... The Camel Club

… the secret group that investigates government conspiracies in Washington, DC? In David Baldacci’s political thriller, The Camel Club*, the four members of the club find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy bigger than anything they’ve ever experienced before, when they stumble upon a murder-in-progress in a deserted part of Washington, DC.

Have You Heard About... Firefly Lane

… the story of love and friendship that begins in the mid-seventies and extends into the twenty-first century?

Have You Heard About... The Stand

… Captain Trips, a devastating flu virus that wipes out 99% of the American population? This marks the beginning of Stephen King’s epic fantasy/horror novel, The Stand, and let me tell you, this one is a doozy.

Have You Heard About... Born Wicked

… America being settled by witches? Born Wicked, the first book of Jessica Spotswood’s Cahill Witch Chronicles, is set at the end of the nineteenth century in an alternate history where America was founded by an organization of witches instead of pilgrims.

Have You Heard About... The Chocolate Moose Motive

… chocolate being addictive? The Chocolate Moose Motive* by JoAnna Carl is as addictive as chocolate; you won’t be able to put this book down. Set in Michigan, this book has a little bit of something for everyone. Chocolate – lusciously described, so you’ll be drooling as you read. Murder – did the wife, the father, or the best friend do the dastardly deed?

Have You Heard About... Midnight Riot

… the wizards in London? No, this isn’t a new Harry Potter book. Ben Aaronovitch’s Midnight Riot* is set in modern England, but its magic is much darker and grittier, and somehow more realistic, than J. K. Rowling’s style.

Have You Heard About... The Policy

…the supernatural insurance company that uses death threats to coerce you into buying more insurance? Sounds a bit ridiculous, right? But in Bentley Little’s book, The Policy, this is an altogether believable and horrifying premise that plays upon our everyday, adult fears.

Have You Heard About... Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska

… the disfigured, grumpy guy who hates Christmas and doesn’t care much for chocolate either? In my book that would make him an alien, but in Loree Lough’s book, Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska,  you meet the grump himself, Bryce Stone, a former marine who was hurt during the Afghan was.

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