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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
Books
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
Books
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.

Poe : stories and poems : a graphic novel adaptation

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:52
by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
103 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
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Call Number GN YA F HIN
Summary A volume of graphic novel renderings of some of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works includes "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven."

The mighty Captain Marvel. Vol. 1, Alien nation

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:52
by Stohl, Margaret,
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F CAP

The road to winter

New YA Books - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:52
by Smith, Mark, 1957-
Publisher The Text Publishing Company, 2016. ©2016
233 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number YA F SMI
Summary Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company. He has stayed alive for two winters--hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage. But Finn's isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is a Siley--an asylum seeker--and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn's help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush. And Ramage wants the girls back--at any cost.

Enemy of the state [CD sound recording] : a Mitch Rapp novel

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Mills, Kyle, 1966-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (11:33:22 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F FLY
Summary After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the US president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? Rapp must do it entirely on his own.

Food can fix it : the superfood switch to fight fat, defy aging, and eat your way healthy

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Oz, Mehmet, 1960-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 613.2 MEH
Summary Improve life through diet with a friendly, non-punishing, and completely authoritative approach to harnessing the healing power of food from Dr. Mehmet Oz, America's #1 authority on health and well-being. What if one had an effortless way to improve one's mood, heal one's body, lose weight, and feel fantastic? What if a cure for everything from fatigue to stress to chronic pain lay at the fingertips?

The seagull

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
397 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F CLE
Summary An encounter with an old enemy draws Vera into a cold case investigation with ties to her father.

Don't let go

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Coben, Harlan, 1962-
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
First edition.
vii, 351 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number 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 looks 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"--

Sleep like a baby

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Harris, Charlaine,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
262 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M HAR
Summary Robin and Aurora's newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help the new parents for a few weeks when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside . . . but it isn't Virginia's. Now, not only does Roe have a baby to care for but a new puzzle to contend with - who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?

This side of murder

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Huber, Anna Lee,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017] ©2017
289 pages ; 21 cm.
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Call Number M HUB
Summary Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of her late husband's fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark secrets--along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined--and comes face to face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. It's a truth that could set her free--or draw her ever deeper into his deception...

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