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The Girl from Blind River

by Claire Foster

"The Girl from Blind River" is a gritty debut thriller about high-stakes poker in a small town in New York. Jamie Elders, born with a gift for cards and a criminal streak, learns that Blind River is a hard place to live and an even... Read More

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A Brush with Death

by Claire Foster

Susie Mahl knows a few things about the fine art of sleuthing. In "A Brush with Death", the unlikely detective unravels a murder mystery in the idyllic English countryside. This self-effacing, humorous mystery has a light touch and a... Read More

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When the Flood Falls

by Claire Foster

The trouble with country living: there’s nobody to hear you scream. Lacey McCrae, a former corporal in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, defends a friend from a nighttime stalker in the tense thriller "When the Flood Falls". With... Read More

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Don't Look Now

by Claire Foster

Don’t Look Now is a fast-moving thriller that mixes hashtags with psychopathic slashers. A modern Jack the Ripper tale, this novel’s contemporary details make it vivid, believable, and extra frightening. When a serial killer takes to... Read More

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Rip the Angels from Heaven

by Claire Foster

Cigarette smoke and Soviet spies mingle in "Rip the Angels from Heaven", a wartime spy novel set in 1945. With the nuclear age on the horizon, Lieutenant Ellis Voigt must decide whom he can trust with the secrets that threaten his life.... Read More

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Big Woods

by Claire Foster

Keds, neon, Aqua Net, and Satanic Panic: "Big Woods" is a satisfying, pulpy mash-up of pop culture references and classic horror. By turns spooky and super sentimental, the novel encapsulates the high emotions of adolescence and the... Read More

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Death in Shangri-La

by Claire Foster

To say that Death In Shangri-La is a cliffhanger is an understatement. Set in the unforgiving, breathtaking landscape of Kashmir and the Himalayas, this new thriller by travel writer and television host Yigal Zur is an exciting trip to a... Read More

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A Hangman for Ghosts

by Claire Foster

Set in the roiling, corrupt world of an 1829 prison colony, Andrei Baltakmens’s "A Hangman for Ghosts" is a historical mystery that brings regency-era Australia to life. Gabriel Carver, the hangman of Sydney, is a dark, lonely figure.... Read More

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