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Stephen King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 61 novels and six non-fiction books.
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Picture in the Sand
A Novel
Peter Blauner - 2023-01-03
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"Picture in the Sand" is an intergenerational saga that covers history, family, and faith. Ali Hassan's political rebellion in 1950s Egypt is disclosed through the letters he writes to his grandson, Alex. Ali's past activism and heartbreak are revealed in an attempt to save his grandson, who has run to Syria to join a terrorist group. The story takes readers on a wild journey from the glamourous sets of Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" to the deserts of Cairo and beyond. "Picture in the Sand" is a powerful tale of love, family, and storytelling that will leave readers hanging on until the very end.
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PICTURE IN THE SAND, by Peter Blauner: Excellent thriller set around the making on THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, written by a film and TV veteran (LAW & ORDER SVU, for one) who knows what he's talking about. I loved this book and think you will, too.      source
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Desert Star
Michael Connelly - 2022-11-08
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A former LAPD detective and Harry Bosch team up to catch a killer responsible for murdering an entire family. Though they must put aside old grudges, the duo will stop at nothing to bring this dangerous murderer to justice. This fast-paced and thrilling novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Stephen King
DESERT STAR is a terrific book. I read it and the world went away until I was done. Pure magic.      source
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The Curator
Owen King - 2023-03-07
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In this Dickensian fantasy novel, Owen King creates a city where cats are revered religious figures and conjurers are wonderful criminals. Dora is a former domestic servant who is obsessed with finding out what happened to her brother. As she becomes the curator of the Museum of Psykical Research, Dora uncovers a monstrous conspiracy that leads her to the edge of worlds. Full of fascinating characters, fantastical twists, and delightful turns, The Curator is a must-read for fans of Susanna Clarke, Mervyn Peake, and Kelly Link.
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@joe_hill I agree. Owen's book is amazing.      source
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Bethanne Patrick
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The Deluge
Stephen Markley - 2023-01-10
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"In a world convulsing from violent weather, extreme politics, and a looming ecological crisis, an unlikely group of characters from diverse backgrounds must navigate chaos and summon courage to salvage humanity's last chance at a future. From a depressed drug addict to a brazen young activist, their intertwined odysseys unfold against a stark backdrop of accelerating chaos. This modern classic charts a near future approaching collapse and a nascent but strengthening solidarity in a masterful American epic that meets the moment as few works of art ever have."
Stephen King
THE DELUGE, by Stephen Markley: This book is, simply put, a modern classic. If you read it, you'll never forget it. Coming in January. I'll remind you. Prophetic, terrifying, uplifting.      source
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The Punch
One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever
John Feinstein - 2003-11-04 (first published in 2002)
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Explore the darker side of professional sports with John Feinstein's riveting investigation into a single, cataclysmic incident that changed the trajectory of two NBA players' lives. In December 1977, Kermit Washington delivered a punch that nearly killed All-Star Rudy Tomjanovich, a moment that still reverberates throughout the league to this day. Feinstein delves into the NBA's darkest secrets and shines a light on the true cost of choosing a career in sports.
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@BarackObama Have you read a basketball book called THE PUNCH?highly recommended.      source
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Lying Beside You
Michael Robotham - 2023-02-14 (first published in 2022)
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This gripping novel explores the aftermath of a family massacre and the struggle for forgiveness. Cyrus Haven, a psychologist working with the police, must face his past when his brother is released from a psychiatric hospital. With the help of a damaged teenager who can detect lies, Cyrus is called to solve a murder case and find a missing girl. But with few clues and only one person who believes the witness, Cyrus is in a race against time to catch the killer before it's too late.
Stephen King
LYING BESIDE YOU, by Michael Robotham: The guy can't write a bad book. This is one of his best, suspenseful and hard to put down.      source
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A Calling for Charlie Barnes
Joshua Ferris - 2021-09-28
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An exploration of a sixty-eight-year-old small-business owner's life and his reckoning with his past decisions. The story is told from the perspective of his son, Jake, who questions his father's unsuccessful marriages and fleeting business ideas. Joshua Ferris's latest novel is a brutally funny but tender portrayal of an American dream lost.
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A CALLING FOR CHARLIE BARNES, by Joshua Ferris: This is a fine American novel about family, love, and a decent but flawed man trying to be better. In dark times like these, I can’t recommend this book too highly. It’s strong.      source
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Carrie Johnson
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Richard Lange - 2021-07-27
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Two immortal brothers must consume human blood to survive as they crisscross the American Southwest in search of victims. But when they encounter a young woman who disrupts their routine, chaos ensues and they find themselves eluding a murderous biker gang to protect her. With multiple perspectives and a gripping plot, this hard-boiled supernatural thriller culminates in a shattering conclusion on the eve of America’s bicentennial.
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Want a book that will scare the daylights out of you this weekend? ROVERS, by Richard Lange. The best vampire novel I've read since LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.      source
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Let Me In
John Ajvide Lindqvist - 2007-01-01 (first published in 2004)
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Enter the chilling world of Let Me In - a story set in 1981, following the terrifying discovery of a drained teenage boy. Oskar, a twelve-year-old victim of school bullies, is eager for revenge. But, a new neighbor catches his attention - a girl who possesses an unusual talent yet appears only at night. As their friendship deepens, Oskar is forced to confront a terrifying reality about his new companion. Dive into this horror tale of friendship, obsession, and the supernatural.
Stephen King
Want a book that will scare the daylights out of you this weekend? ROVERS, by Richard Lange. The best vampire novel I've read since LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.      source
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City on Fire
A Novel
Don Winslow - 2022-04-26 (first published in 2021)
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This epic crime saga set in the 1980s and 1990s explores the Irish and Italian crime syndicates in America. Meet Danny, a hardworking longshoreman with dreams of starting over. But when war breaks out between rival mob factions, Danny finds himself entangled in a conflict he can’t escape. With themes of loyalty, betrayal, honor, and corruption on both sides of the law, City on Fire is a contemporary Iliad from an internationally bestselling author.
Stephen King
CITY ON FIRE, by Don Winslow: Only one word for this book--superb.      source
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The Chill by Scott Carson
The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Full Throttle by Joe Hill
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
Cold Storage by David Koepp
The Bitterroots by C. J. Box
Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham
Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay
Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak
Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
The Border by Don Winslow
Charlesgate Confidential by Scott von Doviak
Flight or Fright by Stephen King
Paradise Valley by C. J. Box
Shaker by Scott Frank
Badlands by C. J. Box
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
The Highway by C. J. Box
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Back of Beyond by C. J. Box
The Strangler by William Landay
Mission Flats by William Landay
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Koko by Peter Straub
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