New Releases - February 2023

The Last Kingdom by Steve Berry
King Ludwig II of Bavaria was deposed in 1886, drowning three days later. History tells us that in the years before he died Ludwig searched for a new kingdom. But a question remains: did he succeed?
Enter Cotton Malone and his protégée, Luke Daniels, who has infiltrated a group intent on winning Bavarian independence. Daniels has also gained the trust of the prince of Bavaria, a second son intent on eliminating his brother and restoring the monarchy. Everything hinges on a 19th-century deed which proves that Ludwig's search bore fruit. In a race across Bavaria, Malone, and Daniels battle an ever-growing list of adversaries, all intent on finding the last kingdom.

Storm Watch by C.J. Box
When a professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is until Joe Pickett makes two discoveries. First, he finds the professor's vehicle parked on a mountainside. Then Joe finds the professor's body. When he attempts to learn more, his investigation is obstructed by federal agents, extremists, and the Governor.
Nate Romanowski is rebuilding his falconry company when he’s approached by a group of militant activists that are demanding Wyoming join other western states and secede from the union--by force, if necessary.
As a storm gathers around them, Joe and Nate confront it in different ways--and maybe on opposite sides.

In Farm’s Way: A Farm to Table Mystery by Amanda Flowers
Shiloh Bellamy expects the next few months to be busy. She might be able to broker a partnership with Fields Brewery and its brewer's association. Well, she could if the owner wasn't found murdered. Once again, Shiloh gets tangled up in the investigation when the police ignore an entire crop of suspects. She'll have to dig deep to find the truth, reel in a killer, and convince her city-slicker pug to wear his winter boots. But with Bellamy Farm still struggling, can Shiloh spare the time to look into the town's characters?

More Than Meets the Eye by Iris Johansen
After scoring a plea deal in a murder trial, serial killer James Michael Barrett leads a parade of law enforcement officers to the body of his last victim. At the site, as the officers shovel down, they are met with a sound they weren't expecting. An explosion rocks the woods, killing Barrett and most of the officers.
The detonation is only the beginning of a case for FBI consultant Kendra Michaels--a string of murders in the style of the dead Barrett continue, and it becomes clear that he was not alone. Kendra accepts help from the only survivor of Barrett's attacks. But the killer has a plan that Kendra and her team are only beginning to understand.

Unnatural History by Jonathan Kellerman
Los Angeles is a city of contrast, the affluent and the needy. It is that world that draws psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis into a case of altruism gone wrong.
The personal assistant to a photographer finds him slumped in bed, shot to death. The victim had recently received attention for his latest project: images of homeless people in "dream" situations, costumed and enacting fantasies. There are some, however, who view it as crass exploitation. Has disgruntlement blossomed into homicidal rage? Alex and Milo begin peeling back layers, culminating in one of the deadliest threats they've ever faced.

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes
Nisha Cantor lives the life of the wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha must scramble to cope—and she doesn't even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in.
That's because Sam Kemp has accidentally taken Nisha's gym bag. Sam’s struggling to keep herself and her family afloat. When she tries on Nisha's six-inch high Christian Louboutins, the resulting jolt of confidence makes her realize something must change--and that thing is herself.

3 Days to Live by James Patterson
A CIA-agent bride is on her honeymoon when she and her husband are poisoned, leaving her seventy-two hours to take revenge.
When a deal goes bad on a tech executive in Washington, DC, he turns an order to kill his family into a chance to relive his military glory days.
A Los Angeles doctor trusts her two housekeepers, but when she's murdered in a botched attempt to steal drugs, the pair of grifters vie to control their former employer's estate, facing off against the Russian mob.

Encore in Death by J.D. Robb
It was an event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who'd conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party.
He wasn't the kind who made enemies. And since the champagne cocktail was originally intended for Eliza, it's possible she was the real target, with a fired assistant, rival, and an obsessed fan.
With so many attendees, staff, and servers, Eve Dallas has her work cut out determining who committed murder. All she wants is to figure out who's truly innocent, and who's only acting that way.