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Jason Bourne is back - newly entrusted to New York Times bestselling author Brian Freeman. With millions of books sold and a movie franchise that has grossed over $1.6 billion, Jason Bourne straddles the top echelon of action heroes, beloved by millions of fans. Bringing old skills and new plot twists, Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Evolution is an action-packed addition to the canon of Bourne, America’s most enduring, intriguing, and complex hero.

Leah Konen’s adult debut "All The Broken People," is an unpredictable domestic thriller in which a faked death goes horribly awry.

Set in Woodstock, NY, All the Broken People, introduces twenty-eight-year-old Lucy King, a woman who, in a desperate bid for a fresh start, gets far more than she bargained for.

Soon after arriving at her rustic rental cottage, Lucy meets Vera and John, the disarmingly attractive couple next door whose friendship proves impossible to resist.

With her rocky past behind her, Lucy is happily settling into her new home when her artsy new mentors deliver a staggering bombshell: They, too, need to escape their own small-town troubles, and the only way to wipe the slate clean and start anew is if Lucy helps them fake John's death.

Acclaimed author Jeffery Deaver - the mastermind behind the Lincoln Rhyme series (now adapted as a hit NBC TV show) - returns with a new thriller "The Goodbye Man" - a follow-up to last year’s "The Never Game."

"The Goodbye Man" once again features Colter Shaw, a survivalist who makes his living as a tracker. Far more than just a bounty hunter, Shaw is a brilliant scholar of human behavior—he knows how people think, and even more importantly, he knows how they act.

And because of that, Shaw often notices the incredibly small nuances that many professional detectives overlook. Shaw is going to need all of those skills—and more—to survive his latest adventure.

For the past nineteen years, bestselling author Karin Slaughter has captivated readers with her poignant and gripping thrillers. Fans enjoy not only the depth, detail, and creativity that goes into every book, but Karin’s themes of female empowerment, her skill for holding a mirror up to society to explain what is going on in the world and her endless support of local libraries.

For her new novel, “The Last Widow,” Slaughter returns with her most popular characters, Will Trent and Sara Linton, after a three-year hiatus.

T. Jefferson Parker has become a legend in the mystery-thriller field over the past thirty years, in which he’s written such highly acclaimed classics as "Laguna Heat," "The Famous and the Dead," "Black Water" and "The Triggerman’s Dance."

"The Last Good Guy" is the latest mystery thriller from Parker, the third in his Roland Ford series where a grizzled, hardened yet moral private investigator from San Diego, specializes in missing-persons cases. In his newest case, Ford becomes involved in something dark and sinister that is running roughshod over America’s Finest City.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with a riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent.

"Someone Knows" is a complex psychological thriller that not only delves deeply into the lives of the five young people at the story’s center, but also into the troubled lives of many of the adults living in an insular community where carefully-curated appearances can be deceptive.

With inspiration from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s "Crime and Punishment," Scottoline explores the guilt that ripples from a twenty-year-old tragedy that took one teenager’s life and forever changed many others.

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times-bestselling author and Edgar Award-winning author of thirty-two novels.

With his newest novel, bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the intricate and complicated relationships that define not just one small town but that define human nature. "Cemetery Road" is a tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a Mississippi town.

Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, "Spandau Phoenix," was the first of thirteen New York Times best-sellers, including his trilogy that continued the story of Penn Cage, protagonist of "The Quiet Game," "Turning Angel," and "The Devil’s Punchbowl."

Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and coauthor of the blog-turned-book "Stuff Hipsters Hate," which The New Yorker called “depressingly astute.” Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Elle, and many other outlets, and she’s held editorial positions at Glamour, Psychology Today, and Self, among other titles.

Her debut novel, "The Lost Night," is a tightly paced thriller. In 2009, Edie had New York’s social world in her thrall. When Edie’s body was found near a suicide note at the end of a long, drunken night, no one could believe it. Grief, shock, and resentment scattered the group and brought the era to an abrupt end.

A decade later, Lindsay has come a long way from the drug-addled world of her youth in 2009, but when a chance reunion leads Lindsay to discover an unsettling video from that hazy night, she starts to wonder if Edie was actually murdered and, worse, if she herself was involved.

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf only to have the FBI and the DOJ ask him to stand down in the new novel, "Wolf Pack," from bestselling author C.J. Box.

The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back, after his last adventure in "The Disappeared." The bad news is that he's come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy.

C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series, five stand-alone novels, and the story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and two Barry awards.

This coming Saturday, March 16th the Murderous March 2019 Writers’ & Readers’ Confab, hosted by the Mavens of Mayhem (Sisters in Crime, Upper Hudson chapter) and the East Greenbush Community Library will take place.

The women and men of Mavens of Mayhem, passionate about mystery writing and about equity and diversity in the genre, meet monthly and offers programs for fans and writers.

U.S. best-selling, Canadian author Vicki Delany has been booked to speak. Her keynote address, “Writers and Their Rituals,” will kick things off. Delany will share wisdom on the “Getting Cozy with Murder” panel. Guest speaker Edwin Hill, author and educational publisher, will join Ms Delany in a conversation called, “Breaking and Entering… Into the Field.” Mr. Hill will also join “The Place of Place in Crime Writing.”

Two more panels will offer insights into the field and craft of crime writing: “Conferences, Seminars & Retreats: The Value of Gathering” and “At the Scene of the Crime.” Speakers include Capital Region writers and those traveling from Buffalo, Syracuse, and Hudson, NY, Boston, MA, and Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.

We are joined by Frankie Bailey, Rhonda Rosenheck, and, via phone, Vicki Delany.

In her 10th standalone novel featuring fan-favorite Boston Detective D. D. Warren, author Lisa Gardner pulls out all the stops.

"Never Tell" has already received incredible praise from reviewers and powerhouse thriller authors, landing it on many “Most Anticipated of 2019” lists in the lead-up to publication. "Never Tell" features a cast of strong female characters, and immaculately researched. All of those elements combine to make Gardner’s latest one that will keep readers on edge with each new twist while pondering the shocking conclusion long after they turn the final page.

Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, including "Look For Me," "Right Behind You," "Find Her," "Crash & Burn," "Fear Nothing," "Touch & Go," "Catch Me," and "The Neighbor."

What if one bad decision could lead to your undoing? Wrecking your reputation, your career, and your family life in one fell swoop? Bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with a timely thriller, "Judgment" is a powerful story about a judge and the one personal misstep that could cost her everything.

Finder has been praised as “one of the best thriller writers in the business” and Judgment once again shows his trademark talent of crafting a suspenseful tale that grapples with up-to-the-minute issues including potential government interference by Russians, a plot point that threads ingeniously into the protagonist’s predicament.

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels. Her new release "Under My Skin" was named one of the most anticipated and top thrillers of fall 2018 by BookBub, Bookish, Library Journal, Booklist, PopSugar and CrimeReads.

It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan’s Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn’t recognize. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack?

The dawn of genetic engineering has opened new doorways of possibility for both medical researchers and patients once thought long beyond help. But there is a dark side to the radical frontiers of science.

In his new medical thriller, "Pandemic," Robin Cook proves once again why he is the master of medical suspense with a timely, terrifyingly believable novel of great suspense.

Doctor and writer Robin Cook started his medical career as a general surgical resident and finished with an ophthalmology residency at Harvard. He is the author of thirty-four bestsellers including: "Coma," which was published 40 years ago, and most recently: "Host," "Cell," "Death Benefit," "Cure," and "Charlatans."

David Baldacci is one of the greatest thriller writers of the last two decades. He creates heroes with severe flaws, powerful people of influence who are easily corruptible, or in the case of his most recent novel, "Long Road to Mercy," an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States.

Ben Schnetzer and Heather Lind in MTC's "The Nap
Joan Marcus

“The Nap” is a new play by Richard Bean, now running on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Friedman Theater. In the play, which is directed by Daniel Sullivan, Dylan Spokes, a fast-rising young snooker star, arrives in his hometown for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan’s forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters.

Heather Lind plays Eleanor in “The Nap” and she joins us now.

Lind was previously seen on Broadway in “The Merchant of Venice,” starring Al Pacino, this past summer she played Desdemona in The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Othello” starring Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll. She was on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies” -- and she grew up in the Capital Region.

For well over thirty years, T. Jefferson Parker has been a legend in the mystery-thriller genre. C.J. Box called Parker “the poet of American crime fiction,” and Ridley Pearson noted, “There are few if any crime writers out there this good.”

Parker is perhaps best known for both his Charlie Hood and Merci Rayborn series, as well as over a dozen standalone thrillers. Last year, he began a new mystery series, starring San Diego–based private detective Roland Ford, a former Marine with deep ties to the Southern California community. Parker returns with "Swift Vengeance," the second book in his new series.

In "Swift Vengeance," Roland Ford is on the trail of a mysterious killer who is beheading CIA drone operators and leaving puzzling clues at each crime scene.

In "Hope Never Dies" by Andrew Shaffer, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon’s Murtaugh and Riggs. Part noir thriller and part bromance, "Hope Never Dies" is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction.

Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books.

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Unlikely Spy," "The Mark of the Assassin," "The Marching Season," "The Kill Artist," "The English Assassin," "The Confessor," "A Death in Vienna," "Prince of Fire," "The Messenger," "The Secret Servant," "Moscow Rules," "The Defector," "The Rembrandt Affair," "Portrait of a Spy," "The Fallen Angel," "The English Girl," "The Heist," "The English Spy," "The Black Widow," and "House of Spies." He is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon.

His new Allon novel, "The Other Woman," takes place in an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West—a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.

Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel’s vaunted secret intelligence service.

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

Amos Decker is the Memory Man. Following a football-related head injury that altered his personality, Decker is now unable to forget even the smallest detail which is as much a curse as it is a blessing. In Baldacci's gripping new thriller, "The Fallen," Decker's life might be about to change again.

When a terrible crime shocks a New Jersey community, all signs point to one suspect. But if he's innocent as he claims, it means the murderer is still out there.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” comes "I've Got My Eyes on You," a thrilling investigation asking what we truly know about the those we trust, and the secrets lying in even the most idyllic of neighborhoods.

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, "The Bone Collector," was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

His new book in that series is "The Cutting Edge."

"If I Die Tonight" is the latest stand-alone novel from Edgar nominee Alison Gaylin.

Gaylin, a USA Today bestselling author, is known for her well-drawn characters and emotionally driven, psychological suspense.

"If I Die Tonight" highlights dynamic characters, family drama, and absorbing plot twists. After a high school outcast falls under suspicion for the murder of another student, Gaylin taps into the fears of a small-town community and a parent’s worst nightmares.

Nelson DeMille's blistering new novel features an exciting new character—U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he’s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan.

One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos’s clients—a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez.

What Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara’s grandfather when he fled Castro’s revolution. Mac knows if he accepts this job, he’ll walk away rich…or not at all.

DeMille is a New York Times-bestselling author that has 15 best-selling novels, including Plum House and Night Fall. His newest novel is The Cuban Affair

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty psychological suspense novels, four young adult novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, two Edgar nominations as well as several other prestigious prizes.

"The Punishment She Deserves" is the latest in her Lynley series where Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic, medieval town.

A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn’s debut novel, "The Woman in the Window," has been sold in thirty-eight territories worldwide and is in development as a major motion picture from Fox.

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, "The Woman in the Window," Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times ... and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble - and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one and nothing is what it seems.

#1 New York Times–bestselling author Robin Cook is the master of the medical thriller and this year marks the 40thanniversary of his breakthrough novel Coma, which changed the public’s image of medicine.

Now in his new thriller, CharlatansCook is back with another blend of cutting edge science, technology, and suspense. 

John Grisham has sold more than 300 million copies of his books and has had 29 consecutive No. 1 books on the New York Times fiction bestsellers list.

His latest novel, Camino Island, is about a heist of the original manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels and the efforts to retrieve them.

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Sarah Knight of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Camino Beach by John Grisham
Murder in Saint Germain by Cara Black
Celine by Peter Heller
The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw

Have you ever thought to yourself, “did that really happen, or did I just imagine that to be true?” In Dan Chaon’s new novel, Ill Will, he explores two sensational unsolved crimes – one in the past, another in the present -both linked by one man’s memory and self-deception.

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