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Simone St. James, author of The Book of Cold Cases

In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders. Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect, but she was acquitted and retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist who runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes. They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

Week of February 27, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of February 27th include SPARRING PARTNERS, John Grisham's first collection of novellas, the common thread of which is law --- but the master of the legal thriller has several surprises in store; THE LONG WEEKEND, a pulse-pounding thriller from Gilly Macmillan, in which a group of women travel to the most remote place in England for a weekend escape --- only to discover a startling note that one of their husbands will be killed before they return home; PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING by Melissa Fu, a bold and moving story that follows three generations of a Chinese family on their search for a place to call home; Sara Nović's TRUE BIZ, an absorbing novel that chronicles a year of seismic romantic, political and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf; and THE CORRESPONDENTS by Judith Mackrell, the riveting, untold history of a group of heroic female reporters who revolutionized the narrative of World War II.