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Hunting hour : a Timber Creek K-9 mystery

New Mystery Fiction - 13 hours 19 min ago
by Mizushima, Margaret,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
282 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M MIZ
Summary Deputy Mattie Cobb is in a dark place and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to work on issues from her past. When she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker's Hill behind the high school, and Mattie must head to the Walker home to break the bad news. But that's only the start of trouble in Timber Creek, because soon another girl goes missing--and this time it's one of Cole's daughters. Knowing that each hour a child remains missing lessens the probability of finding her alive, Mattie and Robo lead the hunt while Cole and community volunteers join in to search everywhere. To no avail. It seems that someone has snatched all trace of the Walker girl from their midst, including her scent. Grasping at straws, Mattie and Robo follow a phoned-in tip into the dense forest, where they hope to find a trace of the girl's scent and to rescue her alive. But when Robo does catch her scent, it leads them to information that challenges everything they thought they knew about the case. Mattie and Robo must rush to hunt down the kidnapper before they're too late in Hunting Hour, the third installment in critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima's exhilarating mystery series.

Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

New Mystery Fiction - 13 hours 19 min ago
by Stewart, Amy,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017
374 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary "The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters ... Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws--and morals--of 1916. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who puts Constance's beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn't behave. Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike"--

A conspiracy in Belgravia

New Mystery Fiction - 13 hours 19 min ago
by Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.),
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
317 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M THO

Sams Teach Yourself Asp.net 5.0 in 24 Hours

New Nonfiction - 16 hours 19 min ago
by Fritz, Jeffrey T.
Publisher Pearson P T R 2016
600 p. ;
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Call Number XX(1579152.2)

Timekeepers

New Nonfiction - 16 hours 19 min ago
by Garfield, Simon,
Publisher Canongate, 2016. ©2016
349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 529 GAR
Summary "Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary? The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A moment of war is frozen forever. The timetable arrives by steam train. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister becomes stuck in the same four minutes forever. A British watchmaker competes with mighty Switzerland. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in Simon Garfield's typically inventive and entertaining style. As managing time becomes one of the greatest challenges we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us understand it in a sparkling new light."--Dust jacket flap.

Fools and mortals [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:53
by Cornwell, Bernard
Publisher Harper Audio, [2018]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F COR
Summary In the late sixteenth century as the English theater begins to flourish outside of London, a growing number of playhouses, playwrights, and actors vie for glory and success. In this bawdy, brutally competitive world, young actor Richard Shakespeare struggles to make his mark in a theater company dominated by his estranged older brother, William. Their rivalry is the centerpiece of this high-stakes story of conflict and betrayal.

The bomb maker [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:53
by Perry, Thomas, 1947-
Publisher HighBridge Audio, 2018.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PER
Summary A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad, and when tragedy ensues, the fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. Just returned from a tough job in Mexico, Stahl is at first reluctant to accept the offer, but his sense of duty to the technicians he trained is too strong to turn it down. On his first day back at the head of the squad, Stahl's three-person team is dispatched to a suspected car bomb. And it quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with an unusual mastermind--one whose intended target seems to be the Bomb Squad itself.

Unbound [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:53
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2018]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (7 hr., 58 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F WOO
Summary Former CIA operative Teddy Fay lands in Santa Fe in the company of his friend Stone Barrington. There, fate hands him an opportunity to avenge his recent personal tragedy from a man who helped cover up the crime.

Many a twist : a County Cork mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Connolly, Sheila,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
330 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number M CON
Summary Pub owner Maura Donovan hasn't seen her mother for over twenty years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura's pub, Maura's not sure what to expect. Her mother is trying to find a life for herself back home and has taken up a position working with the new owners of the Crann Mor hotel just outside Skibbereen. Until her new boss is found dead in the gardens, dumped down the hillside behind the hotel. Now, trying to rekindle the relationship they've lost, Maura must investigate in order to clear her mother's name. It's not so easy though, as long-time residents of County Cork, including the families of her employee Mick, and the family of the deceased hotel owner, have bottled deep dark family secrets not meant to be uncorked. And someone will kill to keep them that way.

In the shadow of Agatha Christie : classic crime fiction by forgotten female writers : 1850-1917

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Klinger, Leslie S.,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2018. ©2018
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
xx, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Call Number M IN
Summary This new anthology brings the female crime writers who inspired Agatha Christie out of her shadow and back into the spotlight they deserve. The success of writers like Anna Katherine Green in America; L. T. Meade, C. L. Pirkis, the Baroness Orczy, and Elizabeth Corbett in England; and Mary Fortune in Australia opened doors for the women authors who followed them. While Agatha Christie may still reign supreme, the genre would be much poorer without the bold, fearless work of her predecessors.

A reckoning in the back country : a Samuel Craddock mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Shames, Terry,
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2018.
283 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC SHAMES, TERRY
Summary "When Lewis Wilkins, a physician with a vacation home in Jarrett Creek, is attacked by vicious dogs, and several pet dogs in the area around Jarrett Creek disappear, Police Chief Samuel Craddock suspects that a dog fighting ring is operating in his territory. He has to tread carefully in his investigation, as lawmen who meddle in dog fighting put their lives at risk. The investigation is hampered because Wilkins is not a local. Craddock's focus on the investigation is thrown off by the appearance of a new woman in his life, as well as his accidental acquisition of a puppy. Digging deeper, Craddock discovers that the public face Wilkins presented was at odds with his private actions. A terrible mistake led to his disgrace as a physician, and far from being a stranger, he has ongoing acquaintances with a number of county residents who play fast and loose with the law"-- "Acting Police Chief Samuel Craddock investigates the murder of a visiting physician, whose mangled body is found in the woods"--

Hotel silence

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, 1958-
Publisher Black Cat, 2018. ©2018
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
214 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F OLA
Summary A lonely handyman discovers new meaning in his life when he visits a dilapidated hotel in a war-torn country.

Everything here is beautiful

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Lee, Mira T., 1970-
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2018]
360 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F LEE
Summary "Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them? Told in alternating points of view, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, the story of a young woman's quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. But it's also an unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone--and when loyalty to one's self must prevail over all"--

The night market

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Moore, Jonathan, 1977-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
288 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F MOO
Summary "From an author who consistently gives us "suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child's play...It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia--who he's barely ever spoken to--reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller--written in Moore's "lush, intoxicating style" (Justin Cronin)--that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Mieville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened to him, soon realizing he's entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on"--

Light it up

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Petrie, Nicholas,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F PET
Summary Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable.

The take

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Reich, Christopher, 1961-
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
393 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F REI
Summary "Simon Riske is a freelance industrial spy who, despite his job title, lives a mostly quiet life above his auto garage in central London. He is hired to perform the odd job for a bank, an insurance company, or the British Secret Service, when he isn't expertly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a crooked Russian oligarch. Riske has maintained his quiet life by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now. A gangster by the name of Tino Coluzzi has orchestrated the greatest street heist in the history of Paris: a visiting Saudi prince had his pockets lightened of millions in cash, and something else. Hidden within a stolen briefcase is a secret letter that could upend the balance of power in the Western world. The Russians have already killed in an attempt to get it back by the time the CIA comes knocking at Simon's door. Coluzzi was once Riske's brother-in-arms, but their criminal alliance ended with Riske in prison, having narrowly avoided a hit Coluzzi ordered. Now, years later, it is thief against thief, and hot on their trail are a dangerous Parisian cop, a murderous Russian femme fatale, her equally unhinged boss, and perhaps the CIA itself. In the grand tradition of The Day of the Jackal and The Bourne Identity, Christopher Reich's The Take is a stylish, breathtaking ride."--Publisher's description.

The infinite future

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Wirkus, Tim, 1983-
Publisher Penguin Press, 2018.
390 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F WIR
Summary "An exhilarating, original novel, set in Brazil, Idaho, and outer space, about an obsessive librarian, a down-at-heel author, and a Mormon historian who together go on the hunt for a mystical, life-changing book--and find it. The Infinite Future is a mindbending novel that melds two page-turning books in one. First, we meet three broken people, joined by an obsession with a forgotten Brazilian science-fiction author named Eduard Salgado-MacKenzie. There's Danny, a writer who's been scammed by a shady literary award committee; Sergio, journalist turned sub-librarian in São Paulo; and Harriet, an excommunicated Mormon historian in Salt Lake City, who years ago conducted a correspondence with the reclusive Brazilian writer. The motley trio sets off to discover his identity, and whether his fabled masterpiece--never published--actually exists. Did his investigations into the true nature of the universe yield something so enormous that his mind was blown for good? In the second half, Wirkus gives us ... the lost masterpiece itself, the actual text of The Infinite Future, Salgado-MacKenzie's wonderfully weird magnum opus. The two halves connect in surprising and delightful ways to form a totally unique reading experience. Part academic satire, part science-fiction, and part book-lover's quest, this wholly original novel captures the heady way that stories inform and mirror our lives"--

All-new Guardians of the Galaxy. Volume 2, Riders in the sky

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Duggan, Gerry,
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2017] ©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Call Number GN YA F GUA
Summary Gamora - the most dangerous person in the galaxy - has been hiding something from her teammates. What is her secret quest, and how did it find her? Star-Lord has been sailing the radio waves of the cosmos for years, keeping up with the one piece of Earth he could never quite leave behind - discover the story of his sonic conquests! And Drax has long been known as "The Destroyer"...but no more! He has forsaken all violence, and sworn to never again strike another in anger - now, follow Drax down the road of peace!

Lavender [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:52
by Gass-Donnelly, Ed, 1977-
Publisher Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SUSPENSE LAV
Summary After losing her memory, a woman begins to see unexplained things after her psychiatrist suggests she visit her childhood home.

The last treasure hunt [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:52
by Biesemans, Patrick,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA LAS
Summary An estranged brother and sister must put aside their differences in order to solve the elaborate treasure hunt left for them by their eccentric father in his will.

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