by Michelle Gable
Discovering a horde of treasure in a Paris apartment that had been shuttered for decades, Sotheby's furniture specialist April Vogt finds a cache of letters and journals by a renowned Belle Époque courtesan whose sophisticated life compels April to reevaluate her own.
"An auctioneer discovers old journals in an apartment that's been sealed for years." - Crystal
by Carl Sagan
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs.
"One of Sagan's last books; the message of healthy skepticism is as pertinent today as ever." - Evan
by Detective Lt. Joe Kenda
Detective Lt. Joe Kenda, star of Homicide Hunter, shares his deepest, darkest, and never-before-revealed case files from his two decades as a homicide detective and reminds us that crimes like these are very real and can happen even in our own backyards. Gruesome, macabre, and complex cases. Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away.
"If you are a fan of The Homicide Hunter series on the Investigation Discovery channel, these are the cases too graphic for the television show. Warning: NOT for the faint of heart! - Jessie
by Richard Cahan, Michael Williams
Photographs and interviews attempt to put Vivian Maier's work in context and create a portrait of her as an artist. She created more than 10,000 negatives during her lifetime, but only a few of them were ever seen by others. Shortly after her death in 2009, the first group of her unseen Chicago photographs were shown online. Word of her work spread quickly, catapulting Maier from previous obscurity to being labeled as one of the masters of street photography.
"Hauntingly beautiful collection of photographs, deserving of recognition Myer never sought." - Kate
by Christopher Buehlman
Failed academic Frank Nichols and his "wife," Eudora, arrive in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate, the Savoyard Plantation, and the horrors that occurred there. In a letter delivered after her death, his aunt warns Frank not to live in the house—a warning Frank ignores. As tensions mount, readers will find themselves on the edge of their seats anticipating the spine-tingling conclusion to this stunning novel.
"Atmospheric horror story. Manages to use modern language while keeping classic themes." - Kaitlin
by Lori Evert
New York Times bestseller Lori Evert created the Wish books along with her family. The series includes The The Christmas Wish, The Tiny Wish, The Reindeer Wish and The Brave Puppy.
"Beautiful, creative and charming children's series." - Katie