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Anatomy of a scandal

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Vaughan, Sarah, 1972-
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2018. ©2017
First edition.
392 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F VAU
Summary "An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain's privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake. Sophie's husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes. Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers, at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy. Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator ... Or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner Holly left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think, if she knew the truth?"--

Plaid and plagiarism

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by MacRae, Molly,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books paperback edition.
281 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M MAC
Summary Four women take possession of their new bookshop, Yon Bonnie Books, in Inversgail, Scotland in the weeks before the Inversgail Literature Festival only to find the body of Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper. After discovering a cache of nasty letters, the four women set out to solve Una's murder.

An Aegean April : a Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Siger, Jeffrey,
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2018.
First edition.
307 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M SIG
Summary The beautiful Greek island of Lesvos, birthplace of the poet Sappho, and for centuries an agrarian paradise famed for anise-flavored ouzo and tasty sardines, sees its serenity turn into chaos as the world watches boatloads of refugees daily flee onto its shores from Turkey across the narrow Mytilini Strait. Mihalis Volandes is one of Lesvos' elite, the patriarch of a storied shipping clan. He's weathered many changes in his long life, and when a government policy accelerates the surge of refugees onto his island, he rises to prominence in relief efforts he sees as growing increasingly ineffectual. One evening, after working to stir up support for his breakthrough plan to strike at the heart of the lucrative refugee trafficking trade, he returns to his mansion in darkness - only to fall victim in his own garden to a swishing sword. A refugee-turned-local-aid-worker is found at the scene, splattered with Volandes' blood, and swiftly arrested by island police. Case closed - or would be, if young Ali Sera were not working with SafePassage, an NGO (non-government organization), headed on Lesvos by American Dana McLaughlin. McLaughlin is having none of Ali's arrest. Within hours the phone rings in the Athens office of Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, and she's requesting that Kaldis take over the investigation. Volandes was a prominent citizen and the crime particularly gruesome. Could it be terrorism or something else? But whether Ali is guilty or framed, Andreas can't ignore a powerful motive for the murder. Volandes' daring plan, if implemented, would soon shut down the cash-generating refugee-trafficking pipeline between Turkey and Lesvos. And so, we're off on a nail-biting ride with Kaldis and his team through Byzantine island politics, deteriorating diplomatic relations, and a world on fire with intrigues and more brutal deaths. This ninth Andreas Kaldis thriller once again links modern Greece to its ancient past, the powerful grip of myths upon its people, and cutting edge issues of societal change affecting our world at large.

Her beautiful monster

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Tantimedh, Adi,
Publisher Leopoldo & Co./Atria, 2017.
First Leopoldo & Co/Atria hardcover edition.
310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M TAN
Summary "Enjoy another "exhilarating roller-coaster ride of unusual cases" (Publishers Weekly) in this second book of the Ravi PI series, featuring detective Ravi Chandra Singh and his team at the gleefully amoral, unfailingly dangerous secret agency Golden Sentinels. When Ravi's colleagues at Golden Sentinels discover that he sees gods in moments of heightened anxiety and stress, they are surprisingly fine with it. They even encourage him to incorporate his visions into his work, especially now that the cases have become more intense, with many hidden risks at play. But their latest case--a search for a dead Russian oligarch's last will and testament--leads to more than anyone expected: a missing heir, murderous relatives, and geopolitical implications. So, when Ravi's boss sends him to Los Angeles to wait out the heat, it's almost a relief.

The old man [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:18
by Perry, Thomas, 1947-
Publisher HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PER
Summary To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.

The Lairdbalor

New YA Books - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Kaufman, Kathleen (Registered nurse)
Publisher Turner Publishing Company, [2017]
272 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F KAU
Summary Seven-year-old Jamie falls down a very long hill into a nightmare world where nothing is familiar except the Lairdbalor, his personal bogeyman come to life.

A ghost story [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Lowery, David, 1959-
Publisher Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 92 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA GHO
Summary In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Churchill [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Teplitzky, Jonathan,
Publisher Cohen Media Group, [2017]
1 videodisc (105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA CHU
Summary June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality; fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.

The book of Henry [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Trevorrow, Colin, 1976-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BOO
Summary A single mother discovers a scheme in her son's book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.

Younger now [sound recording]

New Music - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Cyrus, Miley, 1992-
Publisher RCA Records, [2017] Marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, [2017] ©2017
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP CYR

Gemini [sound recording]

New Music - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Macklemore, 1983-
Publisher Bendo LLC, [2017] ℗2017
[Explicit version].
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP MAC

The long-awaited album [sound recording]

New Music - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Martin, Steve, 1945-
Publisher Rounder, [2017] ℗2017
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD C&W MAR

Don't let go [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Coben, Harlan, 1962-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M COB
Summary "With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother, Leo, and Leo's girlfriend, Diana, were found dead on the railroad tracks -- and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it seems as though he may finally find what he's been looking for. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions -- about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana -- whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine"--

Calmer, easier, happier boys : bringing out the best in boys at home and at school

New Nonfiction - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Janis-Norton, Noël,
Publisher Yellow Kite Books, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2016. ©2015.
xii, 385 pages ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number 649.132 JAN
Summary Parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton gives you simple steps to deal with the unique challenges and joys of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys. Using the foolproof techniques that have been developed over many years of working with families, Noel shows parents how to get back in charge.

A hive of homicides

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Lester, Meera,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
First Kensington hardcover edition.
263 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M LES
Summary "When Abigail Mackenzie left the police force to become a farmer and beekeeper in beautiful Las Flores, California, she thought her days of criminal investigation were behind her. Her present life is mostly filled with hard work and happy occasions, including the upcoming event with her friend Paola, a truffle maker, who's renewing her vows with her husband Jake, owner of the Country Schoolhouse Winery. Abby is delighted to provide her trademark lavender honey for the occasion. But after the ceremony, the guests of honor are nowhere to be found. When Abby goes looking for them, she hears a gunshot and discovers Jake dead in his car and Paola injured beside him. Who was the intended target? Jake had a reputation as a busy bee with the ladies. Is it possible that one of his flings, stung by rejection, took revenge? Or could it be sour grapes with one of his colleagues at the winery? If Paola was meant to be the victim, Abby needs to protect her as she searches for the shooter. When a second murder occurs, it's up to Abby to crush the clues--before the killer gets her over a barrel"--Amazon.com

Turkey trot murder : a Lucy Stone mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Meier, Leslie,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017. ©2017
First Kensington hardcover edition.
247 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M MEI
Summary Besides the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Lucy expects the approaching holiday to be a relatively uneventful one until she finds beautiful Alison Franklin dead and frozen in Blueberry Pond. No one knows much about Alison, except that she was the daughter of wealthy investor Ed Franklin and struggled quietly with drug addiction.--Provided by Publisher.

The Persian always meows twice

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Watkins, Eileen,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington trade paperback edition.
261 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M WAT

The dark lake

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Bailey, Sarah (Australian author),
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First U.S. hardcover edition.
xii, 384 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BAI
Summary The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town's richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her? Rosalind's enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets--an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past.

The Lairdbalor

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Kaufman, Kathleen (Registered nurse)
Publisher Turner Publishing Company, [2017]
272 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F KAU
Summary Seven-year-old Jamie falls down a very long hill into a nightmare world where nothing is familiar except the Lairdbalor, his personal bogeyman come to life.

TheMystery.doc

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by McIntosh, Matthew,
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, first edition.
ix, 1660 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MCI

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