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Tim Mason, author of The Darwin Affair

London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later --- and only a block away --- Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?

Week of June 22, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 22nd include LADY IN THE LAKE by Laura Lippman, a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman; THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO, an unforgettable novel from Christy Lefteri that puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable; Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul's THE TITANIC SECRET, a riveting thriller that finds legendary detective Isaac Bell attempting to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men --- and encountering a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world; and J. Ryan Stradal's THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA, a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer.