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The most amazing department store / Neiss-Arbess, Sharon

Stepping onto the floor of Sunderland's means stepping into a whole new world for two young women whose lives will never be the same again. After Lilly leaves her first husband, she takes a job at Sunderland's Department Store. The Mecca of luxury in 1950s' Downtown Montreal, Sunderland's is the place to be and Lilly can't believe her luck. What Lilly finds at Sunderland's is more than independence–she meets Vivian, a vivacious, sharp-tongued whirlwind woman–and they soon become best friends. Vivian and Lilly face ups and downs together–sexism, antisemitism, and the limits of their own ambition. But when Vivian almost loses everything she's worked so hard for, and Lilly leaves the store to embark on a brand-new life, the pair will never be the same again. Their friendship might not survive–even if it was the most important part of each of their lives.

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The bell in the fog / Rosen, Lev Ac.

"San Francisco, 1952. Detective Evander "Andy" Mills has started a new life for himself as a private detective--but his business hasn't exactly taken off. It turns out that word spreads fast when you have a bad reputation, and no one in the queer community trusts him enough to ask an ex-cop for help. When James, an old flame from the war who had mysteriously disappeared, arrives in his offices above the Ruby, Andy wants to kick him out. But the job seems to be a simple case of blackmail, and Andy's debts are piling up. He agrees to investigate, despite everything it stirs up. The case will take him back to the shadowy, closeted world of the Navy, and then out into the gay bars of the city, where the past rises up to meet him, like the swell of the ocean under a warship. Missing people, violent strangers, and scandalous photos that could destroy lives are a whirlpool around him, and Andy better make sense of it all before someone pulls him under for good"--

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A power unbound / Marske, Freya.

"Secrets! Magic! Enemies to ... something more? Jack Alston, Lord Hawthorn, would love a nice, safe, comfortable life. After the death of his twin sister, he thought he was done with magic for good. But with the threat of a dangerous ritual hanging over every magician in Britain, he's drawn reluctantly back into that world. Now Jack is living in a bizarre puzzle-box of a magical London townhouse, helping an unlikely group of friends track down the final piece of the Last Contract before their enemies can do the same. And to make matters worse, they need the help of writer and thief Alan Ross. Cagey and argumentative, Alan is only in this for the money. The aristocratic Lord Hawthorn, with all his unearned power, is everything that Alan hates. And unfortunately, Alan happens to be everything that Jack wants in one gorgeous, infuriating package. When a plot to seize unimaginable power comes to a head at Cheetham Hall-Jack's ancestral family estate, a land so old and bound in oaths that it's grown a personality as prickly as its owner-Jack, Alan and their allies will become entangled in a night of champagne, secrets, and bloody sacrifice ... and the foundations of magic in Britain will be torn up by the roots before the end"--

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Devil makes three / Fountain, Ben
Devil makes 3
"Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been toppled in a violent coup d'état, bringing to power a brutal military dictatorship. With turmoil in the streets and an international embargo threatening to destroy even the country's most powerful players, some are looking to gain an advantage in chaos--and others are just looking to make it through another day. American expat Matt Amaker, forced out of his beachfront scuba shop by a drug-smuggling operation, turns to hunting colonial Spanish treasure off a remote section of Haiti's southern coast. Misha Variel, a Haitian-American scholar, returns to Haiti to care for her aging parents, and soon stumbles onto an arms-trafficking ring masquerading as a U.S.-government humanitarian aid office. Rookie CIA case officer Audrey O'Donnell finds herself managing a grabbag of intelligence assets in an assignment more difficult and more dubious than she could have imagined. All are embroiled in a game of deceit that culminates in a vicious, zero-sum scramble for survival. Devil Makes Three's depiction of blood politics, the machinations of power, and, most of all, a country in the midst of upheaval is urgently and insistently resonant."--

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Red rabbit / Grecian, Alex

"Sadie Grace is wanted for witchcraft, dead (or alive). And every hired gun in Kansas is out to collect the bounty on her head, including bona fide witch hunter Old Tom and his mysterious, mute ward, Rabbit. On the road to Burden County, they're joined by two vagabond cowboys with a strong sense of adventure -- but no sense of purpose -- and a recently widowed schoolteacher with nothing left to lose. As their posse grows, so too does the danger. Racing along the drought-stricken plains in a stolen red stagecoach, they encounter monsters more wicked than witches lurking along the dusty trail. But the crew is determined to get that bounty, or die trying. Written with the devilish cadence of Stephen Graham Jones and the pulse-pounding brutality of Nick Cutter, Red Rabbit is a supernatural adventure of luck and misfortune"--

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Catch me if you candy / Alexander, Ellie

Halloween has arrived in picturesque Ashland, Oregon, and all of the ghouls and goblins have descended on Main Street for the annual parade. It's a giant street party and Torte is right in the mix. Jules Capshaw and her team have been baking up autumn delights and trick-or-Torte bags filled with sugar cookie cutouts, spiced cider, and mummy munch. It's the end of the season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which means that the costumes for the parade are going to be out of this world. The elaborate guises even extend to pets. The grand marshal of this year's parade is no other than a regal pug aptly named King George. Jules is delighted to get to share the experience with Carlos and Ramiro, but things take a dark turn when she discovers a dragon slumped in front of the bakeshop. Jules is distraught when she realizes the dragon is dead. She's also shaken because a few days before the parade, her mother's Mahjong partner Helen discovered a warning note about a dragon in an antique game set. Jules hopes it's just a random coincidence, but as the clues begin to unfold it becomes evident that there's been a murder on All Hallow's Eve. Can Juliet sift out the truth before the killer comes after her?

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The block party : a novel / Day, Jamie

"This summer, meet your neighbors. The residents of the exclusive cul-de-sac on Alton Road are entangled in a web of secrets and scandal utterly unknown to the outside world, and even to each other. On the night of the annual Summer block party, there has been a murder. But, who did it and why takes readers back one year earlier, as rivalries and betrayals unfold-discovering that the real danger lies within their own block and nothing-and no one-is ever as it seems"--

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Mothers' instinct : a novel of suspense / Abel, Barbara

"A domestic suspense novel about next-door neighbors whose close friendship becomes something much more sinister after a tragic accident happens to one of their sons"--

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The Atlas complex / Blake, Olivie.

Vulnerable to the lethal terms of their recruitment, six Alexandrians grapple with the ethics of their astronomical abilities while the outside world mobilizes to destroy them, forcing them to decide what they're willing to betray for limitless power and who will be destroyed along the way.

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The bad weather friend / Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray)

When he loses his job, his reputation, his fiancée and his favorite chair, Benny Catspaw gets a strange inheritance from an uncle he's never heard of - a seven-foot-tall self-described "bad weather friend" named Spike whose mission is to help people who are just too good for this world.