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An echo of murder : a William Monk novel

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Perry, Anne, 1943-
Publisher Ballantine Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
286 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number M PER
Summary "In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London's Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn't speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be -- a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners -- they are well hidden among the city's ever-growing populace. With the able assistance of his wife -- former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders -- Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian émigrés, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London's streets like a clarion of doom." -- From publisher's description.

Murderous mistral : a Provence mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Rademacher, Cay,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number M RAD
Summary "International Dagger Award shortlisted author of The Murderer in Ruins, Cay Rademacher, delivers a beautifully atmospheric new story with a captivating main character in Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery. Capitaine Roger Blanc, an investigator with the anti-corruption-unit of the French Gendarmerie, was a bit too succesfull in his investigations. He finds himself removed from Paris to the south of France, far away from political power. Or so it would seem. The stress is too much for his marriage, and he attempts to manage the break up while trying to settle into his new life in Provence in a 200-year-old, half-ruined house. At the same time, Blanc is tasked with his first murder case: A man with no friends and a lot of enemies, an outsider, was found shot and burned. When a second man dies under suspicious circumstances in the quaint French countryside, the Capitaine from Paris has to dig deep into the hidden, dark undersides of the Provence he never expected to see."--

The Cuban affair : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by DeMille, Nelson,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
433 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Call Number F DEM
Summary "Daniel Graham MacCormick--Mac for short--seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he's living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos's clients--a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez. What Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara's grandfather when he fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash--by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich"--

Wicked deeds : Krewe of hunters

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Mira Books, 2017. ©2017
315 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F GRA
Summary Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI's Krewe of Hunters paranormal team is invited to investigate. As more bizarre deaths occur, Vickie and Griffin are drawn into a case that has disturbing echoes of Poe's great works, bringing the horrors of his fiction to life.

Swallowing mercury

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Greg, Wioletta,
Publisher Transit Books, 2017. ©2017
146 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F GRE
Summary While political change hums in the background, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit agricultural community in 1980s Poland: the superstitions of the village women, rumored visits from the Pope, and the locked room in the dressmaker's house.

To be where you are

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Karon, Jan, 1937-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017] ©2017
450 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call Number F KAR
Summary "#1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon returns with the fourteenth novel in the beloved Mitford series, featuring three generations of Kavanaghs. After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one--but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins? As the Mitford Muse editor stumbles on a quick fix for marital woes and the town grocer falls in love for the first time, Father Tim and Cynthia receive an invitation to yet another family wedding. But perhaps the bottom line is this: While a star blinks out in the Mitford firmament, another soon blinks on at Meadowgate, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his life--for now and forever. Jan Karon weaves together the everyday lives of two families, and the cast of characters that readers around the world now love like kin"--

The good people

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Kent, Hannah, 1985-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First United States edition.
388 pages : map ; 25 cm
Call Number F KEN
Summary Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland bond over a shared effort to rescue a child from a superstitious community that believes that his trauma-related inability to speak indicates that he is a changeling responsible for a series of misfortunes.

The ninth hour

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by McDermott, Alice,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
247 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F MCD
Summary A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.

Such fine boys

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
Publisher Yale University Press [2017] ©2017
xi, 186 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number F MOD
Summary "As a boarding school student in the early 1960s, Patrick Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris: abandoned children of privilege, left to create new family ties among themselves. Misfits and heroes, sports champions and good-hearted chums, the boys of Valvert misbehave, run away, get expelled, and engage in various forms of delinquency and disappearance. They emerge into adulthood tragically damaged, still tethered to their adolescent selves, powerless to escape the central loneliness of their lives in an ever-darkening spiral of self-delusion and grim consequence"--Back cover.

The exact nature of our wrongs

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Peery, Janet,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F PEE
Summary Gathering on a summer evening to celebrate the birthday of their ailing patriarch, the Campbell family confronts the difficult realities of an offspring's addiction problems, his mother's enabling behaviors, and his siblings' conflicted views.

White bodies : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Robins, Jane,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
297 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F ROB
Summary "This chilling psychological suspense novel--think Strangers on a Train for the modern age--explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together. Felix and Tilda seem like the perfect couple: young and in love, a financier and a beautiful up-and-coming starlet. But behind their flawless facade, not everything is as it seems. Callie, Tilda's unassuming twin, has watched her sister visibly shrink under Felix's domineering love. She has looked on silently as Tilda stopped working, nearly stopped eating, and turned into a neat freak, with mugs wrapped in Saran Wrap and suspicious syringes hidden in the bathroom trash. She knows about Felix's uncontrollable rages, and has seen the bruises on the white skin of her sister's arms. Worried about the psychological hold that Felix seems to have over Tilda, Callie joins an Internet support group for victims of abuse and their friends. However, things spiral out of control and she starts to doubt her own judgment when one of her new acquaintances is killed by an abusive man. And then suddenly Felix dies--or was he murdered? A page-turning work of suspense that announces a stunning new voice in fiction, White Bodies will change the way you think about obsession, love, and the violence we inflict on one another--and ourselves"--

Best day ever

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Rouda, Kaira Sturdivant, 1963-
Publisher Graydon House, [2017] ©2017.
342 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F ROU
Summary "Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys, and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. It will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and into the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them. How perfect is any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for the cottage weekend? Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, this story crackles with dark energy spinning ever tighter towards its shocking conclusion"--Publisher.

Apprentice in death [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:59
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., [2016]
11 audio discs (13 hr., 16 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary "Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb. Nature versus nurture ... The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer. Eve's husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources--and genius--at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two--one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we're all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil.."--

The plot to hack America : how Putin's cyberspies and WikiLeaks tried to steal the 2016 election

New Nonfiction - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:59
by Nance, Malcolm W.
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
xvii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 324.973 NAN
Summary The thrilling true story of how Putin's spy agency, run by the Russian billionaire class, used the promise of power and influence to cultivate Trump as well as his closest aides, the Kremlin Crew, to become unwitting assets of the Russian government. In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization's computer servers. The FBI found that more than twenty-five state election offices had their voter registration systems probed or attacked by the same hackers. The hack was tracked to Russian spy agencies and the stolen information channeled to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. The goal of the attack: to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Bãhubali [DVD video recording]: the conclusion.

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Rājamauḷi, Es. Es., 1973-
Publisher Reliance Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (167 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Having uncovered the truth of his legacy, Mahendra Baahubali, avenges the murder of his father, vowing revenge against the tyrannical ruler of the Mahishmati Kingdom, his uncle, Bhallaaladeva.

Doctor Who. The green death [DVD video recording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Briant, Michael.
Publisher BBC Video ; Warner Home Video, [2005]
1 videodisc (approximately 153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Story #69. The Doctor joins the Brigadier and Jo Grant in South Wales to investigate the death of a miner whose fatal disease has left his skin bright green.

Doctor Who. Pyramids of Mars

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Russell, Paddy,
Publisher BBC Video ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, [2004]
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In one of the most popular episodes, an archaeological dig revives Sutekh, an ancient Egyptian god of destruction.

Red [DVD videorecording] = Trois couleurs. Rouge = Three colors. Red

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Jacob, Irène.
Publisher Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003].
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A seductive story of forbidden love and the unknowable mystery of coincidence as a young model meets an unusual stranger.

Rhapsody in August [DVD videorecording] = Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki.

A song for Martin [DVD videorecording] = En säng för Martin

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Kolvig, Lars.
Publisher First Look Home Entertainment, [2003], c2001.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In midlife, two soul mates finally meet, and their passion is fueled by their duel love of music. Martin is a famous composer-conductor and Barbara is a gifted violinist. Abandoning their lackluster lives they plunge into a new and exciting world. When their blissful existence is threatened, Barbara is courageously determined to prove that love conquers all.