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Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Grades 9-12

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The first book in the Once Upon a Crime Family series, this story about organized crime is a must read! Penelope Landlow is the daughter of one of the three crime families who buy and sell body parts and control the black market for organ transplants. She feels safe within the walls of her own home, but she knows that no one in this business is safe forever. She is suddenly caught in between two of the families who are fighting for control over one another, and doesn’t know what to do to stop it.

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The Librarians and the Lost Lamp by Greg Cox

Ages 18+

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Fans of TNT’s The Librarians will love this new trilogy based on the TV show. This first book takes place in the past and the future. In the past, Flynn Carsen is on a mission to find Aladdin’s lamp before a criminal organization gets a hold of it. In the future, the guardian Eve Baird and a new group of librarians take on Las Vegas and dive into a mystery involving the Lamp and the djinn it can summon.

 

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High Heat by Richard Castle

Ages 18+

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Nikki Heat is back and better than ever in the latest book in the Heat series. This case gets personal when Heat learns that the next target of a terrorist group in New York City is her own husband, Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Nikki swears she sees her mother, a woman who has been dead for 20 years, and the cliffhanger at the end of this one will leave readers hungry for more!

 

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No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

Ages 18+

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In the 1980s, when Cynthia is 14 years old, she wakes up one morning and finds that her family is gone, without a trace. It is now 25 years later, and Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter.  Cynthia is finally ready to learn the truth…or is she? She encounters things like strange phone calls and an unfamiliar car in her neighborhood, and realizes that whoever took her family when she was a teen has come back to finish the job. Will it be too late by the time Cynthia discovers who terrorized her family?

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Devil In a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Ages 18+

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It’s Los Angeles in the 1940s and black war veteran Easy Rawlins has just been fired from his defense plant job. He is drinking his problems away at his friend’s bar when a white man walks in. The man offers Easy money if he can find Daphne Monet, a woman who is known to hang around jazz clubs. To Easy, it seems simple enough, but is there a catch? Find out in this first book of Mosley’s series featuring Easy Rawlins.