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Christie, Agatha. Endless night.
When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once. But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to stir in paradise. As Michael soon learns: Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen.
Coffey, Billy. The Devil walks in Mattingly.
It has been twenty years since Philip McBride’s body was found along the riverbank in the dark woods known as Happy Hollow. His death was ruled a suicide. But three people have carried the truth ever since — Philip didn’t kill himself that day, he was murdered. Each of the three have wilted in the shadow of their sins. Jake Barnett is Mattingly’s sheriff, where he spends his days polishing the fragile shell of the man he pretends to be. His wife, Kate, has convinced herself the good she does for the poor will someday wash the blood from her hands. And high in the mountains, Taylor Hathcock lives in seclusion and fear, fueled by madness and hatred. Yet what cannot be laid to rest is bound to rise. Taylor finds mysterious footprints leading from the Hollow, he believes his redemption has come. His actions will plunge the quiet town of Mattingly into darkness. These three will be drawn together for a final confrontation between life and death, between truth and lies.
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Sherlock Holmes collection.
A collection of six Sherlock Holmes novels.
Dunn, Carola. The winter garden mystery : a Daisy Dalrymple mystery.
Independent Daisy Dalrymple heads to Occles Hall in pursuit of another article for her series on English manor houses, but instead becomes involved in clearing the name of the under-gardener who she believes has been falsely accused of murdering a pregnant maid.
Fleming, Ian. The spy who loved me.
Agent 007, James Bond, encounters a damsel in distress at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court in the Adirondacks and saves her from a pair of gangsters.
James, Steven. Every deadly kiss.
A mysterious suicide and a series of abductions draw Patrick into a web of intrigue involving an international conspiracy where no one is who they appear to be and the stakes have never been higher. Soon, Patrick discovers that the secret to stopping the Piper’s current crime spree lies in unlocking answers from an eight-year-old cold case – and the only way to do that is by entering the terrifying world of the conspirators himself.
McCall Smith, Alexander. To the land of long lost friends.
Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance but her inquiries will require an even more delicate touch than usual. Mma Ramotswe reconnects with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate proposion. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni finds himself embroiled in familial drama as well, when one of his clients asks for help evicting an unwanted houseguest who turns out to be the man’s own brother. Elsewhere, Charlie and Fanwell are also involved in tricky matters of the heart, as Queenie-Queenie, Charlie’s girlfriend, seems to have transferred her affections to Fanwell. It’s up to Mma Makutsi to set things right, but she may be be too distracted by her nemesis Violet Sephotho, who has somehow been appointed to the board of a charity. What is Violet up to now? As all of these mysteries are unraveled, Mma Ramotswe and the entire No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency will be reminded of the value of tried-and-true wisdom — never judge a book by its cover.
Mehl, Nancy. Mind games.
Kaely Quinn’s talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she’s demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis. When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely’s, the reporter’s ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem’s predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis. Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else–including Kaely herself — is killed.

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Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and bone.
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Blackstock, Terri. Smoke screen.
Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado hometown. His mother begs him to come to Carlisle now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn’t until he’s sidelined by an injury that he’s forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too. Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher’s daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna had defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate’s drunken dad was loud — and very public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down, people assumed it was Nate getting even for his father’s conviction. He let the rumors fly and left Carlisle without looking back.
Crichton, Michael. The lost world.
Jurassic Park, the primordial zoo, has been closed and the dinosaurs it once housed have been destroyed, but six years later there are rumors that some of them may have survived.
McPherson, Brennan S. The hunter and the Valley of Death : a parable of surrender – Psalm 23.
A man wakes up in the Valley of Death and realizes he’s given up everything to attempt to kill Death so that he can bring his love back to life — but when he fails, who will be there to rescue him?.
Sepetys, Ruta. Between shades of gray.
A knock comes at the door in the dead of night, and Lina’s life changes in an instant. With her young brother and mother, she is hauled away by the Soviet secret police from her home in Lithuania and thrown into a cattle car en route to Siberia. Separated from her father, Lina secretly passes along clues in the form of drawings, hoping they will reach his prison camp. But will her letters, or her courage, be enough to reunite her family? Will they be enough to keep her alive?.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel). Roverandom.
While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R.Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon.
Tyndall, MaryLu. The reliance.
Tormented by his wife’s apparent demise, Edmund Merrick sails away to drown his sorrows-only to find himself trapped in the dark world of a demented Frenchman. When his mind clears from its rum-induced haze, will Edmund find the will to escape? Seemingly abandoned by her husband, Charlisse is thrown into the clutches of the vengeful pirate Kent. Will she be swept away by the undertow of treachery and despair? Can Edmund and Charlisse steer their way to the faith-filled haven they so desperately seek, or will they ultimately lose their love and lives to the sea?.
Weber, Mary. The evaporation of Sofi Snow.
Seventeen-year-old Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena helping her younger brother, Shilo, and when a bomb destroys part of the arena, she dreams Shilo survives on the forbidden ice-planet.

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Adeyemi, Tomi. Children of blood and bone.
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
Adeyemi, Tomi. Children of virtue and vengeance.
After Zélie and Amari bring magic back to the land of Orïsha, the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, forcing Zélie to fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.
Bergren, Lisa Tawn. Selah.
When a Methodist preacher, called to serve slaves in the West Indies, settles at Selah’s family plantation, their shared purpose brings them together — despite her guardians’ concern over a romance that promises little security. As the Revolutionary War and starvation looms in the States, the future hangs in the balance.
Cass, Kiera. The betrothed.
When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked — and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true. But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.
Cass, Kiera. The siren.
A member of the sisterhood of sirens deadly to humans, Kahlen must live a lonely life following the rules that prohibit her forming close bonds with humans and though she has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own, when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can not bring herself to live by the rules anymore.
Cavanaugh, Jack. Halo of brimstone.
Having thwarted a rebel angel Spectacle designed to kill a woman and child, Grant Austin finds himself being stalked by the notorious Nosroch, and he is swept back into action. Israeli Special Forces commando Rogan Dorn captures three demons during a daring raid, but not before they kill two members of his team. Empowered with Nephilim skills by the legendary ring of King Solomon, he goes after the being he believes is responsible for their deaths — rebel angel Nosroch. A showdown looms as time-hardened battle lines are blurred, pitting friend against friend, and Grant is plunged into another Spectacle — but this time it’s one he helped plan.
Cavanaugh, Jack. Heavenly mortal.
Powerful and unseen, the forces of Lucifer execute their diabolical plots against mankind. And once again, Grant Austin finds himself caught up in an endless battle between faithful and rebel angels that tests his link to the supernatural realm, endangers his friends, and threatens his eternal destiny.
Cossette, Connilyn. Like flames in the night.
In 1367 BC, hunting for his daughter’s killer, Liyam bargains to rescue a strong-willed woman who is determined to complete her mission. Tirzah attempts to convince him to fight alongside her, but his thirst for vengeance may outweigh his duty to God and the woman he’s come to love.
Ella, Sara. Coral : the little mermaid reimagined.
Coral has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease said to be carried by humans — emotions. Her sister had the Disease, and Red Tide took her away. Will it come for Coral next? Above the sea, Brooke has nothing left to give. Depression and anxiety have left her feeling isolated. Forgotten. The only thing she can rely on is the numbness she finds within the cool and comforting ocean waves. If only she weren’t stuck at a new group-therapy home that promises a second chance at life. But what’s the point of living if her soul is destined to bleed? Merrick may be San Francisco’s golden boy, but he wants nothing more than to escape his controlling father. When his younger sister’s suicide attempt sends Merrick to his breaking point, escape becomes the only option. If he can find their mom, everything will be made right again — right? When their worlds collide, all three will do whatever it takes to survive. But what — and who — must they leave behind for life to finally begin?.
Eshbaugh, Julie. Crown of oblivion.
Astrid, indentured to the royal class and long-time surrogate for Princess Renya’s punishments, impetuously decides to risk her life and compete in a cutthroat race in order to win her family’s freedom.
Hedlund, Jody. The runaway bride.
In 1862, Arabella Lawrence fled past mistakes on a bride ship. Vying for her hand are two very different men who disagree on how the natives should be treated during a smallpox outbreak. Intent on helping a young girl abandoned by her tribe, seeking what’s right may cost her everything.
Kaufman, Amie. The other side of the sky.
Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction—hope. North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined—though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them.
Mason, Susan Anne. Love’s faithful promise.
Dr. Matthew Clayborne, a widower, is dedicated to his work and his daughter. When Deirdre O’Leary arrives in Toronto, Matthew refuses to lose his focus, but when his daughter gets sick, Deirdre offers a deal — they can stay on her farm for some needed peace if Matthew is willing to take care of Deirdre’s sick mother. They have an undeniable attraction to each other, but they do not want to give up their lives.
Moccero, Joyce Magnin. Charlotte Figg takes over paradise : a novel of Bright’s Pond.
Charlotte Figg, having moved to the Paradise Trailer Park after the death of her husband, is surprised the residents are not as she imagined they would be, and, through her friendship with Rose Tattoo, she organizes a women’s softball team and uncovers secrets about the community.
Redwine, C. J. The blood spell : a Ravenspire novel.
A dark and romantic epic fantasy retelling of the Cinderella story, about a girl who must team up with the prince she despises to defeat an evil creature threatening their kingdom.
Redwine, C. J. The shadow queen : a Ravenspire novel.
This retelling of Snow White follows the adventures of Lorelai, an exiled princess who is being pursued by a magic-wielding prince serving as the personal huntsman for evil queen Irina, who has charged him with bringing her Lorelai’s heart.
Smith, Jill Eileen. Star of Persia : Esther’s story.
Esther is poised to save her people from annihilation. Relying on a fragile trust in a silent God, can she pit her wisdom against a vicious enemy and win?.
Sundin, Sarah. The sea before us.
In 1944, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton arrives in London to prepare for the Allied invasion of France. He works closely with Dorothy Fairfax, a “Wren” in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Dorothy pieces together reconnaissance photographs with thousands of holiday snapshots of France — including those of her own family’s summer home — in order to create accurate maps of Normandy. Maps that Wyatt will turn into naval bombardment plans. As the two spend concentrated time together in the pressure cooker of war, their deepening friendship threatens to turn to love. Dorothy must resist its pull. Her bereaved father depends on her, and her heart already belongs to another man. Wyatt too has much to lose. The closer he gets to Dorothy, the more he fears his efforts to win the war will destroy everything she has ever loved.

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Bunn, T. Davis. Outbreak.
The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur — and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug. An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He’s had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn’t disappeared — it has just moved on. When parts of the Caribbean start turning a familiar red right before hurricane season kicks into high gear, the implications are clear. If Avery and his colleagues can’t convince the world of what’s about to happen, toxic destruction could be loosed on American soil. Will their efforts prove too late?.
Cook, Robin. Pandemic.
When multiple people collapse and die with a transplanted heart and unusual DNA matches, medical examiner Jack at first fears a flu epidemic, until he digs deeper. His investigation leads to a company that is experimenting with gene-editing biotechnology. Jack is drawn into the underground organ transplant market with danger at every corner.
Crichton, Michael. The Andromeda strain. 
Four American scientists, chosen in advance for their experimental achievements in the fields of clinical microbiology, epidemiology, pathology, and electrolyte chemistry, are summoned under conditions of total news blackout and utmost urgency to Wildfire’s secret laboratory five stories beneath the Nevada desert. There — surrounded by banks of the most sophisticated computer-assisted equipment, and sealed off from the outside world except for a telecommunications link with the national security apparatus — they work against the threat of a worldwide epidemic to find an antidote to the unknown microorganism that has inexplicably killed all but two inhabitants (an elderly derelict and an infant) of the tiny Arizona town where the satellite was retrieved. Step by step they begin to unravel the puzzle of the Andromeda Strain, until, terrifyingly, their microbacterial “adversary” ruptures the hypersterile seal of the laboratory and their already desperate search for a biomedical answer becomes a split-second race against an atomic deadline.
Dashner, James. The fever code.
Once there was a world’s end. The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.
Dekker, Ted. The circle series.
Black — Red — White — Green (with new alternate ending) — Bonus: original ending of Green — An interview with Ted Dekker. Collects all four novels in Ted Dekker’s Circle series, which follows the adventures of Thomas Hunter, who after suffering a head injury, falls asleep and each time he wakes up finds himself in a new reality and tries to save the world from a deadly virus.
Lee, Tosca Moon. The line between : a thriller.
When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation. As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life — until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease. Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.
Liparulo, Robert. Germ. 
The germ – an advanced form of the Ebola virus – has been genetically engineered to infect only those people whose DNA matches the codes embedded within it. Those whose DNA is not a match simply catch a cold. But those who are a match experience a far worse fate. Within days, their internal organs liquify. The release of the virus will usher in a new era of power where countries are left without defense.
Wells, Robison E. Blackout.
A mysterious virus is spreading through America, infecting teenagers with incredible powers — and a group of four teens are about to find their lives intertwined in a web of danger and catastrophic destruction.

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The Artful match by Jennifer Delamare
Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano
The Unexpected Champion by Mary Connealy

“Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly knows her mother is nursing a carefully kept secret. A writer with an obsession for other people’s life stories, Elaine Donnelly is the poster child of repressed emotions. Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tiptoeing around her mother’s raw feelings. Molly needs her mother more than ever, but Elaine shuts herself off from real human connections and buries herself in the lives and deaths of the strangers about whom she writes. When Uncle Stephen is pressed into the limelight because of his miracle cure of a young man, Elaine can no longer hide behind other people’s stories. And as Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York – a secret that could destroy or save their future.” Book Jacket

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The Marrow Thieves

What happens when you can’t dream anymore? Is there even a cure? Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves tells us of a world where this has happened.

“…the world has been ravaged by global warming. Cities have crumbled from the coastlines, “breaking off like crust,” and hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis have wiped out entire communities. Millions of people have lost their lives, and those who remain have endured trauma that has led to their inability to dream — with the exception of North America’s Indigenous peoples, who carry dreams in webs woven into their bone marrow.

Set against a chaotic backdrop of torrential rain, food scarcity, and raccoons the size of huskies, The Marrow Thieves centres on Frenchie, a teenager on the run from government “recruiters.” Employed by the government of Canada’s Department of Oneirology, the recruiters forcibly take Inuit, Métis, and First Nations peoples to marrow-harvesting factories modelled after residential schools. Indigenous leaders have attempted to negotiate with governors in the capital, but working with the government has failed.”

– from the Quill and Quire review

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Kirkus Prize, the White Pine Award, a Globe and Mail Best Book and a contender in the CBC Canada Reads 2018, it appears to be a dystopian story set in Canada’s future with a message that warns us of what might come, but there are underlying themes of social justice with an echo of a sordid part of Canada’s history. If you are interested survival stories, Truth and Reconciliation, dystopian futures or all of the above, make sure you check out Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves, found on our Fiction shelves under F Dim.

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