Book List - Challenges 2019

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Challenges 2019
List created by Heidi S. (BookFan92) on Dec 5, 2018
List Votes: 1 Books: 34 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Brethren (Brethren, Bk 1) by Robyn Young
When young Will Campbell joins the most powerful organization in Europe, The Order of the Knights Templar, he finds himself drawn into a world of intrigue and danger. He is charged with recovering a heretical book stolen from the order's vaults-but what Will doesn't know is that the...  more

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At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
In this new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. In At the Water's Edge, she tells the gripping and poignant story of a privileged young woman's moral and sexual awakening as she experiences the...  more

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Murder Can Stunt Your Growth (Desiree Shapiro. Bk 3) by Selma Eichler
Ten-year-old Catherine wasn't expected to survive a life-threatening illness, so when she dies, everyone accepts that she succumbed to it. Everyone except Desiree Shapiro, who is convinced that the child was murdered.

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The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, Bk 1) by James Ellroy
On January 15, 1947, the tortured body of a beautiful young woman was found in a vacant lot in Hollywood. Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, a young Hollywood hopeful, had been brutally murdered. Her murder sparked one of the greatest manhunts in California history. In this fictionalized...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
While My Pretty One Knits (Black Sheep Knitting, Bk 1) by Anne Canadeo
The Black Sheep Knitters -- Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe -- meet once a week without fail, sharing the varied and colorful skeins of their lives as much as knitting tips, recipes, and small-town gossip, and creating an intricate, durable pattern of friendship. Now a shocking murder...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1) by Diane Mott Davidson
MEET THE CATERER WHO WHIPPED UP THE MULTIMILLION-COPY MYSTERY SERIES AS GOLDY SOLVES HER FIRST MURDER! Diane Mott Davidson's winning recipe of first-class suspense and five-star fare has won her and caterer Goldy critical raves and a regular place on major bestseller lists across the country. In...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Firelands (Savage Land, Bk 2) by Michael Jensen
The winter of 1799 is falling fast on the small Ohio Territory settlement of Hugh's Lick. Food is scarce, and relations with the Delaware tribe are strained; but things are about to get much worse. In the midst of a storm, frontiersman Cole Seavey is attacked by a creature that is neither...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Dying for Chocolate (Goldy Schulz, Bk 2) by Diane Mott Davidson
The Caterer Meet Goldy Bear: a bright, opinionated, wildly inventive caterer whose personal life has become a recipe for disaster. She's got an abusive ex-husband who's into making tasteless threats, a rash of mounting bills that are taking a huge bite out of her budget, and two enticing men...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Ghost a la Mode (Ghost of Granny Apples, Bk 1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian
A new series debut from Odelia Grey mystery author Sue Ann Jaffarian. Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies - and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than one hundred...  more

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Another Stab at Life (Volstead Manor, Bk 1) by Anita Higman
She has nowhere to go, except the dilapidated mansion she's just inherited from her Granny Minna. Unfortunately, Bailey discovers the house has a history as shadowy as its hidden passages and finds the neighborhood overflowing with some rather quirky folks. Bailey suddenly feels like...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Murder Buys a T-Shirt (Haunted Souvenir Shop, Bk 1) by Christy Fifield
Glory Martine has inherited her uncle's Florida souvenir shop, one stuffed with collectibles, mementos of times gone by -- and ghosts -- who, like her customers, refuse to let go of the past. But things take an even more unexpected turn when a local football hero dies far too suddenly and...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Foul Play at the Fair (Celebration Bay, Bk 1) by Shelley Freydont
Every day is a holiday in Celebration Bay . . . but unfortunately death doesn’t take a holiday.   As more and more tourists flock to Celebration Bay, New York, to enjoy their seasonal festivals, the town is in need of a professional coordinator. Enter Manhattan event planner Liv...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Fundraising the Dead (Museum Mystery, Bk 1) by Sheila Connolly
At The Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Eleanor "Nell" Pratt solicits donations-and sometimes solves crimes. When a collection of George Washington's letters is lost on the same day that an archivist is found dead, it seems strange that the Society...  more

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Toasting Up Trouble (Dinner Club Mystery, Bk 1) by Linda Wiken
Event planner Jennifer “J.J.” Tanner has a full plate, but that’s the way she likes it. First, it’s her turn to choose the recipe for the next meeting of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club, a gathering of foodie friends who experiment with entrées for their creative...  more

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Final Sentence (Cookbook Nook, Bk 1) by Daryl Wood Gerber
In need of a change, Jenna Hart leaves the high-pressure world of advertising to help her aunt, Vera, open a culinary bookshop and café. Back with her family in Crystal Cove, California, Jenna seems to have all the right ingredients for a fresh start -- until someone adds a dash of...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
The Agency: A Spy in the House (The Agency Mysteries) by Y.S. Lee
Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment. Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn found herself at Miss Scrimshaw?s Academy for Girls, the cover for an all-female...  more

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Murder by Mocha (Coffeehouse, Bk 10) by Cleo Coyle
A divorced, single mom in her forties, Clare Cosi is a coffee shop manager by day, an irrepressible snoop by night. When something is wrong, she considers it her mission in life to right it, and murder is as wrong as it gets.  Can coffee enhance your love life? Clare's Village...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
The Alchemist's Daughter (Bianca Goddard, Bk 1) by Mary Lawrence
In the year 1543 of King Henry VIII’s turbulent reign, the daughter of a notorious alchemist finds herself suspected of cold-blooded murder… Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled poor in London’s...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
The Detroit Electric Scheme (Will Anderson, Bk 1) by D. E. Johnson
Will Anderson is a drunk, heartbroken over the breakup with his fiancée, Elizabeth. He's barely kept his job at his father's company---Detroit Electric, 1910's leading electric automobile manufacturer. Late one night, Elizabeth's new fiancé and Will's...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
A Gilded Grave (Newport Gilded Age, Bk 1) by Shelley Freydont
In 1895, at the height of the Gilded Age, Newport, Rhode Island, is the summer home of the social elite. Within the walls of their fabulous “cottages," fortunes and reputations are made and lost. Competition for superiority is ruthless and so are the players. During her first...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Plaid and Plagiarism: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series: Book 1 by Molly MacRae
A murder in a garden turns the four new owners of Yon Bonnie Books into amateur detectives, in a captivating new cozy mystery novel from Molly MacRae. Set in the weeks before the annual Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland, Plaid and Plagiarism begins on a morning shortly after the four...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Demon Seed by Dean R. Koontz
Susan Harris lived in self-imposed seclusion in a mansion featuring numerous automated systems controlled by a state-of-the-art computer. Every comfort was provided and in this often unsafe world of ours, her security was absolute. But now her security system has been breached, her sanctuary...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Chariot (Millenium Quartet, Bk 3) by Charles Grant
The four novels of the Millennium Quartet reveal the cataclysms that await mankind at the turn of the century and vividly tell of the effects of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they wreak havoc on the world. Death has already swept over the planet, leaving cities and towns devastated and...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Night Players by P. D. Cacek
Meet Allison Garrett, the unluckiest gal who ever became a vampire, with an irreverently sharp tongue to go along with her sharp teeth. Meet her sidekick, Mica, a Bible-thumping street corner preacher. Both of them are on the run from the catty coven of L.A. strip-club vampire vixens they...  more

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Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber
On December 26, 1985, at a secluded cabin in upstate New York, Whitley Strieber went siding with his wife and son, ate Christmas dinner leftovers, and went to bed early. Six hours later, he found himself suddenly awake...and forever changed. Thus begins the most astonishing true-life...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Misery by Stephen King
After an automobile accident, novelist Paul Sheldon meets his biggest fan. Annie Wilkes is his nurse -- and captor. Now, she wants Paul to write his greatest work -- just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don't work, she can get...  more

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Sleeper by Steven Harriman & Steven Spruill
The Pentagon holds many secrets, but none are more deadly than what is kept hidden beneath the basement in a cryogenic freeze. It has claws that could cut a man in half and an insatiable appetite for human flesh...and someone just woke it up. After half a century of sleep, the beast is loose in...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Curtains of Blood by Robert J. Randisi
London, 1888. A knife flashes in the fog. A madman has begun the most notorious and shocking series of murders in history. With each new discovery of a woman's mutilated body, the citywide panic grows. The police seem unable to stop the killer, even when he taunts them with letters. Letters...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Jake's Wake by John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow
From Publishers Weekly Splatterpunk legend Skipp (Long Last Call) and up-and-comer Goodfellow (Ravenous Dusk) produce an outrageous gore fest about a preacher's reckless vow to be resurrected. Cable TV cult leader Jacob Connaway is mid-coitus with a congregant when her boyfriend stabs the...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
The Bloodwind by Charles L. Grant
Winter storms are white and grey--except in Oxrun Station, where the Bloodwind rises, where the snow is colored red with hate . . . and human blood.

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Audrey's Door by Sarah Langan
Follows emotionally stunted, mentally ill Audrey Lucas as she moves into the Breviary, which seems the perfect Manhattan home for an up-and-coming architect. Rent is cheap; the building's Chaotic Naturalism architecture is rare and intriguing; and it lets Audrey get away from her troubled...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
The Hatching: A Novel (The Hatching Series) by Ezekiel Boone
An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march in this ?apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism" (Publishers Weekly). Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a...  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
Lake Monsters by Joseph A. Citro
Downsized from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, Harrison Allen longs for a fresh start. Alone, with no prospects or plans, he relocates to a borrowed house on Friars Island in Lake Champlain to relax, contemplate, and begin redefining his life. Then he hears about the monsters . ....  more

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Heidi S. (BookFan92)
The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley
After Michael's parents die, he is invited to stay with his guardian in a desolate country house. He begins to suspect something is not quite right on the day he arrives when he spots a mysterious woman out in the frozen mists. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself. His...  more

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