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Even if it kills her : a Bailey Weggins mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 04:44
by White, Kate, 1950-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
428 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M WHI

The ministry of utmost happiness [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:44
by Roy, Arundhati,
Publisher Penguin Random House, [2017]
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (16 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROY
Summary "In a graveyard outside the walls of Old Delhi, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby suddenly appears, just after midnight. In a snowy valley, a bereaved father writes a letter to his five-year-old daughter about the people who came to her funeral. In a second-floor apartment, a lone woman chain-smokes as she reads through her old notebooks. At the Jannat Guest House, two people who have known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around each other, as though they have just met. A braided narrative of astonishing force and originality, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once a love story and a provocation--a novel as inventive as it is emotionally engaging. It is told with a whisper, in a shout, through joyous tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Its heroes, both present and departed, have been broken by the world we live in--and then mended by love. For this reason, they will never surrender. How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything. Humane and sensuous, beautifully told, this extraordinary novel demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts"--

Most wanted [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:44
by Scottoline, Lisa
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F SCO
Summary "Lisa Scottoline delivers another searing, powerful blockbuster novel that explores hot-button issues within the framework of an intricately plotted thriller. When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor -- the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth"--

Blame

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:44
by Abbott, Jeff,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
377 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M ABB
Summary "Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember.."--

The fallen

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:44
by Atkins, Ace,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
358 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M ATK
Summary "Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply"--

The late show

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:44
by Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
405, 31 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M CON
Summary "Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her"--

Collared : an Andy Carpenter mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:44
by Rosenfelt, David,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
324 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M ROS
Summary "Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog." Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven't been seen since. A tip came in that ID'd a former boyfriend of Hickman's, Keith Wachtel, as the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel's arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman's dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found. Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife's desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy's desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected"--

41 [CD sound recording] : a portrait of my father

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Publisher Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, [2014]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B BUSH
Summary George W. Bush covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush's life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and 41st President of the United States.

Being mortal [CD sound recording] : medicine and what matters in the end

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Gawande, Atul,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 362.175 GAW
Summary Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.

Mr. Mercedes [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"--

Shopaholic to the stars [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Kinsella, Sophie.
Publisher Books on Tape, 2014.
Unabridged.
10 sound discs (12 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist--Sage's personal stylist--if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage's archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it's a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention--suddenly Becky has everything she's ever wanted. Or does she?" --

Even this I get to experience [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Lear, Norman
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (approximately 19 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 791.4502 LEA
Summary The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture, while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety years, this is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led.

Private India [CD sound recording] : city on fire

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary When Santosh Wagh isn't struggling out of a bottle of whiskey he's head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world's finest PI agency. In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women--seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes. As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India--a danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.

Crimson shore [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Preston, Douglas J.
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015] ©2015
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PRE
Summary #1 bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next blockbuster Pendergast novel. Special Agent Pendergast takes on a private case in Exmouth, Massachusetts, a quaint village on the coast north of Salem, to investigate the theft of a valuable wine cellar. He travels to the seaside town with his ward, Constance Greene, where they quickly discover something far more sinister: a bricked-up niche in the wine cellar that holds the remains of a man, tortured and then entombed alive 150 years ago. But why? The puzzle is compounded when they discover a murdered body, covered with mysterious symbols, in the salt marshes behind Exmouth ... the place where, legend has it, the real witches of Salem took refuge after fleeing the 1692 witch hunts.

Blue labyrinth [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Preston, Douglas J.
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PRE
Summary "A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is soon stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. In short order, Pendergast is caught in a wickedly clever plot, which will leave him stricken in mind and body...and may well end with his death"--

My age of anxiety [CD sound recording] : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:43
by Stossel, Scott,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2014]
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (ca. 15 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 616.8522 STO
Summary The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts to understand this common form of mental illness.

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