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Overturned
by Lamar Giles
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he's maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that. She'...Read more

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Nemesis (Project Nemesis Book 1)
by Brendan Reichs
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. 

 

It's been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a...Read more

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Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime
by Allan Wolf
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.



Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he’s a...Read more

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Beautiful Broken Girls
by Kim Savage
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Remember the places you touched me.



Mira and Francesca Cillo were beautiful, overprotected by their father, and, frankly, odd. To the neighborhood boys they seemed untouchable. But one boy, Ben, touched seven...Read more

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Dreamland Burning
by Jennifer Latham
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Some bodies won't stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.
 

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder...Read more

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The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes Book 2)
by Brittany Cavallaro
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families.

Jamie and Charlotte...Read more

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The Harlem Charade
by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
This book is for: Grades 4 to 6
Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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WATCHER. SHADOW. FUGITIVE.

Harlem is home to all kinds of kids. Jin sees life passing her by from the window of her family's bodega. Alex wants to help the needy one shelter at a time, but can't tell anyone who she really is. Elvin's...Read more

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The Murderer's Ape
by Jakob Wegelius
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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A captivating story about dark truths and heinous crimes as well as unexpected friendships, with detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout. Perfect for fans of mystery and detective stories.
 
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City of Saints & Thieves
by Natalie C. Anderson
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.

 

In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the...Read more

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Inspector Flytrap in the Goat Who Chewed Too Much
by Tom Angleberger
illustrated by Cece Bell
This book is for: Kindergarten to Grade 3 -- Early Readers
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

From New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery-Honor-winner Cece Bell comes the third hilarious installment of the Inspector Flytrap mystery series. With the help of Nina the Goat, his trusty assistant, Inspector Flytrap...Read more

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