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Award-winning author Rachel Howzell Hall’s THESE TOXIC THINGS, which features a tech writer discovering the truth about a collection of seemingly-ordinary memorabilia belonging to a curiosities shop owner who dies under mysterious circumstances.

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USA Today bestselling author Rose Pressey’s UNTITLED NEXT BOOK IN THE HAUNTED CRAFT series, in which a psychic artist must use her painting skills to solve a crime where the only clue is a half-eaten doughnut in the hand of a murdered Elvis impersonator.

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Harper Kincaid’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SCHEME, in which someone is murdering all the “players” in town and they don’t just mean the actors, but when the killer’s next target is our favorite bookbinder’s own brother, then it’s a count-down to catch a clever killer before it’s his last curtain call.

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USA Today bestselling author Christie Carlyle’s VICTORIAN DESTINATION ROMANCE series, featuring a fearsome duke, a daring lady, and a lord on the run who seek getaway vacations and find themselves out of their depth and falling in love in a 3-book deal.

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Stanford ancient historian and author of THE RISE AND FALL OF CLASSICAL GREECE Josiah Ober and co-author, Forbes.com contributor and management leadership consultant Brook Manville’s THE CIVIC BARGAIN: HOW DEMOCRACY’S PAST CAN HELP REINVENT ITS FUTURE, the story of four key moments in the history of democracy from its advent in Greece and Rome to its development in early modern England and the American founding exploring the civic bargain citizens make with one another to govern themselves—the “gives and gets” required of everyone in a group of people and the duties and responsibilities they accept in turn.

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Korina Moss’s CHEDDAR OFF DEAD, the first book in the Cheese Shop cozy mystery series, in which a Sonoma Valley cheesemonger is implicated in the death of a food critic and must investigate to save herself and her newly opened cheese shop, in a 3-book deal.

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Author of the POTION MASTERS series Frank L. Cole’s HOB AND BOGIE’S CHAMPIONS QUEST, pitched as Jumanji meets Dungeons and Dragons, in which a foster child finds new friends and more adventure than he bargained for at a mysterious gaming store, where a role-playing game, and its many challenges, comes to life.

 

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WSJ and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck’s THE HAPPY ACCIDENTS, in which three women return home from their girls’ weekend and must deal with the fallout of the “just say yes” pact they’d made while away, in a 3-book deal.

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Dusti Bowling’s AVEN GREEN, SLEUTHING MACHINE, the first in a series of humorous chapter books inspired by INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS, featuring the shenanigans of a spirited 8-year-old girl who was born without arms, to Suzy Capozzi at Sterling Children’s Books, in a four-book deal.