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New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Hall, Patricia, 1940-
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
First world edition.
202 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number M HAL
Summary Kate O'Donnell and her police sergeant partner, Harry Barnard enter dangerous waters when they uncover evidence of a top-level conspiracy. On a busy Friday night in 1964, a woman's partially clothed body is discovered in London's Soho Square. She has been raped and strangled. With no one reported missing, her identity remains a mystery. Assuming the victim to be a prostitute, DCI Jackson is inclined to dismiss the case. Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard disagrees. Harry's partner Kate meanwhile has been despatched to her native Liverpool to work on a magazine feature about the city's remarkable regeneration, timed to coincide with the release of the Beatles' movie, A Hard Day's Night. As Harry's investigations point to evidence of a cover-up at the highest level, Kate's assignment leads her to uncover a darker side to 1960s' Liverpool - and a possible link to the Soho murder victim. Are she and Harry getting into something too deep and dangerous for them to handle?


New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Haseldine, Jane, 1966-
Publisher Kensington Pub Corp, 2017. ©2017
First Kensington Hardcover edition.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number M HAS
Summary Detroit crime reporter Julia Gooden struggles to overcome past demons and support a high-profile case against a drug trafficker who has orchestrated a bombing that has left Julia's assistant district attorney husband critically injured.

Too lucky to live : a somebody's bound to wind up dead mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Hogsett, Annie,
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
First edition.
304 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M HOG
Summary The hot guy arrives first: he's in a crosswalk clutching a bag of groceries while a blonde in a Hummer is leaning hard on her horn, sending the man's groceries and white cane flying. How has this woman missed that fact that the man is blind? From the curb, an outraged Allie jumps to his rescue, rebagging the groceries as well. The money is in the bag. Literally. Thomas Bennington III, for that's who the handsome guy proves to be, has bought a MondoMegaJackpot ticket along with canned tomatoes. Allie takes him home and turns his groceries into dinner for two. Later that night, Tom hears the numbers announced. He's won. And he's less than thrilled. PhD Tom had gambled on the odds of losing (175 million to one) to prove a point to Rune, a kid from the projects he's befriended, that only losers buy lottery tickets. Instead, Rune, who'd helped pick the Mondo numbers, will share Tom's jackpot. Allie and Tom grasp two things: one, they're hot for each other, and two, the ticket is a hot target, and now so are they. Every scheming weasel in Cleveland will be after Tom's millions. $550 of them. Yes, once the Mondo ball drops, it's game on with killers and kidnappers as players. Allie and Tom need to get smarter about the threats all around them. On the run from one fancy hotel refuge to another and from one danger moment to the next, with only Allie's feisty landlady, Margo, and a couple of Cleveland cops for back-up, Allie and Tom evolve a strategy. First, turn in the ticket and claim the jackpot. Second, set up accounts to manage the millions. Third, stay alive to the end of the week--if they can.

Lucky supreme : a novel of many crimes

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Johnson, Jeff, 1969-
Publisher Arcade Publishing, [2017]
First edition.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number M JOH
Summary "The first novel in a series of noir (and funny) crime novels set in Portland, Oregon's seedy side, featuring resourceful Darby Holland, owner of the tattoo parlor called The Lucky Supreme, and his brilliant and slightly mad side kick-- the twiggy, vinyl clad tattoo artist, Delia"--

Among the ruins

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Khan, Ausma Zehanat,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
viii, 357 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M KHA
Summary "On leave from Canada's Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage and seeking peace in the country's beautiful mosques and gardens. But Khattak's supposed break from work is cut short when he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani. Zahra was murdered at Iran's notorious Evin prison, where she'd been seeking the release of a well-known political prisoner. Khattak quickly finds himself embroiled in Iran's tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the regime, but when the trail leads back to Zahra's family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help. Rachel uncovers a conspiracy linked to the Shah of Iran and the decades-old murders of a group of Iran's most famous dissidents. Historic letters, a connection to the Royal Ontario Museum, and a smuggling operation on the Caspian Sea are just some of the threads Rachel and Khattak begin unraveling, while the list of suspects stretches from Tehran to Toronto. But as Khattak gets caught up in the fate of Iran's political prisoners, Rachel sees through to the heart of the matter: Zahra's murder may not have been a political crime at all. From Ausma Zehanat Khan, the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets, comes another powerful novel exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman's murder"--

Athenian blues

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Koutsakēs, Polychronēs, 1974-
Publisher Bitter Lemon Press, 2017. ©2017
254 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number M KOU
Summary Stratos Gazis hates being called a contract killer. What he is, is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that are only mentioned in whispers. That very few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done. But now, in the midst of the Greek economic crisis and political turmoil, during a melancholy winter which makes life in Athens even more unbearable than usual, this assassin with the strict moral code is about to get involved in the most high-profile case of his career. Helped by three childhood friends, he discovers that truth is, as ever, a relative thing.

Since we fell

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Lehane, Dennis,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
418 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M LEH
Summary After Rachel Childs, a former journalist, suffers an on-air mental breakdown, she lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

The thirst

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Nesbø, Jo, 1960-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
461 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Call Number F NES
Summary In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

Saints for all occasions

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Sullivan, J. Courtney,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First Edition.
335 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F SUL
Summary "A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan--a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, privately preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister and cut off from the world, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together"--

House of names : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
275 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F TOI
Summary Colm Toibin brings a modern sensibility and language to an ancient classic, and gives this extraordinary character new life, so that listeners not only believe Clytemnestra's thirst for revenge, but applaud it. He brilliantly inhabits the mind of one of Greek myth's most powerful villains to reveal the love, lust, and pain she feels. Told in fours parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes. It is Orestes' story, too: his capture by the forces of his mother's lover Aegisthus, his escape and his exile. And it is the story of the vengeful Electra, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, on the return of her brother, she has the fates of both of them in her hands.

False friend : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 05:41
by Grant, Andrew, 1968-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First Edition.
282 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F GRA
Summary "Detective Devereaux is hot on the heels of an arsonist--one who is targeting local schools. When long-buried bones are uncovered at the site of a fire, a deadly secret is exposed and a devastating past threatens to be revealed. Meanwhile, an enemy is determined to expose the darkest corners of Devereaux's past"--

Inferno [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Howard, Ron, 1954-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.

Queen of Katwe [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Nair, Mira
Publisher Disney, [2017] Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 124 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY QUE
Summary Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

The dresser [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Eyre, Richard, 1943-
Publisher Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (109 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA DRE
Summary One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager "Sir" who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser "Norman" must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time? And if he does, will he be able to perform that night?

The handmaiden [DVD videorecording] = Agassi

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Pak, Ch'an-uk, 1963-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 145 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A gripping and sensual tale of two women - a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-Wook s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

Red Platoon [CD sound recording] : a true story of American valor

New Books on CD - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Romesha, Clinton.
Publisher Books on Tape, [2016]
10 sound discs (12 hr., 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 958.1047 ROM
Summary An account of the horrendous October 2009 attack on the American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, told in a frank, engaging vernacular by the staff sergeant and Medal of Honor winner. Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan.--

Cold earth

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
386 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F CLE
Summary "In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. Everyone thinks the home is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity and realizes he must find out who she was and how she died"--

How to be human : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Cocozza, Paula,
Publisher Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F COC
Summary "From Guardian writer Paula Cocozza, a debut novel of the breakdown of a marriage, suburbian claustrophobia, and a woman's unseemly passion for a fox One summer's night, Mary comes home from a midnight ramble to find a baby lying on her back door step. Has Mary stolen the baby from next door? Has the baby's mother, Mary's neighbor, left her there in her acute state of post-natal depression? Or was the baby brought to Mary as a gift by the fox who is increasingly coming to dominate her life? So opens How to Be Human, a novel set in a London suburb beset by urban foxes. On leave from work, unsettled by the proximity of her ex, and struggling with her hostile neighbors, Mary has become increasingly captivated by a magnificent fox who is always in her garden. First she sees him wink at her, then he brings her presents, and finally she invites him into her house. As the boundaries between the domestic and the wild blur, and the neighbors set out to exterminate the fox, it is unclear if Mary will save the fox, or the fox save Mary. In this masterful debut, Paula Cocozza weaves together a penetrating portrait of marital breakdown, a social novel of wit and nuance, and an obsessive love story that crosses new boundaries"--

Every wild heart : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Donohue, Meg,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First Edition.
270, 12 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Call Number F DON
Summary Popular radio host Gail Gideon's career was launched years earlier by an on-air rant about her unfaithful husband. Now she's the heroine of millions of single women who tune in for her advice. But fame comes at a price. Gail struggles with falling in love, an obsessed stalker, and her socially fearful teen daughter, Nic, who emerges from a coma after a riding accident with a high-risk new personality.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Honeyman, Gail,
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2017]
327 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HON
Summary "No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes, The only way to survive is to open your heart"--