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New books for March

The numbers game – Danielle Steel – Setting aside her dreams to raise a family, Eileen reevaluates her sacrifices in the wake of her husband’s affair with a famous actress’s daughter, who discovers that she needs to find herself before committing to someone else.

Long range – C. J. Box – Assisting an investigation into a fatal grizzly attack that is not what it seems, Joe Pickett become embroiled in the case of a prominent judge’s wife by a would-be assassin who was shooting from a confoundingly long distance.

You are not alone – Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – A lonely misfit with a dead-end job quietly envies a circle of popular sisters who hide dangerous vengeful truths beneath a veneer of friendship, glamour and accomplishments. By the authors of The Wife Between Us.

The night watchman – Louise Erdrich – A historical novel based on the life of the National Book Award-winning author’s grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.

A reasonable doubt – Phillip Margolin – When a magician linked to suspicious deaths goes missing in the middle of performing a new trick, criminal defense attorney Robin Lockwood untangles dangerous clues to identify a killer among numerous suspects.

A journey of the pharaohs – Clive Cussler – Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew race to identify a link between an ancient Egyptian treasure, a 1927 daredevil aviator’s disappearance and the sinking of a modern fishing trawler to prevent a scheme by a cutthroat arms dealer.

Mirror and the light – Hilary Mantel – A tale inspired by the final years of Thomas Cromwell describes how after the execution of Anne Boleyn and childbed death of Queen Jane, the former blacksmith’s son orchestrates a desperate plot to fortify England and save his own life.

A forgotten murder – Jude Deveraux – Gathering at a British country estate for a festive murder-mystery weekend, a retired romance novelist and her old friends tackle a 25-year-old unsolved case that is complicated by the discovery of a murdered jewel thief.

The boy from the woods – Harlan Coben – A man with a past shrouded in mystery searches desperately for a missing teenage girl whose disappearance is triggering disastrous consequences throughout her community and the world.

Hit list – Stuart Woods– Former New York City cop turned Manhattan law firm rainmaker finds himself in rather hot water in a high-suspense latest entry in the best-selling series.

The red lotus – Christopher Bohjalian – Falling in love with a wounded former patient and accompanying him on a cycling trip to Vietnam, an emergency-room doctor uncovers a bizarre series of deceptions that culminate in her boyfriend’s unexplained disappearance

A conspiracy of bones – Kathy Reichs – Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan struggles to identify a faceless murder victim in possession of her cell number, a mystery that is entangled with a decade-old missing-child case. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author.

The glass hotel – Emily St. John Mandel – The award-winning author of Station Eleven presents a tale of crisis and survival in the hidden landscapes of homeless campgrounds, luxury hotels, private clubs and federal prisons, where a massive Ponzi scheme is tied to a woman’s disappearance at sea.

The last odyssey – James Rollins – When a medieval ship containing a clockwork gold atlas by famous Muslim inventor Ismail al-Jazari is discovered beneath Greenland’s frozen tundra, Sigma Force is challenged to prevent a regional uprising inspired by the tales of Homer.

The last tourist – Olen Steinhauer – Retired agent Milo Weaver has his hideout in the Western Sahara invaded by a young CIA analyst who questions him about suspicious deaths and the possible return of the Tourists, in the fourth novel of the series following An American Spy.

The sinner – J. R. Ward – Mercenary Syn forges a passionate connection with a woman undergoing transition with no understanding of her nature, forging an unlikely alliance with Dhestroyer Butch O’Neal to stop a threat against the Omega.

Devoted – Dean Koontz – A child who has not spoken since his father’s death befriends a dog who understands his wordless communications, which are complicated by the boy’s conviction that an evil is targeting his family.

Fearless – Fern Michaels – Falling in love with a divorced professor she meets on a singles cruise, widow Anna Campbell accepts his proposal before uncovering disturbing facts about him and his children.

It’s not all downhill from here – Terry McMillan – Confident that her best days are still ahead, a successful businesswoman relies on close friends and her resourcefulness when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down. By the best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale.

After sundown – Linda Howard – Sela Gordon, the shy owner of a Tennessee general store, prefers solitude, but if anyone can chip away at her protective shell, it’s the handsome, mysterious, ex-military man who’s been hiding for two years in the wilds of Cove Mountain.