Jews

A vivid and eminently readable story of Jewish history covering 4,000 years, and including extensive illustrations and historical photographs Howard Fast, the bestselling author of Spartacus, tells the sweeping story of the Jewish people and Judaism over four millennia, from their nomadic beginnings and the rise of Moses, to the kings David and Solomon, through […]

Citizen Tom Paine

Howard Fast’s bestselling historical novel about a man who was a voice of the people and a prophet of democracy Thomas Paine’s voice rang in the ears of eighteenth-century revolutionaries from America to France to England. He was friend to luminaries such as Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and William Wordsworth. His pamphlets extolling democracy sold […]

April Morning

On the eve of the American Revolution, one battle changes a boy’s life—and a nation’s history—forever On April 18, 1775, musket shots ring out over Lexington, Massachusetts. As the sun rises over the battlefield, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper stands among the outmatched patriots, facing a line of British troops. Determined to defend his home and prove […]

The Pet Shop Mystery

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and are going to help out at the Pretty Bird Pet Shop.   The Aldens are thrilled to have the chance to work with the animals at the pet shop. But things just aren’t going […]

The Mystery at the Ballpark

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and are joining a baseball team!   Jessie and Violet are selected to play on the local baseball team, Henry gets a job helping the coach, and even Benny has a special role—as batboy. But […]

The Great Shark Mystery

The Alden Children are on vacation at an aquarium in Florida, where they feed the penguins, swim with dolphins, and come face-to-face with a great white shark! The shark draws crowds and thrills the park’s visitors. But the Aldens soon discover that the shark is in danger—someone at the park wants it gone. How will […]

The Mystery in Washington, D.C.

The Aldens are going on a trip to Washington, D.C. They visit lots of interesting places, like the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Air and Space Museum. But when things start disappearing from their hotel, they realize they are being followed, the children know there’s a mystery in the capital … and it’s […]

The Mystery on the Ice

The Aldens have an adventure right in Greenfield. It all starts with some special news from Cousins Joe and Alice. Then a figure skating troupe comes to town—and a blizzard, too! Not long afterward, a house nearby is burglarized, and the evidence seems to point to the skaters. Once again, the Boxcar Children find themselves […]

Finnegan’s Week

Fin Finnegan, a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor heading straight for a midlife meltdown, is assigned a routine truck theft that turns into a toxic chemical spill, setting off a bizarre chain reaction of death and murder on both sides of the Mexican border. Fin is forced to team up with Nell Salter, […]

Devil Met a Lady

Protecting a starlet from kidnappers gets Toby Peters kidnapped himself For Hollywood private eye Toby Peters, hell is Bette Davis. After two days locked in a hotel room with the Oscar-winning diva, her ice-queen persona and witty repartee are driving him mad. He’s there on behalf of her husband Albert Farnsworth, an aeronautics engineer with […]

Think Fast, Mr. Peters

Toby Peters gets caught between a pair of Peter Lorres Hollywood detective Toby Peters is asleep on his floor when the trouble starts. The dentist who shares his office calls, wailing that his wife has left him. Toby is shocked that a woman as unpleasant as Mildred could attract a suitor. Even more surprising is […]

Lucky Bastard

The KGB grooms a charming young American to run for president Although in the mid-1940s no one had ever heard of JFK, Jack Adams’s mother insisted her new son be christened John Fitzgerald. Years after his parents’ death, Jack learns the reason for his name: a packet of photos showing his mother in bed with […]

For All of Her Life

Sometimes our exes are exactly how we remember them. Sometimes they’re better . . .Kathy and Jordan Treveryan used to have everything. They fronted the enormously successful rock band Blue Heron, they had two beautiful daughters, and they had a passionate marriage. But life as they knew it came to an abrupt end when their […]

Down in New Orleans

When Ann infiltrates the dark corners of the Big Easy to clear her ex-husband’s name, what begins as an innocent investigation becomes a matter of life and deathAnn and Jon Marcel are a rare case; five years after their divorce, they’re good friends, and Ann has come to love Jon’s hometown of New Orleans. Until […]

Dying to Have Her

When tragedy strikes the set of America’s most popular soap opera, the show’s starlet begins to fear for her lifeJane Dunne has a future in Hollywood. After years of striving, she’s finally landed a juicy part on Valentine Valley, the highest-rated soap on daytime TV. Fame will be hers, no matter whom she has to […]

Long, Lean, and Lethal

A horror-movie-obsessed killer stalks a soap-opera starlet Anything can happen on Valentine Valley. People recover from amnesia, awake from comas, and rise from the dead—all to the delight of the daytime soap’s millions of fans. But while Valentine Valley may be glamorous onscreen, behind the camera the soap’s grueling production schedule punishes actors, directors, and […]

Tall, Dark, and Deadly

When her best friend vanishes, a woman combs Florida for a killer Few people in Florida worry when Marnie Newcastle disappears. A successful lawyer with a wild side, Marnie has been known to disappear during her passionate love affairs. But Samantha Miller, a college friend who is as sensible as Marnie is impulsive, knows better. […]

Glory

In Civil War–era Florida, a woman suspected of witchcraft reawakens a tired doctor’s heartJulian McKenzie, a surgeon and makeshift colonel, is at the end of his rope. He’s trapped deep in the South with his Rebel platoon, and their supplies and morale are running low. But while fleeing from an attack, he finds salvation in […]

The Raven Ring

In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloomThree weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel […]

Caught in Crystal

In the magical world of Lyra, an innkeeper is forced to confront her darkest secret For more than a decade, Kayl has run a modest country inn. She opened it with her husband, and they managed it together until a summer illness took him away, leaving her alone with their two children. The three of […]

The Harp of Imach Thyssel

In the magical world of Lyra, a mysterious instrument gives a minstrel undreamed-of powerWhen Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn’t long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of […]

Daughter of Witches

In the oppressive city of Drinn, a trio of magical strangers offers a servant girl the chance of a new lifeDrinn is not a safe place to be a witch. Ranira knows that better than most, for when she was just a child, the temple guards burned her parents at the stake for practicing magic. […]

Shadow Magic

In the magic woods of Lyra, a noblewoman struggles to escape from a faceless manTrouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth […]

Man on a Rope

An amateur appraiser gets trapped in a chaotic diamond dealAfter years trying to make their fortunes in the Guyanese diamond trade, Barry Dawson and Colin Lambert have crossed paths once too often. The last time Lambert hired Barry as an appraiser, Lambert cheated his old friend out of his share. Soured on the diamond business, […]

Never Bet Your Life

His job was to protect a friend from suicide, but he didn’t count on murderAfter a car crash takes his daughter’s life, John Gannon doesn’t want to live anymore. He tries twice to kill himself—first by jumping, next with pills—but doesn’t succeed. His doctors recommend a beach vacation with close supervision. For a week Dave […]

Deadly Image

A couple of small favors land Flash Casey in a dangerous mess Flash Casey should know better than to take a roll of film from a desperate man. Stopping for a drink on his way home from work, a fellow news photographer gives him a canister to safeguard. The next morning, Casey wakes up with […]

With Intent to Kill

A wealthy psychopath threatens the life of an innocent young manThe note comes during Barry Sanford’s dinner. It’s to the point, explaining succinctly that very soon, Barry is going to die. Though the note is unsigned, Barry knows that it comes from the desk of King Hubbard. Two years ago, Hubbard’s younger brother staggered drunk […]

Man Who Died Twice

To steal a Caribbean inheritance, an American impersonates a prodigal sonThough his name is Duncan Ward, he lands in Barbados with a passport reading Jim MacQuade. The MacQuade family meets him at the airport with open arms, welcoming home the son who left the Caribbean over a decade earlier. Duncan knows Jim from college, and […]

Frightened Fiancée

 A jilted lover finds himself implicated in a murderWhen John Holland proposed to his girlfriend, Tracy, she imposed a 31-day waiting period before they could see each other again. It’s day 30, and Holland travels to her Long Island home for their reunion, only to receive the shock of his life when he meets Tracy’s […]

Top Assignment

A reporter is drawn into a German refugee’s story of conspiracyThe photo contest is an ancient circulation gimmick. Each day, the Morning Bulletin publishes a candid photo of one of Boston’s citizenry, offering a cash reward if they see themselves in the paper within twenty-four hours of publication. It’s not a bad way to sell […]