Deadly tasting Alaux, Jean-Pierre, 1955- author.
A serial killer in Bordeaux leaves a wine-related tableaux as a calling card. The local police call in the winemaking detective, Benjamin Cooker, hoping he can help catch the killer.
Paris match Woods, Stuart, author.
Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the United States, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the nation. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, never before has he faced threats from so many directions at once.
Light My Fire Aiken, G. A.
Highland Nights Grant, Donna
Wolf in shadow Lambshead, John.
Sparrow's Silence Stowe, Lisa
The stories of Eva Luna Allende, Isabel.
Saving the Queen of Diamonds Schreyer, Susan
A Plague On Both Your Houses : The First Chronicle Of Matthew Bartholomew Gregory, Susanna
Mistress of the sun : a novel Gulland, Sandra.
The Outlaw Takes a Bride Davis, Susan Page
The Memory Keeper Stowe, Lisa
Meek and Mild Newport, Olivia
Matched pearls Hill, Grace Livingston, 1865-1947.
The map across time : a fairy tale Lakin, C. S., 1956-
The loved one : an Anglo-American tragedy Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.
Islands in the stream Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Levels of Deception Schreyer, Susan
In plain view Newport, Olivia.
Gabriel's Atonement McDonough, Vickie
The hearse case scenario Cockey, Tim.
A friend of the earth Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
An Error in Judgment Schreyer, Susan
Fool Moore, Christopher, 1957-
Brentwood's Ward Griep, Michelle
The Decision Brunstetter, Wanda E.
Blue Lonesome Pronzini, Bill
Blood from a stone Leon, Donna, author.
Afterburn Harrison, Colin
Always With You Hurst, Andrea
Rudolph! : he is the reason for the season Teppo, Mark, author.
The cutting room : dark reflections of the silver screen
Here are twenty-three terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life, and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz, and she's made some very unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what, and who, gets cut? These award-winning, bestselling authors will take you to the darkest depths of the theater and beyond.
Prince Lestat Rice, Anne, 1941-
"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control, burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel, Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius, David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia, along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."--
The handsome man's de luxe café McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get--even if it comes from a completely unexpected source"--
Pegasus : a novel Steel, Danielle.
Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle, titled members of the German aristocracy, have been best friends since childhood. Both widowers, they are raising their children - Nick's two lively boys and Alex's adored teenage daughter - in peace and luxury on the vast Bavarian estates that have belonged to their families for generations. While Nick indulges in more glamorous pursuits, Alex devotes himself to breeding the renowned white Lipizzaner horses that enthrall audiences throughout Europe with their ability to dance and spin on command, majestic creatures whose bloodlines are rare and priceless. But it is Nicolas's bloodline that changes everything, when his father receives a warning from a high-ranking contact inside the Wehrmacht. A secret from the past has left the family vulnerable to the rising tide of Nazism: Nick's mother, whom he never knew, was of Jewish descent. Suddenly Nicolas must flee Germany, wrenching his sons away from the only home they have known, sailing across the Atlantic for a new life in America. Their survival will depend on a precious gift from Alex, their only stake for the future: eight purebred horses, two of them stunning Lipizzaners. In Florida, where Nicolas joins the Ringling Brothers Circus, he becomes Nick Bing, with Alex's prize white stallion -- now named Pegasus -- the centerpiece of the show.
Whispered words. 2 Ikeda, Takashi.
"Whispered Words is the story of two high school girls, Sumika and Ushio. One is in love with the other, but unable to confess. Both of them prefer girls, but Ushio likes cute and petite types while Sumika prefers the athletic outgoing girls. To complicate things, a cross dressing boy, Masaki, is in love with Sumika. What ever will happen to this mixed-up bizarre love triangle mess? --Amazon.com
Only enchanting Balogh, Mary.
Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée's desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back--and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman. Agnes Keeping has never been in love--and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage. When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she's determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.
The spirit bird Nelson, Kent, 1943- author.
"The flight path of The Spirit Bird traces many landscapes and different transitory lives. A young man scratches out a living from the desert, a woman follows a rarely seen bird in the far reaches of Alaska, a poor single mother sorts out her life in a fancy mountain town. Other protagonists yearn to cross a racial divide, keep developers from a local island, explore their sexuality, and mourn a lost loved one. The characters in this collection are compelled to seek beyond their own horizons, and as the stories unfold, the search becomes the expression of their desires. The elusive spirit bird is a metaphor for what we've lost, for what we hope for, and what we don't know about ourselves"--
A.D. 30 : a novel Dekker, Ted, 1962-
"A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30. The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks more with his sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews. But Maviah's path leads her unexpectedly to another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people--and herself"--
Desert god Smith, Wilbur A., author.
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita -- a freed slave and advisor to the Pharaoh -- devises a plan to destroy Egypt's most feared enemy, the mighty Hyksos. His quest will take him on an epic journey up the ancient river, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon and across the open seas -- all in the company of the Pharaoh's exquisite sisters. With the future of the kingdom itself on his shoulders, Taita plunges into a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands, evil waits in the shadows and death lingers on the edge of darkness.
Facing evil Brant, Kylie.
"The cornbelt killers. That's the media's name for the murderous trio who are using the midwest as their hunting grounds. DCI agent Cam Prescott and forensic profiler Sophia Channing are responsible for stopping them."
Open secrets Ward, Dayton.
"With tensions mounting between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, Ambassador Jetanien works frantically on Starbase Vanguard to halt the escalation toward war. Commodore Diego Reyes, the station's former commander, awaits trial for treason, while the shattered mind of his intelligence officer, T'Prynn, becomes the battlefield in a fight for her very life. But even as matters deteriorate, the discoveries made in the Taurus Reach have captured the imagination of one of the Federation's most promising scientific minds: Dr. Carol Marcus believes she is close to solving a puzzle that will transform her life's work. Meanwhile, an unexpected defection brings a new perspective to the investigation, and Vanguard's Lieutenant Ming Xiong is confronted with an artifact that could be the key to decoding the Taurus Meta-Genome..."--p.  of cover.
Heart of stone Mullins, Debra.
"Darius Montana is a Seer. With his gift of empathy, he can see into the hearts of others, both human and Atlantean. When his family comes into possession of one of the legendary power stones of Atlantis, Darius is sent to find the Stone Singer. Faith Karaluros is the last Stone Singer. Manipulated all her life for her rare ability, she is widowed after her husband tried to steal her power for the Mendukati, an extremist group that hunts Seers. Faith wants nothing more than to stay out of this war when Darius comes to find her--just in time to rescue her from being kidnapped. Faith goes with Darius, determined to do the job and be on her way with the money that can set her up where no one can find her again. She didn't count on the Mendukati sending a hit man after her. Darius swears he can protect her, but when she discovers he is one of the rare Atlanteans whose powers work on their own kind, can she trust him to keep his word, or is she being used again?"--Author's website.
Warning signs White, Stephen, 1951-
The brutal slaying of Boulder's controversial DA strikes deep in the heart of everything clinical psychologist Alan Gregory holds dear: after all, Gregory's wife, Lauren, worked for the dead man. But the bloodied body is just the first in a series of high-voltage incidents in a gripping story of crime and punishment, tragedy and retribution, and of human beings caught in the shattering cross fire of forces beyond their control, forces sometimes within themselves.
Seventh grave and no body Jones, Darynda, author.
"Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him"--
Tyrant Cameron, Christian, 1962-
Jane and the twelve days of Christmas Barron, Stephanie.
"The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely, Napoleon has been banished to Elba, British forces have seized Washington, DC, and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?"--
After Todd, Anna.
"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--
No way out Jacobson, Alan, 1961-
When a powerful firebomb destroys part of an art gallery in an exclusive London district, FBI Profiler Karen Vail is dispatched to England to work with Scotland Yard. But Vail soon discovers that at the heart of the bombing lies a 440-year-old manuscript that holds clues to England's past -- with content is so explosive that a group of political radicals is bent on destroying it at all costs.
The Faulkes chronicle Huddle, David, 1942-
Tough day for the army : stories Warner, John, 1970-
Secret promises Delinsky, Barbara, author.
Unforgettable Banks, Maya, author.
Sleepy hollow : children of the revolution DeCandido, Keith R. A., author.
"When Ichabod Crane, a soldier from the Colonial Army, is resurrected from his grave, more than two centuries after he was killed in battle, he partners with Lieutenant Abbie Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to fight the evil forces that have taken hold of the town. It's a cold day in January, and Ichabod visits Patriots Park for a moment of peace. Instead, he receives a disturbing vision from his wife, Katrina, in which she delivers a cryptic but urgent message: he must retrieve the Congressional Cross that he was awarded by the Second Continental Congress for bravery in action. There's just one problem: Ichabod was killed before he ever received the medal, and he is unsure where it might be. Together Ichabod and Abbie set out to uncover the mystery of the cross and its connection to George Washington and his secret war against the demon hordes. They soon learn that a coven of witches is also seeking the cross in order to resurrect their leader, Serilda, who was burned at the stake during the Revolutionary War. Now they must locate the cross before the coven can bring back Serilda to exact her fatal revenge on Sleepy Hollow"--
Trying Patience Neggers, Carla, author.
Trying Patience: New York City was the last place nature writer Patience Madrid wanted to be. She preferred the quiet and solitude of her Adirondacks cabin to the noise and bustle of the city. But her sister, Tilly, is being mysterious, and begs Patience to come and stay at her apartment while she and her husband, Terrence, are out of town. Except, when Patience gets to the apartment, she finds it isn't empty.... Jake Farr was only looking for a place to crash and to help out his friend Terrence. Instead he gets bowled over by Tilly's oddball sister. Jake has no idea what to do with Patience Madrid. They are complete opposites--Jake is city, Patience is country, Jake is used to fine, expensive living, Patience likes to rough it, Jake isn't fond of dogs, Patience has a huge mutt that she adores. And yet, as they try to get to the bottom of Terrence's and Tilly's odd behavior, Jake and Patience find there might just be something to that old adage "opposites attract...." -- from publisher's web site.
The Tess Noncoiré chronicles. Volume one Frost, P. R., author.
By day, Tess Noncoiré is a successful fantasy writer. But she has another career as well, trained by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors to fight demonic incursions into our world. Her partner in this fight is a sarcastic, cigar-smoking imp called Scrap. And when she needs extra back-up, she turns to rare-book dealer Guilford Van der Hoyden-Smythe -- who knows more than he should about the Blade Warriors -- and the handsome, mysterious foster child of a demon, Donovan Estevez. Together, Tess and her team weather demonic attacks, save the world from destruction, and make some powerful enemies along the way.
All the king's men Warren, Robert Penn
The winner Baldacci, David.
Yellow crocus Ibrahim, Laila, author.
Whispers of Moonlight Wick, Lori
Wild At Heart Graves, Jane
While other people sleep Muller, Marcia.
The vines Rice, Christopher, 1979- author.
Wednesday's child : a novel Chaikin, L. L., 1943-
The tower and the hive McCaffrey, Anne.
The Venetian Venture Hill, Suzette
Total Control Baldacci, David
The tomb of Hercules : a novel McDermott, Andy.
Thursday's child Chaikin, L. L., 1943-
The spirit lens : a novel of the Collegia Magica Berg, Carol.
Shield of sea and space Hoffman, Erin, 1981-
The Satan Bug MacLean, Alistair
The shape of water Camilleri, Andrea.
The Russian debutante's handbook Shteyngart, Gary, 1972-
In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory.
Queen of song and souls Wilson, C. L.
Promise me tomorrow Wick, Lori.
Mistress of the art of death Franklin, Ariana.
Lost in You Dane, Lauren
A Little Murder Hill, Suzette A.
Lady in red Hawkins, Karen.
Last to Die Grippando, James
The King's Privateer Lambdin, Dewey
Havana : an Earl Swagger novel Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
How to Treat a Lady Hawkins, Karen
The gun ketch Lambdin, Dewey.
Foxfire : confessions of a girl gang Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
The ghost brigades Scalzi, John, 1969-
Feel the heat Meader, Kate, author.
Captain Nemo : the fantastic history of a dark genius Anderson, Kevin J., 1962-
Christmas in the Duke's Arms : A Historical Romance Holiday Anthology Burrowes, Grace/ Jewel, Carolyn/ Neville, Miranda/ Galen, Shana
Burn me deadly : an Eddie Lacrosse novel Bledsoe, Alex.
Bailey's Cafe Naylor, Gloria.
The Aquitaine progression : a novel Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001, author.
Vengeful spirit : the battle of Molech McNeill, Graham, 1971- author.
Trail of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Second chance at the Sugar Shack Terry, Candis.
The source of magic Anthony, Piers.
The Second Chair Lescroart, John T.
Obsidian & blood : the collected Acatl novels Bodard, Aliette de.
The Motive Lescroart, John T.
The ladies auxiliary Mirvis, Tova.
Fool's fate Hobb, Robin.
The dream cycle of H.P. Lovecraft : dreams of terror and death Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
Deception point Brown, Dan, 1964-
A dead bore : another John Pickett mystery South, Sheri Cobb.
Eager to escape London following the scandal of her husband's death, Lady fieldhurst accepts an invitation to spend the summer in Yorkshire at the home of Sir General & Lady Hollingshead. She soon discovers that country life is not what she imagined.
Blood for blood : a John Chase mystery Rizzolo, S. K.
Endings & beginnings : the fifth diary-- 1962 : a novel Benson, Raymond, 1955- author.
It's 1962. Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister, Christina, have set out to ruin the Stiletto's reputation in L.A. with a series of crimes that are made to appear as if the crime-fighter is responsible. The very pregnant Judy must fight back only with her wits and cunning-until disaster strikes and she is forced to flee to her old home town in Texas for the final showdown with destiny. Meanwhile, in the present, the Alzheimer's that afflicts elderly Judy is in its last stage, but her son and granddaughter, Martin and Gina, must continue to protect her from the past's last remaining assault, culminating in a cathartic and explosive conclusion.
Earth 2. Volume 4, The Dark Age Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.
"Once thought dead, Superman now returns to Earth to do the destructive bidding of Darkseid! The Wonders of Earth 2 have struggled to keep the forces of Brutal and Darkseid at bay. But now with the return of Superman, they can no longer stand up to the wake of destruction he brings. But now, with the emergence of a new and mysterious Batman, comes the hope that he may know how to defeat the rogue Man of Steel before Earth 2 is destroyed completely"--
The Unwritten. , War stories Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
"The tenth volume of the critically-acclaimed new series from the Eisner-nominated creative team, Mike Carey and Peter Gross is the perfect jumping on point, as Tom Taylor is stranded at the beginning of all creation! Lost in the unwritten scenes of all the world's stories, Tom Taylor is headed back to reality -- and all the gods and beasts and monsters ever imagined can't stop him. But there's a toll on the road that may be too high for him or anyone to pay.."--
Hawkeye. Vol. 3, L.A. woman Fraction, Matt, author.
Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York, life, and Clint Barton - but not away from trouble! Because Madame Masque is hanging out at poolside with the rich and famous as well! As Kate helps a reclusive and sixties-damaged pop music genius find his lost masterpiece, Madame Masque finds Kate. By which we mean starts trying to kill her again. In a broken town where cynicism and apathy has its claws around the throat of the good and decent, Lady Hawkguy is the only hero to trust!
What is found, what is lost : a novel Parrish, Anne Leigh, author.
Explores four generations of women and the meaning of family, motherhood, faith, and the need to believe in something larger than themselves.
Hush now, don't explain : [a novel] Must, Dennis.
Honor, an orphan, finds her way to the Victorian boarding house where she thinks her mother might have birthed her. World War II has just ended, which alerted many Americans to the world beyond, but Honor and Billy's lives are limited to the dead-end town of DeForest Junction, Ohio, and its nearby notcherie, where exotic wemen sell their bodies to the rail men. Alongside her mixed-race 'cousin' Billy, Honor grows to womanhood, cared for by Miss Alsada and enchanted by the colorful stories of the shanty store owner, Mr. Augustus Willard, who claims to have traveled far and wide. One day, an itinerant blues musician shows up at the boardinghouse, electrifying Billy with his skill at the upright piano. He departs just as quickly, leaving behind hints that he might be Billy's father. Soon after Buster Stanley's departure, men in white hoods burn a cross in the field behind the boardinghouse and torch a number of shacks occupied by black families. Honor and Billy decide to leave DeForest Junction -- a feat they accomplish with the help of Mr. Willard, whose shanty store was burned. With Honor disguised as a boy for safety's sake, the three friends ride the rails southward, their ultimate destination: New Orleans. Billy is on the trail of Buster Stanley, but Honor is on an intense quest for Honor. How will she escape that fate of those wemen, waiting for a man to fill up the void in her life?
Scandalous summer nights Barton, Anne (Novelist), author.
Lady Olivia Sherbourne isn't shy about speaking her mind, except when it comes to James Averill. For ten long years he has been her brother's best friend and her heart's only desire. But when Olivia hears James will soon set sail for an expedition to Egypt, she knows the time has come to make her move. It's now or never.
Man hunt Gross, David R. (David Ross)
Madame Picasso Girard, Anne, author.
Last Days in Shanghai : a novel Walker, Casey, 1980-
"Luke Slade, a young Congressional aide, begins this business trip to China like all other international travel he's endured with "Lyin' Leo": buried under a slew of diplomatic runarounds, non-functioning cell phones, and humiliation from the Congressmanat every turn. But on day two, a new challenge rears its ugly head: Leo goes on a drunken bender and disappears into the night. Unsure what dubious business his corrupt and buffoonish boss had planned, Luke must piece together the Congressman's lies whilemaintaining appearances with their Chinese contacts. Amidst the confusion, a little bleary from jet-lag and alcohol, Luke receives a briefcase full of money from the mayor of a rural Chinese province. Luke accepts the "gift" in his daze, but when he later realizes his mistake and tries to return the cash, he discovers even more anxiety-inducing news. The mayor is dead. As Luke tries to unravel the complex minefield of corruption he's tumbled into, he must also confront his own role in the events. Unwitting marionette? Fall guy? Or perhaps someone more capable of moral compromise than he would have liked to believe. Last Days in Shanghai is an unforgettable debut by a writer to watch. It's both a hold-on-to-your-seat thriller and a pitch-perfect exploration of present day China-the country's rapacious capitalism, the shocking boom of its cities and the wholesale eradication of its traditions. "--
The four forges Rhodes, Jenna.
The snow globe Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
"As youngsters, Esther Beachy and Viktor Petersheim were at odds, but a reunion over a decade later awakens unexpected feelings in both of them"--
Corpus Chrome, Inc. Zahler, S. Craig.
"Decades in the future Corpus Chrome, Inc. develops a robotic body, dubbed a 'mannequin,' that can revive, sustain and interface with a cryonically-preserved human brain. Like all new technology, it is copyrighted. Hidden behind lawyers and a chrome facade, the inscrutable organization resurrects a variety of notable minds, pulling the deceased back from oblivion into a world of animated sculpture, foam rubber cars, dissolving waste and strange terrorism. Nobody knows how Corpus Chrome, Inc. determines which individuals should be given a second life, yet myriad people are affected. Among them are Lisanne Breutschen, the composer who invented sequentialism with her twin sister, and Champ Sappline, a garbage man who is entangled in a war between the third, fourth and fifth floors of a New York City apartment building. In the Spring of 2058, Corpus Chrome, Inc. announces that they will revive Derek W.R. Dulande -- a serial rapist and murderer who was executed thirty years ago for his crimes. The public is horrified by the decision, and before long, the company's right to control the lone revolving door between life and death will be violently challenged"--Back cover.
Wraiths of the broken land Zahler, S. Craig.
Sunday morning song McCollors, Tia.
"With her abusive ex-husband behind bars, Quinn Montgomery is ready for a fresh start for herself and her young son. But will her heart heal enough to welcome the affections of another man?"--
Five minutes alone : a thriller Cleave, Paul, 1974-
Investigating a string of disappearances and murders of convicted rapists, detective Tate must find the culprit despite the public rooting against justice, while Schroeder deals with the physical and mental toll of their previous case.
The forty rules of love Shafak, Elif, 1971-
Counterspy Dunn, Matthew, 1968- author.
An escaped terrorist is after intelligence officer Will Cochrane on U.S. soil--saying Will is the one who killed his leader--but Will knows there has to be more to this story. Will gets close enough to shut the man down, but when he does, that act opens the door to yet another, much more dangerous surprise...
Just for now Glines, Abbi.
Devastated by a failed attempt to win the affections of bad-boy crush Preston, Amanda is astonished by Preston's subsequent attentions and finds the relationship challenged by her disapproving older brother and Preston's wary friends.
Married in Seattle Macomber, Debbie, author.
First comes marriage: Janine's grandfather arranged a husband for her. Although both the intended bride and groom are outraged, Gramps insists they will make a perfect match.
Shopaholic to the stars : a novel Kinsella, Sophie.
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist--Sage's personal stylist--if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage's archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it's a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention--suddenly Becky has everything she's ever wanted. Or does she? Praise for Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic novels "Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall--it's Shopaholic!"--The Washington Post "Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing."--The Boston Globe "Kinsella's Bloomwood is plucky and funny. You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist."--People"--
Slow way home : a novel Morris, Michael, 1966-
While it lasts Glines, Abbi.
Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn't even swerving! That's Cage York's story and he's sticking to it. Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn't buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he'd gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay? Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He'd been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she'd received the phone call from Josh's mother saying he'd been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva's carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible. Cage isn't real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn't make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows. Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he's every seen. But she doesn't count, because as hard as he's tried to charm her out of her panties - he's pretty sure she'd rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.
John Constantine, Hellblazer. , Critical Mass Jenkins, Paul, 1965- author.
"In " Warped Notions," written by Eddie Campbell, Constantine is drawn into a web of time travel and terror when he's accosted by the ghost of Sir Francis Dashwood, the founder of the Hellfire Club. Dashwood needs Constantine's help to avert a disaster that could threaten the very fabric of reality. Then, Paul Jenkins begins his HELLBLAZER run with "Dreamtime"! John Constantine plunges deep into an arcane landscape where a powerful entity known as the Rainbow Serpent intends to punish man's treatment of the environment by clearing the earth of all animal life"--
The peripheral Gibson, William, 1948-
Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.
Gray Mountain Grisham, John, author.
"The Great Recession of 2008 left many young professionals out of work. Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening. Samantha Kofer was a third year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small town Appalachia. There, for the first time in her career, she was confronted with real clients with real problems. She also stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever" --
Whispers Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
Shattered Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
The Black Company Cook, Glen
Havana storm Cussler, Clive, author.
"While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous--a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well--and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before ... but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now"--
The slow regard of silent things Rothfuss, Patrick, 1973-
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
Blood magick Roberts, Nora.
"County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O'Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna's special touch. Branna's strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family--along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there's a single missing link in the chain of her life: love... She had it once--for a moment--with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion. Branna and Fin's relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin's power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries"--
The low road : a novel Scott, A. D.
"John McAllister has come to a crossroads, torn between the stability of his life in the Highlands and the thrill of working as a renowned journalist in Glasgow at a national daily newspaper. Can he accept that this exciting new phase is over? That it is time to settle down? Before he knows it, McAllister is in the midst of a fast-paced hunt for his good friend Jimmy McPhee, who is involved in a blood feud with a murderous razor gang"--Amazon.com.
Final scream Jackson, Lisa.
Returning home to Prosperity, Cassidy Buchanan is forced to confront her tragic past when a similar fire to that had destroyed her family years ago engulfs the local mill, leading her to Brig McKenzie, who was accused of the crime and is the only man who can help her find the killer.
Archangel's shadows Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.
After a bloody battle, the archangel Raphael and his consort, Elena, ask hunter Ashwini and her partner, Cajun vampire Janvier, to stop an insane archangel who is terrorizing the already beaten-down town.
Burger's daughter Gordimer, Nadine.
In South Africa, where Blacks and whites are caught in the winds of change, a young woman tries to uphold the radical heritage she received from her martyred parents while carving out a sense of self.
Blood will out : a Moretti and Falla mystery Downie, Jill, author.
If not for this : a novel Fromm, Pete, 1958-
After meeting at a boatman's bash on the Snake River, river runners Maddy and Dalt embark on a lifelong love affair. They marry on the banks of the Buffalo Fork, sure they'll live there the rest of their days. Forced by the economics of tourism to leave Wyoming, they start a new adventure, opening their own river business in Ashland, Oregon: Halfmoon Whitewater. They prosper there, leading rafting trips and guiding fishermen into the wilds of Mongolia and Russia. But when Maddy, laid low by dizzy spells, with a mono that isn't quite mono, both discovers she is pregnant and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, they realize their adventure is just beginning.
July's people Gordimer, Nadine.
When war break out in South Africa, a fugitive white family takes refuge with their black servant, July.
Reaper's stand Wylde, Joanna.
"The sexy continuation of the New York Times bestselling Reapers Motorcycle Club series As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy-he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong. Too bad he's completely obsessed with her. London is independent, and she likes it that way. Besides running her own business, London's got her junkie cousin's daughter to look after-a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she's attracted to the Reapers' president, but she's not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life-how far will she go to save her family? "--
The big bounce Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013.
Together with a tough young drifter named Jack Ryan, hedonistic Nancy Hayes plans her private revenge on a former lover by stealing a fifty thousand dollar payroll.
The rogue hunter Sands, Lynsay.
On a well-deserved vacation from her fast-track job as a lawyer, Samantha Willan is looking forward to hanging out with her sisters at their family's cottage. Rogue Hunter Garrett Mortimer has been sent by the Council to search for an errant vampire who has been biting mortals. When the two cross paths in the middle of nowhere, romance intrudes on Sam's R&R and Garrett's mission.
On the prowl : tales of an urban werewolf MacInerney, Karen, 1970-
Sophie Garou is a master at taming her inner beast, which comes in handy since she's a werewolf. With a big promotion at work and a supersexy boyfriend, Heath (whom she recently spotted leaving a jewelry store with a beguiling ring box), she's one happy girl. But when Heath starts spending long nights at the office with his new associate--a dead-ringer for Career Day Barbie--Sophie smells trouble. And when her professional relationship with her big new client--who also happens to be Texas's brilliantly blue-eyes most eligible bachelor--begins to sizzle, she wonders if her animal instincts are leading her in the wrong direction. Just when it seems that things can't get any more complicated, they do. The Houston werewolf pack has sniffed Sophie out, and their message is chillingly clear: you're either with us or against us. And unless she can prove that she's with them, the next full moon may just be her last.
Almost dead Jackson, Lisa.
When a mysterious killer bent on revenge begins targeting members of her family, Cissy Cahill must unravel a deadly mystery linked to her family's secret past before she becomes the next victim.
Honky Tonk Christmas Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
Sharlene Waverly is determined to have the "new and improved" Honky Tonk up and running before the holiday. For that, she'll need Holt Jackson, the best darn carpenter in the state. But his warm, whisky-colored eyes make her insides melt, and before she knows it, she's sharing her darkest secrets and talking about the nightmares ...
Missing persons White, Stephen, 1951-
When his colleague dies under mysterious circumstances, psychologist Alan Gregory finds himself questioning the integrity of those closest to him, tracking an elusive patient, and looking for clues within the complex mind of a client.
High-Stakes Playboy Dees, Cindy
The Eligible Suspect Morey, Jennifer
Bayou Hero Pappano, Marilyn
Undercover Hunter Lee, Rachel
Carrying the Lost Heir's Child Bennett, Jules
Cowgirls Don't Cry James, Silver
One Hot Desert Night Gold, Kristi
Snowed in with Her Ex Laurence, Andrea
Because of the Baby... Schield, Cat
The Cowboy's Way DeNosky, Kathie
Accidental Fiancee Moore, Mary
Falling for the Enemy Rawlings, Naomi
Cowboy Seeks a Bride Gouge, Louise M.
Wolf Creek Father Richards, Penny
Countdown to Danger: Alive After New YearNew Year's Target Nelson, Jill Elizabeth
Shattered Haven Post, Carol J.
Under the Lawman's Protection Scott, Laura
Buried Goddard, Elizabeth
Calculated Risk Woodhaven, Heather
Undercurrent Parker, Sara K.
Falling for Texas Lynn, Jill
Healing the Widower's Heart Mason, Susan Anne
The Fireman's Secret Keller, Jessica
Hometown Valentine Manley, Lissa
A Match for Addy Miller, Emma
Daddy Wanted Andrews, Renee
Countermeasures Crouch, Janie
Hard Target Han, Barb
The Cattleman Morgan, Angi
Disarming Detective Heiter, Elizabeth
Confessions Eden, Cynthia
Taming His Viking Woman Styles, Michelle
Breaking the Rake's Rules Scott, Bronwyn
The Lost Gentleman McPhee, Margaret
Salvation in the Sheriff's Kiss Boyce, Kelly
Montana Vet Roth, Ann
Texas Mom Fox, Roz Denny
The New Cowboy Winters, Rebecca
A Cowboy of Her Own Thomas, Marin
The Voices Tallis, F. R.
Sustenance Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
Power, seduction & scandal : a D.C. novel Winters, Angela, author.
No fortunate son : a Pike Logan thriller Taylor, Brad, 1965-
"In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author, a hostage situation places America's most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting-the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce-they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become. Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice president's son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threat-and potential demands-has thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice: Cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out"--
The Just City Walton, Jo
The honest folk of Guadeloupe Williams, Timothy.
"April 1990: French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud has been living and working in the French Caribbean departement of Guadeloupe for more than a decade, but her days are still full of surprises--for example,the fact that every witness Anne Marie interviews grills her about when she's going to get remarried. She is only just starting to investigate the increasingly suspicious suicide of a high-profile environmental activist and media personality when she is pulled off the case. Is it because she was getting too close to the truth? But the new case she's been assigned takes precedent. The body white female French tourist--only 24 years old--has been discovered on a nudist beach, where it seems the young woman was raped and murdered. The victim's remains offer no clues about her final hours--she was found without any of her belongings, and it seems she was dead at least three days before anyone spotted her corpse. What turned this woman's vacation in paradise into a final nightmare? As always, the story of a murdered white woman has attracted the attention of international media. Furthermore, the economy of Guadeloupe, so dependent on the tourist industry, could suffer a terrible hit if this case isn't brought under control with some quick, impressivepolice work"--
Genocide of one : a thriller Takano, Kazuaki, 1964-
"During a briefing in Washington D.C., the President is informed of a threat to national security: a three-year-old boy named Akili, who is already the smartest being on the planet. Representing the next step in human evolution, Akili can perceive patterns and predict future events better than most supercomputers, and is capable of manipulating grand-scale events like pieces on a chess board. And yet, for all that power, Akili has the emotional maturity of a child--which might make him the most dangerousthreat humanity has ever faced. An American soldier, Jonathan Yeager, leads an international team of elite operatives deep into the heart of the Congolese jungle under Presidential orders to destroy this threat to humanity before Akili's full potential can be realized. But Yeager has a very sick child, and Akili's advanced knowledge of all things, medicine included, may be Yeager's only hope for saving his son's life. Soon Yeager finds himself caught between following his orders and saving a creature witha hidden agenda, who plans to either save humanity as we know it--or destroy it"--
Full Throttle Walker, Julie Ann
The first wife Spindler, Erica, 1957-
"As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows. But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing--and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement. At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says--or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows. From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The First Wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page"--
The dress shop of dreams : a novel Praag, Menna van.
"For fans of Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, and Adriana Trigiani, The Dress Shop of Dreams is a captivating novel of enduring hopes, second chances, and the life-changing magic of true love. Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks ofbeaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires. Etta's dearest wish is to work her magic on her granddaughter. Cora's studious, unromantic eye has overlooked Walt, the shy bookseller who has been in love with her forever. Determined not to allow Cora to miss her chance at happiness, Etta sews a tiny stitch into Walt's collar, hoping to give him the courage toconfess his feelings to Cora. But magic spells--like true love--can go awry. After Walt is spurred into action, Etta realizes she's set in motion a series of astonishing events that will transform Cora's life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Advance praise for The Dress Shop of Dreams "Bighearted, beautiful, and brushed with magic, this novel celebrates life's moments of joy, possibility, and transformation. Menna van Praag's writing is bright with sparkles and lovely grace notes."--Susan Wiggs, bestselling author of The Beekeeper's Ball Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more"--
Burying Water Tucker, K. A.
The Crimson Cord : Rahab's Story Smith, Jill Eileen
Blue Avenue Wiley, Michael
The Beautiful and the Wicked Spector, Liv
Asylum city : a novel Shoham, Liad, 1971-
"Joseph Finder hailed Liad Shoham's previous book, Lineup, as "a marvel of tight plotting, sparse prose, and relentless pacing." A young police officer's search for the truth about the murder of a young woman drives this new thriller from the #1 international bestseller"--
Anna Karenina Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, author.
An Amish cradle Wiseman, Beth/ Clipston, Amy/ Fuller, Kathleen/ Chapman, Vannetta
Durarara!!. Yellow scarves arc, 01 Narita, Ryōgo, 1980- author.
"The serial slashings in Ikebukuro have come to an end, and Anri is steadily recovering from her injuries. But life is far from 'back to normal' for Kida. Enraged at the random violence that has shattered the peace of his neighborhood, Kida and his middle school crew, the Yellow Scarves, reunite to address the rise of organized gangs in town-the Dollars, the followers of Saika, and now the Yellow Scarves. When all is said and done, who will hold the power on the streets of Ikebukuro?"--Amazon.com.
Twisted Threads Wait, Lea
Low Midnight Vaughn, Carrie
Fragmented : A Section 8 Novel Tyler, Stephanie
Fry Me a Liver Rosen, Delia
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Death Wenger, Christine
You Really Got Me Kelly, Erika
Snow Way Out Husom, Christine
Stonebrook Cottage Neggers, Carla, author.
Snoop to Nuts Lee, Elizabeth
No Ghouls Allowed : A Ghost Hunter Mystery Laurie, Victoria
Savage Deadlock Pendleton, Don
No Denying You Landon, Sydney
The Importance of Being Alice : A Matchmaker in Wonderland Romance MacAlister, Katie
How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy Kelly, Vanessa
Ghost in the Guacamole Jaffarian, Sue Ann
The Earl I Adore : A Prelude to a Kiss Novel Knightley, Erin
Critical Exposure Pendleton, Don
Blood Assassin Ivy, Alexandra
Courting Emily Lillard, Amy
All the President's Menus Hyzy, Julie
Torture to Her Soul Darhower, J. M.
Black Hat Jack : the true life adventures of Deadwood Dick, as told by his ownself Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
Nat Love, the one and only Deadwood Dick of the dime novel era, writes down his version of certain events, straightening out numerous misconceptions raised in the popular and sanitized dime novels. Author Joe R. Lansdale's stories about Nat Love are based loosely on the real Nat Love, who may have told a few windies about his time in the West, but at the same time revealed that African-Americans of that era were not all cooks and custodians. In fact, a full third of the cowboys of the Wild West days were African-American, Hispanic, or of mixed blood. This is a tribute to the real deal, as well as to the great mythology of the Old West.
The android's dream Scalzi, John, 1969-
To avoid an interstellar incident, ex-cop and hacker Harry Creek searches for a rare type of sheep to be used in an alien race's coronation ceremony, following a trail that leads to pet store owner Robin Baker, whose genes contain traces of the sheep DNA.
Tanner's scheme Leigh, Lora.
When the genetically altered Breeds' main base is attacked, Tanner Reynolds retaliates by kidnapping Scheme Tallant, the daughter of the man responsible, until he discovers that she is also a target and destined to be his mate.
Innocent in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
NYPD Lt. Eve Dallas is puzzled by the mysterious murder of a grammar school history teacher. When it turns out that Craig Foster was poisoned, all eyes are on the packed lunch he brought to school with him that day, a lunch prepared for him by his wife. Dallas is baffled by the motivation for such a murder, until she begins to unearth some astonishing secrets. Meanwhile, she is worried for her own marriage, when her husband seems blinded by the coy flirtations of an exgirlfriend.
Heartbreaker Garwood, Julie.
After learning that his sister is the next victim of a madman, a priest is pulled into a twisted and frantic race to protect her.
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur Cornwell, Bernard, author.
A Saxon slave boy who rose to become one of King Arthur's lieutenants describes the campaign against the Saxons and the Christians. Arthur wants to unify Britain, but the Christians refuse his rule, considering him a pagan enemy of God.
Anything he wants ; & Castaway Fawkes, Sara.
When Jeremiah Hamilton, CEO of Hamilton Industries, pulls Lucy into his world, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender, but Lucy's greatest threat is falling for her boss and yielding to her own darkest needs.
Path of the assassin : a thriller Thor, Brad.
Seeking the people responsible for a plot to kidnap the president, Secret Service agent Scot Harvath follows clues that point to the world's most ruthless terrorist and enlists the aid of a hijacking survivor who knows what the terrorist looks like.
The killing hour : an FBI profiler novel Gardner, Lisa, author.
Twisted Chase, Emma.
"There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I've always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself - and of me. But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice, the most important of my life. Drew already made his -in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that's just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone.... What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead"--
Territorial rights Spark, Muriel, author.
Enchanting the lady Kennedy, Kathryne.
In a world where magic rules everything, two misfits--Felicity Seymore, a Victorian beauty unable to perform even the simplest spell, and Sir Terence Blackwell, a were-lion searching for Merlin's relics--form a passionate alliance.
Rush Banks, Maya.
Gabe is wealthy, powerful, and accustomed to getting anything he wants. Anything-- and anyone. For Gabe, it's one particular fantasy with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she's ripe for the picking ... Mia was his best friend's little sister ... but she's not so little any more. Mia knows Gabe is way out of her league, but she's an adult now, and there's no reason not to act on her most secret desires. But she doesn't know how exacting his demands can be ...
The Samurai's garden Tsukiyama, Gail.
Shortly before World War II, a Chinese man, sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis, meets a lovely Japanese girl and four older residents, in a story of passion and sacrifice.
There once lived a mother who loved her children, until they moved back in : three novellas about family Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila.
"The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers . After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas-The Time Is Night, Chocolates with Liqueur, and Among Friends-are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy's famous dictum, "All happy families are alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Together they confirm the genius of an author with a gift for turning adversity into art"--
Black spring Henry, Christina, 1974-
When Chicago becomes ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, Madeline Black, a former Agent of Death, must save her unborn child and all of humanity from utter destruction.
You could be home by now Manaster, Tracy.
"Two young professionals working in a retirement community discover that one of their residents is hiding her grandson in her unit. Word spreads quickly, and in the midst of their own personal struggles, they must find the best solution for this problem"--
The Wolf and the Lamb : A Jerusalem Mystery Ramsay, Frederick
The Whispering Swarm Moorcock, Michael
White plague Abel, James.
"In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine USS Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat--and the entire crew--could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led byMarine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush. With only thirty-six hours before the surviving crew perish, Joe and his team must race to rescue the Montana and ensure that the boat doesn't fall into enemy hands. Because a fast-approaching foreign submarine is already en route, and tensions may explode. But that's the least of their troubles, for the surviving sailors are not alone on the submarine. Something is trapped with them. Something deadly lethal. Something that plagued mankind long ago, when it devastated the entire world. And the crew of the Montana has unknowingly set it free. Now, Joe and his team must not only find a way to save the Montana and her crew, but stop a lethal horror of apocalyptic consequence from being unleashed on all humanity"--
A Spool of Blue Thread Tyler, Anne
Obsession in Death Robb, J. D.
Wet Work Roberts, Les
When bad things happen to rich people : a novel Morris, Ian, 1961-
Motive Kellerman, Jonathan
The nightingale Hannah, Kristin.
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah's next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden"--
Death of a liar Beaton, M. C.
"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she waslying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime"--
West of sunset O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-
"A "rich, sometimes heartbreaking" (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Ageglamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, beginswork on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter, Scottie. Fitzgerald's orbit of literary fame and the Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel's romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset confirms O'Nan as "possibly ourbest working novelist" (Salon)"--
Crash & burn Gardner, Lisa.
"The #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. Warren. My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn't. Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive thecar accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero. I'm looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, shedoesn't exist. Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can't find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky's husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn't trust anything she says. My husband claims he'll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can't. Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead. This is my life. Except, most likely, it's not. Now watch me crash and burn"--
The Unexpected Consequences of Love Mansell, Jill
The Washington stratagem : a Yael Azoulay novel LeBor, Adam.
"In this action-packed, suspenseful sequel to the international thriller The Geneva Option, U.N. covert negotiator Yael Azoulay is drawn into a web of betrayal and intrigue that leads from deep within America's military-industrial complex to the Middle East and beyond.Yael Azoulay nearly lost her life while on assignment for the United Nations in the Congo. Though her physical wounds are healed, she still struggles with the psychological trauma. But her safety is jeopardized once again when her job sendsher to meet with the CEO of The Prometheus Group, a lobbying and asset management firm with extensive links to the Pentagon and intelligence services.The U.N. is suspicious about Prometheus's military and intelligence contract operations and wants Yael toquietly investigate. Working under Prometheus's radar, she discovers a chilling conspiracy with ties to Iran. and to a shocking source very close to her. And the end game is nothing less than a devastating--and very lucrative--new war in the Middle East.But the closer she comes to the truth, the more Yael begins to expose herself, revealing a complex and intriguing heroine whose life is riddled with secrets. As she confronts the ghosts of her past, the few certainties of her life begin to crumble aroundher, laying bare a terrifying truth: that she has enormously powerful enemies who neither forgive. nor forget"--
Uncle Janice : a novel Burgess, Matt, 1982-
The trouble with Patience : a novel Brendan, Maggie, 1949-
A touch of stardust Alcott, Kate.
The ties that bind Krentz, Jayne Ann, author.
The third target Rosenberg, Joel C., 1967-
Swimming in the Shadows Janes, Diane
Speak of the Devil Scott, Lacha M.
Suspicion at seven Purser, Ann.
"Lois Meade has done enough buffing and polishing over the years with her cleaning business, New Brooms, to know that all that glitters is not gold. So when a bag of costume jewellery is the main clue in a murder, she has a strong suspicion that appearances may be deceiving... After a woman is discovered in the Mill House Hotel, strangled with a silver necklace beside a bag filled with faux silver, gold and pearls, costume jewelry dealer Michael Black seems like the obvious suspect. But Lois knows Michael's wife, who runs a baker's shop near the hotel, and can't believe her husband could be a killer. Plus, Michael has an airtight alibi. Nevertheless, Michael--who prefers to go by Michel, a name as fake as his gems--is no angel. It appears he's running a pyramid scheme, and Lois's mother is getting sucked in. Could the murder have anything to do with his unscrupulous business practices? As Inspector Cowgill and Lois hope the bling may shine a light on the killer, the discovery of a second body on the old waterwheel in the hotel may be grist for the mill in solving the murder--if they can manage to catch the culprit without getting the runaround"--
Something rich and strange : selected stories Rash, Ron, 1953- author.
The skeleton road McDermid, Val, author.
Red Hot Liar Noire
Show me the gold Mulford, Carolyn.
The Price of Blood Bracewell, Patricia
Powder Blu Johnson, Brandi, author.
Plus One : a novel Noxon, Christopher, author.
"Christopher Noxon's debut novel Plus One is a comedic take on bread-winning women and caretaking men in contemporary Los Angeles. Alex Sherman-Zicklin is a mid-level marketing executive whose wife's fourteenth attempt at a TV pilot is produced, ordered to series, and awarded an Emmy. Overnight, she's sucked into a mad show-business vortex and he's tasked with managing their new high-profile Hollywood lifestyle. He falls in with a posse of Plus Ones, men who are married to women whose success, income, andpublic recognition far surpasses their own. What will it take for him to regain the foreground in his own life?"--
Petticoat detective Brownley, Margaret, author.
The penguin's song Dāwūd, Ḥasan.
Pavane for a dead princess : novel Pak, Min-gyu, 1968-
Outline : a novel Cusk, Rachel, 1967-
"Rachel Cusk's Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and stark, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinners and discourse. She goes swimming with an elderly Greek bachelor. The people she encounters speak, volubly, about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss. Outline is Cusk's finest work yet, and one of the most startling, brilliant, original novels of recent years."--
Only for you Kery, Beth.
"Former Army intelligence officer Seth Hightower may work with the Hollywood elite as a special effects makeup artist, but he's learned the hard way to keep fame-obsessed starlets at arm's length. Only one woman ever tempted him to break his rules about dating actresses--and she left him with the memory of one night of uninhibited passion and a lifetime of what-ifs. Hollywood "It" girl Gia Harris is used to being in the spotlight--and avoiding it when necessary. After she witnesses a heinous crime, she knows testifying is the right thing to do, even if it is in the midst of a media circus. But when things heat up and Gia is in danger, she needs to avoid prying eyes and the rabid, long arm of the media. Seth's special skills and knowledge of disguise makehim the perfect person to keep her famous face out of the news, but their history makes him the last person she wants to be alone with. He's far too tempting--and now, far too close... As Seth conceals Gia and steals her away from a rabid public, they can't ignore the blistering attraction between them. And when they give in to their cravings, they reveal more about themselves than either of them has ever laid bare before.."--
Once Walked With Gods Barclay, James
Once upon a grind Coyle, Cleo.
"When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for Fairy Tale Week, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park, a big, bad wolf of Wall Street, and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets...Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical, museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm, and Clare Cosi gives her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a CentralPark festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical--until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods. The police dismiss "sleeping beauty" as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a roster of suspects, from a wolf of Wall Street to a New York Giant and a wicked witch of the West Side. Now Clare is really in the woods--with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn't solve this mystery, those magicbeans predict an unhappy ending"--
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas past McCrumb, Sharyn, 1948-
A nip of murder : a moonshine mystery Miller, Carol, 1972-
"As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn't easy being a young, small town waitress at the local diner. And it becomes even harder just as she's trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job by converting the diner into a bakery when a mysterious robbery occurs and one of the thieves ends up dead on the bakery floor with a chef's knife in his chest. Forced into a twisted game of cat-and-mouse that takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to weathered Appalachian mountaintops overflowing with history and guns, Daisy must figure out who the dead man is--and why he was in her bakery--before she becomes the next victim. This is the second entry in a charming series filled with eccentric characters, red herrings, and, of course, moonshine!"--
New uses for old boyfriends Kendrick, Beth.
"After growing up in privilege and marrying into money, Lila Alders has gotten used to the good life. But when her happily-ever-after implodes, Lila must return to Black Dog Bay, the tiny seaside town where she grew up. She's desperate for a safe haven, but everything has changed over the past ten years. Her family's fortune is gone-and her mother is in total denial. It's up to Lila to take care of everything...but she can barely take care of herself. The former golden girl of Black Dog Bay struggles toreinvent herself by opening a vintage clothing boutique. But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex, she realizes that sometimes it's too late for old dreams. She's lost everything she thought she needed but found something-someone-she desperately wants. A boy she hardly noticed has grown up into a man she can't forget...and a second chance has never felt so much like first love. "--
Mount Misery : a novel Peluso, Angelo, author.
The masseuse Kincade, Sierra.
"Anna never takes on a massage client without screening him first, but the paycheck offered by billionaire Maxim Stein is too good to turn down. Stein is the richest man she's ever laid her hands on, and despite the risks, she trusts that she can take care of herself. After all, she's handled difficult clients in the past. What she isn't prepared for is getting caught in a compromising situation by Maxim's tall, dark, and gorgeous bodyguard--or the desperate desires he awakens in her... Alec is dangerous.The mysterious, hard-bodied man is completely irresistible and won't be refused, no matter what walls Anna puts up to protect herself. But as Anna falls fast for his careful ministrations and mind-blowing skills, she begins to realize that giving herselfover to a man with so many secrets isn't just putting her heart at risk--it's endangering her life" --
The martini shot : a novella and stories Pelecanos, George P.
"Short stories and a novella from one of crime fiction's most revered writers. Whether they're cops or conmen, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive, they fight against odds, against enemies, even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces readers to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants. A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script. By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these finely constructed tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, fast-paced, and crackling with energy, The Martini Shot is Pelecanos at his very best"--
Lady Arykah Reigns Nichols, Nikita Lynnette
King of assassins Rhodes, Jenna, author.
The king's deryni Kurtz, Katherine.
Kill 'em with cayenne : a spice shop mystery Oust, Gail, 1943-
"Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn't be happier. It's that time of year again--time for the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival. Soon contestants and BBQ aficionados from all over the Southeast will converge on the town. Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the week-long festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries. The womenhave been arch enemies ever since Buzz Oliver dumped Maybelle after a thirteen-year courtship and started seeing Becca. When Becca's body is found near one of the festival booths, bludgeoned by a brisket, Maybelle becomes one of Chief Wyatt McBride's topsuspects. Determined to help clear her friend's name, Piper begins her own investigation, much to McBride's consternation. As the festival draws closer, will Piper and Reba Mae be able to find the real killer and clear Maybelle's name? Will Piper makeit to the annual shag contest with Doug Winters, the mild-mannered vet she's been seeing? And, who will win the BBQ cook-off? A mouth-watering entry in Gail Oust's "must-read" (Publishers Weekly) spice shop series featuring an unstoppably fabulous crime-solving heroine, a colorful cast of small town characters, and more than a pinch of Georgia charm, Kill 'Em with Cayenne is sure to delight cozy fans of all stripes"--
The Highland Dragon's Lady Cooper, Isabel
The iris fan : a novel of feudal Japan Rowland, Laura Joh.
"Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichirō has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between histwo enemies Yanagisawa and Ienobu has left him bewildered and wary. Yet, Sano's dedication to the way of the warrior--the samurai code of honor--is undiminished. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun's heir is displeased,he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun's permission, then worry about the consequences later. And Sano has enemies of his own, as well as unexpected allies. As the previously unimaginable death of the shogun seems ever more possible, Sano finds himself at the center of warring forces that threaten not only his own family but Japan itself. Riveting and richly imagined, with a magnificent sense of time and place, The Iris Fan is the triumphant conclusion to Laura Joh Rowland's brilliant series of thrillers set in feudal Japan"--
Her : a novel Lane, Harriet, 1969-
"On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina--sophisticated, generous, effortlessly in control--seems to have all the answers. It's easy to see whyEmma is drawn to Nina. But what does Nina see in her? A seemingly innocent friendship slowly develops into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as Nina eases her way into Emma's life. Soon, it becomes clear that Nina wants something from the unwitting Emma--something that might just destroy her"--
Hello from the Gillespies : a novel McInerney, Monica.
"For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled "Hello from the Gillespies." It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself-she tells the truth.... The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping badly with retirement. Her thirty-two-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can't stop crying.And her ten-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones. Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when Angela is taken away from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together-and pull themselves together-in wonderfully surprising ways. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED."--
Harraga Sansal, Boualem
Hall of small mammals : stories Pierce, Thomas, 1982-
Golden son Brown, Pierce, 1988-
"With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown's genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forgedby tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within. A life-or-death tale ofvengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown's continuing status as one of fiction's most exciting new voices. Praise for Red Rising "[A] spectacular adventure. one heart-pounding ride. Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game. [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric."--Entertainment Weekly "I don't know what Pierce Brown did before he started writing books, but whatever it was, he was wasting his time. Fast-paced, gripping, well-written--the sort of book you cannot put down. I am already on the lookout for the next one."--Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of The Sword of Shannara "Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers."--The Huffington Post "Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow: Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision of humanity's diasporato the stars."--Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Nocturnal "[A] great debut. The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does."--Tor.com"--
Gods of Gold Nickson, Chris
The galaxy game Lord, Karen, 1968-
"Karen Lord is one of today's most brilliant young talents. Her science fiction, like that of predecessors Ursula K. Le Guin and China Mieville, combines star-spanning plots, deeply felt characters, and incisive social commentary. With The Galaxy Game, Lord presents a gripping adventure that showcases her dazzling imagination as never before. On the verge of adulthood, Rafi attends the Lyceum, a school for the psionically gifted. Rafi possesses mental abilities that might benefit people. or control them.Some wish to help Rafi wield his powers responsibly, others see him as a threat to be contained. Rafi's only freedom at the Lyceum is Wallrunning: a game of speed and agility played on vast vertical surfaces riddled with variable gravity fields. Serendipity and Ntenman are also students at the Lyceum, but unlike Rafi they come from communities where such abilities are valued. Serendipity finds the Lyceum as much a prison as a school, and she yearns for a meaningful life beyond its gates. Ntenman, with his quick tongue, quicker mind, and a willingness to bend if not break the rules, has no problem fitting in. But he too has his reasons for wanting to escape. Now the three friends are about to experience a moment of violent change as seething tensions between rival star-faring civilizations come to a head. For Serendipity, it will challenge her ideas of community and self. For Ntenman, it will open new opportunities and new dangers. And for Rafi, given a chance to train with some of the best Wallrunnersin the galaxy, it will lead to the discovery that there is more to Wallrunning than he ever suspected. and more to himself than he ever dreamed"--
Galapagos regained Morrow, James, 1947-
"Galapagos Regained centers on the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin's estate, nurturing the strange birds, exotic lizards, and giant tortoises he brought back from his trip around the world. When Chloe gets wind of the Great God Contest, sponsored by the Percy Bysshe Shelley Society--£10,000 to the first petitioner who can prove or disprove the existence of a Supreme Being--she decides that Mr. Darwin's materialist theory of speciation might just turn the trick. (If Nature gave God nothing to do, maybe He was never around in the first place.) Before she knows it, her ambitions send her off on a wild adventure--a voyage by brigantine to Brazil, a steamboat trip up the Amazon, a hot-air balloon flight across the Andes--bound for the Galapagos archipelago, where she intends to collect the live specimens through which she might demonstrate evolutionary theory to the contest judges"--
The Fix 2 K'Wan
The first bad man : a novel July, Miranda, 1974-
"Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one. When Cheryl's bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl's eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee--the selfish, cruel blond bombshell--who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime. Tender, gripping, slylyhilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love, Miranda July's first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling, disorienting, and unforgettable"--
Fifty mice : a novel Pyne, Daniel.
"What if a man is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will? And doesn't even know what he supposedly knows that merits a new name, a new identity, a new life? Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime-or criminal-is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue. Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island-which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he canlocate-or invent-a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life. Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way"--
Dying for the past : a gumshoe ghost mystery O'Connor, T. J., 1960-
Everlasting Lane Lovett, Andrew.
"A captivating, absorbing, and suspenseful evocation of the spells of childhood In a timeless coming-of-age tale as charming and haunting as the movie Stand By Me, Andrew Lovett's Everlasting Lane tells the story of what happens when nine-year-old Peter's father dies and his mother moves them from the city to a house in the countryside, for what seem to Peter to be mysterious reasons. He's soon distracted, though, by the difficulties of being the new, shy kid at school, and he befriends the other two kids who seem to be outcasts: overweight Tommie and too-smart-for-her-own-good Anna-Marie. Together they try to weather the storm of bullying teachers and fellow students, by escaping into explorations of the seemingly bucolic countryside. There, though, they find other outcasts from society such as cranky Mr. Merridew, who won't leave his cottage in the woods, and Scarecrow Man, who stands in the fields searching the skies. And meanwhile, Peter is disturbed by the growing awareness that his own mother maybe some sort of outcast, too--and that she's hiding something from him in a locked room in the attic, a room she's expressly forbidden him from entering. Written in beautiful prose, Everlasting Lane is a captivating, absorbing, and suspenseful evocationof the spells of childhood: sun-soaked, nostalgic, with the soft focus and warm glow of a Polaroid--but it's darker than it seems. Will Peter and his mother find the light in that darkness?"--
The Doll's House Carver, Tania
The Deepest Night Braden, Kara
The deep Cutter, Nick.
"From the acclaimed author of The Troop--which Stephen King raved "scared the hell out of me and I couldn't put it down....old-school horror at its best"--comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining. A strange plague called the'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys...then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily...and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered--a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it's up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths...and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine. Part horror, part psychological nightmare, The Deep is a novel that fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker won't want to miss--especially if you're afraid of the dark"--
The convert's song : a novel Rotella, Sebastian.
"A global manhunt sweeps up a former federal agent when his childhood friend becomes the chief suspect in a terrorist rampage. His hazardous stint in U.S. law enforcement behind him, Valentine Pescatore has started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires. Then he runs into a long-lost friend: Raymond Mercer, a charismatic, troubled singer who has converted to Islam. After a terrorist attack kills hundreds, suspicion falls on Raymond---and Pescatore. Angry and bewildered, Pescatore joins forces with Fatima Belhaj, an alluring French agent. They pursue the enigmatic Raymond into a global labyrinth of intrigue. Is he a terrorist, a gangster, a spy? Is his loyalty to Pescatore genuine, or just another lethal scam? From the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris to the battlegrounds of Baghdad, THE CONVERT'S SONG leads Pescatore on a race to stop a high-stakes campaign of terror. "--
A Carol Dickens Christmas : a novel Averill, Thomas Fox, 1949-
Bonita Avenue Buwalda, Peter
Blood Will Follow Kristijansson, Snorri
Betting on hope Clopton, Debra.
"A bet gone wrong. A small town's meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give. and it's beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie's bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career...and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet..that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat. Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he'd like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru's fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do for her own good. In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart's desires"--
Bad Dreams Newman, Kim
Beauty Pinborough, Sarah
The accidental alchemist Pandian, Gigi, 1975-
When the Dead Awaken Jacobsen, Steffen
You know who killed me Estleman, Loren D, author.
Sweet damage : a novel James, Rebecca, 1970-
"When Tim Ellison finds a cheap room to rent in his dream location, it seems nothing more than a wonderful stroke of luck. Despite the fact that the owner of the house, the mysterious Anna London, is unfriendly and withdrawn, he takes it. But when strangeand terrifying things start happening in the house at night, Tim wonders if renting the room has been a terrible mistake--until his feelings for Anna start to change. But as Tim falls for Anna, her past comes back with a vengeance...and he finds himselfcaught in the middle of the storm"--
Spirit of the wolves : a novel Hearst, Dorothy, 1966-
"Weaving together original research, series characters and a dynamic plot, Spirit of the Wolves is the final title in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy" --
Sons of Anarchy : Bratva Golden, Christopher.
"Set after the fourth season of the groundbreaking television drama Sons of Anarchy, from the mind of Executive Producer Kurt Sutter...With half of the club recently released from Stockton State Penitentiary, and the Galindo drug cartel bringing down heatat every turn, the MC already has its hands full. Yet Jax Teller the V.P. of SAMCRO has another problem to deal with. He just learned that his Irish half-sister Trinity has been in the U.S. for months entangled with Russian BRATVA gangsters. Now that she's abruptly gone missing, he's sure the brewing mafia war is connected to her disappearance. Jax heads to Nevada with Chibs and Opie to search for her and seek revenge. Trinity may be half-Irish, but she's also half-Teller and where Teller's go, trouble follows"--
The seventh day : a novel Yu, Hua, 1960-
Pretty When She Destroys Frater, Rhiannon
The season of migration Hermann, Nellie, 1978-
Grail knight : a novel of Robin Hood Donald, Angus, 1965-
"In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his duplicitous brother John has taken the throne. The Earl of Locksley has been outlawed by his old enemy, now the king, and Sir Alan Dale has had the estates granted to himby Richard I taken away again. But still Alan Dale lives comfortably with his beloved wife pregnant with their first child. But the good times aren't going to last. First, an old crime resurfaces and powerful forces being circling, seeking vengeance, including a renegade band of Knights Templar. Next, Alan's wife falls gravely ill and the only thing that might have the power to save her is the most sacred object in all of Christendom: the Holy Grail. Now, with the Templars hounding them at every turn, Alan Dale and his Lord, Robin Earl of Locksley--Robin Hood--must chase down the grail, believed to be in the hands of one of their old enemies. Chasing all over England and France, Alan, Robin Hood, and their companions in their quest, must find and procurethe Cup of Christ before time runs out and all hope is lost. "--
The Girl on the Train Hawkins, Paula
The fourth rule of ten : a Tenzing Norbu mystery Hendricks, Gay.
"Ex-Buddhist monk, former LAPD detective, and current private investigator Tenzing "Ten" Norbu knows Bill Bohannon as many things: loving husband, devoted father, police administrator, former partner, and best friend. But then an uninvited guest from Bill's past upends the Bohannons' Fourth of July barbecue, revealing in levelheaded Bill the most unexpected behavior--behavior that awkwardly drops Ten in the middle of a crumbling marriage. Ten makes an unexpected move of his own when he agrees to pro bonowork for a convicted felon. But it was dope slinger Godfrey Chambers Ten had repeatedly busted during his days on the force, not the reformed and rechristened G-Force who is now asking for Ten's help in claiming money left to him by a kind-hearted benefactor--and contested by the benefactor's self-serving family. Soon Ten's investigations lead him down the darkest corridors of the Internet and halfway around the globe to Sarajevo as he navigates the seedy worlds of human trafficking and personal regret.As his cases intertwine, Ten will rely on the wisdom of the Buddha and his own network of relationships--with super hacker Mike, outrageously idiosyncratic assistant Kim, old monastery friends Yeshe and Lopsang, Serbian cabbie and former policija Petar,and, of course, feline rock Tank--to solve the puzzle ­,and keep free of his own tangled past. Especially when an old flame returns. The Fourth Rule of Ten, the thrilling fourth book in the Dharma Detective series, proves the only thing better than exceeding expectations is having none at all"--
Farewell to Cedar Key DuLong, Terri
The firebird's feather Eccles, Marjorie, author.
Faint Promise of Rain Duva, Anjali Mitter
The Devil in Montmartre : A Mystery in Fin De Sic̈le Paris Inbinder, Gary
Bleeding heart Gyllenhaal, Liza.
"After her accountant husband disappears with millions of dollars stolen from his company's clients, Alice Hyatt flees New York City and moves to her family's longtime summer home in a small town in western Massachusetts. There she begins to make a new start, reconnecting with old friends and finding peace--and a growing sense of pride--as a landscape architect. When extremely wealthy newcomer Graham Mackenzie asks her to design an elaborate garden for him, she can't turn down the opportunity despite misgivings about Mackenzie's energy company, which specializes in the controversial practice of fracking. But just as the project nears completion, she learns Mackenzie's offer is not all that it seems. Once again, Alice finds herself embroiled in someone else's crimes, this time putting her newfound success--and possibly her life--in jeopardy.... "--
Bell of the Desert Gold, Alan
The big finish : a Thorn novel Hall, James W. (James Wilson), 1947-
"A year ago Thorn's son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help, Thorn jumps into action, setting off for North Carolina. But before Thorn arrives, he's intercepted by a federal agent who informs him he's too late--Flynn had been acting as an informant for the FBI, and when his traitorous acts were discovered, he was summarily executed. The agent proposes a scheme to catch Flynn's killer using Thorn as bait. Thorn, full of rage, accepts the job if only to get his hands on his son's killer. The mission takes him to a small town where the gang is holed up, planning an attack on a hog farming operation that has been polluting local rivers and spreading illness through the area. Little by little Thorn discovers that nothing he's been told is true, and the trap they're setting isn't for Flynn's killer, but for his partner, a woman who proves more daring and dangerous than any Thorn's ever met. She's on her own crusade of vengeance, and she and Thorn make an uneasy alliance. With her help Thorn uncovers a conspiracy that stretches far beyond this small Carolina town"--
The beekeeper's son Irvin, Kelly.
"A strange, mystical place allows Deborah and Phineas to see themselves and others with new eyes. When Deborah Lantz arrives in Bee County, Texas, she expects to find a great oasis of citrus groves and olive trees. Instead, she finds a tiny Amish district struggling to make ends meet on a barren, drought-stricken land. Deborah longs to go home to the lush, green countryside of Tennessee, but she wants her mother, a widow with six children, to be happy again. Even if that means accepting Stephen as her future stepfather. She can't believe God created such an ugly place filled with strange animals, twisted, stunted trees, and not a drop of rain for months. Then she meets the beekeeper's son. Phineas King's face is disfigured by scars from an accident that killed his mother and destroyed his trust in God. Through their encounters both begin to realize the beauty in all of God's creation. Deborah walks through the strange land of figs, Mexican squash, and wild cucumbers to see Phineas, who finds solace in his work keeping the bee hives and harvesting honey for his father. Both are rarely alone, but always lonely. Deborah begins to see Bee County through Phineas's eyes and Phineas learns to see himself through hers"--
The beating of his wings Hoffman, Paul, 1953-
"Following the bestselling novels The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things comes the final installment of Paul Hoffman's stark, epic trilogy. Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose--to destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itself--Cale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco. Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those who created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilization in the world. But Thomas Cale's soul is dying. As his body is racked with convulsions, he knows that the final judgment will not wait. As the day of reckoning drawsclose, Cale's sense of vengeance leads him back to the heart of darkness--the Sanctuary--and to confront the person he hates most in the world..."--
The walking dead. Book ten : a continuing story of survival horror Kirkman, Robert, author.
Iron Man. Vol. 5, Rings of the mandarin Gillen, Kieron, author.
"Malekith the Accursed, lord of the Dark Elves, has a problem with Iron Man. Then again, Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much everyone on Earth. And when Malekith the Accursed strikes, blood will flow and darkness will fall...unless Iron Man can gain the upper hand! It's cutting-edge mortal science versus the most arcane Asgardian science imaginable...all in a bath of blood."--Amazon.com.
Liam O'Flaherty, the collected stories. Volume 2 O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984.
Of bone and thunder : a novel Evans, Chris (Chris R.), author.
"In this strange, new world deep among the shadows under a triple-canopy jungle and plagued by dangers real and imagined, soldiers strive to fulfill a mission they don't understand and are ill-equipped to carry out. And high above them, the heavy rush of wings slashing through the humid air herald a coming wave of death and destruction, and just possibly, salvation"--
Indelible Helton, Peter, author.
"Against his better judgement, laidback painter and private investigator Chris Honeysett has accepted a role as tutor at the Bath Arts Academy and agreed to take part in an anniversary exhibition. But preparations are disrupted by a series of peculiar events: a naked, wild-haired figure is glimpsed running through the woods, strange symbols are carved onto trees and gateposts, a metal sculpture takes on a mysterious life of its own. The incidents, which are initially assumed to be student pranks, escalate in menace and intensity, until one of Honeysett's fellow exhibitors lies dead and Honeysett finds himself the prime suspect in the ensuing murder investigation"--Dust jacket flap.
The chandelier ballroom Lord, Elizabeth, 1928- author.
"When small-time crook Horace Butterfield buys an antique chandelier to enhance his brand-new ballroom at Crossway Lodge, little does he realize what's in store. For the chandelier is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who hanged herself during the Wall Street Crash, and tragedy and heartbreak befall all those who move into the Lodge"--provided by publisher.
The night hunter Ramsay, Caro, author.
"Elvie McCulloch's sister Sophie has been missing for 57 days. She went out for a run - and never came home. Elvie's efforts to find out what happened to Sophie, and to the other local missing girls, will find her pitted against a terrifying enemy. Someone who has killed before, someone who will kill again. Someone they call The Night Hunter"--Publisher's website.
Lone Wolf & Cub omnibus. 6 Koike, Kazuo, 1936- author.
The Invisibles. Book one Morrison, Grant.
"One of Grant Morrison's most controversial and trippiest and abstract comic book titles! Follow the adventures of The Invisibles, a secret organization out to battle against physical and psychic oppression brought upon humanity by the interdimensional alien gods of the Archons of Outer Church! Collects THE INVISIBLES #1-12, ABSOLUTE VERTIGO #1"--
Ignited by passion Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater)
Bestselling thriller writer Stone Westmoreland can think of plenty of ways to describe the stranger he meets on a flight to Montana. Tantalizing. Whip-smart. And completely unaware of how good it feels to give in to your wilder impulses. Stone would be happy to offer buttoned-up Madison Winters some tips while he acts as her tour guide through the rugged mountains. But awakening Madison to pleasure backfires--because now no other woman can satisfy him....
Unlikely traitors : an Ursula Marlow mystery Langley-Hawthorne, Clare, author.
Ursula Marlow thought she was done with death, but when her fiancée, Lord Wrotham, is arrested on charges of treason, her world is turned upside down. It is the winter of 1913, and the British Parliament, unsettled on the question of Home Rule for Ireland, is shaken over allegations of a plot to sell naval military secrets to Kaiser's Germany and liberate Ireland from English rule. For the first time, Ursula must work together with Chief Inspector Harrison to uncover the truth about Lord Wrotham's involvement, as well as his mysterious past. As the investigation continues, Ursula is drawn into the shadowy world of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a web of espionage and betrayal. She must race against time to clear Lord Wrotham's name and thwart a plot that threatens not only British national security, but also her life.
Unlocked : an oral history of Haden's syndrome Scalzi, John, 1969- author.
"In the near future--and sooner than you think--a new virus will sweep the globe. At first it will look like the flu, but then we will discover there is something else about it...something we weren't expecting. It will change society forever. No, this isn't another zombie virus. And no, this isn't the apocalypse. It's Haden's syndrome. We'll survive it. But the world will be remade in its image."--Jacket flap.
Change of heart Deveraux, Jude, author.
Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father's hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn't be anything more, but she went nonetheless and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery with a family that needs to be rescued.
The remedy for love : a novel Roorbach, Bill.
They're calling for the "Storm of the Century," and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his heart--twenty bucks and a ride home, that's the least he can do. Trouble is, Danielle doesn't really have a home. She's squatting in a cabin deep in the woods: no electricity, no plumbing, no heat. Eric, with troubles--and secrets--of his own, tries to walk away but finds he can't. She'll need food, water, and firewood, and that's just to get her through the storm: there's a whole long winter ahead. Resigned to help, fending off her violent mistrust of him, he gets her set up, departs with relief, and climbs back to the road, but--winds howling, snow mounting--he finds his car missing, phone inside. In desperation, he returns to the cabin. Danielle's terrified, then merely enraged. And as the storm intensifies, these two lost souls are forced to ride it out together.
Black lies Torre, Alessandra, author.
"Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times. Lee: Cuts grass when he's not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not. Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails. If you think you've heard this story before, trust me -- you haven't"--Page 4 of cover.
The Free Ruckley, Brian, author.
Led by Yulan, their charismatic captain, the Free have spent years selling their martial and magical skills to the highest bidder -- winning countless victories that have shaken the foundations of the world. Now they finally plan to lay down their swords. Yet when Yulan is offered a final contract, he cannot refuse -- for the mission offers him the chance to erase the memories of the Free's darkest hour, which have haunted him for years. As the Free embark on their last mission, a potent mix of loyalty and vengeance is building to a storm. Freedom, it seems, carries a deadly price.
The silent sister Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-
"Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality"--
Monster musume. 4 : everyday life with monster girls Okayado (Comic book artist)
"Centorea's got a problem-- a big problem with eight legs and a web-slinger! It seems Rachnera, the shady spider-woman, wasn't content with stringing up Kasegi (who totally deserved it) and now she wants to trap Kimihito in her lascivious snare! Will the noble Centaur save her master from the claws of the Arachne, or will Centorea find herself caught in Rachnera's tangled web? With a house full of beautiful, sexy monster girls who all want to jump him, regular guy (and virgin!) Kimihito has to stay on his toes-- because giving in to their advances is against the law! But each new addition to the household ups the ante. See what new twists await our hero " -- page  of cover.
The diamond lane : a novel Karbo, Karen.
Secret of the Templars Christopher, Paul
Mesa Grande Cotton, Ralph W.
Sathow's Sinners Galloway, Marcus
Meet Me in Scotland Griffin, Patience
Iron Axe Harper, Steven
Hive Invasion Axler, James
In Hot Water Cook, J. J.
Feta Attraction Hardy, Susannah
Dark Wolf Returning and Blood Wolf Dawning Byrd, Rhyannon
Death Mask Archer, Alex
Wait for signs : twelve Longmire stories Johnson, Craig, 1961-
"Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume-featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E's Longmire. Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick." This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson's bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels, over the years, many have asked why they can't buy the stories in book form. Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories-and one entirely new story, "Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns"--for the very first time in a single volume. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in "Ministerial Aide," when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious "Messenger," where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming"--
The life we bury : a novel Eskens, Allen, 1963-
"College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout"--
Lost under a ladder Johnston, Linda O., author.
"Rory Chasen's fiancé died and she had a hard time coming to terms with his unfortunate death. Was he hit by the car because he walked under a ladder moments before? Rory's best friend introduces her to a town called Destiny where superstitions are a way of life. Rory visits to find answers, receives a job offer at the Lucky Dog Boutique, and later is caught up in the murder of a business owner. A boutique's owner is the prime suspect but Rory can't believe sweet Martha would do it, she's convinced the real killer is still in Destiny"--
Dark spies Dunn, Matthew, 1968-
On the run from the CIA, intelligence operative Will Cochrane heads to the U.S. to uncover a diabolical spymaster at the center of an international conspiracy.
Keep me safe Banks, Maya, author.
When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, he turns to an unlikely source for help. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.
The Empty Throne Cornwell, Bernard
The Dragon and the Raven or the Days of King Alfred Henty, G. A.
Darker than amber : a Travis McGee novel MacDonald, John D. (John Dann), 1916-1986.
Elite Van Dyken, Rachel.
For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother's death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the opportunity to secure their future and enters. She isn't expecting much--but then she wins. And life as she knows it will never be same ... The students at Eagle Elite are unlike any she has ever met ... and they refuse to make things easy for her. There's Nixon, gorgeous, irresistible, and leader of a group that everyone fears: The Elect. Their rules are simple: 1. Do not touch The Elect. 2. Do not look at The Elect. 3. Do not speak to The Elect. No matter how hard she tries to stay away, The Elect are always around her and it isn't long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn't realize she was the enemy--until it was too late.
The Old Deep and Dark Hart, Ellen.
"Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater in downtown Minneapolis that she and her actress sister, Octavia, recently bought. Cordelia has a vision for the playhouse's future, but the more she learns about the building, the more fascinated she becomes by its past. Nicknamed "The Old Deep and Dark" because of the Prohibition-era double murder that occurred in the basement--then a speakeasy--there are a wealth of secrets hidden inside its walls. And, to her shock and horror, Cordelia discovers that there is also one present-day body literally buried in a basement wall. Cordelia immediately calls on her best friend, P.I. Jane Lawless. Although Jane is already in the thick of another investigation--she's embroiled in a well-known country-western singer's family scandal--she agrees to help Cordelia out on the side. But show-biz is a small world, and as Jane starts tracing the trails of two separate investigations, she's surprised to find they might not be as unconnected as she thought. With The Old Deep and Dark, the latest installment in the award-winning Jane Lawless series, Ellen Hart has crafted another impeccably plotted, seamlessly written mystery"--
The Invisibles. Book two Morrison, Grant.
"One of Grant Morrison's most controversial, trippiest and abstract comic books ever is back in a second deluxe edition hardcover. This volume focuses Lord Fanny's past as a prostitute in Brazil, while King Mob leads the other Invisibles in a search for the missing Jack Frost. Then, King Mov is captured by his enemies and tortured mercilessly, while his past as a mod super-agent is revealed. Collects THE INVISIBLES #13-25 and a story from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #1"--
Black coffee Osborne, Charles, 1927-
An urgent call from physicist Sir Claud Amory sends famed detective Hercule Poirot rushing from London to a sprawling country estate. Sir Claud fears a member of his own household wants to steal a secret formula destined for the Ministry of Defense. But Poirot arrives too late. The formula is missing. Worse, Sir Claud has been poisoned by his after-dinner coffee. Poirot soon identifies a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the mansion's occupants. Now he must find the formula and the killer...while letting no poison slip 'twix his own lips.
Shooting star Temple, Peter, 1946- author.
Full measure Parker, T. Jefferson.
"Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer--excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin. Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril. Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family's home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted's plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice. Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure, it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers"--
A grave waiting : a Moretti and Falla mystery Downie, Jill.
In St. Peter Port Harbour on the Channel Island of Guernsey, Detective Inspector Ed Moretti and his partner, Detective Sergeant Liz Falla, are called in to investigate the shooting death of arms dealer Bernard Masterson on the Just Desserts, his luxury yacht. Why are Masterson, his glamorous partner in crime, Adèle Letourneau, and his thuggish bodyguard here on the island? And how are an ex-Folies Bergère dancer, a former espionage agent, and a wealthy sax-playing financier involved--or are they?
Different tides Woods, Janet, 1939- author.
"1835. Clementine Morris, despite her youth and inexperience, is hired by Zachariah Fleet to care for his recently orphaned niece and nephew. But Zachariah has a secret, and there are troubles ahead, least of all when the self-possessed, wealthy businessman realizes he may be falling for her"--Provided by publisher.
Sister golden hair : a novel Steinke, Darcey.
When Jesse's family moves to Roanoke, Virginia, in the summer of 1972, she's 12 years old and already mindful of the schism between innocence and femininity, the gap between childhood and the adult world. Her father, a former pastor, cycles through spiritual disciplines as quickly as he cycles through jobs. Her mother is dissatisfied, glumly fetishizing the Kennedys and anyone else that symbolizes status and wealth. The residents of the Bent Tree housing development may not hold what Jesse is looking for, but they're all she's got. Her neighbor speaks of her married lover, her classmate playacts being a Bunny at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Club, the boy she's interested in fantasizes about moving to Hollywood and befriending David Soul. In the midst of it all, Jesse finds space to set up her room with her secret treasures: busts of Emily Dickinson and Shakespeare, a Venus flytrap, her Cher 45s, and The Big Book of Burial Rites, which she reads obsessively. But outside awaits all the misleading sexual mores, muddled social customs, and confused spirituality. Girlhood has never been more fraught than in Jesse's telling, its expectations threatening to turn at any point into delicious risk, or real danger.
The Woods : a saga of love, grand dreams, and transformation... Geigle, Ronald Lee, author.
"Blasting railways into the side of mountains, scaling Douglas firs that tower 200 feet. These visions draw 18-year-old Albert Weissler to a job with the Skybillings Logging Company in the high mountains of Washington State. But a train crash on a mountainside that kills a friend, and Albert's discovery that it was sabotage, quickly dash boyhood dreams and launch a saga of love, grand dreams, and transformation in the turbulent world of big-timber logging and labor unrest in late-1930s America."--P. of cover.
Apolonia McGuire, Jamie, author.
Three years after Rory Riordan foiled her own murder, she still trusts no one. Not Dr. Z, the eccentric college professor who has taken her under his wing, not Benji, the endearing, attractive classmate who insists on following her around, and certainly not Cy, the beautifully dark and mysterious boy who sits on the first row in Dr. Z's Astrobiology class and asks far too many questions. When Rory witnesses Cy being abducted by soldiers in the middle of the night, she finds herself submersed in a world that holds even more secrets than she could imagine--even darker secrets than her own.
What God Has for Me Simmons, Pat
Pure temptation ; and, Old enough to know better Thompson, Vicki Lewis, author.
Outer dark McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Never trust a pirate Stuart, Anne (Anne Kristine) author.
A Victorian beauty finds passion...with the man who may have murdered her father.Madeleine Russell, the beautiful daughter of a shipping magnate, counted on marrying a wealthy husband. Then her father's disgrace and death left her with no dowry and no suitor. But Maddy and her sisters fully intend to restore their good name. Their first step: find the villain who framed their family. One of her father's captains, a notorious former pirate, becomes a prime suspect. When Maddy joins the captain's householddisguised as his newest servant, her dark-eyed, charismatic employer soon develops his own agenda: seduction...Captain Thomas Morgan spent most of his life amassing vast riches and respectability...and keeping his gypsy roots a secret. Now, he just needsto marry his prim, polished fianče...and resist his intriguing new housemaid. A pirate never falls in love, he reminds himself. As mutual deception leads Maddy and the captain into uncharted territory, the truth could anchor them to terrible heartache...or to passion beyond their wildest dreams.
Mrs. Miracle Macomber, Debbie.
The knight Wolfe, Gene.
Hidden blessings Tate, Kimberly Cash.
"A terminal breast cancer diagnosis shatters Kendra Woods' life and dreams. But through the hurt and the pain, she learns to view her life - however many days that includes - in a new way. Kendra Woods has always known success. Raised in a prominent blackfamily in well-to-do Clayton, Missouri, she had high aspirations for herself and, thus far, has met them. After graduating from law school she went to work at a prestigious law firm. Now she's just made partner and in one month will marry the man of herdreams. And it's only the beginning. Kendra envisions herself becoming a judge one day and she can't wait to have kids. But a terminal diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer shatters her world - weeks before her wedding. Kendra is devastated as the reality sets in that she could have no more than two years to live. Her fiance leaves, and as word travels around the firm, she's no longer given big cases. Kendra is angry with God and feels her life has already ended. Her path keeps crossing Lance's, a troublemaker who briefly attended her high school. Kendra has trouble letting go of the person he was a decade ago and can't believe an encounter in jail turned his life around and he's now leading a church plant in Clayton. He's becoming the unlikely source of hope she needs. Kendra is in the midst of a storm - one that's apparently here to stay. But, the hidden blessings may be just the shelter she needs"--
The crystal shard Salvatore, R. A., 1959-
Bathing the Lion Carroll, Jonathan, 1949-
"In Jonathan Carroll's surreal masterpiece, Bathing the Lion, five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these people know each other, some don't. When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time "mechanics," a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down--a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. Because the job of a mechanic is grueling and exhausting, after a certain period all of them are retired and sent to different parts of the cosmos to live out their days as "civilians." Their memories are wiped clean and new identities are created for them that fit the places they go to live out their natural lives to the end. For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind.."--
Miami gundown : a frontier story Zimmer, Michael, 1955- author.
With his father gone to fight for the South, Boone McCallister and the cow hunters of the Flat Iron Ranch drive 250 head of scrawny cattle to a Gulf port south of Tampa, dodging Yankees as well as a degenerate bunch of swamp outlaws.
Drrr!!. Saika arc, 3 Narita, Ryōgo, 1980- author.
We love all of humanity. Mysterious chat room messages, all posted under the name "Saika," profess love for all humanity---and for one man in particular. Saika's target: Shizuo Heiwajima!! Over fifty people have been struck in the worst case of serial slashings in the history of Ikebukuro. Shizuo braces himself for a battle to the death in the shocking climax of the Saika Arc!!
Daggers and men's smiles : a Moretti and Falla mystery Downie, Jill.
Vicious attacks are happening at the Vannonis manor on Guernsey island. The Marchesa Vannonis recently returned to Guernsey, and nobody knows why, and the design carved on the dagger found is the same as the one on the Vannonis family crest. At first, it was only vandalism, but when a murdered body was found, detective inspector Ed Moretti and his partner Liz Falla were called to solve the mystery.
The abyss beyond dreams Hamilton, Peter F.
"A clash of cultures in the Void pits humanity against a shape-changing alien species, and sees if two warring races can ever cooperate enough to free themselves from their mutual prison"--
The pierced heart : a novel Shepherd, Lynn, 1964-
When an Austrian nobleman offers a substantial donation to the University of Oxford, Charles Maddox is called on to investigate the generous benefactor. It is a decidedly mundane task for the increasingly renowned criminal investigator, but Maddox welcomes the chance to trade London's teeming streets for the comforts of a castle in the Viennese countryside. Comfort, however, is in short supply once Maddox steps onto foreign soil and into the company of the mysterious Baron Von Reisenberg. A man of impeccable breeding, the Baron is nonetheless the subject of frightened whispers and macabre legends. Though Maddox isn't one to entertain supernatural beliefs, the dank halls and foreboding shadows of the castle begin to haunt his sleep with nightmares. But in the light of day the veteran detective can find no evidence of the sinister--until a series of disturbing incidents prove him gravely mistaken and thrust him into a harrowing quest to expose whatever evil lurks behind the locked doors of the Baron's secretive domain. After a terrifying encounter nearly costs him his sanity, Maddox is forced to return home defeated--and still pursued by the horror he's unearthed. Owing to a string of gruesome murders committed by an elusive predator branded the Vampire, London is on the verge of widespread panic. But there's little doubt in Maddox's mind who is responsible. And whether his enemy proves merely mortal-or something more-Maddox must finally end the monstrous affair before more innocent blood is spilled.
The woman who borrowed memories : selected stories Jansson, Tove, author.
An NYRB Classics Original Tove Jansson excelled at the brief tale, writing stories that in their short spans unfold to reveal entire worlds. This is true of her internationally syndicated cartoon strip about a family of hippo-like creatures, the Moomins, of her beloved Moomin novels, and of her best-selling books for adults, like The Summer Book. Until now, however, Jansson's short stories have been nearly impossible to find in the United States. This volume brings together, for the first time in English, a generous selection of stories from the most fruitful period of her career, from her earliest collected stories, dating from the early 1970s, to her mature work, written not long before her death in 2001. In them are moments of the sublime and the mundane, as well as small heroisms and large griefs. Unsentimental, yet kind and humane, Jansson's short stories complement and enlarge our understanding of a giant of world literature.
Dreaming on daisies : a novel Ferrell, Miralee, 1953-
Fiery redhead Leah Carlson will do whatever it takes to save her family ranch. Somehow, she must cover her father's debts, brought on by his drinking-- even if it means asking handsome banker Steven Harding for a loan. When he must decline, Steven vows to assist this captivating woman. After a mining accident destroys his home, serving as her part-time ranch hand seems the ideal solution. Until Leah's family secrets, and the pain of her past, come to a head. They could destroy everything she's fought for, including the spark of love that may never have a chance to flame.
Last winter, we parted Nakamura, Fuminori, 1977-
A young writer is assigned a difficult task by his editor: he is to write an investigative biography of a death row inmate named Yudai Kiharazaka, a thirty-five-year-old photographer who has been convicted of the murders of two women. Kiharazaka's victims--or his "models"--had been burned alive while the photographer tried to capture the perfect picture of their essences. But trying to unearth the truth about Kiharazaka will force the writer to grapple with horrifying archival material and to interview dangerous, grotesque people--not least of all Kiharazaka himself.
Misbehaving Glines, Abbi, author.
"Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother's shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he's looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he's not the only brother who can rock someone's world."--
Blue warrior Maden, Mike, author.
"A brutal conflict in Mali and an international race for rare elements sets the stage for Troy Pearce and his drone technology to rescue an old friend in this adrenaline-fueled series. Blue Warrior is set in the remote Sahara Desert, where a recently discovered deposit of strategically indispensable Rare Earth Elements (REEs) ignites an international rush to secure them. Standing in the way are the Tuaregs, the fierce tribe of warrior nomads of the desert wasteland, who are fighting for their independence. The Chinese offer to help the Malian government crush the rebellion by the Tuaregs in order to gain a foothold in the area, and Al-Qaeda jihadis join the fight. In the midst of all this chaos are Troy Pearce's closest friend and a mysterious woman from his past who ask him for help. Deploying his team and his newest drones to rescue his friends and save the rebellion, Troy finds that he might need more than technology to survive the battle and root out the real puppet masters behind the Tuareg genocide"--
Texas sunrise Michaels, Fern.
Devices and desires Parker, K. J.
When an engineer is sentenced to death for a petty transgression of Guild law, he flees the city, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Forced into exile, he seeks a terrible vengeance---one that will leave a trail of death and destruction in its wake. But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. He must draw up his plans using the blood of others.
Thoughtless Stephens, S. C.
"For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together--Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university--everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source--a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes--and none of them will ever be the same"--P.  of cover.
Ant colony DeForge, Michael, 1987- artist, author.
"From its opening pages, Ant Colony immerses the reader in a world that is darkly existential, with false prophets, unjust wars, and corrupt police officers, as it follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants. On the surface, it's the story of this war, the destruction of a civilization, and the ants' all too familiar desire to rebuild. Underneath, though, Ant Colony plumbs the deepest human concerns--loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more. All of this is done with humor and sensitivity, exposing a world where spiders can wreak unimaginable amounts of havoc with a single gnash of their jaws"--Provided by publisher.
Emperor's eyes Vasil, George.
In eleventh century Constantinople, treachery and subterfuge are the hallmarks of courtly intrigue. Newly wed Justin Phillipos is a heavy cavalryman who, along with several other comrades and his best friend, fellow horseman Peter Argyropoulos, is about to be honored for his bravery at the court of Emperor Romanos Diogenes. As he kisses his wife Eleni farewell, he has no idea that their lives will soon be in great peril. Romanos has a shaky hold on his power as he and his allies grow more unpopular. His demise is plotted by many. He sees a military victory against the marauding Seljuk Turks as the only way to bolster his waning power. He pulls Justin and Peter into a secret meeting in the Basilica Cistern and reveals to them the political intrigue of which they are now a part. Romanos assigns them to the command of Andronikos Dukas, one of the chief conspirators plotting the emperor's demise. Eleni will be held in custody at the Palace Bucoleon by Empress Evdokia. She fears she will never see her husband again. As this epic drama unfolds across two continents, only time will tell if the military gambit will succeed or the plotting of antagonists will topple the precarious empire. Will the young soldiers survive? Will wife and husband share another passionate embrace?
Village fete : a novel Deppe, Michele, author.
Defeated, divorced, and obliged to leave London, Simon Whiston comes home- to the English village to which he vowed he'd never return, and to the sister with whom he never got along. But his heart is not the only one in need of healing. As summer draws to a close, Simon discovers an unexpected kinship with his sister, inspires a new confidence in a boy who has been longing for a father, and kindles a romance with the most unlikely woman in the village.
The potential : a novel Davies, David A.
What's the threat? What's to ignore? With the uncanny ability to take in all and size up the situation instantaneously, Chris Morehouse provides invaluable service as a chauffeur for the CIA in Bonn. Reacting from his usual instinct tempered with exceptional judgement, he saves the life of the US ambassador to Germany during a terrorist attack and gives the CIA further reason to prepare Chris for a greater role in the security of the United States. Should Chris, a British citizen, dream so big? Will he live long enough to make dreams a reality? Life-threatening danger seems to follow him everywhere, even in his travels outside Europe. Does he have a wild imagination, as some in the FBI think, or is someone truly out to kill him? In The Potential David Davies ties together a plot twisting with terror, intrigue, and suspense spanning continents. From Germany to the Middle East to the United States, including the hallowed halls of Congress, justice struggles to leave its mark.
The flowers of evil. Volume 11 Oshimi, Shūzō, author, artist.
Case closed. Volume 52 Aoyama, Gōshō.
Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the most baffling of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the while, he's looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization they're with in order to find a cure for his miniature malady.
Neon genesis evangelion. The Shinji Ikari detective diary, Volume 2 Yoshimura, Takumi, author, artist.
"First rule of finding yourself in a hole: stop digging! Too bad Shinji can't seem to take that advice--not as long as he's in debt to the Kaji Detective Agency, while doing all the work of its lazy proprietors. And Shinji's situation just keeps getting worse, as he discovers a rivalry he didn't know he had, not to mention a past he had thought was gone years ago." -- page 4 of cover.
The present : the secret to enjoying your work and life, now! Johnson, Spencer.
The wilds : stories Elliott, Julia (Fiction author), author.l.
"At an obscure South Carolina nursing home, a lost world reemerges as a disabled elderly woman undergoes newfangled brain-restoration procedures and begins to explore her environment with the assistance of strap-on robot legs. At a deluxe medical spa on a nameless Caribbean island, a middle-aged woman hopes to revitalize her fading youth with grotesque rejuvenating therapies that combine cutting-edge medical technologies with holistic approaches and the pseudo-religious dogma of Zen-infused self-help. And in a rinky-dink mill town, an adolescent girl is unexpectedly inspired by the ravings and miraculous levitation of her fundamentalist friend's weird grandmother. These are only a few of the scenarios readers encounter in Julia Elliott's debut collection, The Wilds. In these genre-bending stories, teetering between the ridiculous and the sublime, Elliott's language-driven fiction uses outlandish tropes to capture poignant moments in her humble characters' lives. Without abandoning the tenets of classic storytelling, Elliott revels in lush lyricism, dark humor, and experimental play. "--
Quartet for the end of time : a novel Skibsrud, Johanna, 1980-
A false conspiracy charge against a World War I veteran prompts the man's disappearance and haunts his son throughout the 1930s, intertwining his life with those of a powerful congressman's children.
Saint Brigid's bones : a Celtic adventure Freeman, Philip, 1961- author.
"In an evocative Celtic novel set in a time when druids roamed the land, lively young sister Deirdre embarks on a mission to find the stolen bones of her convent's patron saint. In ancient Ireland, an island ruled by kings and druids, the nuns of Saint Brigid are fighting to keep their monastery alive. When the bones of Brigid go missing from their church, the theft threatens to destroy all they have worked for. No one knows the danger they face better than Sister Deirdre, a young nun torn between two worlds. Trained as a bard and raised by a druid grandmother, she must draw upon all of her skills, both as a bard and as a nun, to find the bones before the convent begins to lose faith."--Publisher's website.
The new annotated H. P. Lovecraft Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937, author.
An extensively annotated anthology of twenty-two of the horror master's best writings also examines Lovecraft's rise and accomplishments against a backdrop of the pulp fiction era while evaluating his influence on literature.
The scent of death Taylor, Andrew, 1951 October 14- author.
Manhattan, 1778. A city of profiteers, loyalists and double agents. New York is home to a tide of refugees seeking justice from the British crown. Edward Savill is sent from London to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists. No sooner does he land than he becomes embroiled in a murder.
When we fall Liebert, Emily.
After the death of her husband, Allison Parker moves back to her hometown and develops a close friendship with Charlotte, the wife of her husband's best friend, but as Allison learns to heal Charlotte's perfect life begins to fall apart.
She of the mountains Shraya, Vivek, 1981- author.
She of the Mountains is an illustrated novel by Vivek Shraya, the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God Loves Hair. Shraya weaves a passionate, contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complex ways that we are formed and transformed by love, and show how the process of learning to love and be loved by another can ultimately, and sometimes painfully, bring us back to ourselves.
Stages of grey Simon, Clea, author.
Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis, the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder. This could be the end of the struggling company, which is also plagued by money woes and romantic rivalries. But was jealousy the reason the performer was stabbed? Or are there darker secrets behind the scenes? And what role does Gus, the troupe's feline mascot, play? As the classics get mangled, Dulcie must untangle the truth before she also gets caught up in deadly illusion.
The healing quilt : a novel Snelling, Lauraine.
Four very different women work together on a quilt that will be auctioned to buy a new mammogram unit.
This holiday season, three military men of honor must do everything they can to save Christmas.
Lena Finkle's magic barrel Ulinich, Anya, 1973- author, artist.
Anya Ulinich turns her sharp eye toward the strange, often unmooring world of "grown-up" dating in this darkly comic graphic novel. After her fifteen-year marriage ends, Lena Finkle gets an eye-opening education in love, sex, and loss when she embarks on a string of online dates, all while raising her two teenage daughters. The Vampire of Bensonhurst, the Orphan, Disaster Man, and the Diamond Psychiatrist are just a few of the unforgettable characters she meets along the way.
Breathe Glines, Abbi.
"It was only supposed to be a summer job, not a summer fling. Just a quick way for seventeen-year-old Sadie to earn some money to support her very helpless--and very pregnant--single mother. But even with the help of her cute and friendly coworker, Marcus, Sadie learns firsthand that working as a domestic servant is tough, especially when the house is owned by none other than Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rock stars in the world."--P.  of cover.
The mathematician's shiva Rojstaczer, Stuart.
"A comic, bittersweet tale of family evocative of The Yiddish Policemen's Union and Everything Is Illuminated Alexander 'Sasha' Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish émigré mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar, Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize Problem. Rumor also has it that she spitefully took the solution to her grave. To Sasha's chagrin, a ragtag group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives in Madison and crashes the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution--even if it means prying up the floorboards for Rachela's notes. Written by a trained geophysicist, this hilarious and multi-layered debut novel brims with colorful characters and brilliantly captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to solve the impossible."--
Don't let me go : a novel Lewis, Susan, 1956-
Social worker Alex raises the child she kidnapped from an abusive family and struggles to distance herself from a painful past that returns in nightmarish ways when a jealous adversary discovers her true identity.
Liberators : a novel of the coming global collapse Rawles, James Wesley, author.
"When looting and rioting overwhelm all the major US cities, Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor makes his way from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his parents' cattle ranch in Bella Coola, British Columbia, in remote western Canada. Joining him is his old friend Phil Adams, a Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence case officer based in Washington State. Reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, and government negligence have led to an unprecedented socioeconomic collapse in America that quickly spreads throughout the world. Lightly populated Bella Coola is spared the worst of the chaos, but when order is restored it comes in the form of a tyrannical army of occupation. Ray and Phil soon become key players in the resistance movement, fighting the occupiers in a war that will determine not only their own personal survival, but also the future of North America."--Provided by publisher.
Burned Wilson, Valerie Plame, author.
"Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson has dedicated her career to capturing one man: Bhoot, the world's most notorious nuclear arms dealer. That mission has been impeded by the murders of her assets, who were betrayed by a mole within her own agency. When she narrowly escapes death during a devastating explosion at the Louvre, Vanessa immediately suspects that Bhoot was the architect of the brazen terrorist attack. But when a previously unknown militant group claims responsibility for the bombing and promises even greater carnage, she is forced to rethink her initial assumptions-- especially when Bhoot himself contacts her to deny responsibility and confirm her suspicions that a miniaturized nuclear device may have fallen into hands more dangerous than his own. Of course, Vanessa knows Bhoot can't be trusted. But she begins to fear that a new and ever greater threat to the world's fragile balance of power may have emerged. As Vanessa's investigation leads her ever closer to the identity of the mole and the real terrorists' plans, she finds herself drawn against all her better instincts into a perilous alliance with one of the world's most dangerous criminals--a man who has become her darkest obsession... and perhaps her savior." -- Dust jacket flap.
The question of the missing head : an Asperger's mystery Copperman, E. J., 1957- author.
Samuel Hoenig answers questions for a living. And as a man with Asperger's Syndrome, his unique personality helps him ferret out almost any answer there is. But his latest question is a rather odd one-- who stole a preserved head from the Garden State Cryonics Institute?
The lake of dead languages Goodman, Carol.
A lake's shattering truth slowly floats to the surface in this national bestseller now in paperback-a stunning, captivating first novel of youthful innocence drowned by dark sins. A Top Ten Book Sense selection in hardcover. A Gothic and elegant page-turner.-The Boston Globe. Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again-as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface.
Mrs. Jeffries in the nick of time Brightwell, Emily.
Train enthusiast Francis Humphreys took his last breath while relatives and neighbors visited downstairs. But if everyone was downstairs, who could have stolen into Uncle Francis's study, killed him, and escaped? Mrs. Jeffries will have to lend her downstairs common sense to this upstairs murder mystery.
Black Thursday Hull, Linda Joffe.
When Maddie Michaels, AKA Mrs. Frugalicious, is invited to take a local news crew with her on a Black Friday shopping expedition, she's excited to show viewers at home how to score the season's best savings. Despite a negative comment from Contrary Claire, the sole naysayer in her growing Frugarmy-Maddie is hopeful her first TV appearance will be a bargain-savvy success. But Black Friday eve takes a bleak turn when a shopper is crushed beneath a pallet of toasters. After learning that the victim could be Contrary Claire, it becomes clear that Claire has made more than one enemy. Maddie finds herself dealing once again with a murder investigation. Will she catch the killer before someone else is slashed like a sale price?
Catwalk Boneham, Sheila Webster, 1952-
Maurice : a novel Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
"Set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and into his father's firm. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every way-- except that he is homosexual. Written during 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in its affirmation that love between men can be happy. 'Happiness,' Forster wrote, "is its keynote...In Maurice I tried to create a character who was completely unlike myself or what I supposed myself to be: someone handsome, healthy, bodily attractive, mentally torpid, not a bad businessman and rather a snob. Into this mixture I dropped an ingredient that puzzles him, wakes him up, torments him and finally saves him.'"--P.  of cover.
Men of the manor : erotic encounters between upstairs lords & downstairs lads
Sidney Sheldon's chasing tomorrow Bagshawe, Tilly.
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Sidney Sheldon's most popular and enduring heroine--Tracy Whitney of If Tomorrow Comes--returns in a sensational sequel full of passion, suspense, and breathtaking twists. Tracy Whitney never thought she wanted to settle down. With her suave and handsome partner, Jeff Stevens, she'd been responsible for some of the world's most astounding heists, relishing the danger and intensity of life on the wild side. But there is still one thing missing from Tracy's perfect life: a baby. At first 'going straight' feels like a new adventure. But as the months pass and Tracy's longed for pregnancy doesn't happen, she finds herself yearning for the adrenaline rush of the old days. When a mysterious and beautiful stranger enters their lives, Tracy and Jeff's once unbreakable partnership is suddenly blown wide open. Jeff wakes one morning to find Tracy gone, vanished without a trace. For more than a decade, a broken Jeff struggles to carry on knowing Tracy is out there somewhere. But the rest of the world believes Tracy Whitney is dead, until a series of murders leads a tenacious French detective to her doorstep. Eleven victims, in ten different cities, over nine years--all of the cities where Tracy pulled off some of her most brilliant capers. Someone is targeting her, manipulating a series of disturbing events and raising terrifying ghosts she thought were dead and buried. Once again, this clever woman finds herself out on the edge, playing the odds in a desperate game of roulette. But this time, she's got everything to lose--including the man she cannot forget. Tomorrow has come at last. But it isn't the future Tracy bargained for"--
Land of dreams Kerrigan, Kate, author.
"Irish immigrant Ellie Hogan has finally achieved the American Dream. But her comfortable bohemian life on Fire Island, New York, is shattered when her eldest adopted son, Leo, runs away, lured by the promise of fortune and fame in Hollywood. Determined to keep her family intact, Ellie follows him west, uprooting her youngest son and long-time friend Bridie. In Los Angeles, Ellie creates a fashionable new home among the city's celebrities, artists, and movie moguls. She is also drawn into intense new friendships, including talented film composer Stan, a man far different from any she has ever met, and Suri, a beautiful Japanese woman and kindred spirit, who opens Ellie's eyes to the injustices of her country. While Leo is dazzled by Hollywood's glitz, Ellie quickly sees that the golden glamour masks a world of vanity and greed. Though she tries to navigate them around the dangers of their new home, she will not be able protect them from an even more terrifying threat: war."--Amazon website.
Ruth's journey : the authorized novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind McCaig, Donald.
Authorized by the Margaret Mitchell Estate, here is the first-ever prequel to one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of all time, Gone with the Wind. The critically acclaimed author of Rhett Butler's People magnificently recounts the life of Mammy, one of literature's greatest supporting characters, from her days as a slave girl to the outbreak of the Civil War.
The firelight girls McLaren, Kaya, author.
"A story of three generations of women and men whose lives are pieced back together when they return to the place that made them who they are, a summer camp on Lake Wenatchee in Washington State. Seventy- year-old Ethel is directionless after losing Haddie, the love of her life, to a heart attack. Once a vibrant, capable camp counselor, Shannon has just had her heart shattered by the loss of her job. Ruby, estranged from Ethel for fifty years, has been living with a secret for almost as long. Finally, there is Amber, a homeless teen who has been hiding out in one of the cabins, hoping that no one at school will catch on to her plight"--
On the edge : a novel St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960-
"Sabine is the most mercurial woman Peter Thorpe has ever known. Such is his desire for her that he overturns his whole life--his disillusioned merchant-banker's life--and leaves everything behind, not caring that his lover is of no fixed address, nor that his search for her will take him to the beating heart of New Ageism in northern California. Each of his fellow seekers is in hot pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), and in their eccentric company Peter stumbles across vistas he had never before dared to imagine... - Edward St. Aubyn is widely considered one of our finest living novelists, with enthusiastic fans including Zadie Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, Alice Sebold, Maria Semple, Bret Easton Ellis, Ann Patchett and many more... - Highly praised in the U.K., On the Edge will be publishing for the first time in America"--
The Christmas light VanLiere, Donna, 1966-
"In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope. "--
A quilt for Christmas Dallas, Sandra.
"It is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter months in the army. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. And when she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who can she can count on to help her."--
Dance for the dead Perry, Thomas, 1947-
Eight-year-old Timothy Decker finds his parents brutally murdered. It's clear they weren't the intended victims. He needs to disappear fast. He needs Jane Whitefield, the resourceful Native American heroine who helps people escape their lives in order to keep them.
Poland : a novel Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997.
"The history of Poland from 1200 into the 1980s is covered in a series of fictional incidents centered around a town named Bukowo. Also Use: Iberia (1968). Like the heroic land that is its subject, James Michener's POLAND teems with vivid events and unforgettable characters. In the sweeping span of eight tumultuous centuries, three Polish families live out their destinies and the drama of a nation--in the grand tradition of a great James Michener saga." Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations."
In winter's shadow Bradshaw, Gillian, 1956-
"As powerful enemies attack the throne from inside the kingdom, Arthur, his queen, and his greatest warrior Gwalchmai will be put to the ultimate test. Never faltering in her loyalty to the king, Gwynhwyfar has stood at Arthur's side through rebellion and war. But one desperate decision could cost her all they've built. With the kingdom crumbling around them, following the Queen's heart could be the greatest threat of all..."--P.  of cover.
Murder at the Brightwell Weaver, Ashley.
"Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiancé, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband. Amory accompanies Gil to the luxurious Brightwell Hotel in an attempt to circumvent the marriage of his sister, Emmeline, to Rupert Howe, a disreputable ladies' man. Amory sees in the situation a grim reflection of her own floundering marriage. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime. Amory is determined to prove his innocence and find the real killer, despite attempted dissuasion from the disapproving police inspector on the case. Matters are further complicated by Milo's unexpected arrival, and the two form an uneasy alliance as Amory enlists his reluctant aid in clearing Gil's name. As the stakes grow higher and the line between friend and foe becomes less clear, Amory must decide where her heart lies and catch the killer before she, too, becomes a victim. Murder at the Brightwell is a delicious novel in which murder invades polite society and romance springs in unexpected places. Ashley Weaver's debut is a wonderful testament to the enduring delight of the traditional mystery"--
Assassin's game Larsen, Ward.
"A high-octane thriller from Ward Larsen, the author of The Perfect Assassin.David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created. After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream--a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton. The kidon has vowed to never kill again, but when his wife is attacked and forced to flee across Europe, events force his hand. Slaton plots to assassinate one of the most closely guarded men on earth. Success is improbable. Survival unlikely. Only when he learns the labyrinthine truth does Slaton see one high-stakes chance. A chance for an assassin's game"--
An Irish doctor in peace and at war Taylor, Patrick, 1941-
Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young M.B. with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II and the call of duty. Assigned to the HMS "Warspite," a formidable 30,000-ton battleship, Surgeon Lieutenant O'Reilly soon found himself face-to-face with the hardships of war, tending to the dreadnought's crew of 1,200 as well as to the many casualties brought aboard. Life in Ballybuckebo is a far cry from the strife of war, but over two decades later O'Reilly and his younger colleagues still have plenty of challenges: an outbreak of German measles, the odd tropical disease, a hard-fought pie-baking contest, and a local man whose mule-headed adherence to tradition is standing in the way of his son's future. Now older and wiser, O'Reilly has prescriptions for whatever ails...until a secret from the past threatens to unravel his own peace of mind. Shifting deftly between two very different eras, Patrick Taylor's latest Irish Country novel reveals more about O'Reilly's tumultuous past, even as Ballybucklebo faces the future in its own singular fashion.
The counterfeit heiress Alexander, Tasha, 1969-
"After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estella Lamar in years, since her only contact has been through letters and the occasional blurry news photograph. Is she even alive? Emily and Colin's investigation of this double mystery takes them from London to Paris, where, along with their friend Cécile, they must scour the darkest corners of the city in search of the truth"--
The freedom in American songs : stories Winter, Kathleen, author.
Meet Xavier Boland, the untouchable cross-dresser, who walks loose and carefree as an old Broadway tune. Meet Miss Penrice, a lost old woman forced by wartime to parent a child for the first time. Meet a Zamboni mechanic turned funeral porteur, Madame Poirer's lapdog (and its chastity belt), a congregation of hard-singing, sex-obsessed Pentecostals, and more. With The Freedom in American Songs, Kathleen Winter brings her unusual sensuality, lyrically rendered settings, and subversive humour to bear on a new story collection about modern loneliness, small-town gay teens, catastrophic love, and the holiness of ordinary life.
Gretel and the dark Granville, Eliza.
A captivating and atmospheric historical novel about a young girl in Nazi Germany, a psychoanalyst in fin-de-siécle Vienna, and the powerful mystery that links them together.
Sudden prey Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
Blindsighted Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
"The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community. This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen--but only when the autopsy is complete is the intricate, terrible genius of a profoundly twisted psychopath truly revealed. As Sara's ex-husband--Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver--pursues an elusive fiend, the victim's sister and the county's only detective, swears she'll have her personal vengeance. But their worst fears are realized by the macabre crucifixion of a second local woman: there is a serial slayer in their midst, one whose identity is hidden somewhere in Sara Linton's secret past."--P.  of cover.
The prince's boy Bailey, Paul, 1937- author.
Sent to Paris in 1927, by his father, Dinu Grigorescu visits the Bains du Ballon d'Alsace, a notorious establishment, where he meets Razvan, a fellow Romanian who instructs him in the way of the world.
Last scene alive Harris, Charlaine.
When Robin Crusoe returns to Lawrenceton to create a film, Roe Teagarden is surprised to learn that her estranged stepson is part of the crew, and when the neighborhood goes film crazy, an unknown murderer begins a killing spree.
Enchanters' end game Eddings, David.
The quest was over. The Orb of Aldur was restored. And once again, with the crowning of Garion, there was a descendant of Riva Iron-grip to rule as Overlord of the West. But the Prophecy was unfulfilled. In the east, the evil God Torak was about to awaken and seek dominion. Somehow, Garion had to face the God, to kill or be killed. On the outcome of that dread duel rested the destiny of the world. Now, accompanied by his grandfather, the ancient sorcerer Belgarath, Garion headed toward the City of Endless Night, where Torak awaited him. To the south, his fiancee, the princess Ce'Nedra, led the armies of the West in a desperate effort to divert the forces of Torak's followers from the man she loved. The Prophecy drove Garion on. But it gave no answer to the question that haunted him: How does a man kill an immortal God? Here is the brilliant conclusion to the epic of The Belgariad.
Pride, prejudice, and cheese grits Hathaway, Mary Jane.
"This hilarious Southern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tells the story of two hard-headed Civil war historians who find that first impressions can be deceiving. Shelby Roswell, a Civil War historian and professor, is on the fast track to tenure--that is, until her new book is roasted by the famous historian Ransom Fielding in a national review. With her career stalled by a man she's never met, Shelby struggles to maintain her composure when she discovers that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her small Southern college. Ransom Fielding is still struggling with his role in his wife's accidental death six years ago and is hoping that a year at Shelby's small college near his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, will be a respite from the pressures of Ivy League academia. He never bargained for falling in love with the one woman whose career--and pride--he injured, and who would do anything to make him leave. When these two hot-headed southerners find themselves fighting over the centuries-old history of local battles and antebellum mansions, their small college is about to become a battlefield of Civil War proportions. With familiar and relatable characters and wit to spare, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits shows you that love can conquer all...especially when pride, prejudice, love, and cheese grits are involved!"--
Playing saint Bartels, Zachary, author.
Vanessa and Her Sister Parmar, Priya
Wrapped around your finger : A story of submission Tyler, Alison
Turnabout Ollerman, Rick/ Gallagher, Cullen (INT)
Soul of the fire Pattison, Eliot.
"When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are abruptly dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. Soon he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and when a monk sets himself on fire in front of the commissioners he realizes that the Commission is being used as a tool to whitewash Tibet's self-immolation protests as acts of crime and terrorism. Shan faces an impossible dilemma when the Public Security officer who runs the Commission, Major Ren, orders the imprisoned Lokesh beaten to coerce Shan intofollowing Beijing's script for the Commission. He has no choice but to become part of the hated machine that is devouring Tibet, but when he discovers that the most recent immolation was actually another murder, he realizes the Commission itself is riddled with crime and intrigue. Everywhere he turns, Shan finds new secrets that seem to lead to the last agonizing chapter of his life. Shan must make a final desperate effort to uncover the Commission's terrible secrets whose painful truth could change Shan's life - and possibly that of many Tibetans - forever"--
Skylight Saramago, José.
"A previously unpublished novel by a literary master, Skylight tells the intertwined stories of the residents of a faded apartment building in 1940s Lisbon. Silvestre and Mariana, a happily married elderly couple, take in a young nomad, Abel, and soon discover their many differences. Adriana loves Beethoven more than any man, but her budding sexuality brings new feelings to the surface. Carmen left Galicia to marry humble Emilio, but hates Lisbon and longs for her first love, Manolo. Lidia used to work the streets, but now she's kept by Paulo, a wealthy man with a wandering eye. These are just some of the characters in this early work, completed by Saramago in 1953 but never published until now. With his characteristic compassion, depth, and wit, Saramago shows us the quiet contentment of a happy family and the infectious poison of an unhappy one. We see his characters' most intimate moments as well as the casual encounters particular to neighbors living in close proximity. Skylight is a portrait of ordinary people, painted by a master of the quotidian, a great observer of the immense beauty and profound hardships of the modern world"--
The seventh link Mayhew, Margaret, 1936- author.
A Season for Martyrs Shah, Bina
Our Lady of the Nile Mukasonga, Scholastique.
Our Lady of Infidelity : a novel of miracles Parker, Jackie.
"It begins when a vision appears in a carwash window in the tiny, dusty desert town of Infidelity, a blip on the map just outside of Joshua Tree, California. A crowd gathers, and no two people see the same thing. At first, it brings wonderful things: healings, peace, a kind of happiness that the people of Infidelity have never known, but in the chaos that follows, people struggle to hold onto the beauty that came into their lives and ask, Were they deluded or duped--or were they given a great gift?"--
Olympus Confidential Warren, Robert B.
Life-Like Litt, Toby
Mayor of the universe : a novel Landvik, Lorna, 1954-
" A mild-mannered actuary, Fletcher Weschel lives at the crossroads of Bland and Humdrum--or so he thinks until a cosmic contest catapults him into the fantasy world he made up as a boy. Suddenly his childhood bedroom is aswarm with aliens, all bent on discovering the human who best personifies their mission--in this case, the deeply serious pursuit of fun. Ejected from the boring comfort of his office chair, Fletcher finds himself astride the bare back of a horse, in front of a safe (that he happens to be cracking), and then. in the cabin of a weight-loss camp for kids? Apparently adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and it's up to Fletcher to make the most of these, conducted by his alien guide, Tandala, who takes on the corporeal form of a big-boned Jamaican and tends to get distracted by Earth's many surprising pleasures (garlic! libraries! love!). But even fantasies can have consequences, and as Fletcher struggles through them, he is cheered and assisted by Wanda Plum, a plucky second-grade teacher who helps him realize what his ultimate role really is on this highly mysterious, infinitely marvelous pale-blue dot in a vast universe. Though its cast includes aliens, this charmed and charming book is quintessential Lorna Landvik--less about outer space than about the crowded, complex inner space of the human heart. "--
Legion : Skin Deep Sanderson, Brandon
I did not kill my husband : a novel Liu, Zhenyun, author.
Irene : The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy Lemaitre, Pierre/ Wynne, Frank (TRN)
Genesis code Metzl, Jamie Frederic.
"Blue Magic, the latest designer drug linked to a rash of overdoses, might explain the needle mark on the arm of a young woman found dead in her Kansas City apartment. But when Star reporter Rich Azadian digs deeper, the clues point to a far more explosive story: MaryLee Stock was a special prote,ge,e of evangelical megapastor and power broker Cobalt Becker, who is poised to deliver his followers and the presidency to a firebrand right-wing senator in the next election. When Azadian sets out to prove thatMaryLee's death was no accident and she may have been carrying Becker's genetically enhanced baby, the stakes become life itself. In 2023 America-bankrupt, violently divided by the culture wars, and beholden to archrival China-the rules of the game arecomplicated. With the danger mounting, the dead bodies of young women piling up, Chinese agents circling, and the US Department of National Competitiveness moving in to quash his investigation, Azadian's only option is to go rogue, assemble a team of brilliant misfits like himself, and begin the fight of his life to find out who is killing these women and why, and if any others like them may still be alive. "--
The Fortress in Orion Resnick, Michael D.
"The Democracy is at war with the alien Traanskei Coalition. War hero Colonel Nathan Pretorius has a record of success on dangerous behind-enemy-lines missions, missions that usually leave him in the hospital. Now he's recruited for a near-impossible assignment that may well leave him dead. At the cost of many lives, the Democracy has managed to clone and train General Michkag, one of the Traanskei's master strategists. Colonel Pretorius and a hand-picked team must kidnap the real Michkag if they can, assassinate him if they can't, but no matter which, put the clone in his place, where he will misdirect the enemy's forces and funnel vital information to the Democracy. Against the odds, Pretorius, along with Cyborg Felix Ortega, computer expert Toni Levi, convict and contortionist Sally "Snake" Kowalski, the near-human empath Marlowe, the alien Gzychurlyx, and Madam Methuselah - the Dead Enders - must infiltrate the Fortress in Orion, accomplish their mission, and escape with their lives"--
Egg Heaven : Stories Parks, Robin
Dance with the devil : the devil's own, book one March, J. D. author.
The dark defiles Morgan, Richard K., 1965-
"Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold meets George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones in the final novel in Richard K. Morgan's epic A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy, which burst onto the fantasy scene with The Steel Remains and The Cold Commands. Ringil Eskiath, a reluctant hero viewed as a corrupt degenerate by the very people who demand his help, has traveled far in search of the Illwrack Changeling, a deathless human sorcerer-warrior raised by the bloodthirsty Aldrain, former rulers of the world. Separatedfrom his companions--Egar the Dragonbane and Archeth--Ringil risks his soul to master a deadly magic that alone can challenge the might of the Changeling. While Archeth and the Dragonbane embark on a trail of blood and tears that ends up exposing long-buried secrets, Ringil finds himself tested as never before, with his life and all existence hanging in the balance. Praise for Richard K. Morgan and his acclaimed series, A Land Fit for Heroes "Bold, brutal, and making no compromises--Richard K. Morgan doesn't so much twist the cliches of fantasy as take an axe to them. Then set fire to them."--Joe Abercrombie "Morgan has taken traditional sword and sorcery tropes and given them a hard, contemporary kick. The anitithesis of the cosy fairytale, this one is for big boys."--The Times (London) "A crisp stylist who demonstrates equal facility with action scenes and angst."--The New York Times Book Review "A full-immersion experience, uncompromising and bleakly magnificent."--Kirkus Reviews"--
City of eternal night Painter, Kristen L.
"Still coming to terms with their unexpected partnership, Augustine and Harlow have a tentative truce. Although with Harlow slowly working to accept being fae, Augustine still learning how to be Guardian, and feelings growing on both sides, they do not have an easy road ahead. But when a young girl is stolen from the Mardi Gras Exemplar Ball -- the biggest fae event of the year -- Harlow and Augustine must put all their issues aside to bring her home alive. Harlow's father, Braziano, is of course their number one suspect, but evil lurks in every corner of the city and time is running out. Their only choices: Either find a way to rescue the girl, or Augustine must die"--
Chaos in Kabul Villiers, Gérard de, 1929-2013.
Always on my mind : a Christiansen family novel Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Suspended sentences : three novellas Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
Missing person Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
Honeymoon Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
Catherine Certitude Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures
Sorceress of Darshiva Eddings, David.
The fourth book in the series pits Garion and his fellow wizards against the evil sorceress Zandramas, who has kidnapped Garion's infant son for use in a bizarre ritual.
Photo finished Childs, Laura.
Bound for murder Childs, Laura.
Scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand is in the middle of creating custom place settings for a friend's pre-wedding party when she stumbles upon a pattern for murder and discovers the dead body of the groom, who, unbeknownst to his bride-to-be, has a shady past that places all of their lives in danger.
Continental drift Banks, Russell, 1940-
After his ill-fated pursuit of the American dream, Bob Dubois finds employment on a fishing boat off the Florida Keys where he becomes involved in a plot to smuggle two Haitians into Florida.
Horror stories : classic tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson
The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horrors, colonial horror, and tales of mystery and premonition. This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories of the period from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century-- Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, Zola--as well as established genre classics such as M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and others. It includes rare and little known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
Cold crossover Kelly, Tom, 1950 October 8-
"Linnbert 'Cheese' Oliver, hard-luck high school basketball hero in the Northwest town of North Fork, is missing from a late-night ferry. And for real estate agent Ernie Creekmore, his father figure, friend and former coach, the news hits hard. Ernie's suffered too much loss and pain in his life--his wife, a state basketball championship, a mysterious medical malady--and he just can't accept the idea that Cheese might have taken his own life. Working with sheriff's detective Harvey Johnston, Ernie uses his contacts in real estate and hoops to trace Cheese's movements. Meanwhile, hints at possible foul play turn up in pieces of North Fork's rough-and-tumble history in fishing, logging and railroading, and the past and the present violently collide in a series of heart-stopping moments that peel back layers of greed, secrets and twisted family ties that refuse to stay buried."--P.  of cover.
The weird company : the secret history of H. P. Lovecraft's Twentieth Century Rawlik, Pete, author.
"The story of H. P. Lovecraft's Dr. Hartwell continues, but now he has company. Weird company: a witch, a changeling, a mad scientist, and a poet trapped in the form of a beast. These are not heroes but monsters . . . monsters to fight monsters. Their adventures rage across the globe, from the mountains and long-forgotten caves of Antarctica to the dimly lit backstreets of Innsmouth that still hold terrifying secrets. The unholy creatures released upon the world via the ill-fated Lake expedition to Antarctica must be stopped. And only the weird company stands in their way"--Page 4 of cover.
Desire unchained Ione, Larissa.
Falling in love with a sexy stranger who seems to know her every desire, Runa Wagner discovers that he has betrayed her and vows revenge.
Kentucky rich Michaels, Fern.
Nealy Coleman Diamond, who left the SunStar thoroughbred horse farm years ago with her illegitimate daughter, returns a rich and powerful woman, changing the lives of everyone around her and confronting the greatest challenges of her life.
King of the Murgos Eddings, David.
King Garion sets out on a perilous quest to find his baby son, kidnapped by the mysterious Zandramas, a creature that is both woman and dragon.
Until the sea shall give up her dead Russell, Sean, 1952- author.
"Charles Hayden returns in the thrilling new naval adventure from bestselling author S. Thomas Russell, today's 'Patrick O'Brian for a new generation' (Kirkus Reviews). Master and Commander Charles Hayden has received fresh orders that take him and the HMS Themis to the Caribbean, with instructions to meddle with French shipping to the colonies. While en route, they rescue two Spanish castaways who beg for help fleeing from a vengeful family situation--Hayden agrees to do what he can, though it's soon clear his two new guests aren't exactly what they seem. Arriving in the lawless Caribbean seas, Hayden and Themis find themselves torn between the forces of reckless English captains, conflicts between royalist and revolutionary Frenchmen, and Spanish ships that are enemies to both England and France. And when someone very dear to him is kidnapped, Hayden may sacrifice everything in a reckless pursuit to save her"--
The bone people Hulme, Keri.
This unusual novel, set in New Zealand, concentrates on three people: Kerewin Holmes, a part-Maori painter who has chosen to isolate herself in a tower she built from lottery winnings, Simon, a troubled and mysterious little boy, and Joe Gillayley, the Maori factory worker who is Simon's foster father. Elements of Maori myth and culture are woven into the novel's exploration of the passions and needs that bind these three people together, for good or ill. It's not easy reading, but the story is compelling despite its stylistic eccentricities and great length. The novel is the winner of the Pegasus Prize.
Buttermilk sky Watson, Jan.
Amazonia Rollins, James, 1961-
When the lone survivor of a scientific expedition into the Amazon stumbles out of the jungle to die mysteriously in a small village--a man who had only one arm when he went in but two when he came out--the government asks Nathan Rand, the son of the expedition's leader, to try and retrace his father's footsteps and discover what happened.
Vegas heat Michaels, Fern.
Dies the fire Stirling, S. M.
When a strange electrical storm over the island of Nantucket suddenly causes all electronic devices to cease functioning, the world is faced with an unimaginable transformation, one that is complicated by some individuals' ruthless quest for ultimate domination.
Darkest fear : a Myron Bolitar novel Coben, Harlan, 1962- author.
"...it all begins when Myron's ex tells him he's a father . . . of a dying thirteen-year-old boy. A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough. But Emily Downing's news brings Myron to his knees. Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant from a donor who has vanished without a trace. Then comes the real shocker: Jeremy is Myron's son, conceived the night before Emily's wedding to another man. Myron is determined to help him. But finding the missing donor means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy's true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation." -- Page  of cover
The bend of the world : a novel Bacharach, Jacob.
Peter Morrison's comfortable life takes an odd turn after his best friend begins seeing UFOs hovering over the city and a promotion at work puts him in touch with an author whose mysterious book seems to be coming true.
Emma, Mr. Knightley and chili-slaw dogs Hathaway, Mary Jane.
"From the bestselling author of Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits comes a new and comical contemporary take on the perennial Jane Austen classic, Emma. Caroline Ashley is a journalist on the rise at The Washington Post until the sudden death of her father brings her back to Thorny Hollow to care for her mentally fragile mother and their aging antebellum home. The only respite from the eternal rotation of bridge club meetings and garden parties is her longtime friend, Brooks Elliott. A professor of journalism, Brooks is the voice of sanity and reason in the land of pink lemonade and triple layer coconut cakes. But when she meets a fascinating, charismatic young man on the cusp of a brand new industry, she ignores Brooks's misgivings and throws herself into the project. Brooks struggles to reconcile his parents' very bitter marriage with his father's devastating grief at the recent loss of his wife. Caroline is the only bright spot in the emotional wreckage of his family life. She's a friend and he's perfectly happy to keep her safely in that category. Marriage isn't for men like Brooks and they both know it... until a handsome newcomer wins her heart. Brooks discovers Caroline is much more than a friend, and always has been, but is it too late to win her back? Featuring a colorful cast of southern belles, Civil War re-enactors, and good Christian women with spunk to spare, Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs brings the modern American South to light in a way only a contemporary Jane Austen could have imagined"--
Haunted Armstrong, Kelley.
Eve Levine, who is "half-demon, black witch and devoted mother," must hunt a supernatural creature called the Nix, which possesses people contemplating murder and compels them to finish the deed.
Suitor by design Johnson, Christine (Christine Elizabeth)
Minnie Fox's goal is to find a beau who can help support her ailing father and his struggling dress shop. As a working man, her friend Peter Simmons simply doesn't fit the bill. Instead, Minnie's got eyes for Peter's childhood pal--a wealthy Chicagoan. So why can't she stop thinking about Peter? Peter wishes Minnie would see him as more than a friend. As a hardworking mechanic, Peter knows he'll never be able to dazzle Minnie with fancy suits and expensive cars. But maybe he can prove to her that what's in a man's heart is worth more than what's in his wallet.
Married by Christmas Kirst, Karen.
Wherever Caleb O'Malley goes, trouble follows, and trouble is the last thing Rebecca Thurston needs. But when Caleb appears--gravely wounded--at Rebecca's Smoky Mountain cabin, she can't turn him away. His life depends on her kindness, but she never anticipated it would lead to an unwanted proposal. Caleb never forgave himself for the accident that ended Rebecca's engagement and destroyed her life. He doesn't want to hurt her again. But after a week recuperating at her cabin, there is only one way for Caleb to protect both their reputations from scandal. Neither of them wants to tie the knot, but as Rebecca and Caleb spend time together, will they find there's more to their marriage than convenience?
Big sky cowboy Ford, Linda (Linda Carol)
The last thing Cora Bell wants is a distracting cowboy showing up on her family's farm seeking temporary shelter. Especially one she is sure has something to hide. But she'll accept Wyatt Williams's help rebuilding her family's barn--and try not to fall once again for a man whose plans don't include staying around. Since leaving his troubled past behind, Wyatt avoids personal entanglements. He just wants to make a new start with his younger brother. But there's something about Cora that he's instinctively drawn to. Dare this solitary cowboy risk revealing his secrets for a chance at redemption and a bright new future with Cora by his side?
The nanny arrangement George, Lily.
Becoming nursemaid to Paul Holmes's orphaned niece seems like the perfect solution to Becky Siddons's problems. After having her romantic hopes dashed, she's determined to focus solely on her charge and not the little girl's handsome uncle. Until Becky realizes she is losing her heart to a man determined to keep his own under lock and key... Paul had hoped hiring Becky would allow him to keep a distance from his niece, a reminder of his late sister--and his failings in raising her. Yet he soon finds himself enjoying spending time with outspoken, impulsive Becky and the child. Can he take a chance on this unexpected, joyful new family?
Tempted by a cowboy Anderson, Sarah M.
"Phillip Beaumont likes his drinks strong and his women easy. So why is he flirting with his new horse trainer, Jo Spears, who challenges him at every turn? Phillip wants nothing but the chase...until the look in Jo's haunted green eyes makes him yearn for more... Sure, Jo's boss is as jaded and stubborn as Sun, the multi-million-dollar stallion she was hired to train. But it isn't long before she starts spending days and nights with the sexy cowboy. Maybe Sun isn't the only male on the Beaumont ranch worth saving!"-- From back cover.
Stranded with the rancher Maynard, Janice.
"For billionaire horse breeder Drew Farrell, the day starts with the usual argument with ornery neighbor Beth Andrews. But within minutes he and the irritating beauty are huddled together in a storm cellar praying for their lives. They call a truce...and seal it with an unexpected kiss. They emerge to a scene of utter devastation. Their passion to rebuild is only rivaled by the very personal passion they've just discovered...until Beth's past catches up with her and a very different type of storm erupts..."-- From back cover.
A high stakes seduction Lewis, Jennifer (Writer of love stories)
"Meet Constance Allen: no-nonsense, by the books...innocent. The aboveboard accountant is on a mission to make sure the New Dawn casino's finances are legit, and maybe even get a promotion...until the millionaire owner seduces the socks off her. Now the conflict of interest threatens her very livelihood, yet she just can't help it! Blindsided, John Fairweather never expects a little flirting with the auditor to get so serious so fast. But when her investigation turns up a smoking gun, will all bets be off for their fledgling affair?"-- From back cover.
Her secret husband Laurence, Andrea.
"Years ago, Heath Langston eloped with Julianne Eden. Their parents wouldn't have approved. So when the marriage remained unconsummated they went their separate ways without telling anyone what they'd done. Now family turmoil forces Heath and Julianne back into the same town--into the same house. Heath has had enough of living a lie. It's time for Julianne to give him the divorce she's avoided for so long--or to fulfill the promise in her smoldering glances and finally become his wife in more than name only."-- From back cover.
The child they didn't expect Lindsay, Yvonne.
"Surprise--it's a baby! After their steamy vacation fling, Alison Carter knows Ronin Marshall is a skilled lover and a billionaire businessman. But a father...who hires her New Zealand baby-planning service? This divorcée has already been deceived once, Ronin's now the last man she wants to see. But he must have Ali. Only she can rescue Ronin from the upheaval of caring for his orphaned nephew...and give Ronin more of what he shared with her during the best night of his life. But something is holding her back. And Ronin will stop at nothing to find out what secrets she's keeping!"-- From back cover.
For her son's sake Garbera, Katherine.
"Gaming tycoon Kell Montrose should be excited about buying out the company of his family's bitterest rivals and giving its CEO, Emma Chandler, the ax. But there's something about the single mom that reveals a soft spot Kell never knew he had...and a passion he can't deny. Emma won't set a bad example for her young son and lose the family legacy. She certainly didn't get to the top by bowing to bullies like Kell. But the bigger question is: Why can't she fight the urge to bed him?"-- From back cover.
Down to the wire Scott, Laura, 1961-
Who placed the bomb under schoolteacher Tess Collins's classroom desk and why? There's only one man who can save Tess, SWAT cop Declan Shaw. Her survival depends on him defusing the bomb and protecting her from an unknown enemy. He can't afford to be distracted by the alluring beauty who was his onetime high school crush. But keeping her safe soon becomes more than just a job for the highly trained explosives expert. And it'll take all his professional skills to catch the madman targeting Tess before it's too late.
Tundra threat Varland, Sarah.
Two murdered men are the last thing wildlife trooper McKenna Clark expected to find in the stark Alaskan wilderness. As the only law enforcement in the area, the responsibility for the case rests on her shoulders--along with the danger. Hunting guide and pilot Will Harrison wants to ease the load, but McKenna balks at the thought of letting him close enough to break her heart again. When McKenna's investigations put her in harm's way, Will must race against the clock to save his second chance at love from becoming the killer's final victim.
Covert Christmas White, Hope.
A man has been shot and left for dead on Echo Mountain, and Search and Rescue K-9 handler Breanna McBride wants answers. With no memory, all the injured man can recall is that his first name is Scott, and that someone wants him silenced. Scott knows better than to depend on strangers, yet he finds himself falling for his captivating protector. And although Breanna won't rest until she helps him piece together the rest of his past, she vows to ignore the attraction between them. But as they close in on the truth, she becomes the killer's next target. Now the pursuers will stop at nothing to ensure the pair is six feet under by Christmas.
The lawman returns Eason, Lynette.
Deputy Clay Starke has come home to Wrangler's Corner for one reason only: to solve his brother's murder. Denied the official resources that will help him unravel the case. Clay is forced to rely on his wits--and on the help of beautiful social worker Sabrina Mayfield. But Sabrina's willingness to assist him soon draws her into the troubles of Clay's past. Now both Clay and Sabrina have targets on their backs, and Clay is at risk of losing not only his heart, but also his life. Will finding his brother's killer cost him the woman he has come to love?
Keeping watch Choate, Jane McBride.
Despite the threats against her life, Danielle Barclay thinks having a bodyguard is unnecessary. Or at least that's what she tells herself before meeting Jake Rabb. A former Delta Force soldier, Jake is used to rope-lining from helicopters into enemy territory--not following around a senator's daughter. The lovely deputy district attorney is as strong-willed as she is brave, especially when the escalating danger assures Jake that her stalker means business. As the attacks become personal, Danielle finally puts her trust and her feeling son the line with her defender. But how will Jake protect her if the stalker is closer than they think?
Minding Jackson Deppe, Michele.
Cody Walker's woman Autin, Amelia.
Rescuing a "civilian" blew his latest undercover op--but when Special Agent Cody Walker next met the damsel in distress, he was astonished to discover she was a fellow agent! Now they are assigned to the same task force to track down a terrorist cell that has a personal connection to Cody's past. While Keira is grateful to Cody, she's determined to prove she can handle herself professionally. But their sizzling chemistry is making it hard to keep things quiet. And as they hunt down the would-be terrorists, they are getting closer and more personal--than ever.
A secret Colton baby Whiddon, Karen.
Is Theo Colton the father of a baby dropped at his doorstep by a dying socialite? Even more shocked than the sexy bronc-riding champ is his beautiful cook, Ellie Parker. Just as she becomes the baby's nanny, she discovers a terrifying stalker has followed her to Dead River. What's worse--as a mysterious virus quarantines the town, danger goes viral, too. But to Theo and Ellie, the biggest dangers are their sizzling attraction and profound new feelings. Can Ellie tame the cowboy who wants nothing more than a wild ride with women? Or must she deny her heart to save his life?
Snowstorm confessions Lee, Rachel.
The last man that Nurse Brianna Cole expects to bring home is the one she remembers all too well--her ex-husband Luke Masters. But when he needs to recuperate from serious injury, her Wyoming cabin becomes his refuge. Though concussed and hazy, Luke is convinced someone pushed him off the snowy mountain he was evaluating for a ski resort. And though he can't remember why, he knows Bri is next. Snowed in with her ex, Bri is blinded by old feelings, an attraction that never died. But the closer she gets to Luke, the closer she gets to murder. Because someone is watching her stalking herand if he can't have her, no one can!
The agent's surrender Van Meter, Kimberly.
From the moment they met, sparks had flown and not the good kind. Agent Jane Fallon would rather chew nails than work with arrogant--and much too good-looking holden Archangelo. But, convinced his brother was no traitor, Holden had Jane's investigation reopened. And now Jane is forced to partner with him. As new leads come to light, Jane's certainty about the case is shaken. But the assassin's bullet whizzing past her head convinces her they are onto something. Jane's determined to keep things professional, but as the danger around them intensifies, so does the fierce attraction they try so hard to deny.
A vision of fire Anderson, Gillian, 1968- author.
"Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India's ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father--a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels--but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there's a more sinister force at work"--
Malice Higashino, Keigo, 1958-
Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same public school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi eventually left to become a full time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. As Kaga investigates, he eventually uncovers evidence that indicates that the two writers' relationship was very different that they claimed, that they were anything but best friends. But the question before Kaga isn't necessarily who, or how, but why. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. And if Kaga isn't able to uncover and prove why the murder was committed, then the truth may never come out.
Just so thankful Mayer, Mercer, 1943-
When a new kid, H. H., moves into town, Little Critter is jealous of him because he has lots of toys, a swimming pool, and a maid, but after H.H. visits Little Critter's house, Little Critter sees how thankful he should be for his family.
Keepers of the covenant Austin, Lynn N., author.
"In a story drawn from the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Ezra, a Jewish scholar, is called upon to deliver his exiled people from Babylon to Jerusalem -- but the fight to keep God's Law is never easy"--
What a wallflower wants Rodale, Maya.
Everyone knows that Mis Prudence Merryweather Payton is the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season--but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again. John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his future--that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn't start falling in love with her. When Prudence's dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect her--even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his future.
Trading secrets : a novel Carlson, Melody.
Back in fifth grade, Micah Knight got an Amish pen pal, and over the years, they've exchanged many letters--and many secrets. At age seventeen, Micah finally has the chance to meet her pen pal face-to-face. The only problem is that because of confusion about her name when the pen pals were assigned, her pen pal was a boy, Zack Miller. And all this time, Micah's never told Zack that she's actually a girl While she wants nothing more than to experience life on Zack's Amish farm, she's afraid he'll hate her for deceiving him all these years. But she makes up her mind to face the music--and that's where the fun really begins.
The Frenzy wolves Lamberson, Gregory, 1964-
With the aid of his elite squad of super cops, NYPC captain Tony Mace has defeated the werewolf slayers known as the Brotherhood of Torquemada. But now a new enemy has risen to persecute the peaceful Wolves, and Tony's loyalty to Gabriel Domini, leader of the pack, places him at odds with his department.
Falling sky Khanna, Rajan, 1974-
"Ben Gold lives in dangerous times. Two generations ago, a virulent disease turned the population of most of North America into little more than beasts called Ferals. Some of those who survived took to the air, scratching out a living on airships and dirigibles soaring over the dangerous ground. Ben has his own airship, a family heirloom, and has signed up to help a group of scientists looking for a cure. But that's not as easy as it sounds, especially with a power-hungry air city looking to raid any nearby settlements. To make matters worse, his airship, the only home he's ever known, is stolen. Ben must try to survive on the ground while trying to get his ship back. This brings him to Gastown, a city in the air recently conquered by belligerent and expansionist pirates. When events turn deadly, Ben must decide what really matters--whether to risk it all on a desperate chance for a better future or to truly remain on his own"--
Stories of the Raksura. Volume one, The falling world & The tale of Indigo and Cloud Wells, Martha.
In "The Falling World," Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort, Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part, freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult. "The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" explores the history of the Indigo Cloud Court, long before Moon was born. In the distant past, Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight. But in doing so, the reigning Queen Cerise.
You : a novel Kepnes, Caroline, 1976-
"Love hurts... When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he's instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams. Beck doesn't know it yet, but she's perfect for him, and soon she can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there's more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect facade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences. A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes's You is a perversely romantic thriller that's more dangerously clever than any you've read before"--
Wifey Blume, Judy.
The unknown bridesmaid Forster, Margaret, 1938-
The temple of dawn Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Star wars : Tarkin Luceno, James, 1947- author.
A String of Beads Perry, Thomas
Spring snow Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine Hood, Ann
Silent Abduction Lacy, Al
Silver Thaw : A Mystic Creek Novel Anderson, Catherine
A Seamless Murder : A Magical Dressmaking Mystery Bourbon, Melissa
Runaway horses Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
The sapphire rose Eddings, David.
Romancing the Widow Spencer, Davalynn
The ruby knight Eddings, David.
The president's hat Laurain, Antoine, author.
The paper magician Holmberg, Charlie N. author.
Lost lady Deveraux, Jude.
In his keeping : a slow burn novel Banks, Maya.
"#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn series with this second book--a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else--telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he's more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he's more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn't prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he'll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life"--
Lie of the Needle Price, Cate
How to be both : a novel Smith, Ali, 1962-
"SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique tomake an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real--and all life's givens get given a second chance"--
Good-Bye, Mr. Chips Hilton, James
The diamond throne Eddings, David.
The Delta Park, Tony, 1964-
"Assassin-for-hire Sonja Kurtz is on the run. Kurtz, an ex-soldier turned mercenary, is given a high profile job--to kill the president of Zimbabwe. But it's a set up, the assassination attempt fails, Kurtz has been burned and her exfiltration plan are inruins. Kurtz now heads for her only place of refuge, the Okavango Delta in the heart of Botswana. Determined to lay low and take it easy, Sonja discovers that her beloved Delta is on the brink of destruction. In a bid to halt a project that would destroythe Delta's fragile network of swamps and waterways, she is recruited as an 'eco-commando.' Soon she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue as deadly as the one she left behind her. Caught between her ex-lover Sterling, Martin Steele, her mercenarycommander, and a TV wildlife documentary host 'Coyote' Sam Chapman who blunders out of the bush in a reality show gone wrong. Instead of escaping her violent past, Sonja is now surrounded by men who are relying on her killer instincts. Having come to peace, she finds herself in the midst of a deadly war... and it is not only the survival of the Delta that is at stake. The Delta is a white-knuckle thriller from international bestseller Tony Park, the new "master of adventure," in his North American debut"--
The days of abandonment Ferrante, Elene.
The decay of the angel Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
The Crawling Terror Tucker, Mike
Charleston Thornton, Margaret Bradham, author.
Christmas at Tiffany's Swan, Karen
Cast in fury Sagara, Michelle, 1963-
"When a minority race of telepaths suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to court and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tenisions the emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas whoshould be the focus"--P.  of cover.
Carousel seas Lee, Sharon, 1952-
"Sequel to National Bestseller Carousel Sun. A gripping contemporary fantasy thriller from master storyteller Sharon Lee, award-winning cocreator of the highly popular Liaden Universe saga. NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED Welcome to Archers Beach in the Changing Land, the last and least of the Six Worlds, where magic works, sometimes, and the Guardian husbands the vitality of the land and everyone on it -- earth spirit and plain human alike. Kate Archer, Guardian and carousel-keeper, has been busy makingsome changes of her own, notably beginning a romantic relationship with Borgan, the Guardian of the Gulf of Maine, Kate's opposite number, and, some would say, her natural mate. Oh, and she's been instrumental in releasing the prisoners that had been bound into the carousel animals -- which she's inclined to think is a good thing. Until a former sea goddess sets up housekeeping in the Gulf of Maine, challenging Borgan's authority, endangering Kate and everything she holds precious..because the goddesshas fallen in love in Borgan, and she'll stop at nothing to possess him. Archers Beach is about to suffer a sea-change -- and the question is whether Kate can survive it. Nationally best-selling co-creator of the Liaden Universe saga, Lee brings high energy action and romance to this tale of contemporary fantasy and redemption. About Carousel Tides: "[A] pyrotechnic finale that plays out magically behind the ordinary facade of smalltown Maine life, evoking much of the romance and magic of [Lee's] popular Liaden series." -Publishers Weekly "[A] virtuoso ride, full of the spirit of the carnival, aware of the thinness of the veil between the worlds.a rollicking tale full of non-stop action.and yet there's also a quiet at its heart, because there really is this magic in everything and Sharon Lee knows how to spin it."-SFsite On Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's Liaden Universe Space Opera Epic: "Lee and Miller's novels are full of action, exotic characters, plenty of plot, and even a touch of romance. The world building is outstanding." -Booklist"--
Burned : A Fever Novel Moning, Karen Marie
Boundary waters Krueger, William Kent.
Branding the Wrangler's Heart Spencer, Davalynn
Bound by Flames Frost, Jeaniene
A Bollywood Affair Dev, Sonali
The Blood Cell Goss, James
Beyond all dreams Camden, Elizabeth, 1948-
"In 1897 Washington, D.C., Anna O'Brien, a librarian at the Library of Congress, assists charismatic young congressman Luke Callahan, but the more political secrets they uncover the more their growing trust is strained"--
Andromeda's war : a novel of the Legion of the Damned Dietz, William C.
Murder times two Lovell, Ronald P.
Mr. Tall : a novella and stories Earley, Tony, 1961- author.
A collection of short stories and one novella features tales about a widow being visited by Bigfoot and an elderly woman plagued by Jesse James' ghost.
Leaving time : a novel Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
"Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it's been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment . . . or worse. Still Jenna--now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief--steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. So she decides to approach the two people who might still be able to help her find Alice: a disgraced psychic named Serenity Jones, and Virgil Stanhope, the cynical detective who first investigated her mother's disappearance and the death of one of her mother's co-workers. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives. Deeply moving and suspenseful, Leaving Time is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters"--
War dogs Bear, Greg, 1951-
"They came in peace, bearing gifts. The Gurus were a highly advanced species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. They warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus across the cosmos. The media have taken to calling them the Antagonists -- or Antags -- and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they've done for us, the Gurus now need our help. Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, a veteran Skyrine who is dropped onto the Red Planet with his band of brothers on a mission to turn back the Antag tide. But the Skyrines will face impossible odds just to survive -- let alone make it home alive. "--
The antiquarian Faverón Patriau, Gustavo, author.
A renowned psycholinguist delves into the confession of a once-dear friend, a rare book collector who is incarcerated in a mental institution for killing his fiancée, told to him in bits of novels, fables, and historical allusions.
Sherwood nation : a novel Parzybok, Benjamin, author.
"In Portland, Oregon, water rations are down to one gallon per person per day. Even as water is declared a communal right, hoarding and riots persist. A young water activist nicknamed Maid Marian rides her swelling popularity in opposition to the city government and becomes an icon to a city in need. Even as she and her compatriots build a new community, they make powerful enemies in the city government and the National Guard. Their idealistic dream is quickly caught up in a brutal fight for survival. This is a love story, a war story, a grand social experiment, a treatise on government, on freedom and necessity, on individualism and community"--
Totems of September LaDue, Robin A., author.
"In their first historical novel, Totems of September, Native American Emmy-nominated author Robin LaDue and journalist Mary Kay Voss use the Native American storytelling tradition of circles on circles and lives on lives. It is interspersed with the culture of the Northwest and Plains tribes through the use of animal legends and myths. The juxtaposition of Wyoming's Devil's Tower and the tragedy of September 11 brings to light little-known Native American history as well as current themes: US soldiers' struggle through the fog of war, PTSD stemming from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the devastating health risks of 9/11 rescue workers. Three memorable characters--dating from the early 1900s to 2006--their lineage and their families are woven together through the threads of history, human connections, hope and redemption"--P. of cover
Love song Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944- author.
Carlson Raven had never seen anyone more beautiful or more courageous than Janna Moran as she struggled against the stormy sea in the Queen Charlotte Islands. When he rescued her from the choppy waters and revived her with the heat of his body, his yearning was as unexpected as it was enduring. Janna felt oddly safe as she awoke in the warmth of a stranger's intimate embrace. Staring into eyes as black as midnight, she knew that Raven was the most intriguing man she had ever met. He had saved her life--and Janna couldn't have been more grateful. But Raven wanted so much more than gratitude....
Descent Bonansinga, Jay R.
"Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lily Caul's struggles to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise. Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead - a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor. Blake's legacy of madness haunts every nook and cranny of this little walled community, but Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past... despite the fact that a super-herd is closing in on them. This vast stampede of walkers, driven by inexorable hunger and aimed directly at Woodbury, becomes their first true test. But Lilly and company refuse to succumb, and in a stunning counteroffensive, the beleaguered townspeople save themselves by joining forces with a mysterious religious sect fresh from the wilderness. Led by an enigmatic preacher named Jeremiah, this rogue church group seems tailor made for Woodbury and Lilly's dream of a democratic, family-friendly future. The two factions meld into one, the town prospers, and everything seems hopeful for the first time since the plague broke out. But things - especially in the world of the walking dead - are often not what they seem. Jeremiah and his followers harbor a dark secret, the evidence of which very gradually begins to unravel. In a stunning and horrifying finale, the world for Lilly and her close friends is turned upside down, and it is solely up to Lilly Caul to cleanse the town once and for all of its poisonous fate"--
The groom says yes Maxwell, Cathy, author.
Sabrina Davidson, dutiful daughter, avowed spinster, thought she'd secured a place for herself in Aberfeldy society -- until her hard-earned acceptance of her fate is challenged by the arrival of Cormac Enright, earl of Ballin, trained physician, soldier of fortune, and convicted felon who is determined to clear his name.
Yaquina white : a Thomas Martindale mystery Lovell, Ronald P.
Searching for murder Lovell, Ronald P.
Murder in the Steens : a Thomas Martindale mystery Lovell, Ronald P.
"The southeast corner of Oregon is dry, flat, and, in certain areas, spectacularly beautiful. It probably has as many cows, sheep, and horses as people. The southeast corner of Oregon is not the usual place where a former investigative reporter turned college professor hangs out. When Margot Tateman, an old high school friend, calls Thomas Martindale for help in finding her missing husband, however, it is to this remote part of the state that he goes. In and around the tiny town of Frenchglen and Steens Mountain, Tom tries to find Michael Tateman. During his search, he encounters men who try to stop him. All trails lead to the remote Kiger Gorge, home to a herd of wild mustangs, descended from horses brought to the West by Spanish conquistadores in the 17th century. Tom wants to find the missing man, the men want the horses, and will do anything to get them . . . including murder."--Author's website (http://www.martindalemysteries.com/pages/books.html)
Murder in E-flat major : a Thomas Martindale mystery Lovell, Ronald P.
"The world of classical music, incriminating fingerprints, and a federal justice system gone wrong ensnare Thomas Martindale in one of the most difficult situations of his professional life. In a story that takes the college professor/amateur sleuth from the scene of a terror attack on the Yaquina Bay Bridge on the Oregon coast to New York and back to a secret terrorist camp near Drift Creek Falls in the Coast Range, Murder in E-flat Major also describes Tom's life as an author and the often hilarious world of meeting the public on book tours. As in the past, this quest occurs when he tries to help a friend, a cellist in the local symphony orchestra. 'I have heard that death can come in many different ways,' she tells him, 'but never by cello.'"--Author's web site (http://www.martindalemysteries.com/pages/books.html)
Murder at Yaquina Head : a Thomas Martindale mystery Lovell, Ronald P.
Chain reaction Pendleton, Don, 1927-1995.
Blowin' it : a novel Huskey, Wintfred.
The lover's secret Reed, J. C. (Jessica C.)
Brooke Stewart thinks she's finally safe. After witnessing the crime of a killer, she can move on from her past. But after one night at the Trio Hotel and meeting the sexy stranger with the green eyes that can steal one's soul, her life is changed forever. Passions run deep. The fun is supposed to be for one night with no strings attached. What she does not know is that the sexy stranger has something he desperately wants, something he can't admit to the woman he tries to get to surrender. A secret so deep it would upend her life if she found out too soon. He's almost reached his goal, and then she gets a letter she was not meant to read. Suddenly, secrets get a completely new meaning.
A little lumpen novelita Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003.
"A Little Lumpen Novelita percolates with a young writer's fierce ambitions and intensely tender love of women. "Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime": so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita. Orphaned overnight as a teenager--"our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us"--she drops out of school, gets a crappy job, sees a terrible brightness at night, and drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower... Electric, tense with foreboding, and written in jagged, propulsive short chapters, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the first novels Roberto Bolano ever published--delivers a surprising, fractured tale of taking control of one's fate" --
The last shootist Swarthout, Miles Hood, author.
Young Gillom Rogers has just given the coup de grace to a famous gunfighter involved in a bloody saloon shootout in 1901 El Paso, Texas. After swiping J.B. Books's matched Remington pistols off his body, Gillom thinks he may be able to ride this spectacle to fame and glory as the last shootist. But Gillom is an eighteen-year-old with lots of growing up to do, and showing off his new pistols quickly gets him into a gunfight he didn't bargain for.
One in a million Shalvis, Jill, author.
As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and "not" looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . . Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past--and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she--and his son--deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past, can it hold a beautiful new future?
The missing place Littlefield, Sophie, author.
"When two young men vanish from an oil rig in North Dakota, no one seems in a hurry to find them--except their mothers, two women from very different worlds who must work together to find their sons"--
First impressions : a novel of old books, unexpected love, and Jane Austen Lovett, Charles C.
Sophie Collingwood is drawn into a mystery when two people request a copy of the same very rare book from the antiquarian bookshop where she works.
Jilted Johns, Rachael.
"After more than ten years away, Australian soap opera star Ellie Hughes returns to the small town of Hope Junction, determined to fly under the radar while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda. But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn't long before the people of Hope Junction are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie's visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago. Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. Because Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-beloved goddaughter. When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?"--from cover, page .
Into the go-slow Davis, Bridgett M., author.
It's 1987 and twenty-one-year-old Angie continues to mourn the death of her brilliant and radical sister Ella. On impulse, she travels from Detroit to the place where Ella tragically died four years before in Nigeria. She retraces her sister's steps, all the while navigating the chaotic landscape of a major African country on the brink of democracy careening toward a coup d'état. At the center of this quest is a love affair that upends everything Angie thought she knew about herself. Against a backdrop of Nigeria's infamous go-slow, traffic as wild and surprising as a Fela lyric, Angie begins to unravel the mysteries of the past, and opens herself up to love and life after Ella.
The Pelican bride : a novel White, Beth, 1957-
"A feisty young Frenchwoman gets more than she bargained for when she flees to the New World as a mail-order bride"--
Luck in the shadows Flewelling, Lynn.
Seregil--thief, con artist, and spy in the employ of the queen's wizard--takes an apprentice in his struggle against a surreal world of intrigue, magic, and politics engineered by Plenimar, the queen's ancient foe.
Summer moon DeLima, Jan, author.
Rosa Alban has been obedient her entire life. But when her alpha husband dies, she seizes the opportunity to flee the oppressive Guardians--the rulers of the secret shapeshifter world. Her flight instantly brands her as a pack traitor, and she has no choice but to seek protection from a neighboring tribe by marrying one of their sons. Known as the Beast of Merin, Luc Black loyally plays the part of unwanted son and devoted brother. He realizes marrying Rosa will strengthen his tribe's territory, but he has no intention of loving ever again. Still, he's unprepared for the intense physical need the wild she-wolf awakens in him. When the Guardians hone in on Rosa, Luc must fight to protect his new bride. And as war descends, the unlikely allies discover their destinies are irrevocably entwined...
Pound Foolish Jackson, Dave
Death of the couch potato's wife Barritt, Christy.
Loyalty among friends Tucker, Pat, author.
Surprised by love : a novel Lessman, Julie, 1950-
When Megan McClare turns to Bram Hughes for support and advice, Bram develops a sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?
Becoming Bea Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
"Ben and Bea have always irritated each other. But when their friends push them together, can they cease bickering long enough to fall in love?"--
Hello Mr. Bones ; & Goodbye Mr. Rat McCabe, Pat, 1955- author.
In Hello Mr. Bones two damaged souls have--thanks to each other's love--turned their lives around. But as London's weather takes a turn for the worse, so do their fates, and raw evil runs riot the night of the impossible hurricane. Goodbye Mr. Rat centers around the spirit of an IRA bomber watching over his ex-lover as she takes his ashes back to his rural hometown. This girl from northern Indiana may not be ready for rural Ireland, yet the townsfolk of Iron Valley certainly have plans for her.
The murder man Parsons, Tony, 1953-
"Meet London police detective Max Wolfe. Insomniac. Dog lover. Coffee addict. Boxer. Single parent. And every murderer's worst nightmare. There's a serial killer on the loose. He cuts throats. And he is good at it. Twenty years ago seven students became best friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field, founded five hundred years ago by King Henry VIII. Suddenly they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable... Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of London all the way to the corner rooms in the corridors of power. At enormous personal cost, what Wolfe uncovers is a horrific secret that has been buried for two decades--and is now coming back to haunt all of those involved. With this stunning crime fiction debut, award-winning journalist and international bestselling author Tony Parsons is poised for breakout success in the US"--
The hilltop : a novel Gavron, Assaf, author.
Life in a West Bank settlement from one of Israel's most acclaimed young novelists, skewering the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel, the West Bank settlers, and the nation's relationship to the United States.
A demon summer Malliet, G. M., 1951-
"In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one--particularly his wife--finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate. Just as Max comes to believe the poisoning was accidental, a body is discovered in the cloister well. Can Max Tudor solve the case and restore order in time to attend his own nuptials? A Demon Summer is another superb mystery from rising talent G.M. Malliet. "--
Cowboy boots for Christmas : (cowboy not included) Brown, Carolyn, 1948- author.
After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name. But that's going to take a miracle... Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide."--back cover.
Sleep in peace tonight MacManus, James.
"It's January 1941, and the Blitz is devastating England. Food supplies are low, Tube stations in London have become bomb shelters, and U-boats have hampered any hope of easy victory. Though the United States maintains its isolationist position, Churchill knows that England is finished without the aid of its powerful ally. Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's most trusted adviser, is sent to London as his emissary, and there he falls under the spell of Churchill's commanding rhetoric--and legendary drinking habits. As he experiences life in a country under attack, Hopkins questions the United States' silence in the war. But back home FDR is paranoid about the isolationist lobby, and even Hopkins is having trouble convincing him to support the war. As Hopkins grapples with his mission and personal loyalties, he also revels in secret clubs with newsman Edward R. Murrow and has an affair with his younger driver. Except Hopkins doesn't know that his driver is a British intelligence agent. She craves wartime action and will go to any length to prove she should be on the front line. This is London under fire, and it's only when the night descends and the bombs fall that people's inner darkness comes to light. In Sleep in Peace Tonight, a tale of courage, loyalty, and love, and the sacrifices one will make in the name of each, James MacManus brings to life not only Blitz-era London and the tortuous politics of the White House but also the poignant characters and personalities that shaped the course of world history"--
Tel Aviv noir
"This consistently strong collection showcases a group of Israeli writers who are not well known in the U.S. Definitely one of the highlights in the long-running Akashic series.
Tehran at twilight Abdoh, Salar, author.
Iranian ex-pat Reza Malek's quiet professorial life is upended when he returns to Tehran to help his best friend Sina Vava who is involved with Shia militants.
Final lap McCarthy, Erin, 1971- author.
At a friend's lavish wedding, Harley McLain and her twin sister, Charity, meet sexy stock-car driver Cooper Brickman. The more reserved Harley is immediately smitten--until he hits on her twin. But Harley has had enough of being the "nice" girl, and after trading dresses with Charity, she seduces Cooper for a night of wild sex. What was supposed to be a one-night fling gets complicated when Cooper needs a nanny to look after his kid sister--and is convinced sweet, dependable Harley would be perfect for the job. She can't resist the money--or Cooper's hot bod. But when her deception is revealed, will it destroy her dependable image--or will he finally realize how sexy sweet can be?
Imperfect sword Campbell, Jack (Naval officer)
" The wait is over. New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicate's civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier ... President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System-but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won't surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the ex-Syndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the system's citizens punished for their defiance. Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midway's warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isn't the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire. With Drakon's ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni's power-leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them ..."--
The Christmas wedding ring Mallery, Susan.
"In her youth, Molly Anderson couldn't help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black-- even though he only had eyes for her older sister. When things didn't work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they'd have a great adventure when she grew up. Years later, dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, she's finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes back into his life-- grown-up and gorgeous-- he's stunned. So why not whisk her away for some no-strings-attached fun?"--Dust jacket.
Maximum chaos Pendleton, Don, 1927-1995.
Winner takes all Rayner, Jacqueline.
Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth, and become intrigued by the latest craze - the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers on Earth. Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end and win?
Darling beast Hoyt, Elizabeth, 1970-
Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne, who has been falsely accused of murder, escapes from Bedlam and hides out in the ruins of an old theater until actress Lily Stump moves in and passion sparks between them.
Domination bid Pendleton, Don, 1927-1995.
When hostile powers across the world engage in a bidding war for an electromagnetic pulse weapon, the Able Team must race against time to stop an American paramilitary contractor who will do anything to get his hands on the device.
The Christmas bouquet Woods, Sherryl.
"For the very driven medical student Caitlyn Winters, catching the bridal bouquet at a Christmas wedding has set off a chain reaction that she's sure is more curse than blessing. Not only has she fallen in love with family medicine resident Noah McIlroy, but an unexpected pregnancy threatens her well-laid plans for the future. It doesn't help that Noah--with a whole lot of help from her O'Brien relatives--is completely on board with the prospect of marriage and happily-ever-after. It takes a whole lot of patience, love and family persuasion to help Caitlyn realize that she can still have everything she ever wanted, including a home in her beloved Chesapeake Shores and a man who understands all of her dreams"--
The time roads Bernobich, Beth, author.
"A fantastical nineteenth century alternate historical steampunk romp"--Provided by publisher.
Wittgenstein Jr Iyer, Lars, author.
No one expects very much of an undergraduate: he should know that. None of us will fail our degrees, it is true--no one fails anymore. But none of us will excel, either. We're here to fill the classrooms, and pay the fees. We're here to populate the corridors, and sit decorously on the steps. What does it matter what we think?
A husband for Christmas Palmer, Diana.
Love is right around the corner in two classic Diana Palmer Christmas stories. Snow Kisses: When former model Abby Shane returns home to the Big Sky country she's always loved, she is a pale shadow of her former self. After what happened to her in New York, she can't let any man touch her again. But Cade McLaren isn't just any man, and in his powerful arms, Abby slowly begins to heal. If only his attentions stemmed from love, not pity. Instead Abby hungers for that all-consuming blaze she'd ignited in him one summer night a lifetime ago. Lionhearted: As Christmas approaches in Jacobsville Texas, starry-eyed debutante Janie Brewster is determined to prove to rancher Leo Hart that she's perfect for him. However, attempting to dazzle the confirmed bachelor with her newly acquired ranching skills only ends up vexing him even more. But wait- is hot blooded hunger, not dark disdain gleaming in his eyes during those smoldering kisses beneath the mistletoe?
Spoiled brats : stories Rich, Simon.
"A collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. Rife with failing rock bands, student loans, and participation trophies, [this book] is about a generation of narcissists--and the well-meaning boomers who made them that way"-- Amazon.com.
Reign of evil : a SEAL Team 666 novel Ochse, Weston.
"Reign of Evil, the third installment in Weston Ochse's series starring the Navy SEALs who handle supernatural threats, with film rights optioned by MGM Legend holds that when Britain is in its darkest hour, King Arthur will return to save the country, if not the world. That legend is dead wrong. When a Grove of Druids sacrifice the lives of a group of innocent people, including the fiancee of a member of SEAL Team 666, the ancient king is brought back from the dead and sets his sight on subjugating humanity and cleansing his land of all who are not true Britons. Because of political sensitivities, Triple 6 is ordered to stand down, but that order is ignored by one of them seeking his own vengeance. In a shocking twist, Triple Six is ordered to bring in their own man instead of hunting down what they consider to be the real threat. Now, the members of America's elite supernatural-hunting team must decide what is more important: their orders or their loyalty to their own team member. Film rights to the SEAL Team 666 series were optioned by MGM, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently signed on to star in the feature film adaptation!"--
A gift to remember Hill, Melissa, 1974- author.
"Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man--literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital--and the poor pup gets left behind. Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with his owner, Aidan"--
Homeland : Saul's game Kaplan, Andrew, 1941-
"Leading a mission to capture master terrorist, Abu Nazir, CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison discovers a dangerous threat inside the Agency in this thrilling second official prequel novel to Showtime's Emmy Award-winning hit series Homeland.Damascus, Syria, 2009. Carrie Mathison is leading an operation to capture or kill al Qaeda terrorist, Abu Nazir. But arriving at the compound where he was supposed to be in hiding, they find it empty. Carrie is sure that someone is leaking CIA information to the enemy and has betrayed their operation, seriously threatening American interests in the Middle East. To expose the double agent, her boss, Saul Berenson, devises an elaborate ruse that will send her on the most dangerous mission of her life.This twisting tale of international intrigue takes fans deeper into the intense world of high-stakes espionage, and explores never-before-seen details of Carrie's life as an operative in the Middle East, Saul's past as an agent in Iran, Brody's dark childhood and captivity, and events involving the trio--and other favorite characters, like Dar Adal--that will lead them to the present"--
Winter street : a novel Hilderbrand, Elin, author.
A family Christmas gathering at Kelley Quinn's Nantucket inn is thrown into turmoil by his four adult children's personal dramas and the discovery of his second wife's infidelity.
The weed agency : a comic tale of Federal bureaucracy without limits Geraghty, Jim.
"The little-known USDA Agency of Invasive Species -- founded by President and humble peanut farmer Jimmy Carter -- would like to reassure you that they rank among the most effective and cost-efficient offices within the sprawling federal bureaucracy. For decades, under Administrative Director Adam Humphrey and his "strategic disengagement" approach, the Agency has epitomized vigilance against the clear and present danger of noxious weeds. Humphrey's record of triumphant inertia faces only two obstacles. The first is reality, the second is the loud critic who dares to question the magic behind the Agency's success: Nicholas Bader. Formerly known as President Reagan's "bloody right hand," Bader is on an obsessive quest to trim the fat from the federal budget. Full of oddball characters who shed light on the daily operations of Beltway minions, THE WEED AGENCY satirically showcases a world in which federal budgets balloon every year, where a career can be built upon the skill of rationalizing astronomical expenses, and where the word 'accountability' sends roars of laughter through DC office buildings. That's life inside Jim Geraghty's federal Agency of Invasive Species... and it may sound suspiciously similar to your reality"--
Moon knight. Vol. 1, From the dead Ellis, Warren, author.
"Marc Spector is Moon Knight! Or is he? It's hard to tell these days, especially when New York's wildest vigilante protects the street with two-fisted justice and three, that's right-- three different personalities!"--P.  of cover.
Magneto. Vol. 1, Infamous Bunn, Cullen, author.
The gigantic beard that was evil Collins, Stephen, 1980-
"On the island of Here, livin's easy. Conduct is orderly. Lawns are neat. Citizens are clean shaven--and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. But on one fateful day, his life is upended...by an unstoppable (yet pretty impressive) beard" --
Riders on the storm Gorman, Edward.
When we last saw Sam McCain he had been drafted to fight the war in Vietnam. But Sam's military career ended in boot camp when he was accidentally shot in the head and forced to spend three months in a military hospital to recover. Sam returns to his hometown of Black River Falls, where he works as a lawyer (and part-time investigator) for the court of the snobbish but amusing Judge Esme Ann Whitney. Two of Sam's oldest friends are caught up in this same battle. Veteran Steve Donovan brutally belittles and finally savagely beats his old friend veteran Will Cullen when Cullen announces he's joined the anti war group. When Cullen is found murdered, the obvious suspect is Steve Donovan, but Sam has serious doubts about the man's guilt. At least three people had reasons to murder Cullen, and Sam begins to suspect he'll discover even more as his investigation heats up.
A matter of heart Peterson, Tracie.
"In 1890s Texas when two very different men enter Jessica's life, will she choose to pursue her dreams of adventure or follow the gentle urgings of her heart?"--
Echoes of Scotland Street : an on Dublin Street novel Young, Samantha, author.
"Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men--especially those of the bad-boy variety. Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid--gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who's ready to find "the one." He's determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude to win her heart. As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole's steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon's past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them--and tear them apart for good..."--
Gods of war Lovegrove, James, author.
"1913. The clouds of war are gathering. The world's great empires vie for supremacy. Europe is in turmoil, a powder keg awaiting a spark. A body is discovered on the shore below Beachy Head, just a mile from Sherlock Holmes's retirement cottage. The local police are satisfied that it's a suicide. The victim, a young man, recently suffered a disappointment in love, and Beachy Head is notorious as a place where the desperate and depressed leap to their deaths. Holmes, however, suspects murder. As he and Watson investigate, they uncover a conspiracy with shocking ramifications. There are some men, it seems, who not only actively welcome the idea of a world war but are seeking divine aid to make war a reality." --Publisher's web site.
When mercy rains : a novel Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
"Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own. Now, nearly twenty years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas. Her brother asks her to bring her nursing abilities home and care for their ailing mother. His request requires that Suzanne face a family that may not have forgiven her and a strict faith community. It also means seeing Paul Aldrich, her first love"--Amazon.com.
The May bride : a novel of Tudor England Dunn, Suzannah, 1963- author.
Jane Seymour finds herself in the midst of scandal and intrigue at Wolf Hall in [a] new novel of the Tudor era.
Electric City : a novel Rosner, Elizabeth, author.
Exploring the scientific contributions of Thomas Edison and Charles Proteus Steimetz in upstate New York at the confluence of the Hudson River and its tributary the Mohawk--and the fate of the same place in the mid-sixties--this is a "novel of America, of its great scientific ingenuity and its emotional ambition, one that frames the birth and evolution of its towns against the struggles of its indigenous tribes, the immigrant experience, a country divided, and the technological advancements that ushered in the modern world"--Amazon.com.
The madness of July Naughtie, James, 1951- author.
"Will Flemyng was trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines, but now he is in politics--and rising to the top. But when a bizarre death starts to unravel some of the most sensitive secrets of his government, Will is drawn back into the shadows of the Cold War and begins to dance with danger once more"--Amazon.com.
Reunion : a novel Pittard, Hannah, author.
"Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife with scarcely a hundred dollars to her name, learns that her estranged father has killed himself. More shocked than saddened by the news, she gives in to her siblings' request that she join them, along with her many half-siblings and most of her father's five former wives, in Atlanta, their birthplace, for a final farewell. REUNION takes place over the following four days, as family secrets are revealed, personal foibles are exposed, and Kate-- an inveterate liar looking for a way to come clean-- slowly begins to acknowledge the overwhelming similarities between herself and the man she never thought she'd claim as an influence, much less a father" --
FBP, Federal Bureau of Physics. Volume 2, Wish you were here Oliver, Simon.
"The mind-bending science fiction series FBP returns to the strange phenomena all over the world-and beyond. Federal Bureau of Physics agents Rosa and Adam are invited to take part in an experiment that will test their limits and blur their concept of reality. And after a beautiful moment is shattered, Rosa and Adam get to see firsthand why Nakeet is known as the strangest town north of the 48"--
Batman. Volume 5, Zero Year-Dark City Snyder, Scott, author.
"Before the Batcave and Robin, the Joker and the Batmobile ... there was ZERO YEAR. The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the brink of chaos and madness and back into the light? From the critically acclaimed, New York Times #1 best-selling creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR--DARK CITY is the concluding volume to Batman's origin story, as you've never seen it before"--
The cat who went into the closet Braun, Lilian Jackson.
The cat who said cheese Braun, Lilian Jackson.
Silverblind Connolly, Tina, author.
Dorie Rochart has been hiding her fey side for a long time. Now, finished with University, she plans to study magical creatures and plants in the wild, bringing long-forgotten cures to those in need. But when no one will hire a girl to fight basilisks, she releases her shape-changing fey powers to disguise herself as a boy.
Ruining Mr. Perfect Harte, Marie. author.
Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She's fit, successful, and decidedly lonely. She can't stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He's just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right-except when dealing with her. But someone's got to do it. Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too much. She's a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault-also like him. A past disagreement has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up-get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?
The luminous heart of Jonah S. Nahai, Gina Barkhordar, author.
The Soleymans, an Iranian Jewish family, are tormented for decades by Raphael's Son, a crafty and unscrupulous financier who has futilely claimed to be an heir to the family's fortune. Forty years later in contemporary Los Angeles, Raphael's Son has nearly achieved his goal--until he suddenly disappears, presumed by many to have been murdered.
Tied Chase, Emma.
"In this fourth sexy contemporary romance by NYT bestseller Emma Chase, beloved characters Kate and Drew, from TANGLED and TWISTED, try to juggle everything life throws at them as they tie the knot"--
Nora Webster : a novel Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
"Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven-- herself." --
By light we knew our names Valente, Anne, author.
The shotgun arcana Belcher, R. S.
"R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets. 1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, but now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party...and the dawn of humanity. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before--and some of them will never be the same. The Shotgun Arcana is even more spectacularly ambitious and imaginative than The Six-Gun Tarot, and confirms R. S. Belcher's status as a rising star"--
The boy who drew monsters : a novel Donohue, Keith.
"Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all. In the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, Keith Donohue's The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a mesmerizing tale of psychological terror and imagination run wild, a perfectly creepy read for a dark night. For readers of Neil Gaiman, Jason Mott, and Audrey Niffenegger"--
Wicked ways Jackson, Lisa, author.
A woman's birthright holds the key to a rash of brutal murders.
The Tears of the Rose Kennedy, Jeffe
The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa Jones, Adam James.
The song Fabry, Chris, 1961-
Price of Privilege Dotta, Jessica.
Sex World Koertge, Ronald
The Poet and the Private Eye Gittins, Rob
Paying the ferryman : a Naomi Blake novel Adams, Jane, 1960- author.
Offcomer Baker, Jo.
"An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman's search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of Longbourn. Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She's trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior. But like the ceasefire that has brought renewed hope to Belfast, Claire too is afforded an opportunity to reflect, gradually learning to accept herself and to discover her sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Unflinching in its depictions of the uncertainties of youth, Offcomer ("An arresting debut" --The Independent (London)) is a novel of real and quiet power, from literary star Jo Baker"--
Man v. nature : stories Cook, Diane, 1976-
"A daring debut collection of short stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world"--
The lady Johansen, K. V. (Krista V.), 1968-
"Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj's tormented soul. Deyandara, the last surviving heir of the Catairnan queen, rides into a land ravaged by diseaseand war, seeking the allies she abandoned months before, though they have no hope of standing against the army led by the invulnerable Red Masks of Marakand and the divine terror of the Lady. In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another's deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt, spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady's defenses are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished. "--
Justice postponed Fraser, Anthea, author.
The Jonah Watch : A True Life Ghost Story in the Form of a Novel Cady, Jack
Elysium Brissett, Jennifer Marie
Forget you ever knew me Dailey, Judy.
Each shining hour : a novel of watervalley High, Jeff, 1957-
Disclosures James, Bill, 1929- author.
Drift wood : a novel Dutton, Elizabeth, author.
Crude Carrier Burns, Rex
The Boston girl : a novel Diamant, Anita.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor. Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world"--
The bishop's wife Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970-
"In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well asa grim and cunningly twisted mystery. Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and her days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward. One cold winter morning, a neighbor, Jared Helm, appears on the Wallheims' doorstep with his 5-year-old daughter, claiming that his wife, Carrie, disappeared in the middle of the night, leaving behind everything she owns. The circumstances surrounding Carrie's disappearance become moresuspicious the more Linda learns about them, and she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as an abandoned husband. Kurt asks Linda not to get involved in the unfolding family saga, but she has become obsessed with Carrie's fate, and with the well-being of her vulnerable young daughter. She cannot let the matter rest until she finds out the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, when her inner convictions are so strong?"--
Before we fall Cole, Courtney (Novelist)
"In the bestselling tradition of J.A. Redmerski and Jessica Sorensen come the next novel in Courtney Cole's New York Times bestselling Beautifully Broken Series... Sometimes before we fall. we fly. One dark moment was all it took to turn twenty-four-year-old Dominic Kinkaide's world black. On the night of his high school graduation, a single incident changed him forever, and he became a hardened man-famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured inside. Now all he cares about is losing himself in the roles that he plays. At twenty-three years old, Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but an absence of moments. She tries to find acceptance in the arms of men to fill the void-a plan that has worked just fine for her, until she meets Dominic. When jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, the combination of his secrets and her issues turns their attraction into theperfect storm. It could change their lives for good-if it doesn't tear them both apart"--
The art whisperer Elkins, Charlotte, author.
Celtic moon DeLima, Jan.
Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now, her son Joshua is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He's going to end up being just like his father - a man who can change into a wolf.
The Devaney brothers : Daniel Woods, Sherryl, author.
"When a runaway teen surfaces at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forces him to investigate...and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Though a tragic loss shattered their relationship four years ago, Daniel is now ready to accept responsibility for their breakup and make a fresh start. Their overwhelming attraction is undulled by time, but Molly fears risking her heart again. Daniel vows to banish the shadows from her eyes and prove he is the man she needs him to be. And with his brothers and parents at last reconciled, Daniel's deepest longing, for family, is almost fulfilled"--P.  of cover.
A hymn before battle Ringo, John, 1963-
When the Earth is threatened by the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources in order to save the backward Terrans from ruin, but the offer comes at a price.
Olinger stories : a selection Updike, John, author.
"The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. With full-cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. EVERYMAN'S POCKET CLASSICS. In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." These stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then in various collections before Vintage first put them together in one volume in 1964, as a paperback original. They follow the life of one character from the age of ten through manhood, in the small Pennsylvania town of Olinger (pronounced, according to Updike, with a long O and a hard G), which was loosely based on Updike's own hometown. "All the stories draw from the same autobiographical well," Updike explained, "the only child, the small town, the grandparental home, the move in adolescence to a farm." The selection was made and arranged by Updike himself, and was prefaced by a lovely 1,400-word essay by the author that has never been reprinted in full elsewhere until now. "--
After the people lights have gone off Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972-
Mercy 6 Bajo, David, author.
"In Mercy 6, David Bajo's courageous new medical thriller, four people collapse dead in the same instant within a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital. Dr. Mendenhall, the woman who is head of the emergency room, isn't convinced the cause of death is a contagion. But it's in the interests of the hospital administrators - and of the world at large - for people to think that it is. If the world knew the truth there could only be widespread panic. The hospital is immediately locked down. Information is suddenly being strictly controlled. Government troops encircle the hospital to enforce the quarantine, and other bodies arrive in ER. Working with an ally in pathology and a colleague outside the hospital, Mendenhall develops her understanding that what has taken these lives has global implications. and whatever it is, it's not a virus"--
The night garden : a novel Van Allen, Lisa, author.
"In the Pennywort [farm], there is a garden of edible flowers, a garden meant for touching, and one in which the flowers only bloom at night ... Since her mother's death 5 years ago, Olivia has been carrying on her legacy, caring for Pennywort Gardens and running an informal program that provides safe haven to women in exchange for their help with the lush gardens. The townspeople hate having what they call a 'halfway house' around, and Olivia's neighbors are convinced she's using more than her allotment of water in a drought year, and keep calling the police. But Olivia has secrets of her own and needs everyone to just keep their distance"--
The secrets of life and death Alexander, Rebecca, author.
"In modern day England, Professor Felix Guichard is called in to identify occult symbols found on the corpse of a young girl. His investigation brings him in contact with a mysterious woman, Jackdaw Hammond, who guards a monumental secret--She's Dead. Or she would be, were it not for magic which has artificially extended her life. But someone else knows her secret. Someone very old and very powerful, who won't rest until they've taken the magic that keeps her alive. In Krakow in 1585, Dr John Dee, the Elizabethan Alchemist and Occultist, and his assistant Edward Kelley have been summoned by the King of Poland to save the life of his niece, the infamous Countess Elisabeth Bathory. But they soon realize that the only thing worse than the Countess' malady, is the magic that might be able to save her. As Jackdaw and Felix race to uncover the truth about the person hunting her, it becomes clear that the answers they seek can only be found in the ancient diary of John Dee's assistant, Edward Kelley. Together they must solve a mystery centuries in the making, or die trying."
There must be some mistake : a novel Barthelme, Frederick, 1943- author.
Wallace Webster lives alone in Kemah, Texas, at Forgetful Bay, a condo development where residents are passing away at an alarming rate. As he monitors events in the neighborhood, Wallace keeps in touch with his ex-wife, his grown daughter, a former coworker for whom he has much-averted eyes, and a somewhat exotic resident with whom he commences an offbeat affair that begins with his being locked in an Airstream trailer attached to the roof of her restaurant. He sifts through the curious accidents that plague his neighbors, all the while reflecting on his past and shortening future. Required to ponder his own mortality, he wonders if "settling for" something less than he aspired to is a kind of cowardice, or just good sense.
Lover avenged Ward, J. R., 1969-
Revenge is used to living in the shadows and dealing with the roughest nightwalkers around, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood. His fearless reputation is why he's approached to kill the race's king, and his bad side is dying to rise to the occasion. His secret identity as a symphath is threatened so he turns to the only light in his ever darkening world, a female vampire untouched by corruption and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
Child's play Myers, Bill, 1953-
Set 50 years into the future in a time when religion has been banned, patients in a mental health facility are careful to avoid scrutiny when they begin to explore the amazing possibilities of a fortune cookie's reading, "You are my favorite child. God.". The thinking soon infects other patients and the government must tighten its noose until it is met with some startling surprises.
Mr. Miracle : a Christmas novel Macomber, Debbie, author.
"A heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home. Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track--and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn't plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they're suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it's the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought--and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they'll never forget"--
Missions of love. Volume 9 Tōyama, Ema, 1981- author, artist.
In school, Yukina is a cold and distant girl, Shigure is the most perfect, good-looking guy. But the two of them have a secret, and their extraordinary love affair is about to start! Yukina, under the pen name 'Yupina', is actually a popular cell phone novelist. When she discovers Shigure's devious womanising ways, she blackmails him to complete daring 'missions of love' for her to write about. Will these missions give them an opportunity to fall in love with each other?
Sing no evil Ahonen, JP, author, illustrator.
"Twenty-something guitarist Aksel stutters when he sings, and the latest reviews say he has the voice of a crow with throat plague. That's not a compliment, even for the avant-garde music his band Perkeros plays. Aksel is having a hard time keeping the band together, stopping his girlfriend from kicking him out, and not getting eaten by his drummer (who happens to be a cranky brown bear). There are also the rival bands that Perkeros find themselves in battle with to save the city from supernatural forces set loose by ancient music. The key to it all could be in the music Aksel hears in his dreams--if it doesn't drive him mad first. With a visual soundtrack that blasts off the page, Sing No Evil is a wild ride through otherworldly dangers and the power of pure rock'n'roll,"--Amazon.com
Zermatt Schaeffer, Frank.
- Portofino sold over 80,000 copies in the United States, has been translated into seven languages (selling another 70,000 copies worldwide) and, with Saving Grandma, is still in print, eleven years after publication.- Zermatt explores religious fundamentalism in a human, timely fashion.
Still life with crows Preston, Douglas J.
When the farm community of Medicine Creek, Kansas, is terrorized by a series of disturbing murders, FBI agent Pendergast discovers a link between a moonshine operation and an unsolved killing from more than 150 years earlier.
Standoff Rollins, David, 1958- author.
OSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is brought to the scene of an airport Massacre in El Paso, Texas, to investigate the death of a USAF airman, AWOL from a nearby Air Force base. When a survivor of the chilling massacre crawls out of the desert, Cooper comes to the obvious conclusion - with major cartels just across the border in Juarez, this has to be about drugs. As he begins to piece together the case, Cooper is drawn into a world of violence and treachery. Soon he finds himself on the run, framed for murders he didn't commit. But being a fugitive just happens to be the perfect cover for his most dangerous mission yet - crossing the border and infiltrating the cartel. Coming face-to-face with a terrifying madman, Cooper soon realizes that the airport massacre was just a dress rehearsal for something even worse.
A hint of seduction Grey, Amelia, author.
Everyone thinks Catherine Reynolds has come to London to make a match. But she's actually trying to find out which of three men mentioned in her mother's journal is really her father. However, the truth may be her undoing after Catherine takes a spill from her horse in Hyde Park, and a handsome stranger is there to rescue her. For the man she has just fallen in love-at-first-sight with may also be her half-brother.
Nauti boy Leigh, Lora.
Rowdy Mackay has served in the Marines for eight years in order to escape Kelly Salyers' advances, but when he returns home, he encounters a very different Kelly whose ability to trust men has been destroyed by a stalker's attack.
Mrs. Jeffries and the yuletide weddings Brightwell, Emily.
Inspector Witherspoon and his staff find their preparations for the yuletide wedding of Betsy and Smythe disrupted when they discover the murder of a middle-aged spinster by someone who hoped to make it look like a random crime.
Nightingale's lament Green, Simon R., 1955-
John Taylor, a "finder" who works in the Nightside, the magical underworld of London, is hired to find out why a local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends, and why suicide-prone fans believe her voice is literally "to die for."
Eye of the beholder Ellis, David, 1967-
Having built a successful career based on his famous prosecution of a serial killer fifteen years earlier, attorney Paul Riley realizes that his past case has eerie ties to a new series of murders and that the killer has an agenda aimed specifically at Paul himself.
For kicks Francis, Dick.
"Australian horse breeder Daniel Roke had resisted the exorbitant sum of money offered to investigate a scandal involving drugged racehorses. But after another investigator dies mysteriously, Roke agrees to fill his shoes--and learns that men who would give drugs to horses are capable of doing much worse to human beings." From the publisher.
Shoot to thrill Bruhns, Nina.
A disillusioned black-ops hero is kidnapped by his ruthless former employers and forced to go on a suicide mission back to the scene of his worst betrayal--but an innocent woman is caught in the trap and sent with him, forcing him to choose: her life, or his vengeance.
Taste of romance Panzera, Darlene.
Kimberly Burke has avoided all types of risk since her mother's deadly plane crash including risky relationships. Seems like everyone is always leaving her behind: her ex-boyfriend, her mother, and now her sister Andi and best friend Rachel who have each found the man of her dreams. Then she meets Nathaniel when she mistakes his backyard for the new community park. He loves her passion, and when he learns of her wistful desire to travel, he takes her up in a hot air balloon, hoping to overcome her fear of flying so that she can accompany him abroad. But before he leaves, they must catch the Cupcake Bandit and replace the money stolen from Creative Cupcakes before the shop is shut down. Will discovering the thief's identity persuade Kim to take a risk on love ... or will she stay behind and let Nathaniel fly off without her?
The color of justice Collins, Ace, author.
1964--Justice, Mississippi, is a town divided. White and black. Rich and poor. Rule makers and rule breakers. Right or wrong, everyone assumes their place behind a fragile façade that is about to crumble. When attorney Coop Lindsay agrees to defend a black man accused of murdering a white teenager, the bribes and death threats don't intimidate him. As he prepares for the case of a lifetime, the young lawyer knows it's the verdict that poses the real threat--innocent or guilty, because of his stand Coop is no longer welcome in Justice. As he follows his conscience, he wonders just how far some people will go to make sure he doesn't finish his job? 2014--To some, the result of the trial still feels like a fresh wound even fifty years later, when Coop's grandson arrives in Justice seeking answers to the questions unresolved by the trial that changed his family's legacy. When a new case is presented, again pitting white against black, this third generation Lindsay may have the opportunity he needs to right the wrongs of the past. But hate destroys everything it touches, and the Lindsay family will not escape unscathed.--Publisher's description.
Cool Hand Luke Pearce, Donn.
A part of a chain gang, Luke is a man who won't or can't conform to the arbitrary rules of his captivity.
Confessions : a novel Minato, Kanae, 1973-
"After calling off her engagement in wake of a tragic revelation, Yūko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yūko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions explores the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger"--Page 4 of cover.
Prague counterpoint Thoene, Bodie, 1951-
March 12, 1938, is a dark day. Hitler's evil sweeps across Austria, destroying all in its path. Although violinist Elisa Lindheim is safe in Czechoslovakia--for the moment--she grieves over her beloved Vienna. Swastika flags now wave from every window. Jewish shops are destroyed. Neighbors' houses stand empty. The Jews and those who try to defend them are arrested or killed. The clock is running out for those the Nazis consider enemies of the state, such as journalist Walter Kronenberger and his five-year-old son, Charles. If Elisa agrees to help Charles and his twin brother, Louis, she could become useless to the Jewish Underground. Yet how can she stand by and watch two children fall into the clutches of the Nazis?
Rewinder Battles, Brett.
Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it. A Rewinder's job is to observe history. In person.--from back cover.
Fall from grace Phillips, Clyde.
While investigating the murder of an heiress in San Francisco, Homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti has an affair with the main suspect, the woman's husband. The romance clouds her perception--true he did not do it, but he knows who did.
The collected Battles, Brett.
Jonathan Quinn's apprentice cleaner Nate takes a job that ends up being a trap. Now Nate's gone missing, and Jonathan and his partner Orlando must locate him. As they track him down, they learn the reasons behind his disappearance are more atrocious than expected.
Castle. Richard Castle's Unholy storm : a Derrick Storm mystery Bunn, Cullen, author.
The superior foes of Spider-Man. [Vol. 2], The crime of the century
The Superior Six are down to five -- but nothing will stop their plan for the crime of the century! Except for betrayal, maybe. Or the constant barrage of threats from just about everyone. It's all for one and none for all as the team takes a new direction! Boomerang abandons his team for some paydirt, but he's got bigger problems -- like a talking head on his kitchen counter. He spills all to Hydro-Man, because they're the kind of friends who look out for each other. Right? Wait, where's that water coming from? It's a second serving of the year's sleeper hit! Crime does pay -- but the Foes just might pay harder! -- p. 4 of cover.
Catalyst comix Casey, Joe, author.
"Straight from the glory of Comics' Greatest World, Frank "Titan" Wells, Amazing Grace, and the Agents of Change are back, baby! But you've never seen them like this! Superstar writer Joe Casey--along with the widest array of artistic talent this side of the Renaissance--gives superhero comics a back-alley facelift, as these very different champions confront cosmic threats, personal demons, superheroes' role as global activists, an alien love invasion, and the strangest virtual reality you've ever experienced--but not before they face the end of the world as we know it!"--
The headstrong ward Ashford, Jane, author.
Ogre, ogre Anthony, Piers.
When Tandy and Nymph becomes lost in the magical land of Xanth, she is forced to rely on the ugly ogre, Smash, to rescue her.
Blue Diablo Aguirre, Ann.
Corine Solomon is a handler--when she touches an object she instantly knows its history and its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing, which is why people never stop trying to find her. Like her ex-boyfriend Chance, who needs Corine's gift to find someone dear to them both. But the search proves dangerous as it leads them into a strange world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies, and black magic.
Naked empire Goodkind, Terry.
A poisoned Richard Rahl faces a difficult choice when he is promised an antidote and the salvation of an endangered empire if he will surrender his beloved wife, Kahlan Amnell, to his enemy.
Chainfire Goodkind, Terry.
Richard struggles to find his missing wife Kahlan in spite of the bizarre fact that no one else seems to believe she actually exists or that he is married to her.
Saucer : the conquest Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Rip Cantrell and test pilot Charley Pine discover that someone is using top-secret information about saucer technology and are forced to steal the spacecraft housed in the National Air and Space Museum.
What a lady needs for Christmas Burrowes, Grace, author.
To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn agrees to marry an ambitious mill owner looking to secure a wellborn wife for business reasons, but soon their marriage flourishes into something more than just convenience.
Spark : a novel Twelve Hawks, John.
Working as an assassin for a dystopian-era multinational corporation, Jacob Underwood, a man who believes he is an emotionless ghost, confronts baffling truths when he tracks down a second-year associate suspected of stealing company information.
Death of a blue blood Bain, Donald, 1935- author.
"Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year's Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady's maid in the garden. While their host, Lord Norrance, his snobbish third wife, other members of the household, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in tight-lipped, perfectly mannered, thoroughly British style, family relations are strained as old wounds are reopened and cutting remarks are freely handed out. And that's only during teatime! As midnight beckons at the ball the next night, the earl offers a toast, complete with fireworks. But the merriment crashes to a halt when he falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned--and the number of suspects with a grudge against the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy. Now it's up to Jessica and George to find the killer--or killers--before another corpse welcomes in the New Year.... "--
The brickmaker's bride Miller, Judith, 1944-
"In post-Civil War West Virginia, Ewan needs to overcome a bad business deal to save his West Virginia brickmaking operation-- and win the heart of the former owner's daughter"--
Deceived : a novel Hannon, Irene.
Four years after the loss of her husband and son in a boating accident, Kate Marshall spots a boy on a mall escalator who she is convinced is her son and seeks the help of private detective Connor Sullivan when the police doubt her story.
The high divide : a novel Enger, Lin, author.
Abandoned by her husband and her two sons who went out to search for him, Gretta Pope must follow her family across the rugged badlands of 1880s Montana.
Unbinding Wilks, Eileen, 1952-
In the newest Novel of the Lupi, the human and elven worlds are both about to come under attack... After questing through the sidhe realms with her ex-hellhound lover, Nathan, Kai Tallman Michalski has finally returned home. But she knows Nathan will eventually be called back to serve his Queen--and Kai will have to decide whether to enter her majesty's service as well. Sure, the job comes with great bennies, but there's one big downside: she would have to swear absolute fealty to the Queen of Winter. For now, though, Kai is glad to be home, and glad that Nathan completed his mission for his Queen with surprising ease. But what seemed to be a quick conclusion turns out to be anything but. The two of them helped thwart the sidhe god of chaos--and he is not happy about that. He's got plans for them. Plans, too, for the sidhe who killed him some three millennia ago. Nor has he abandoned his plans for Earth, as they learn when chaos begins bursting out all over.
Murder off the beaten path Rowland, M. L. (Novelist), author.
"As a member of a mountain search and rescue team, Gracie Kinkaid routinely volunteers to put her life on the line. But it's at her new day job at a residential camp in the mountains of southern California where she finds her life is really in danger...As a volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue, Gracie responds to a call out for a car that's gone over the side of a treacherous mountain road. The crash, which Gracie quickly suspects is no accident, proves to be one in an escalating and deadly series of events that lead her right back to Camp Ponderosa, a church-owned camp where she works as Program Director. As Gracie probes more deeply into the dark secrets at the camp, she unearths a hidden world of illegal activities, including murder...and finds herself going head-to-head with desperate perpetrators who will do anything to silence her forever."--Amazon website.
A place called Harmony Thomas, Jodi.
"Desperate to escape his overbearing father, Patrick McAllen disappears with his bride, heading north to build a new town--discovering strength, honor and true love along the way. After drinking away the grief from his family's death, Clint Truman avoids jail by taking a job in North Texas and settling down with a woman he vows to protect but never love--until her quiet compassion slowly breaks his hardened heart wide open... All Gillian Matheson has ever known is Army life, leaving his true love to be a part-time spouse. But when a wounded Gillian returns home to find her desperately fighting to save their marriage, he's determined to become the husband she deserves. Amidst storms, outlaws, and unwelcome relatives, the three couples band together to build a town--and form a bond that breathes life into the place that will forever be called Harmony."-- From back cover.
The forgotten girl Bell, David, 1969 November 17-
"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she's clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor--she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister's life--and possible death--deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave. "--
Broken Wright, Laura.
When he returns home to the family ranch, forced to confront the demons of his past, James Cavanaugh, who has spent years traveling the world as a horse whisperer, meets the one woman who can break down his defenses.
Bless her dead little heart James, Miranda, author.
With the Mississippi sun beating down, An'gel and Dickce are taking a break to cool off and pet sit their friend Charlie Harris's cat, Diesel, when their former sorority sister, Rosabelle Sultan, shows up at their door unexpectedly, with her ne'er-do-well adult children not far behind. Rosabelle's selfish offspring are desperate to discover what's in her will, and it soon becomes clear that one of them would kill to get their hands on the inheritance. Suddenly caught up in a deadly tangle of duplicitous suspects and deep-fried motives, it will take all of the sisters' Southern charm to catch a decidedly ill-mannered killer...
Undead and Unwary Davidson, MaryJanice.
How do you out-devil the devil? For Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, the answer is relative--literally.
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day Watson, Winifred, 1906-2002.
Miss Pettigrew, a governess looking for work, is sent by mistake to the home of Delysia LaFosse, a glamorous nightclub singer involved with three different men and is invited to stay after offering Miss LaFosse common sense advice about her love life.
A promise to protect : a novel Bradley, Patricia (Educator), author.
"In a steamy small town of secrets, danger, and broken promises, a woman reaches out to a former love to save her brother's life. Can she prevent her own secret from being revealed?" --
French pastry murder : A Lucy Stone mystery Meier, Leslie, author.
"Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class. . . Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but with Chef Larry on death's doorstep and Lucy and her friends detained for questioning, she's worried she'll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the bastille. If she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name. Lucy's search for the truth takes her from the towers of Notre Dame to the gardens of Versailles and a dozen charming bistros in between. But will she be able to track down a killer more elusive than the perfect macaron?"-- From dust jacket flap.
Cat seeing double Murphy, Shirley Rousseau.
Vulture au Vin King, Lisa, 1953-
"Theodore Lyon, oil billionaire and wine collector extraordinaire, asks San Francisco-based wine writer Jean Applequist to cover a historic tasting at his Southern California compound. It's a career coup for Jean and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to taste great Sauternes from as far back as the 1811 comet vintage. What could possibly go wrong? A tragic end to Jean's first luncheon with Lyon foreshadows trouble to come. Her worried boyfriend, Zeppo, insists that their friend Roman Villalobos, a gay martial arts expert, accompany Jean to Lyon's palatial Phoenix Gardens for protection. . . . It turns out Zeppo was right to be concerned. Jean and Roman encounter family drama, drug dealing, manmade disasters, betrayal, and murder, all against the backdrop of ever-present vultures. Is there a connection between the stabbing death of a young local woman and the Lyon family? Are all of Lyon's eccentric guests really who they claim to be? As great wine flows, the body count mounts. Before the weekend's out, Jean and Roman must prevent their own brutal murders and flee a raging wildfire"--Jacket.
Chocolate chip cookie murder Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
A novel and novella that feature cookie-baking sleuth Hannah Swensen describe her investigations into the death of a popular delivery man found murdered behind her bakery and a teenage girl who sleeps under the store's Christmas tree at night.
Scattered leaves Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
With her family torn by tragedy, Jordan Marsh is sent to live with her domineering grandmother's long estranged sister and finds a strange and troubled old woman, as well as a new friend in the person of Alanis King, the teenage granddaughter of the rundown farm's handyman, who helps Jordan unearth more of her family's dark secrets, in the sequel to Broken Flower.
The sweetheart rules Jump, Shirley, 1968-
Rescue Bay veterinarian and single mom Diana Tuttle needs a man who's in it for the long haul, but it's hard to resist temptation when Coast Guard Lieutenant Mike Stark, a one-night stand from the past, shows up in town.
Cherry cheesecake murder Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
Hannah Swensen's dilemma over whom to marry is put on the back burner when Lake Eden's Main Street is rented out to a Hollywood crew and her bakery, The Cookie Jar, becomes snack central, and the situation become even more diverting when she becomes caught up in trying to learn who replaced the bullets of a prop gun with live ammunition, resulting in the demanding director's death. Includes recipes.
On target Greaney, Mark.
"Four years ago, Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. To survive, he had to eliminate his own brothers in arms. Now, as a master assassin known as the Gray Man, he makes his living killing other people. But when an old comrade he thought dead returns to haunt him, his own life is put in the crosshairs. The man wants Court to complete a mission, with one crucial catch to his orders: Instead of a difficult assassination, the job will entail a near impossible kidnapping--and Court must return his quarry to the very CIA team that turned on him. With his unforgiving employers on one side, his blackmailing former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.."--
The counterlife Roth, Philip.
Novelist Nathan Zuckerman challenges the many schemes concocted by people around him for reversing their seemingly irreversible destinies.
The daughter of Highland Hall Turansky, Carrie.
"Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband"--
An English ghost story Newman, Kim, author.
A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most, threatening to destroy them from the inside out--Page 4 of cover.
The far side of the sun Furnivall, Kate.
"The Bahamas, 1943. Hoping to escape her turbulent past, twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt has fled to Nassau. But the world is at war, and one night the peaceful life she has created for herself is shattered when she discovers a man dying in an alleyway . . . Ella Stanford is married to a powerful diplomat who's been appointed to keep the Duke of Windsor far from his Nazi friends in Germany. And in this city now teeming with danger, Ella has her own secrets--ones that threaten to tear apart her safe and ordered life . . . When Ella's world collides with Dodie's, they find themselves caught in the spiral of violence and greed ripping through Nassau. But Dodie falls deeply in love with a mysterious American stranger on the island, and together they fight to uncover the truth behind the bloodshed while struggling to keep each other alive in this perilous new world . . . "--
Search and rescue Anderson-Dargatz, Gail, 1963- author.
"Small-town journalist Claire Abbott has a sixth sense, what the fire chief calls a 'radar for crime.' When a young woman goes missing on a nature trail, Claire is first on the scene. The clues to the woman's whereabouts are misleading, but Claire knows she can find the girl. Trusting her intuition, Claire embarks on a snowy chase up a mountainside. She's more than just a journalist chasing a story. Claire is determined to do the right thing at any cost. Search and Rescue is the first in a series of mysteries featuring journalist Claire Abbott."--from cover, page .
Deadly catch : a Mac McClellan mystery Helms, E. Michael.
"After twenty-four years in the Marines, Mac McClellan is happy to be a civilian again and let others take charge, but that's not going to happen until he clears his name as the number one suspect in a murder. When recently retired U.S. Marine Mac McClellan hooks a badly decomposed body while enjoying a leisurely fishing vacation in the Florida panhandle, and then a bag of rare marijuana is discovered stashed aboard his rental boat, he realizes someone is setting him up to take the fall for murder and drug smuggling. Mac and Kate Bell, a feisty saleslady at the local marina with whom he has struck up a promising relationship, launch an investigation to clear his name. Along the way Mac must butt heads and match wits with local law enforcement officials, shady politicians, and strong-armed thugs from the Eastern Seaboard to sniff out and bring the real smugglers and killer to justice"--
Ten second staircase Fowler, Christopher.
Detective John May and his partner, Arthur Bryant, find themselves tackling a bizarre serial killer nicknamed "The Highwayman," whose crimes bear a striking similarity to other murders spanning London's history.
You were meant for me McDonough, Yona Zeldis.
What do you do when you have to give up the person you love most? Thirty-five-year-old Miranda is not an impulsive person. She's been at Domestic Goddess magazine for eight years, she has great friends, and she's finally moving on after a breakup. Having a baby isn't even on her radar--until the day she discovers an abandoned newborn on the platform of a Brooklyn subway station. Rushing the little girl to the closest police station, Miranda hopes and prays she'll be all right and that a loving family will step forward to take her. Yet Miranda can't seem to get the baby off her mind and keeps coming up with excuses to go check on her, until finally a family court judge asks whether she'd like to be the baby's foster parent--maybe even adopt her. To her own surprise, Miranda jumps at the chance. But nothing could have prepared her for the ecstasy of new-mother love--or the heartbreak she faces when the baby's father surfaces.
The water room Fowler, Christopher.
How can an elderly recluse drown in a chair in her otherwise dry basement? That's what John May and Arthur Bryant of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit set out to discover in a city rife with shady real estate developers, racist threats, dodgy academicians, and someone dangerously obsessed with Egyptian mythology.
An unseemly wife Moore, E. B. (Elizabeth B.), author.
Trick or deadly treat Washburn, L. J.
"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic, the vet is in the process of being arrested-for the murder of his wife! Convinced that the police are barking up the wrong tree and that someone's been burying evidence, Sam begs Phyllis to help find the real killer. Joined by Buck, the friends engage in a dogged pursuit of the murderer, who will stop at nothing to muzzle them ... permanently."--
Palace of darkness Higley, T. L., author.
"If you liked Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, you'll love Tracy Higley's Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go, Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author. She believed the city in stone could protect her from the past, until it threatened to destroy her future. Cassia, a destitute young widow, seeks refuge for herself and her young son, Alexander, in Petra, the home of his late father's estranged family. The capital of the flourishing Arabian empire, a city carved in rock and still free of Roman control, Petra is hidden away among towering sandstone cliffs. Cassia hopes to secure a future here with Alexander's relatives and enjoy the family life she's never known.But Alexander's father was not the man Cassia thought. He kept a great secret from her, a secret that leads an evil queen to steal Alexander from his mother and plan his destruction. As the plot against her son unfolds, Cassia finds unexpected allies in her new friend, Julian, and the mysterious followers of The Way. These strangers sacrifice everything to help Cassia rescue her son from the dark palace and the pagan queen. And they offer Cassia the love and security of a family, asking for nothing in return. With Roman soldiers poised to invade the city, Cassia learns that it will take more than her new friends to save her son's life. It will take a strength and a power beyond any Cassia has ever known, if she is willing to surrender and trust in the One True God"--
Dead broke in Jarrett Creek Shames, Terry, author.
"Jarrett Creek is bankrupt. Gary Dellmore, heir apparent to the main bank, is dead, apparently murdered. Samuel Craddock thought he was retired but now he's been asked to return as police chief. Dellmore supposedly had a roving eye, although his wife says he was never serious about dallying. Still, Craddock wonders: Did the husbands and fathers of women he flirted with think he was harmless? What about his current lover, who insists that Dellmore was going to leave his wife for her? Craddock discovers that Dellmore had a record of bad business investments. Even worse, he took a kickback from a loan he procured, which ultimately drove the town into bankruptcy. Many people had motive to want Dellmore dead. Then the investigation turns up another crime. As Craddock digs down to the root of this mess, many in Jarrett Creek are left wondering what happened to the innocence of their close-knit community"--
Run : a novel Grant, Andrew, 1968- author.
"Marc Bowman is an in-demand hired gun, a computer consultant for AmeriTel, the huge technical corporation where his wife Carolyn happens to work as a high-powered executive. Then, one morning, AmeriTel unceremoniously fires Marc with no notice and no cause. Furious, Marc turns to Carolyn for an explanation--and is stunned when she sides with her employer. Suddenly, things are happening in Marc's life that he can't explain, strange men are following him, items are disappearing from his home, and the FBI is turning up at his door to question him about his past projects. And then, without warning, Carolyn vanishes"--
Ghost wanted Hart, Carolyn G.
"Bailey Ruth's supervisor, Wiggins, is worried about a dear old friend. The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts Adelaide's college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone's making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle, and stealing a valuable book. Concerned with Lorraine's reputation among the living, Wiggins dispatches the irrepressible redhead Bailey Ruth to investigate. Soon after her arrival, trouble begins to stack up. A campus security guard is shot by an intruder, and Bailey Ruth uncovers a catalog of evidence blaming a student for the crimes. As a ghost, she may not be all there, but even Bailey Ruth can decipher that something isn't adding up. So with police preparing to make an arrest, the spirited detective must race against the clock to find the real culprit, because when justice is overdue, it takes more than death to stop Bailey Ruth Raeburn.."--
Some luck Smiley, Jane.
"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher.
Independence day Ford, Richard, 1944-
In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most indelible characters in recent American fiction. In the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, Frank Bascombe now sells real estate, as he masters the high-wire act of "normalcy". But during the Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life.
Immortal Ward, J. R., 1969-
"The Creator invented the game, and the stakes are nothing less than the fate of both the quick and the dead: seven souls, seven crossroads--each an opportunity for salvation or damnation. Coming into this sixth round, reluctant savior Jim Heron has compromised himself, his body and his soul, and even still, he's on the verge of losing everything.... And that includes Sissy, the innocent he freed from Hell. Jim's determined to protect her--but this makes her a weakness the demon Devina can exploit. With Sissy once again in danger, and Jim torn between the game and the woman he's sworn to defend, evil's ready to play dirty and finally claim Jim for her own. As the war comes into its final chapters, humanity's savior is prepared to do anything it takes to win--and that includes embarking on a suicide mission into the very darkest shadows of Purgatory. True love is Jim's only hope for survival--and victory. But can a man with no heart and no soul be saved by something he doesn't believe in?"--
Consumed : a novel Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity. Naomi becomes engrossed about Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been found dead and mutilated in her Paris apartment, police suspect Aristide of killing her and consuming parts of her body. Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon. After sleeping with one of Molnár's patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphe's. Their parallel narratives become entwined with 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex.
Mr. Bones : twenty stories Theroux, Paul.
"A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux's "fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination" (John Updike, The New Yorker)"--
Truth be told Ryan, Hank Phillippi.
A middle-class family's evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this story and on other foreclosures, reporter Jane Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who'll stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret.
Broken Hart, Megan.
Once a month over lunch Joe tells Sadie about his latest conquest and she imagines that all of the women Joe has been with are her.
House Peretti, Frank E.
Two stranded couples find shelter in an inn but find themselves trapped in a game with rules setting up a life-or-death situation.
The coffin dancer : a Lincoln Rhyme novel Deaver, Jeffery.
Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminals in the NYPD, joins his beautiful protege, Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer -- an ingenious killer who changes his appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims. So far, they have only one clue: the assassin has a tattoo on his arm -- of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a coffin. Rhyme, a quadriplegic from a line-of-duty accident, must rely on his wits and Sachs's intuition to track the elusive murderer through the subways, parks, and airports of an ever-tumultuous New York City -- knowing they have only forty-eight hours before the Coffin Dancer strikes again.
To love a king Husk, Shona.
"To keep the balance between good and evil at the court of Annwyn, Prince Felan ap Gwyn has two weeks to marry and take the crown. But he wants more than just power--he wants love, a love he once had but was too stubborn to hold on to. It took years for Jacqueline Ara to put her life back together after Felan abandoned her. And she doesn't want fairies back in her life--even if her heart still burns for him. With war in Annwyn looming and death bleeding into the mortal world, Felan and Jacquie will need to heal old wounds for one last gamble. It's all or nothing to save both worlds."-- Author's website.
Brood Novak, Chase.
"Adam and Alice are reaching the age when some of the children created by the fertility treatment that spawned them begin to turn feral. Will they succumb to the same physiological horror that destroyed their parents? Every change brings on terror--the voice cracking as it changes, the swelling of the breasts, the coarsening of down into actual hair. Their aunt, Cynthia, oversees renovations to the Twisden family's Manhattan residence--torn apart by the children's parents at their most savage--and struggles to give her niece and nephew the unconditional love they never had. Meanwhile, in the world outside, the forces of good and evil collide as a troop of feral offspring threatens to invade the refuge Cynthia is so determined to construct behind the Twisdens' walls"--
The roving party Wilson, Rohan.
"1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded, four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling, Gould, a downtrodden farmhand, two free black trackers, and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw"--
A call to duty Weber, David, 1952-
"Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life...two things his neglectful mother couldn't or wouldn't provide. So when Travis enlists in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he'd finally found the structure he'd always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isn't exactly as expected. Boot camp is rough, his first ship assignment lax and disorderly, and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is on the edge of extinction. The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbor months away and with little resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague ravaged economy and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, factions in Parliament want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources elsewhere. But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place as Travis is about to find out"--
Forrest Gump : a novel Groom, Winston, 1944-
Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it ...
A Robertson family Christmas : a novella Robertson, Kay, 1946-
The gamble Ashley, Kristen, author.
Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up. The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.
Pale horse coming Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
In 1951, after Sam Vincent disappears while investigating a prison for violent African American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, Earl Swagger finds himself confronting a town guarded by a private army of brutal, Klan-type thugs.
Parasites like us Johnson, Adam, 1967-
Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative and haunting cautionary adventure, Parasites Like Us will earn Johnson an immense audience of devoted fans. --Publisher.
Hawk Brust, Steven, 1955-
Vlad Taltos has a price on his head. It isn't the first time, but what's new is that the entire Jhereg organization -- thieves, assassins, vicious criminals all -- has committed to removing him from the board. It will take all of Vlad's considerable ingenuity to come up with a plan that will get the Jhereg off his back permanently.
Unthinkable Phillips, Clyde.
"Pregnant with her first child, homicide lieutenant Jane Candiotti is under strict doctor's orders to take it easy. But when a mass shooting claims the life of her teenage nephew, all bets are off. Jane will go to any lengths to bring down the monster who did this-- even enlisting the help of a dangerous ex-con. And when she uncovers a chilling connection between the shooting and a decades old murder case, she knows she cannot stop until the final horrifying piece of the puzzle falls into place."--p.4 of cover.
Blade of Fortriu Marillier, Juliet.
As King Bridei prepares to expel the Gaelic invaders for all time, he sends the princess, Ana, a hostage of Fortriu since childhood, to make a strategic marriage to a chieftain she has never met, accompanied on her journey by Faolan, Bridei's enigmatic assassin and spy.
Thunderbolts. Volume 4, No mercy Soule, Charles, author.
The massive. [Volume 3], Longship Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
"In Longship, Callum Israel and Ninth Wave go head to head with a disgraced comrade threatening nuclear war, a rogue faction of the US Navy working as pirates in New York Harbor, and a colony of Norwegian whalers who hunt in the Viking tradition" --
Radiant Sumner-Smith, Karina, author.
"Xhea has no magic. Born without the power that everyone else takes for granted, Xhea is an outcast--no way to earn a living, buy food, or change the life that fate has dealt her. Yet she has a unique talent: the ability to see ghosts and the tethers that bind them to the living world, which she uses to scratch out a bare existence in the ruins beneath the City's floating Towers. When a rich City man comes to her with a young woman's ghost tethered to his chest, Xhea has no idea that this ghost will change everything. The ghost, Shai, is a Radiant, a rare person who generates so much power that the Towers use it to fuel their magic, heedless of the pain such use causes. Shai's home Tower is desperate to get the ghost back and force her into a body--any body--so that it can regain its position, while the Tower's rivals seek the ghost to use her magic for their own ends. Caught between a multitude of enemies and desperate to save Shai, Xhea thinks herself powerless--until a strange magic wakes within her. Magic dark and slow, like rising smoke, like seeping oil. A magic whose very touch brings death" --
The Search for Heinrich Schlögel : a novel Baillie, Martha, 1960- author.
"Martha Baillie's hypnotic novel follows Heinrich Schlögel from Germany to Canada, where he sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island. His journey quickly becomes surreal, he experiences strange encounters and inexplicable visions as shards of Arctic history emerge from the shifting landscape. When he returns from his hike, he discovers that, though he has not aged, thirty years have passed. Narrated by an unnamed archivist who is attempting to piece together the truth of Heinrich's life, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel dances between reality and dream, asking us to consider not only our role in imagining the future into existence but also the consequences of our past choices. "--
Ship of the dead Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
In the weeks following the Omega Virus outbreak, survivors form desperate clusters, uniting to defend against hordes of the walking dead. But they can only hide for so long.
Poison fruit Carey, Jacqueline, 1964-
With a new predator on the loose, Daisy Johanssen, liaison to the Norse goddess of the dead, fights harder than usual to keep the paranormal residents of Pemkowet under control.
The Way Inn : a novel Wiles, Will.
"Neil Double is a 'conference surrogate,' hired by his clients to attend industry conferences so that they don't have to. It's a life of budget travel, cheap suits, and out-of-own exhibition center--kind of paradise for Neil, who has reconstructed his incognito professional life into a toxic and selfish personal philosophy. But his latest job, at a conference of conference organizers, will radically transform him and everything he believes as it unexpectedly draws him into a bizarre and speculative mystery. In a brand new Way Inn--global chain of identikit mid-budget motel--in an airport hinterland, he meets a woman he has seen before in strange and unsettling circumstances. She hints at an astonishing truth about this mundane world filled with fake smiles and piped muzak. But before Neil can learn more, she vanishes. Intrigued, he tries to find her--a search that will lead him down the rabbit hole, into an eerily familiar place where he will discover a dark and disturbing secret about the Way Inn. Caught on a metaphysical Mobius strip, Neil discovers that there may be no way out."--Publisher website.
To see the moon again Turner, Jamie L.
Every day of her life Julia Rich lives with the memory of a horrible accident she caused long ago. In the years since, she has tried to hide her guilt in the quiet routine of teaching at a small South Carolina college, avoiding close relationships with family and would-be friends. But one day a phone call from Carmen, a niece she has never met, disrupts her carefully controlled world. Carmen is a study in contrasts--comical yet wise, sunny yet contemplative, soft yet assertive. As she sets about gently drawing Julia from her self-imposed solitude into a place of hope, she also seeks her own peace for past mistakes. Together, the two women embark on a journey that takes Julia far from the familiar comfort of home and gives Carmen the courage to open her heart. Together, their sightseeing trip turns into a discovery of truth, grace, redemption, and, finally, love.
The ripper affair Saintcrow, Lilith, author.
"A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime. Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and Reason. Without them, he is not his best. At all. Unfortunately, calm and rest will not be found. There is a killer hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, murdering poor women of a certain reputation. A handful of frails murdered on cold autumn nights would make no difference...but the killings echo in the highest circles, and threaten to bring the Empire down in smoking ruins. Once more Emma Bannon is pressed into service, once more Archibald Clare is determined to aid her. The secrets between these two old friends may give an ambitious sorcerer the means to bring down the Crown. And there is still no way to reliably find a hansom when one needs it most"--P.  of cover.
Francesca Small, Bertrice.
The book of Athyra Brust, Steven, 1955-
Presents the sixth and seventh Vlad Taltos novels, in which the sorcerer-assassin decides to retire but finds that the House of Jhereg is not ready to let him go, and Vlad's repayment of a debt to a boy who saved his life uncovers a financial scandal that threatens repercussions throughout the empire.
Only the dead Sundstøl, Vidar, 1963- author.
" A Norwegian tourist has been found murdered on the shore of Lake Superior--right where an Ojibwe man may have been killed more than one hundred years earlier. Four months later, the official investigation is supposedly over but still not resolved, and U.S. Forest Service officer Lance Hansen, drawn into the mystery by his grisly discovery of the body, is uncovering clues disturbingly close to home. His former father-in-law, Willy Dupree, may hold the key to the century-old murder of Swamper Caribou. And his own brother, Andy, might know more than he's telling--more than he should know--about the recent homicide. The relationship between the brothers takes a dangerous turn as their annual deer hunt becomes a deadly game. Steeped in the rich history of Lake Superior's rugged North Shore, this follow-up to the Riverton Prize-winning The Land of Dreams pursues two tales through a bleak and beautiful landscape haunted by the lives and dreams of its Scandinavian immigrants and Native Americans. Hansen finds himself equally haunted by the complex mysteries that continue to unravel around him. "--
Sally Heathcote, suffragette Talbot, Mary M., 1954-
Follows the fortunes of a common housemaid swept up in the feminist militancy of early 20th century Edwardian Britain. As the growing hunger for change grows within a culture of rigid social mores and class barriers, Sally and thousands like her rise up to break the bonds of oppression at the risk of ostracization and violence.
Fairest. Of Men and Mice Andreyko, Marc.
"Cinderella returns in an all-new epic! After an assassination attempt on Snow White, Cind is called back into service to unravel an age-old conspiracy that dates back to that fateful midnight ball! Can Cind uncover the plot and prevent a massacre in Fabletown? By critically acclaimed writer Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER, Torso, The Lost) and legendary artist Shawn McManus (CINDERELLA, SWAMP THING), FAIREST VOL. 4: CINDERELLA - OF MEN AND MICE ties directly into FABLES! New York Times bestselling, award-winning creator Bill Willingham presents a new series starring the female FABLES. Balancing horror, humor and adventure in the FABLES tradition, FAIREST explores the secret histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others. Collects issues #21-27"--
Injustice. Gods among us, year two. Volume 1 Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.
"The best-selling prequel to the hit videogame picks up right where it left off! Year one is over--now, year two begins. The death of one of their own has divided Earth's protectors as hero turns against hero. As Superman's iron grip on the world tightens, at the edge of the galaxy, another grave threat approaches... INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR 2 continues the story from the New York Times best-selling graphic novel with rising star writer Tom Taylor (EARTH 2) and a team of artists including Mike S. Miller, Bruno Redondo and Tom Derenick"--
Black Rose Alice. 1 Mizushiro, Setona, 1971- author, artist.
Dimitri Lewandoski is a celebrated tenor in early 1900s Vienna. When he is killed in an accident, his corpse is colonized by the seeds of a vampire master. At first, Dimitri denies that anything has changed, but as the people around him start dying, he is forced to accept the ghastly truth. Flash-forward to 2008. In Tokyo, Azusa Kikukawa's troubled love life comes to an end with a fatal accident. Dimitri appears in her dying dreams with a diabolical proposal--he will save her lover if she agrees to become the breeding ground for the next generation of vampire seeds.
Our first Christmas
A collection of holiday romances, featuring contributions from four authors.
A crafty Christmas Bryan, Mollie Cox, 1963- author.
"Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators determine she was poisoned, the luxury cruise veers toward disaster as Sheila becomes the number one suspect--or was she really the intended victim? Just as the croppers begin un-wrapping the truth, a storm strands them at sea, and they'll find it's harder than ever to survive the holidays with a killer on deck"--Page  of cover.
Dick Francis's Damage Francis, Felix, author.
"Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition. Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place-the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator. but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail"--
Murder at Marble House Maxwell, Alyssa, author.
With the dawn of the twentieth century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder of a fortune teller and the disappearance of Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Scarlet tides Hair, David, 1965- author.
With the reappearance of the Leviathan Bridge, the Third Crusade begins in the name of Emperor Constant, while most of the Rondians are seeking their fortune, there is a small faction set on finding the source of all magical power, the Scytale of Coneus.
A plus size diva : who ya wit' : the beginning Hampton, Brenda (Brenda M.), author.
At the age of forty, Desa Rae Jenkins may be classified as over the hill, but with voluptuous curves in all the right places, she attracts Roc Dawson, one of the sexiest men alive, who happens to be almost half her age. He excites her like no other man has, but from Roc's playa-hating uncle Ronnie to the baby mama drama that comes to her doorstep, Desa Rae is forced to make a decision that could set her free from the man she's fallen in love with. The mere thought of Desa Rae ending their relationship sends Roc packing, and he must reevaluate what he has always known as the street life. If he wants to keep this bona fide diva on his team, he has to make his case for black love and leave the past behind. Then again, so does Desa Rae, especially when her ex-husband, Reggie, jumps back into the picture, causing more secret skeletons to be revealed.--Publisher's description.
Dead for a spell Buckland, Raymond.
"March 1881. The Lyceum is abuzz with the news that American actor Edwin Booth is going to be sharing the stage with their own Shakespearean star, Henry Irving. But stage manager Harry Rivers has other matters preoccupying him. One of the regular actresses has disappeared, and after a disturbing tarot card reading, Harry's boss, Bram Stoker, is convinced that something wicked is coming their way. When the poor girl's body is found, Stoker's suspicions prove to be founded--the murder scene is riddled with strange clues that Stoker recognizes as the trappings of an occult ritual. Someone is conjuring up a pernicious plot against cast and crew of the Lyceum, and if Harry doesn't track down the slaying sorcerer quickly, it could spell disaster for those he holds dearest.."--
Strong darkness Land, Jon, author.
Texas Ranger William Ray Strong teams up with Judge Roy Bean to track down the Old West's first serial killer, who is stitching a trail of death along the railroad lines slicing their way through Texas.
Nerve Francis, Dick, author.
Rock addiction : [a rock kiss novel] Singh, Nalini, 1977-
Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media's harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.
You're So Fine Kramer, Kieran
A wicked snow Olsen, Gregg, author.
Vanished Heiter, Elizabeth
Together Again : The Trouble With Caasi Macomber, Debbie
Say Yes to the Marquess Dare, Tessa
The Tejano Conflict Perry, Steve
Paw and Order Kelly, Diane
Murder at the book group King, Maggie, 1950-
The Missing McCormack, Una
Meet Your Baker Alexander, Ellie
Mine to Take Ashenden, Jackie
Make Me Lose Control Ridgway, Christie
Longarm and the Rock Springs Reckoning Evans, Tabor
Love Me If You Dare : A Coral Cove Novel Blake, Toni
Let It Bleed Roberts, J. R.
Hot Blooded Grant, Donna
Illicit : Midnight Sun Jackson, Lisa
A Family for Maddie Luck, Sara
The Duke in My Bed Grey, Amelia
The Duke of Dark Desires Neville, Miranda
Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire Sparks, Kerrelyn
Celine Roth, Kathleen Bittner, author.
Angel in Armani Scott, Melanie
Broken Bonds Harper, Karen
Alien : River of Pain Golden, Christopher
The zone of interest Amis, Martin, author.
"From one of England's most renowned authors, an unforgettable new novel that provides a searing portrait of life-and, shockingly, love-in a concentration camp. Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul-it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn't look at it without turning away. The king couldn't look at it. The courtiers couldn't look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without turning away. And no one could. The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are? In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul"--
Blue water dreams Hankins, Dena, author.
Lania Marchiol keeps a wary sailor's gaze trained on the horizon. Somewhere out there, the perfect boat is waiting to take her around the world in a self-sufficient home powered by wind, sunshine, and the strength of her will. When she finds it, she'll sell her beloved antique printing press, retire her renowned literary magazine, and wave good-bye to her life on land. When a suave filmmaker flirts his way into her literary life, Lania must fight to maintain a steady heading toward the high seas.
Murder on the Île Sordou Longworth, M. L. (Mary Lou), 1963- author.
"The fourth book in the series finds Verlaque and Bonnet on vacation on a remote island in the glittering Mediterranean Like Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, M. L. Longworth's books enchant mystery lovers with a taste for good food and gorgeous landscapes. In Murder on the Île Sordou, Judge Antoine Verlaque and his girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet, are hoping to enjoy a relaxing holiday at the Locanda Sordou, an opulent hotel that is reopening after decades, but someone has other plans. Maxime Le Bon and his wife have spent their life savings restoring the Locanda, which lies on an archipelago just off the coast of Marseille. The murder of one of the guests casts a shadow over everyone's vacation, and Verlaque and Bonnet are once again called to investigate. But things go from bad to worse when a violent storm cuts off all communication with the mainland. Will the killer strike again?"--
The family Hightower : a novel Slattery, Brian Francis.
In 1968 two boys are born into a large family, both named for their grandfather, Peter Henry Hightower. One boy--Peter--grows up in Africa and ends up a journalist in Granada. The other--Petey--becomes a minor criminal, first in Cleveland and then in Kiev. In 1995, Petey runs afoul of his associates and disappears. But the criminals, bent on revenge, track down the wrong cousin, and the Peter in Granada finds himself on the run. He bounces from one family member to the next, piecing together his cousin's involvement in international crime while learning the truth about his family's complicated history. Along the way the original Peter Henry Hightower's story is revealed, until it catches up with that of his children, revealing how Peter and Petey have been living in their grandfather's shadow all along.
Mount dragon : a novel Preston, Douglas J.
Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.
Autumn, all the cats return Georget, Philippe, 1962-
"Bringing to light the horrors, hopes, and treasons committed during the war in Algeria, this expertly plotted and stylish sequel to ... 'Summertime, all the cats are bored,' has Lieutenant Gilles Sebag on the track of not only a killer but a history that not everyone wants uncovered."--Front jacket flap.
Dolly Dingle, lesbian landlady Nolan, Monica.
Dorian "Dolly" Dingle has been footloose and flighty for long enough. At last, she's resolved to focus on her showbiz career and move out of the Magdalena Arms. Then landlady Mrs. DeWitt breaks her hip, and Dolly reluctantly agrees to fill in as temporary housemother. While she grapples with home repairs and holiday preparations, Dolly tends to the needs of her diverse tenants, including: Jackie (the aspiring actress), Kay (Dolly's old friend), Arlene (buxom theater designer), Ramona (former bad girl). When the high-spirited residents learn of a scheme to shut down their beloved rooming house, they rally together to raise funds.
Black Powder War Novik, Naomi.
After their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching.
Gossamer ghost Childs, Laura.
When scrapbooking shop owner Carmela finds neighboring shopkeeper Marcus Joubert dead, spilling out of a coffin on his floor, she discovers a rare French mask missing. Soon the New Orleans police, including Carmela's hunky cop beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, are wondering not only who stole the mask from Marcus but also whether Marcus himself had come into its possession illegally.
Hour of darkness Jardine, Quintin.
The body of a murdered woman is found washed up on Cramond Island near the mouth of the River Forth. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh, the kitchen is covered in blood, and the occupier is missing. When the name of the woman from Cramond Island is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, Chief Constable Bob Skinner most of all. Now based in Glasgow, he has no reason to become involved in the case. Yet he does, unwittingly setting in motion a course that leads him to the toughest choice of his life, putting him in the midst of a personal nightmare, both life-threatening and career changing.
Last of the independents Wiebe, Sam, author.
"Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons -- only, as Mike has discovered, some missing people stay with you. Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant. However, he quickly discovers that the case has been damaged by a crooked private eye and dismissed by a disinterested justice system. Worse, the only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections. As the stakes rise, Mike attempts to balance his search for the junk merchant's son with a more profitable case involving a necrophile and a funeral home, while simultaneously struggling to keep a disreputable psychic from bilking the mother of a missing girl" --
Ancillary sword Leckie, Ann, author.
"What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal? And what if all of it were ripped away? The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture. Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized -- or should be. But everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is unhappy with the situation, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on. With no guarantees that interest is benevolent"--
Dragon age : the masked empire Weekes, Patrick, author.
"Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves. To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary. Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress. But as the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene's diplomatic approach Orlais' problems will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais strong again. Briala has been Celene's handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala must decide where her true loyalties lie. In this thrilling tie-in to the award-winning Dragon Age games, alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais. But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the slums may decide the fate of the masked empire."
The Best American mystery stories of the 19th century
An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre's founding century. With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters. It's a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmother of mystery fiction, and the African-American writer Charles W. Chesnutt. Of course, Penzler includes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," recognized as the first detective story, and with thirty-three stories spanning the years 1824-1899, nowhere else can readers find such a surprising, comprehensive take on the evolution of the American mystery story.
High crimes Finder, Joseph.
High-profile attorney and Harvard Law professor Claire Heller Chapman puts her career on the line to defend her husband after he is revealed to be a former secret operative for the U.S. government and is arrested for an unspeakable atrocity committed some thirteen years earlier.
Sweet harmony McLane, LuAnn, author.
"Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is no Nashville--it's a sweet, small town outside the big-city limelight. But here, two headstrong country music stars will need to rely on their Southern roots and explosive chemistry to top the charts together. When Cat Carson drops her record label and signs with an independent label based in Cricket Creek, it's a huge upset in the music world. But the residents of Cricket Creek are thrilled to have a real country music star in their midst. Everyone except Jeff Greenfield, that is--a local rising star himself who's been asked to record a duet with the stunning beauty. Jeff grew up on a farm, but his smooth, soulful country style is starting to get him noticed outside Cricket Creek. And while a duet with Cat Carson could send his career skyrocketing, he doesn't want to lose touch with his roots--or lose his head. Because sparks are flying every time he and Cat hit the studio. And it's more than a little distracting"--Page  of cover.
Badlanders Robbins, David, 1950-
"When Alexander Jessup moves with his two daughters to the Badlands to run a ranch, he's unprepared for the West's deathly perils. But despite the dangers, his daughter Edana is determined to manage the Diamond B. And it may be possible, thanks to ranch's foreman, Neal Bonner, and his partner, Jericho, an expert gunman. But Edana's headstrong sister, Isolda, has other plans. She has no interest in herding cows--or in polite society, for that matter. So she latches onto cutthroat conman Beaumont Adams, and the two scheme to take over the Diamond B with the help of the worst criminals in the Badlands. Now Edana, Neal, and Jericho must face down a pack of stone-cold thieves and murderers to save their ranch--or die trying."-- From back cover.
Father Elijah : an apocalypse O'Brien, Michael D. (Michael David), 1948-
A tale of religious espionage featuring Father Elijah, a Jewish convert. He is ordered by the Vatican to spy on a cabal of politicians and financiers, seeking to replace the pope with a more compliant pontiff. By the author of Sophia House.
A matter of grave concern : a novel Novak, Brenda, author.
When Maximillian Wilder hides his noble identity and joins the notorious body snatchers known as the London Supply Company, the last thing on his mind is love. He's worried about Madeline, his vanished half sister, who was last seen in the company of Jack Hurtsill, the gang's conscienceless leader. Raiding graveyard, stealing corpses, and selling them to medical colleges as dissection material is dirty work, but Max knows he must gain Jack's trust. He's determined to find out what happened to Madeline--and to bring Jack to justice if she was murdered for the coin her body could earn. Beautiful, spirited Abigail Hale, daughter of the surgeon at Aldersgate School of Medicine, detests the challenging, hard-bargaining Max almost as much as Jack. But she must procure the necessary specimens if she is to save the college and her father's career. She believes she is going to be successful--until Jack double-crosses her. Then she's swept into a plot of danger and intrigue, one where Max must intervene to protect her, no matter the risk to his plan...or his heart.
Wonder Woman. Volume 5, Flesh Azzarello, Brian, author.
Fables. Book nine : the deluxe edition Willingham, Bill, author.
"The final battle between the free Fables of the mundane world and the Empire occupying their former Homelands is here! The creatures of myth and fairytale lore have assembled together to finally face the Adversary and his hordes. But victory will not come without a price--who will live and who will die for the fate of the Homelands? Bill Willingham's Eisner Award-winning, New York Times best-selling series comes to the deluxe hardcover format here in FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION BOOK NINE in one of the most epic storylines in the series' long history. This deluxe edition collects FABLES issues #70-81"--
Spice & Wolf. Volume XII Hasekura, Isuna, 1982-
To obtain a map of the northlands, the wolf goddess Holo and her merchant traveling companion Lawrence must travel to a village where they discover a legendary angel and learn that witches may exist.
The Tess Noncoire Chronicles : Faery Moon Frost, P. R.
Tease Jordan, Sophie.
"A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules: - Never let them see the real you. - Never fall in love. - Always leave them begging for more. Then comes Ethan. A hotty from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed--he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees. But instead of making Ethan beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she'sthrowing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control. A guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried. A guy who just might leave her wanting more . . "--
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905.
Proof positive Mayor, Archer, author.
Investigating the death of a Vietnam veteran whose PTSD culminated in a hoarding disorder, Joe Gunther learns that the victim's collection of combat photos contains information that a sinister adversary desperately wanted to keep hidden.
The Brothers Cabal Howard, Jonathan L., author.
"Horst Cabal has risen from the dead. Again. Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan: to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer. As luck would have it, this exactly describes his brother" --
When mystical creatures attack! Founds, Kathleen, author.
One lavender ribbon Burch, Heather.
Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again? Reeling from a bitter divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to Southern Florida, throwing herself into the restoration of a dilapidated old Victorian beach house. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin box hidden away in the attic that reveals the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a young woman who lived in the house more than a half-century earlier.
Only Dimon, HelenKay.
"Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he's still reeling from his ex-wife's decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast's love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others. Kyra Royer knows all about Bast's reputation--and is intrigued enough to try to change him into a one-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He's known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she's off-limits, so she'll have to get creative to make him hers. As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman's considerable charms. But when Bast's job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive--even if it means getting closer than he ever intended"--
The French executioner : a novel Humphreys, C. C. (Chris C.), author.
In this historical adventure, the executioner who later beheaded Anne Boleyn swears an oath to her that he will bury her six-fingered hand at a crossroads in France.
The sharp hook of love Jones, Sherry, 1961-
"The first retelling of the passionate, twelfth-century love story since the discovery of 113 lost love letters between Heloise d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard--the original Romeo and Juliet. He was the most famous philosopher in the world, a headmaster and a poet whose dashing good looks would make any woman swoon. She was Paris's most brilliant young scholar, beautiful and wry, and his student. Forbidden by the church and society to love each other, these enchanting lovers defied all the rules to follow their own hearts and risk everything that mattered to them, including each other. An illicit child, a secret marriage, a vengeful uncle: nothing can come between them--until a vicious attack tears them apart forever...or does it? Incorporating original text from their achingly beautiful love letters, this is the tale of Heloise and Abelard, whose love affair, like that of Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra, has become one of the greatest stories of all time. The Sharp Hook of Love is an imaginative, intimate, and erotic portrayal of the star-crossed lovers whose tale of passion and tragedy still touches hearts today"--
The man without qualities. II Musil, Robert, 1880-1942.
Private Vegas Patterson, James, 1947-
"Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides--and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before. PRIVATE VEGAS brings James Patterson's Private series to a sensational new level"--
The Marriage Charm Miller, Linda Lael
As chimney sweepers come to dust : a Flavia de Luce novel Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
"Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley"--
The transit of Venus Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
This book tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women--seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal--becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. Gorgeously written and intricately constructed, Hazzard's novel is a story of place: Sydney, London, New York, Stockholm, of time: from the fifties to the eighties, and above all, of women and men in their passage through the displacements and absurdities of modern life.
Three bargains : a novel Malik, Tania, author.
By the banks of the River Yamuna in northern India, twelve-year-old Madan lives with his impoverished family in the town of Gorapur. Madan's father works for Avtaar Singh, a powerful and controlling man who owns the largest factory in town and much of the land around it. Madan's sharp mind and hardened determination catch Singh's attention. When Madan's father's misdeeds jeopardize his sister's life, Madan strikes his first bargain with Singh to save her. Drawn into Avtaar Singh's violent world, Madan becomes his son in every way but by blood. Suddenly it looks as if everything will change for Madan and his family until a forbidden love affair has brutal consequences and he is forced to leave behind all that is dear to him. On his journey toward redemption, Madan will have to bargain, once, twice, three times for his life and for the lives of those he loves.
Skeleton crew King, Stephen, 1947-
A collection of horror stories in which age-old images of fear fuse with contemporary American life.
Sing in the morning, cry at night Taylor, Barbara J., author.
In early 20th century Pennsylvania, a few months after her sister's mysterious death, eight-year-old Violet befriends a motherless schoolmate, Stanley, who works as a breaker boy in the mines. Meanwhile, Violet's father and mother find other ways cope with their grief.
Destiny Brown, Don
Dare to surrender Phillips, Carly, author.
Who brings forth the wind Wick, Lori.
Twilight fall : a novel of the Darkyn Viehl, Lynn, 1961-
Undone Richard, Shannon, author.
Tales from the nightside Green, Simon R., 1955-
"New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green returns to the "bizarre and gleefully dangerous backdrop" (Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files) of the Nightside with this landmark collection of short fiction. Welcometo the Nightside. It's the secret heart of London, beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys hidden in eternal darkness, where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It's theplace to go if you're looking to indulge the darker side of your nature-and to hell with the consequences. Tales from the Nightside presents ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim beam into the neighborhood's darkest corners to reveal things that shouldnever come to light. Take a walk with such deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside as Razor Eddie, Dead Boy, and Larry Oblivion as they encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. And join John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding lost things, as he confronts Sir Francis Varney, King of the Vampires, in a never-before-published novella-length adventure. There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there's plenty to be afraid of in the Nightside... Includes "The BigGame," a Never-Before-Published Nightside Novella and Nine Other Favorite Nightside Stories"--
The soldier Burrowes, Grace.
The sinner Gerritsen, Tess.
Revelation Sansom, C. J.
Perfect sins : a mystery Bannister, Jo.
"Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken--and probably killed--by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive--until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel Best hasbeen having a tough time of her own. A police constable whose last case ended with her shooting someone dead, she is just beginning to regain her balance. Hazel and Ash are both beginning to take more of an interest in the outside world, when a neighboring archaeologist decides to dig up a curious mound of earth near the ice house on his land. It might be a burial mound, he thinks. It is, but not the ancient one he expects, it holds the bones of a little boy from perhaps thirty years ago, carefully laid to rest with twentieth-century toys. As Hazel is slowly drawn back into police work, Ash finds himself under threat from someone who must think his investigation into his family's disappearance is finally getting somewhere... Jo Bannister's police procedurals have been widely praised not only for outstanding plotting and suspense, but also for their brilliant and compelling characterization"--
No Time for Goodbye Barclay, Linwood
Night lost : a novel of the Darkyn Viehl, Lynn, 1961-
Nightmares & dreamscapes King, Stephen, 1947-
Mutant message from forever Morgan, Marlo.
Likely to Die Fairstein, Linda A.
Knot guilty Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
Inamorata Chance, Megan, author.
If Angels Burn : A Novel of the Darkyn Viehl, Lynn
Hidden prey Sandford, John, 1944 Feb. 23-
Hot Springs : an Earl Swagger novel Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Fulgrim : visions of treachery McNeill, Graham, 1971- author.
The equalizer : a novel Sloan, Michael, 1946-
"Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer." Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.In this novel, based on the 1980s television show, and timed to come out shortly before the feature film version starring Denzel Washington, McCall gets pulled into a battle against Russian drug lords and finds himself pitted against his most dangerous foe ever!"--
Enter pale death Cleverly, Barbara.
"One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as "death by misadventure," this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play--a misgivinghe is struggling to separate from his personal grievances toward Sir James Truelove, who is Lady Lavinia's widower and the influential academic patron of Dorcas Joliffe, whom Joe one day hopes to marry. As Joe's investigation yields surprising secrets about one of England's most powerful families, he discovers how little he knew about not only the gilded lives of the moneyed, but also about his relationship with Dorcas. Is Joe prepared to risk a future with the girl he loves to uncover the truth behind Lady Truelove's death?"--
The Dread Martin, Gail, 1962-
Dogwood Hill Woods, Sherryl
Decent : a novel Johnston, Tim, 1962-
"Descent, the story of a family undone by the disappearance of a daughter who went out for a morning run and didn't come back, marks the adult fiction debut of a remarkable young writer. Stunning in its emotional impact, Descent is a compulsively readablepage-turner with a strong literary sensibility. The girl's vanishing--on a sunny, late-summer vacation morning--all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning the family's harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths, until all that continues to bind them to each other are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point does a girl stop fighting for her life? In the weeks and months that follow, hope leads todisillusionment, and each of them--father, mother, son--withdraws into emotional isolation, individually assessing the blame and assuming the responsibility for their collective loss. Haunting and unforgettable, Descent is a novel that will grab the reader's heart and mind, and will linger there long after the last page is turned" --
The Dark Tide Gross, Andrew
Crimson Angel Hambly, Barbara
Changing woman Thurlo, Aimée.
The Broken Crown West, Michelle
Blood rubies : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery Cleland, Jane K.
"Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Faberge egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: Her family owns the spectacular Faberge Spring Egg snow globe, a magnificent example ofthe master craftsman's work that includes five ruby-red tulips. As she prepares to be filmed for a reality TV show about the launch of her bakery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ana hires antiques expert Josie Prescott to appraise the precious egg and snowglobe. The show's pilot will show Ana planning the desserts for the upcoming wedding of her friend Heather to investment guru, Jason. When Josie arrives at Ana's home, however, she finds Jason murdered and the priceless snow globe smashed beyond repair.All that remains for Josie to examine are bits and pieces--which to her shock reveal that the Spring Egg was a fake. What has happened to the real Faberge, snow globe, if it even existed? And what does that have to do with Jason's murder? Never one to resist a puzzle, Josie teams up with her reporter friend Wes to investigate. With Jane K. Cleland's trademark combination of antiques expertise and ingenious detection, Blood Rubies is an irresistible new mystery featuring the much-loved amateur sleuth, Josie Prescott"--
Replay Levy, Marc, 1961- author.
"On the morning of July 9, 2012, New York Times investigative reporter Andrew Stilman is jogging alongside the Hudson River when he feels a sudden, sharp pain in his lower back. He collapses in a pool of blood. When he regains consciousness, it's May 7--two months earlier. Stilman now has only sixty days to find out who wants him dead and why until his killer finds him again."--Jacket.
An heiress for his empire Monroe, Lucy, 1967-
Innocent debutante Madison Archer has hit the headlines for a scandal not of her making. Now, marriage to the unscrupulous Viktor Beck is the only way to save what's left of her reputation!
The rebels of Ireland : the Dublin saga Rutherfurd, Edward.
Traces the lives of several Dublin families from all strata of society, Protestant and Catholic, rich and poor, conniving and heroic.
Fall Rees, Rod, 1948-
For thousands of years the Grigori have lain hidden, dreaming of the day when they will emerge from the darkness. Now that day draws close. Norma, Trixie, and Ella fight doggedly to frustrate these plans, but they need help. Percy Shelley must lead Norma to the Portal in NoirVille so she can return to the Real World. Trixie's father must convince her that, if she is to destroy the Great Pyramid standing in Terror Incognita, she must be prepared to die. And Vanka Maykov--though not the man she knew and loved--must guide Ella to the secret enclave of the Grigori, where she will face the most chilling of enemies.
All fired up Meader, Kate.
When a wild night in Vegas results in marriage to Shane Doyle, Cara DeLuca demands an annulment, but Shane refuses to let her go, believing that she is the only woman who can offer him the perfect life he craves.
Flawbulous Burton, Shana Johnson.
"The ladies have always been able to rely on God and each other, but even those things that were once familiar now seem foreign. For the first time they begin to question whether their friendships are more of a hindrance than a help, and if God is even listening"--P.  of cover.
The sweetness of honey Kent, Alison.
Deadline Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
"In southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to a close. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether a local reporter should die. And the vote is four to one in favor. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is doing a favor for a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier -- a team of dognappers supplying medical labs - when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found - and the victim is a local reporter..."--
The wallcreeper : a novel Zink, Nell.
"Nell Zink's debut novel follows a downwardly mobile secretary from Philadelphia who marries an ambitious soon-to-be-expat pharmaceutical researcher in hopes that she will never work again. They end up in Germany, where it turns out that her new husband is tougher, sneakier, more sincere, more contradictory, and smarter than she is, she'd naturally thought it was impossible. Life becomes complicated with affairs, birding, and eco-terrorism. Bad things happen, yet they stagger through, clinging to each other from a safe distance. Eventually our heroine commences building a life of her own, in imitation of her husband, one soggy brick at a time."--Publisher's website
The virgin and the gipsy Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Virgins of paradise Wood, Barbara, 1947-
The secret pilgrim : a novel Le Carré, John, 1931-
Scorched eggs Childs, Laura.
"In Laura Childs's New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni--co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café are equally good at serving up breakfast and serving up justice. This time they turn up the heat on a deadly firebug... As Suzanne is getting her hair colored at Root 66, she's stunned to witness the County Services office next door suddenly go up in flames. Concerned neighbors throng the streets, and the fire department does their best. Unfortunately, their best isn't enough tosave longtime civil service worker--and friend to the Cackleberry Club--Hannah Venable. Soon enough, it's discovered that an accelerant was used to fan the flames. Someone set the fire on purpose--was Hannah the intended victim? Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to smoke out the culprit. Unfortunately, the list of suspects is as varied as the Cackleberry Club's menu. When Suzanne finds a possible connection between the fire and the nearby Prairie Star Casino, she comes to realize that the arsonist wanted something very big and bad kept secret. And if the ladies aren't careful, they may be the ones gambling with their lives.."--
Saving Grace Green, Jane, 1968-
"Grace and Ted Chapman. Literary power couple. Ted is considered "the thinking man's John Grisham" and Grace, his wife of twenty years is beautiful, stylish, carefree. All of this is on the surface. Beneath, what no one sees, is Ted's rages. His moodswings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted's longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. To the rescue comes Beth, a new assistant. Someone who will help handle Ted. Someone who has the calm efficiency to weather the storms that threaten to engulf their household. Soon, though, it's clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true. And that this new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation, and even her sanity. "--
Sarah : a novel Halter, Marek.
The Rich Shall Inherit Adler, Elizabeth
The Property of a Lady Adler, Elizabeth
Lost horizon : a novel Hilton, James, 1900-1954.
Killer of Men Cameron, Christian
Come the spring Garwood, Julie.
The cat who sniffed glue Braun, Lilian Jackson.
Absolute fear Jackson, Lisa.
Thanos. The infinity revelation Starlin, Jim, author.
Deadpool vs Carnage Bunn, Cullen, author.
Awakening Higley, T. L.
Kallie loves ancient history and works at a large museum researching the lives and language of the Ancient Minoans. She teams up with Dimitri Andreas, a rich philanthropist whose interest in her research is as strong as hers and they go on a world search for an artifact that will crack the code to Ancient Minoan. As they travel through exotic and beautiful locations, unraveling clues, pursuing leads, and fighting their increasing attraction to each other, the memories that Kallie lost seven year previous start coming back. When strange woman who knows Kallie's real identity tries to kill her, it becomes clear that her past and present are colliding and will hopefully reveal the truth.
Zombillenium. 2, Human resources Pins, Arthur de.
"Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park's security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere... Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation" -- from publisher's web site.
Closer to home Lackey, Mercedes, author.
Trained as a spy by the King's Own Herald, an orphan named Mags rises through the ranks of the Heralds' Collegium and uses his powerful Mindspeech gift to outmaneuver a royal court plot that risks his mentor and family.
The girl next door : a novel Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Mild-mannered Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow who was once his teenage sweetheart. Michael, lonely after the death of his wife, considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the Children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. In THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Rendell brilliantly shatters our assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make--and the emotions behind them--remain as potent in late life as they were in youth"--
Off the edge Crane, Carolyn.
Wouldn't it be deadly : an Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mystery Ireland, D. E.
"Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball--where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins' bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess--Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard's prime suspect. However, Eliza learns that most of Nepommuck's pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing teacher. As another suspect turns up dead and evidence goes missing, Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor's name is to discover which of Nepommuck's many enemies is the real killer"--
Silent murders Miley, Mary.
"[Vaudeville actress turned Hollywood insider] Jessie's thrilled when Bruno Heilmann, a movie studio bigwig, invites her to a party. Shes even more delighted to run into a face from her past at that party. But the following day, Jessie learns that sometime in the wee hours of the morning both her old friend and Bruno Heilmann were brutally murdered. She's devastated, but with her skill as an actress, access to the wardrobes and resources of a film studio, and a face not yet famous enough to be recognized, Jessie is uniquely positioned to dig into the circumstances surrounding these deaths"--Amazon.com.
Terra formars.  Sasuga, Yu, author.
In the late 26th century, overpopulation on Earth is reaching the breaking point, and humanity must find new frontiers. The terraforming of Mars has taken centuries but is now complete. The colonization of Mars by humanity is an epoch-making event, but an unintended side effect of the terraforming process unleashes a horror no one could ever have imagined. After humanity's first manned mission to the Red Planet was lost, a second expedition arrives. The explorers prepare to exterminate the cockroaches that were used to transform the Martian environment. They are shocked to discover that the insects have mutated into giant, aggressive humanoids with one overriding goal--exterminate the humans! But this crew of explorers has each undergone the "Bugs Procedure," terrifying experimental surgery designed to make them more than human.
Monster. Volume 1 Urasawa, Naoki, 1960- author.
Everyone faces uncertainty at some point in their lives. Even a brilliant surgeon like Kenzo Tenma is no exception. But there's no way he could have known that his decision to stop chasing professional success and instead concentrate on his oath to save peoples' lives would result in the birth of an abomination. The questions of good and evil now take on a terrifyingly real dimension. Years later, in Germany during the tumultuous post-reunification period, middle-aged childless couples are being killed one after another. The serial killer's identity is known. The reasons why he kills are not. Dr. Tenma sets out on a journey to find the killer's twin sister, who may hold some clues to solving the enigma of the "Monster."
The end of Sparta : a novel Hanson, Victor Davis.
In this sweeping and deeply imagined historical novel, acclaimed classicist Victor Davis Hanson re-creates the battles of one of the greatest generals of ancient Greece, Epaminondas. At the Battle of Leuktra, his Thebans crushed the fearsome army of Sparta that had enslaved its neighbors for two centuries. We follow these epic historical events through the eyes of Mêlon, a farmer who has left his fields to serve with Epaminondas-swept up, against his better judgment, in the fever to spread democracy even as he yearns to return to his pastoral hillside. With a scholar's depth of knowledge and a novelist's vivid imagination, Hanson re-creates the ancient world down to its intimate details-from the weight of a spear in a soldier's hand to the peculiar camaraderie of a slave and master who go into battle side by side.
Once upon a plaid Marlowe, Mia, author.
"A wife may be courted, too. . . Many would count Katherine Douglas fortunate indeed. Laird William Douglas is broad-shouldered, gentle-handed, everything a lass could dream. But after four years of marriage, Katherine still knows little of what goes on in his heart. And she has yet to bear him an heir. The distance between them is too great--and so she flees over the snowy highlands to Glengarry Castle, home of her childhood, to set her husband free. But William won't let his wife slip away without a fight. Before long, he's at her father's threshold himself, witness to the rumbles of discontent in Glengarry, the bright joy of Yuletide at a family hearth, and the hidden needs of his own beloved"--Page  of cover.
All he wants for Christmas Plumley, Lisa.
"In Kismet, Michigan, Christmas is special: big fluffy snowflakes, sleigh bells, carolers singing. It's a picture-perfect holiday--you just have to choose who's in the frame. Jason Hamilton is on thin ice with the board of his toy company. The young CEO may be a kid at heart, but his party boy reputation requires damage control. So, Jason's off to Kismet to inspect a model store, stay on Santa's Nice list, and stick to business--no goofing around. Which is too bad, because the store manager, Danielle Sharpe, is the definition of what makes Naughty fun. Danielle is thrilled to show off her thriving little toy store--especially if it's her ticket out of Kismet. The single mom is tired of manufacturing cheer solo while her ex-husband has all the fun. But if she'd known Jason was this hot, she wouldn't have offered to host him. With Jason in her house, Danielle is getting warmer than spiked cider. She's supposed to impress him with her expertise, not daydream about catching him under the mistletoe. Now whatever she does, she can't get swept up in the magic"--Page  of cover.
Burning desire Grant, Donna, author.
Gentlemen prefer curves Jamison, Sugar.
Belinda Gordon thought she had it all--a great job, wonderful friends, a home of her own. She's even come to love her voluptuous body. But she still can't shake the feeling that something is missing. And then Carter Lancaster, aka Her Biggest Mistake, shows up in town, as irresistible as ever, and shakes up her entire world. Carter never expected to find Belinda in town, looking as delicious as the day he married her five years ago--before she walked out on him after six weeks and a painful misunderstanding that included his baby daughter, Ruby. A quick divorce is the sensible option--but Carter can't let Belinda go now, not when he can see the family they could be. Love may be a curveball, but this time he's going to prove to Belinda that he can hit it out of the park.
Dangerous women. 1
Dangerous women is an anthology collection of short stories about strong and often violent women.
Magic's promise Lackey, Mercedes, author.
With King Randale stricken by a mysterious illness and the powerful Herald-Mage Vanyel at the end of his strength, a neighboring kingdom is threatened by a magical holocaust.
Sweeter than sin Walker, Shiloh, author.
It took years for Adam to stop drowning his regrets in alcohol, and running the local bar doesn't make it any easier- especially not when everyone he knows gathers there to discuss the shocking allegations that have shattered his hometown. When another murder rocks sleepy Madison to its core, it becomes chillingly clear that even more vicious wounds are waiting to be exposed. Nothing is sacred anymore, and no one is safe, least of all the mystery woman who shows up in town out of the blue, looking like every fantasy Adam's ever had. She may have her own dangerous secrets, but she can't ignore the urgent heat between them any more than he can. As a killer's quest for vengeance explodes into violence, Adam is tempted to lose himself in the delicious promise of her body- until he realizes he'll risk anything if she'll give him her heart.
Running dark Heywood, Joseph.
Recently returned from fighting an unwinnable war against insurgents in Southeast Asia, Grady Service finds himself in a depressingly similar situation stateside. The portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula known as the Garden is the setting for another type of guerrilla war: one that sets Service and his comrades against lawless, violent natives who flaunt fish and game regulations that seek to balance the needs of those who make their living from the abundant wildlife with the needs of the environment. To break the impasse,Grady participates in a clandestine counterinsurgency campaign.
The furies : a novel Haynes, Natalie.
"After losing her fiancé in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Formerly an actress, Alex accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a school commonly referred to as "The Unit," a last-chance learning community for teens expelled from other schools in the city. Her students have troubled pasts and difficult personalities, and Alex is an inexperienced teacher, terrified of what she's taken on and drowning in grief. Her most challenging class is an intimidating group of teenagers who have been given up on by everyone before her. But Alex soon discovers that discussing the Greek tragedies opens them up in unexpected ways, and she gradually develops a rapport with them. But are these tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge teaching more than Alex ever intended? And who becomes responsible when these students take the tragedies to heart, and begin interweaving their darker lessons into real life with terrible and irrevocable fury?" --
A sudden light Stein, Garth, author.
"In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House for the summer with a goal: he will join forces with his sister, Serena, to dispatch Grandpa Samuel-- who is flickering in and out of dementia-- to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into 'tract housing for millionaires,' divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, that it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by Riddell Timber. As he uncovers secrets of his family's past that are hidden deep within the house, guided by the whisperings of the ghost, Trevor discovers a legacy of family trauma and terrible guilt. The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future"--
Born at dawn Lockley, Nigeria, author.
"Thirty-four-year-old Cynthia Barclay knows that marriage is supposed to be for better or for worse. Unfortunately, for the last ten years of her marriage Cynthia has experienced the worst that marriage has to offer at the hands of her abusive husband Marvin Barclay. With the hope of saving herself and her family she turns to the Lord. Expecting to see God manifest himself greatly in her life sooner than later Cynthia is not content just waiting. She wants out. Abandoning her hope, her husband, and her two young sons, Cynthia boards a bus from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. She begins a new life armed with six thousand dollars on a prepaid credit card, a sketchy plan for success, and a promise to return for her sons. That is until she meets Cheo, a photojournalist with enough connections to take her where she wants to be and forget where she came from. After six years in Richmond Cynthia's dark past resurfaces. At the risk of losing it all--her past and her present--Cynthia returns home to right her wrongs. Has Cynthia chosen the right time to return home or is it too late for God to restore everything she has broken?"--Amazon.com
Butterfly skin Kuznet︠s︡ov, Sergeĭ (Sergeĭ I︠U︡rʹevich), author.
When a brutal and sadistic serial killer begins stalking the streets of Moscow, Xenia, an ambitious young newspaper editor, takes it upon herself to attempt to solve the mystery of the killer's identity. As her obsession with the killer grows, Xenia devises an elaborate website with the intention of ensnaring the murderer, only to discover something disturbing about herself: her own unhealthy fascination with the sexual savagery of the murders.
Forever evil : rogues rebellion Buccellato, Brian, author.
"A tie-in to the crossover event FOREVER EVIL! The Rogues--the Flash's gallery of villains--call no man boss, but a new evil threat might not leave them much choice! Will they fall in line, or refuse and risk certain death? Will the Rogues be able to take on the Crime Syndicate together? Written by THE FLASH scribe Brian Buccellato, FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION brings the Scarlet Speedster's infamous foes into unfamiliar territory: as heroes! Collects issues #1-6, THE FLASH #23.3"--
One hot Scot: "Duncan Lenox lives surrounded by enemies, a MacLawry in a land of Campbells. But when an English beauty has nowhere else to turn, he feels obligated to help. Now that they must spend a night together in an abandoned cottage while a storm rages on, will their mutual passion save--or doom--them both?"
The Wrenchies Dalrymple, Farel, author, artist.
"Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave. That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm...and earth's destiny was changed forever. In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis's quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of."--From publisher's web site.
Ex Machina. Book three Vaughan, Brian K., author.
"In this volume, Mayor Mitchell Hundred - formerly known as the super hero The Great Machine --faces difficult decisions regarding New York City's drug laws. But will a string of brazen, violent robberies and a shocking suicide affect the Mayor's policy? And in a second story, "Power Down," set during the New York blackout of 2003, the mayor must deal with a city gone dark. Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: THE LAST MAN) deftly combines big city politics and superheroes in this critically acclaimed series"--
Forever evil : Arkham War Tomasi, Peter, author.
"Madness and mayhem hit the streets as both Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison unleash their prisoners upon the helpless citizens of Gotham. And with no Dark Knight to protect the city, what horrors will follow? Arkham and Blackgate face off in this series featuring Scarecrow, The Penguin, Bane, Killer Croc, and more. Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN) brings you FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR, detailing the battle for Gotham City in the midst of the epic crossover event FOREVER EVIL from comics superstars Geoff Johns and David Finch. Collects #1-6, BATMAN #23.4: BANE, DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3: SCARECROW, and BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1"--
Icebound : a novel Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
"A tidal wave breaks loose the ice under which a team of scientists has planted sixty powerful explosive charges that will detonate at midnight, and one of the team is an assassin with a mission of his own."
Chained by night Ione, Larissa, author.
"Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction--or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader's daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans. But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress's identical twin sister?"--
The Draco Tavern Niven, Larry.
Rick Schumann builds a tavern catering to visiting aliens, an interplanetary gathering place situated in Siberia that is known as Draco Tavern, in an anthology of short fiction that includes the previously unpublished "Losing Mars."
Line of vision Ellis, David, 1967-
A young man involved in a love affair with a married woman, Marty Kalish, becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance and murder of her husband, despite his protestations of innocence.
Envious Casca Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
A man who hates the Christmas holidays invites eight guests whom he also hates. Things begin to get interesting when a corpse joins the party.
A blunt instrument Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate skill, uncovers one dirty little secret after another, and with them, a host of people who all have reasons for wanting Fletcher dead. then, a second murder is committed, giving a grotesque twist to a very unusual case, and Hannasyde realizes he's up against a killer on a mission.
Cobra Meyer, Deon.
"At a guest house in the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, a famous English mathematician is kidnapped and his two bodyguards are killed. It's clearly a professional hit, and the spent shell cases offer a chilling clue: Each is engraved with the head of a spitting cobra. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, a skilled young thief is using his talents to put his sister through college. Then one day he picks the wrong pocket, grabbing the wallet of a young American woman visiting South Africa to deliver some very valuable and dangerous information. Before the day is done, five more are dead thanks to the Cobra, the sister is kidnapped, and the thief is on the run. With the help of his colleagues in the Hawks, South Africa's top police unit, Captain Benny Griessel attempts to identify and find the missing man, save the girl, and track down the Cobra. And then the intelligence services step in, ordering his team to turn over the investigation. Powerful people are involved, possibly the CIA. But the Hawks aren't going to let it go, aren't going to let corruption rot the new South Africa, and aren't going to let the Cobra get away with murder" --
A winter wedding Forester, Amanda, author.
The Duke of Marchford requires a suitable bride, but catching spies for the Foreign Office takes up most of his time. Not wanting to face another London season as an eligible man, he employs the notorious Madame X to find him a match. Miss Penelope Rose knows the rules of marriage among members of the ton better than most. Her own unsuccessful attempts at matrimony did not stop her from becoming London's most exclusive matchmaker. Marchford proves to be a difficult client, but as he draws on her social expertise to help him flush out a dangerous traitor, they find that falling in love may be the riskiest adventure of all.
The darkest hour Schumacher, Tony, 1967- author.
"The terrible struggle that was WWII is over--the Germans have won and now occupy London--[and] it's up to a hardened British detective to turn the tables, save someone's life, and achieve what he has believed was impossible: redemption"--
The Cathar secret : a Lang Reilly thriller Loomis, Gregg.
A morbid taste for bones Peters, Ellis, 1913-1995.
Close up McCarthy, Erin, 1971-
Since their separation years ago, Sean Maddock has imagined a lot of scenarios where he and Kristine would get back together. So finally getting served with divorce papers is a real shock. It's not until he seeks out Kristine and feels the same hot kick of desire that he suddenly knows why--he still wants his wife! Clearly it's time to move on. But before Sean signs on the dotted line to end their marriage, he wants one more weekend. Just the two of them, closed up in an isolated cabin. Surely by Sunday night they will have played out all their sexy memories--maybe even made a few new ones. Then he'll be able to walk away...or not!
Sacred wilderness Power, Susan, 1961- author.
Sacred Wilderness explores the lives of four women of different eras and backgrounds who come together to restore foundation to a mixed-up, mixed-blood woman -- a woman who had been living the American dream, and found it a great maw of emptiness. These Clan Mothers may be wisdom-keepers, but they are anything but stern and aloof -- they are women of joy and grief, risking their hearts and sometimes their lives for those they love. The novel swirls through time, from present-day Minnesota to the Mohawk territory of the 1620s, to the ancient biblical world, brought to life by an indigenous woman who would come to be known as the Virgin Mary. The Clan Mothers reveal secrets, the insights of prophecy, and stories that are by turns comic, so painful they can break your heart, and perhaps even powerful enough to save the world. In lyrical, lushly imagined prose, Sacred Wilderness is a novel of unprecedented necessity.
The betrayers : a novel Bezmozgis, David, 1973- author.
Escaping his political opponents in a Crimean resort town, disgraced Israeli politician Baruch Kotler runs into a former friend who had him sent to the gulag forty years prior and must reconcile with his betrayer and his own poor choices.
Safe haven Schmidt, Anna, 1943- author.
When journalist Suzanne Randolph hears about FDR's plan to bring a boatload of displaced WWII refugees to America, she knows it may be her last chance to redeem her flagging career. Suzanne follows the story to Oswego, New York, where she meets Theo Bridgewater, a Quaker dairy farmer from Wisconsin who has come to reunite with his uncle and aunt and cousin. Theo's fight to spare his relatives the return to Germany becomes Suzanne's fight as she does everything that the "power of the pen" can muster to help win public sympathy for the cause.
A country affair Shaw, Rebecca, 1931-
The first in a series of enchanting novels set in a veterinary practice on the outskirts of a Yorkshire, England, town introduces Kate, the receptionist in a busy veterinary practice, Scott, the flirty Australian vet, her faithful boyfriend, Adam, and the entertaining animal patients.
The French admiral Lambdin, Dewey.
"Alan Lewrie, although unhappy with the Royal Navy in the sequel to The King's Coat, gains a sense of duty as he participates in the American Revolution"--NoveList.
Three-card monte Malvaldi, Marco, 1974- author.
At the Bar Lume, with the exception of the bartender Massimo and his assistant, the beautiful and kindly Tiziana, the youngest regular customer is Aldo, seventy-something owner of the Osteria Boccaccio. Then come his longtime friends, each one older than the former. Their principle, indeed their only activity is sitting around at the Bar Lume ostensibly playing cards but in reality analyzing, postulating, gossiping, and chronicling every event that occurs in their small Tuscan town, their talk laced with colorful tuscan slang and figures of speech. Massimo, all intuition but tending toward inaction, is obliged to investigate a homicide on behalf of his all-too-curious clientele and by Commissario Fusco of the local police. The old-timers provide a running commentary and play devil's advocate to any and all theories concerning the perpetrators of the crime. Their cunning at three-card monte has taught them how to see past appearances to the truth that lies behind. An Italian Comedy, a beguiling Italian mystery, and a vivacious portrayal of small-town Italy all wrapped into one.
Third world McNeil, Carla Speed, author, artist.
There's never been a metropolis, slum, or building that Jaeger couldn't infiltrate, escape, and/or loot-until now! Multiple award-winning creator Carla Speed McNeil collaborates with color artists Jenn Manley Lee and Bill Mudron to create the very first full-color Finder graphic novel. First serialized in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, this Finder adventure now includes sixteen extra story pages and extensive annotations by McNeil. Finder: Third World also proves to be a massive, eye-opening turning point in the life of Jaeger, a major character in this mysterious, complex, sci-fi flavored world and the intriguing, wily heart of Finder itself!
The witch : and other tales re-told Thompson, Jean, 1950-
Presents a collection of stories that put a modern twist on classic fairy tales, depicting characters ranging from lost children who try to find their way home to adults who confront their past misdeeds.
Ballroom : a novel Simpson, Alice, 1941- author.
"A group of strangers [is] united by a desire to escape their complicated and unhappy lives, if only for a few hours each Sunday evening, in a dilapidated Manhattan dance hall on the verge of closure"--
Gast Swain, Carol.
Gutenberg's apprentice : a novel Christie, Alix.
When his foster father, a wealthy merchant and bookseller, finances Johann Gutenberg and his printing press, Peter Schoeffer is ordered to become Gutenberg's apprentice and begins his education in the "darkest art" as they print copies of the Holy Bible, drawing the wrath of the Church.
The undertaker's widow Margolin, Phillip.
A Portland judge takes a Caribbean holiday without his wife, which turns out to be a mistake. He meets another woman, has an affair, and when she is murdered keeps quiet for fear he will be the suspect. Just what a blackmailer wanted.
Slow burn : a Leo Waterman mystery Ford, G. M. (Gerald M.)
A feud between two steakhouse chains in Seattle leads to the murder of a food critic. Police suspect private eye Leo Waterman because he was in the employ of one of the parties, and to clear his name Waterman must find the real killer.
After dark Margolin, Phillip.
A judge in Oregon is killed by a bomb which bears the hallmark of a killer he set free. Such ingratitude puzzles police. Why him, why not her, meaning the judge's wife, a lawyer who convicted the killer. Or was this her doing, a way of saving $2 million in alimony?
Grimm. The killing time Waggoner, Tim, author.
"A mysterious creature stalks the streets of Portland, looking for a new identity. With one touch it can dissolve its victim, assuming their appearance, personality, and memories. When homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin are called in to investigate a bizarre murder, Nick comes face to face with the changeling, but its powers have an unexpected effect on the Grimm, unleashing a deadly Wesen plague and untold chaos."-- From back cover.
The legend of Sleepy Harlow Logan, Kylie, author.
"For Halloween, the Literary Ladies have chosen to read Washington Irving's spooky classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with its infamous headless horseman. But South Bass Island has its own headless legend--of a Prohibition bootlegger named Charlie "Sleepy" Harlow. Decapitated by rival rumrunners, Harlow appears once a year in spectral form to search for his noggin. This October, the Elkhart Ghost Getters (EGG) have returned to the island. The group claims that they have film footage of Harlow's ghost, and are determined to get more. They're staying at Bea Cartwright's B and B, but it's Kate Wilder who isn't happy to see them after they trashed her winery last year. When the EGG leader turns up dead, Kate becomes the prime suspect, and the other League members need to scramble to crack the case."--Page 4 of cover.
Off kilter Reed, Hannah, 1953-
"After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, thirty-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, bestselling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama... The town's sheep shearer is found murdered--clipped with his own shears--and the locals suspect Vicki MacBride, an outsider whose father's recent death left her the surprise heir to his lucrative sheep farm. Eden refuses to believe the affable heiress is a murderer, but can she prove that someone is out to frame her new friend before she finds herself on the receiving end of more shear terror?"--Amazon.com.
Reckoning : a Fallen Siren novel Harper, S. J, author.
Special Agent Emma Monroe has a secret. She's a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. As an FBI agent she saves the lives of others believing redemption could be one rescue away. Her partner Zack is a werewolf and former Black Ops sniper who once carried out a string of questionable assignments. Now he's determined to atone for his past. Ironically, there's a portion of his past Zack doesn't remember an affair with Emma. Giving into their attraction for one another almost led to their undoing. Now it's back to business as usual. While trying to unravel the mystery behind a series of kidnappings in Southern California, Emma and Zack become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and Were worlds. Not to mention the struggles they face in their relationship with one another. With so much uncertainty, they come to realize the only thing they can really count on is one another or can they?
Carolina blues Kantra, Virginia.
When both of their pasts catch up to them, Dare Island's new police chief Jack Rossi and grad student Lauren Patterson must fight for their love and their future no matter what the cost.
Broken soul Hunter, Faith.
While protecting the Master of New Orleans from a greedy delegation of European vampires, Jane Yellowrock must find and destroy a brutal creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, leaving a trail of blood and carnage in its wake.
A midwinter's tail Kelly, Sofie, 1958- author.
"Winter in Mayville Heights is busy and not just because of the holidays. Kathleen is hard at work organizing a benefit to raise money for the library's popular Reading Buddies program. She has her hands full hosting the event. And when a guest at the gala drops dead, her magical cats, Owen and Hercules, will have their paws full helping her solve a murder. The victim is the ex of town rascal Burtis Chapman, but she hasn't lived in the area in years. And though everybody is denying knowledge of why she was back in town, as Kathleen and her detective boyfriend, Marcus, begin nosing around, they discover more people are connected to the deceased than claimed to be. Now Marcus, Kathleen, and her uncanny cats have to unravel this midwinter tale before the case gets cold" --
Eleven days Sherez, Stav.
Eleven Days follows DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller as they investigate a vicious fire that engulfs a quiet convent in West London. There were ten nuns in residence--their bodies discovered behind a locked door--and an eleventh body in the chapel. Who is this stranger, and who would target a group of nuns in a wealthy residential neighborhood? Battling church hierarchy and internal politics, Carrigan and Miller must parse through a vast network that reaches back to the early 1970s South America and the onset of the Liberation Theology movement, proving that these nuns are far more radical than first meets the eye. Meanwhile, a vicious new criminal element--possibly related to the convent fire--makes its presence felt in the streets of London. Eleven days before Christmas, Carrigan and Miller are in a race against time to solve a case that spans four decades and two continents, while contending with a homegrown threat that leaves the Met gasping for breath.
Thoreau at Devil's Perch Oak, B. B.
"Henry David Thoreau leaves the seclusion of Walden Pond to help investigate a series of murders in the first in B. B. Oak's fascinating new historical mystery series, set against the bucolic backdrop of 19th century New England."--Cover p.
Wonderful lonesome Newport, Olivia, author.
In a struggling Amish settlement on the harsh Colorado plain in 1914, Abbie Weaver fights for the life of the church she cherishes. But the loss the community feels most deeply is the lack of a minister. Visiting bishops have stopped coming--a mystery that demands explanation. Abbie's friend Willem is fiercely determined, and although Abbie loves Willem, his choices put a wedge between them. When Abbie discovers the root of the unspoken spiritual divide that runs through the settlement, she finds herself questioning her own father's faith. Will a collision of loves and values cost her Willem forever?
The forgiven Perry, Marta.
When three women, all cousins, are given the task of sorting through the treasures of several generations of their Amish family, they each discover a story from the past that provides insights and inspiration for their own lives.
Death at the Black Bull Hayes, Frank, 1940-
"Buddy Hinton is just a good ole boy. So when he disappears after a night drinking at the Black Bull, his friends just figure he went down to Mexico to find himself a girlfriend and will eventually come back. But this case quickly becomes a homicide after the sheriff discovers the missing man floating in one of his stock tanks. For a man who wasn't known to have enemies, Buddy clearly upset someone. Figuring out who that was will require Virgil and his deputy, Jimmy, to retrace Buddy's last steps--and to remain a step ahead of a murderer who may have no qualms about killing again.."--
Fortunes of the Imperium Nye, Jody Lynn, 1957- author.
"Lieutenant Lord Thomas Kinago sets out from the Imperium homeworld for the Autocracy of the Uctu, a galactic region with a geckolike overlord. Thomas is ostensibly on a pleasure cruise with his cousin to enjoy Gecko culture. In fact, Thomas is on a mission for the secret service to discover how prohibited goods are being smuggled into the Autocracy. His crew's overt assignment is to find out why legitimate shippers are being detained without explanation. Thomas's reputation for sudden enthusiasm and goodhearted mayhem precede him. It is all his trusted aide Parsons can do to keep Thomas on course. While the Autocrat, a new and fairly young Uctu female, finds Thomas a curious diplomat, she also rather likes him--much to Parson's relief. It seems Thomas needs free passage within the Uctu home system before he can investigate the illegal contraband. The smuggling ring is quite determined to cancel Thomas's visit before he can cancel them and as usual, it's up to Parsons to find a way to lead his hapless master to victory--or at least keep him from getting himself killed by a very determined enemy"--
The Hawley book of the dead : a novel Szarlan, Chrysler, author.
"Magic is in Revelation "Reve" Dyer's blood. Together, she and her husband Jeremy have three daughters, a beautiful home, and a world-famous Las Vegas magic act. But Reve has many secrets, secrets that have not only shaped her past but now threaten her family. When a mysterious intruder tampers with the weapon used in one of the illusions in Reve's act, igniting a fresh tragedy, Reve fears for the safety of her three daughters--the twins, Fai and Grace, with their passion for horses and music, and little Caleigh, who seems to be able to weave the future in her endless games of cat's cradle. Grief-stricken, Reve flees with the three girls to the only place she's ever felt safe: the forest of Hawley Five Corners in Massachusetts. It's the place where magic reigns, and her oldest friend--and first love--is the chief of police. Once there, she'll discover The Hawley Book of the Dead, the ancient book that may hold the key to her family's mysterious past...and ultimately, to her own future"--
Lila Robinson, Marilynne.
Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.