New Releases - July 2023

Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke 
Wade Lufkin is an idle spectator since New Orleans surrendered. That is until he finds an intriguing new subject... 
Hannah Laveau is an enslaved woman who stands accused. But all she wants is to find her missing son - and she will risk her life for it. 
When Hannah goes on the run, she must dodge the local constable and the slavecatchers that prowl the bayou, from the snakes and swamps to the saloons of New Orleans.  

Pink Lemonade Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke 
The Summer Solstice Celebration has come to town and Hannah attracts fans while serving pink lemonade desserts. But the mood sours when a body turns up. 
A retired professional MLB player has met a terrifying end--and the list of suspects could fill a stadium. Among them, Hannah's mother, who publicly held a grudge against the victim after he dunked her in the tank at a county fair. 
Now, with her mother's innocence on the line, a life-changing announcement at The Cookie Jar, and a plethora of desserts to bake, Hannah can't afford to strike out as she begins an investigation into the ruthless killer. 

After Death by Dean Koontz 
Michael Mace opens his eyes in a morgue twenty-four hours after he and his best friend, Shelby Shrewsberry, perished. 
Having awakened with an ability unlike anything he has ever imagined; he sets out to honor his late friend by helping Nina Dozier and her son, but his actions evoke the wrath of one of the most violent street gangs in Los Angeles. 
But an even greater threat is descending: and if Michael dies twice, he will not live a third time. 

Must Love Flowers by Debbie Macomber 
Joan Sample is not living the life she expected. Now a widow and an empty nester, she has become a recluse. After a birthday spent alone, she is inclined to listen to her sister, who has been begging Joan to reengage with the world. Joan gathers the courage to:  tame her overgrown garden, join a grief support group, and even rents out a room. Before long Joan is starting to feel like herself again. 
Across town, Maggie Herbert works mornings as a barista before afternoon nursing classes. She lives with her alcoholic father and struggles to pay the bills. But her circumstances brighten when she finds a room for rent in Joan's home. Maggie finds a glimmer of hope. But will Maggie's budding attraction to one of her favorite customers ruin the harmony? 
As Maggie and Joan confront difficult life choices, they discover that "found family" is often the very best kind. 

Circle of Death by James Patterson 
It's The Shadow vs. the end of the world.  Nothing more, nothing less. 
Doomsday is coming as an evil mastermind plots to destroy all of humankind.  Not even The Shadow knows the enemy's true identity.  But the clock is ticking with people all over the world dropping dead each and every day. 
As The Shadow gathers a small band of allies, he knows this is one fight he cannot lose, because anything else means the end of all life. 

Obsessed by James Patterson 
A killer is obsessed...with Detective Michael Bennett's oldest daughter. 
Michael Bennett is obsessed...with keeping his family safe.  
New York City is obsessed... with cracking the killer's code.  
You will be obsessed...with this startling psychological thriller. 

Finding Us by Tracie Peterson 
While taking photos at an exposition in Seattle, Eleanor Bennett meets a handsome stranger, Bill Reed, who recognizes the subjects in one of her portraits as a missing woman and her child. As they hunt for the truth, Eleanor and Bill will have to band together to face the danger that follows. 

The Collector by Daniel Silva 
Art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon joins forces with a master thief to track down the world's most valuable missing painting but soon finds himself in a race to prevent a conflict between Russia and the West.