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Nightshade for warning : an enchanted garden mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Cattrell, Bailey,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
323 pages ; 18 cm
Books
Call Number M CAT

Twelve angry librarians : a cat in the stacks mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by James, Miranda,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
259 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M JAM
Summary "Lighthearted librarian Charlie Harris is known around his hometown of Athena, Mississippi, for walking his cat, a rescued Maine Coon named Diesel. But he may soon be taken for a walk himself--in handcuffs... Charlie is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year's annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. As if that weren't bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie's old nemesis from library school. It's been thirty years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he's still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone's skin. In his keynote, Gavin puts forth a most unpopular opinion: that degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future. So, when Gavin is found dead, no one seems too upset... But Charlie, who was seen having a heated argument with Gavin after the speech, has jumped to the top of the suspect list. Now Charlie and Diesel must check out every clue to refine their search for the real killer among them, before the next book Charlie reads comes from a prison library"--

On Copper Street : a Tom Harper mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Nickson, Chris,
Publisher Severn House, 2017.
First world edition
212 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M NIC
Summary Detective Inspector Tom Harper finds answers hard to come by in his latest, most challenging, investigation to date. Leeds, England. March, 1895. The day after his release from prison, petty criminal Henry White is found stabbed to death at his terraced home on Copper Street. Pursuing enquiries in a neighbourhood where people are suspicious of strangers and hostile to the police, DI Tom Harper and his team find the investigation hard going. If anyone knows anything about Henry White's murder -- or the robbery that landed him in gaol in the first place -- they are unable or unwilling to say. At the same time, acid is thrown over a young boy in a local bakery in a seemingly unprovoked attack. Praying for a breakthrough, Harper knows that he must uncover the motive in each case if he is to have any chance of catching the culprits. Of one thing he is certain: if he doesn't find answers soon, more deaths will follow.

The surgeon's case : a George Kocharyan mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Rodford, E. G,
Publisher Titan Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
383 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M ROD
Summary "Private Investigator George Kocharyan is on the trail of a runaway maid, the employee of a famous TV surgeon and his beauty-queen wife. The maid is accused of stealing confidential documents, and Kocharyan's investigation leads him to the city's Filipino community, where he discovers the risks faced by those working far from home. Meanwhile, the discovery of a teenager's body brings the permanently unpleasant DI Vicky Stubbing back into George's life, and as two violent strangers cross his path also looking for the missing maid, he begins to wonder if his celebrity employers are everything they seem." --

A wee homicide in the hotel

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Stewart, Fran, 1947-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
x, 294 p. ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M STE
Summary When Big Willie, the returning champion of the Scottish-themed games, is murdered during the Highland Festival, Peggy Winn, the owner of the ScotShop, decides to solve the crime with the help of her 14th-century ghostly companion, Dirk.

Endgame

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Altan, Ahmet,
Publisher Europa Editions, 2017. ©2015
395 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F ALT
Summary 'I don't remember pulling the trigger; I only heard the gunshot. And then I saw a mouth opening, as if to speak, a face contorted, one hand in the air. And then a body falling.' A man retires to a sun-baked Turkish town for a quiet life. But he finds a world of suspicion, paranoia and violence. The town has made a murderer of him. The question is, who did he kill? Led by a deeply untrustworthy narrator, Ahmet Altan's international bestseller pulls us into a world of desire, ambition and death.

The boy on the bridge

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Carey, M. R., 1959-
Publisher Orbit, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
392 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number SCI CAR
Summary Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

The broken road

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Evans, Richard Paul,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
296 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F EVA
Summary Chicago celebrity, Charles James can't shake the nightmare that wakes him each night. He sees himself walking down a long, broken highway the sides of which are lit in flames. Where is he going? Why is he walking? What is the wailing he hears around him? By day, he wonders why he's so haunted and unhappy when he has all he ever wanted--fame, fans and fortune and the lavish lifestyle it affords him. Coming from a childhood of poverty and pain, this is what he's dreamed of. But now, at the pinnacle of his career, he's started to wonder if he's wanted the wrong things. His wealth has come legally, but questionably, from the power of his personality, seducing people out of their hard-earned money. When he learns that one of his customers has committed suicide because of financial ruin, Charles is shaken. The cracks in his facade start to break down spurring him to question everything: his choices, his relationships, his future and the type of man he's become--Provided by Publisher.

What my body remembers

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Friis, Agnete,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017]
298 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F FRI
Summary "Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her father murdered her mother. She doesn't remember anything about that night or her childhood before it--but her body remembers. The PTSD-induced panic attacks she now suffers incapacitate her for hours--sometimes days--at a time and leave her physically and psychically drained. After one particularly bad episode lands Ella in a psych ward, she discovers her son, Alex, has been taken from her by the state and placed with a foster family. Driven by desperation, Ella kidnaps Alex and flees to the seaside town in northern Denmark where she was born. Her grandmother's abandoned house is in grave disrepair, but she can live there for free until she can figure out how to convince social services that despite everything, she is the best parent for her child. But being back in the small town forces Ella to confront the demons of her childhood--the monsters her memory has tried so hard to obscure. What really happened that night her mother died? Was her grandmother right--was Ella's father unjustly convicted? What other secrets were her parents hiding from each other? If Ella can start to remember, maybe her scars will begin to heal--or maybe the truth will put her in even greater danger"--

You'll think of me

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Hatcher, Robin Lee,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
308 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HAT
Summary "Her mother abandoned her, her father disowned her, and her husband left her. Can Brooklyn be convinced that it is possible to forgive the greatest of betrayals? Brooklyn Myers escaped her broken home and her embittered, unloving father by eloping to Reno at the age of 17. But when she was pregnant with their first child, her husband abandoned her as well. Not welcome back home in Thunder Creek, Brooklyn stayed in Reno and raised her daughter Alycia on her own, doing her best to make sure Alycia never knew the heartache and rejection Brooklyn herself had known. When her estranged husband Chad Hallston dies, he leaves the family home in Thunder Creek to his daughter. Believing it is the best way to give her daughter a stable home, Brooklyn does what she thought she would never do. She goes home to the orchard and wine country of Southwest Idaho. There, she encounters Chad's best friend, Derek Johnson, a part time sheriff's deputy who also owns an organic produce farm next door. Derek was never a fan of former bad girl Brooklyn Myers, but he made a promise to his dying friend that he would be the father to Alycia that Chad had never been. Although Derek and Brooklyn get off to a bumpy start, he and Alycia quickly form a bond. And soon, Derek realizes that he wants Brooklyn to trust him too, even knowing that her trust won't come easily. And then he realizes he wants even more than her trust. He wants to win her love. While Brooklyn may be tempted to give her heart to Derek, risking her daughter's happiness is another story. Will Brooklyn hold onto her self-reliance for dear life, or will she come to understand that the greatest gift she can give her daughter is showing her how to love and trust others?"--

The garden of small beginnings

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Waxman, Abbi,
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
347 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F WAX
Summary "Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years--ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she's becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks--like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there's that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can't be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she'll soon discover--with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners--is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not.

Neighbors 2. Sorority rising [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 05:39
by Stoller, Nicholas,
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY NEI 2
Summary Now that Mac and Kelly Radner have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood, the suburbs. Just as they thought they'd reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy and his brothers. Now forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, they bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon.

LLC quickstart beginner's guide to limited liability companies

New Nonfiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 05:39
by Cohen, Chris,
Publisher [Publisher not identified], 2016.
vii, 138 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number 346.0668 COH
Summary "Are you thinking about starting up a limited liability company or LLC and you're not sure where to being? LLC is an excellent guide for every entrepreneur. It indicates the advantages that an LLC has over other forms of businesses like sole proprietorships, partnerships and even corporations. You will also learn how to operate within the law and yet avoid unnecessary expenses through taxation and administrative costs. In a nutshell, learn the basics of forming an LLC and the answers to most of the quesions that disturb a new investor." --

Shadowcaster

New YA Books on CD - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 02:39
by Chima, Cinda Williams,
Publisher Blackstone Publishing, 2017.
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (825 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Sound recording
Call Number YA BOCD F CHI
Summary Alyssa ana'Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn't pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death. Lyss and Hal's intricately linked fates become inseparable when they fall under the shadow of a new enemy, a force that threatens to extinguish the last rays of hope in the Shattered Realms.

The fix [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Baldacci, David,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] Blackstone Audio
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BAL
Summary "Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse, an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent. Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late"--Amazon.com.

Shadowcaster

New Books on CD - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Chima, Cinda Williams,
Publisher Blackstone Publishing, 2017.
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (825 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Sound recording
Call Number YA BOCD F CHI
Summary Alyssa ana'Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn't pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death. Lyss and Hal's intricately linked fates become inseparable when they fall under the shadow of a new enemy, a force that threatens to extinguish the last rays of hope in the Shattered Realms.

Tears we cannot stop [CD sound recording] : a sermon to white America

New Books on CD - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Dyson, Michael Eric,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 305.8 DYS
Summary Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

Two from the heart [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Book Group, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary Two heartwarming tales about the power of a good story to open our eyes to life's possibilities. Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home, she realizes that her life has fallen out of focus. So she takes to the road to ask long-lost friends and strangers a simple question, "What's your best story?" Can the funny, tragic, inspirational tales she hears on her journey help Anne see what she's been missing? Tyler Bron seemingly has it all: a successful company and more money than he knows how to spend. But he has no life. So he hires a struggling novelist to write one for him. There are no limits to the fictional world that Bron's money can transform into a reality, and he becomes the protagonist of a love story beyond his wildest imagination. But will Tyler Bron be able to write the happy ending himself?

Unshakeable [CD sound recording] : your financial freedom playbook

New Books on CD - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Robbins, Anthony,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 332.024 ROB
Summary Guides readers on the path to financial freedom, discussing how to not only weather but gain from fluctuations in the stock market, how to get more out of a 401k, and how to avoid paying hidden fees.

Golden prey [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
Publisher Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F SAN
Summary "Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they've led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the 'Queen of home-improvement tools' compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he's just another large target--

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