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Dead and breakfast : a Merry Ghost Inn mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 02:11
by Kingsbury, Kate,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
274 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M KIN
Summary "Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B&B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet. The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B&B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer--and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn--the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself. It seems someone doesn't appreciate newcomers prying into the small town's past, and now it's up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business...and their lives"--Amazon.com

The practical encyclopedia of self-healing : a mindful approach to holistic fitness

New Nonfiction - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 05:06
by Airey, Raje,
Publisher Lorenz Books, an imprint of Anness Publishing Ltd., 2015.
640 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1605218.2)

The ways of Wolfe : a border noir

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 05:05
by Blake, James Carlos,
Publisher The Mysterious Press, [2017]
First edition.
290 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F BLA
Summary "A master of historical and crime fiction, James Carlos Blake, in The Ways of Wolfe, delves back into the dark realms of the Wolfe family, a clan whose roots run deep on both sides of the United States-Mexico border, and whose prevailing interests straddle both sides of the law. Although the heir apparent to govern his Texas family's esteemed law firm--and its "shade trade" criminal enterprises--college student Axel Prince Wolfe joins his best friend, Billy, and a Mexican stranger in a high-end robbery that goes wrong. Abandoned by his partners, he is captured and imprisoned, his family disgraced, his wife absconded, his infant daughter Jessie left an orphan. Two decades later, with eleven years still to serve, Axel has long since exhausted his desire for revenge against the partners who deserted him. All he wants now is to see the woman his daughter has become, despite her lifelong refusal to acknowledge him. When the chance comes to escape in the company of Cacho, a young Mexican inmate with ties to a major cartel, Axel takes it, barely surviving a massive manhunt down the rapids of the Rio Grande and into a desert inferno. But with his chance to see Jessie now within reach, a startling discovery re-ignites an old passion and sends him headlong toward reckonings many years in the making. Racing across desolate landscapes from West Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, The Ways of Wolfe is a novel of one man's fateful struggle with his own abiding love and reckless spirit"--

The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In)

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 05:05
by Hammesfahr, Petra
Publisher Penguin Books 20170725
Books
Call Number F HAM

Hunt for the Wilderpeople [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:05
by Waititi, Taika,
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 101 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION HUN
Summary Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options.

Vigilante : a novel

New YA Books - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Cross, Kady, 1971-
Publisher Harlequin Teen, [2017]
280 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F CRO
Summary Enraged by the boys who raped her best friend and drove her to suicide, senior Hadley targets each of the perpetrators to strip them of their dignity and status before her increasingly dangerous choices make her question her motives.

Henry David Thoreau : a life

New Biographies - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Walls, Laura Dassow,
Publisher The University of Chicago Press, 2017. ©2017
xx, 615 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B THOREAU

The secrets of my life

New Biographies - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Jenner, Caitlyn, 1949-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
x, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B JENNER
Summary "Bruce Jenner, the celebrated Olympic icon and later the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world, seemed to be living a dream life of success, fame, and prosperity. But the all-American image and million-dollar smile belied a lifelong struggle with gender dysphoria, and it wasn't until the sensational Diane Sawyer interview that the public mask of Bruce Jenner was finally retired, and through the memorable Vanity Fair piece by Buzz Bissinger, that Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world and set free to exist on her own terms. Since then, Caitlyn has undertaken an arduous emotional and physical odyssey to achieve the completeness she always felt was missing"--Book jacket.

Robert B. Parker's Little white lies

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Atkins, Ace,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
304 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M PAR
Summary Connie Kelly thought she'd found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the C.I.A. She fell so hard for M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment. But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser's card. A self-proclaimed military hotshot, Welles had been a frequent guest on national news shows speaking with authority about politics and world events. But when he disappears, he leaves not only a jilted lover but a growing list of angry investors, duped cops, and a team of paramilitary contractors looking for revenge. Enter Spenser, who quickly discovers that everything about Welles is phony. His name, his resume, and his client list are nothing but an elaborate fraud. But uncovering the truth won't be easy, as he'll have to keep the mystery man alive long enough to get back his client's money. As the trail winds from Boston to back roads Georgia, Spenser will need help from trusted allies Hawk and Teddy Sapp to make sure Welles's next con is his last.

All the secret places : a Gin Sullivan mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Carlisle, Anna,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
279 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M CAR
Summary Gin Sullivan is back in her small hometown of Trumbull, Pennsylvania on an extended leave from her job at the Chicago medical examiner's office and rekindling an old flame with her high school sweetheart, Jake. Gin is readjusting to life at home when Jake receives harrowing news early one morning. The new housing development his construction firm is building has caught fire and underneath one of the burnt homes is a dead body.

The property of lies : a Herbert Reardon historical mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Eccles, Marjorie,
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
First world edition.
236 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M ECC
Summary 1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is called in to investigate. His wife Ellen having just accepted a job as French teacher, Reardon is alarmed to find the school a hotbed of scandalous secrets, suppressed passions, petty jealousies and wanton schoolgirl cruelty. As he pursues his enquiries, it becomes clear that the dead woman was not who - or what - she claimed to be. Who was she really - and why is Reardon convinced that more than one member of staff is not telling him the whole truth? Then a pupil goes missing - and the case takes a disturbing new twist...

Walking on my grave

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Hart, Carolyn G.,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017. ©2017
First Edition.
ix, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAR
Summary "Annie's friend and fellow shop owner Ves Roundtree is a very wealthy woman. Her rich brother entrusted her with his estate, and upon her death, his fortune is to be divided. Several cash-strapped islanders are in line to collect life-changing inheritances. The problem is, Ves is very much alive. Ves hosts a dinner for the prospective beneficiaries and feels a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the wintry season. Not long after, she suffers a bad fall that was no accident. Everyone at the table had a motive but not a shred of evidence was left behind. When one of the suspects is found floating in the harbor and Ves disappears, Annie and her husband Max spring into action to catch a calculating killer before greed takes another life."

The strange disappearance of a Bollywood star

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Khan, Vaseem, 1973-
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
385 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M KHA
Summary Mumbai is a city that thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.But as Chopra is about to discover, even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy. Hired by Verma's formidable mother to find him, Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, embark on a journey deep into the world's most flamboyant movie industry.As they uncover feuding stars, failed investments and death threats, it seems that many people have a motive for wanting Verma out of the picture.And yet, as Chopra has long suspected, in Bollywood the truth is often stranger than fiction...

Skitter : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Boone, Ezekiel,
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2017. ©2017
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
xvii, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F BOO
Summary "Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up. Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-sized, glowing egg sack gives a shocking preview of what is to come, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a spider super weapon, but it's not clear if it's too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort: The Spanish Protocol. America, you are on your own"--

Peace in the valley : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Herne, Ruth Logan,
Publisher Multnomah, 2017.
341 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number F HER
Summary "In spite of past differences, Trey Walker Stafford would never forget how his uncle, a cowboy and rancher, adopted him and made him part of the family. He'd left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam's wishes and returns discouraged about life and love after tragically losing his wife. Trey feels that he's living a lie, singing of love and happily-ever-afters while dealing with an emptiness within. Will sacrificing part of himself to help Sam fill the void? Or could it come from befriending the single mother who needs help with her farm? Can Trey find the "Peace in the Valley" he's sought for so long?"--

Trajectory

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Russo, Richard, 1949-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
243 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F RUS
Summary "In this pair of novellas and two stories, Russo's characters bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from most of his novels. In "Horseman," a tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches--"And after that, who knew?" In "Intervention," a realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward, or not. In "Voice," a semi-retired English professor is conned by his increasingly estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Biennale, fleeing a mortifying incident with a traumatized student back in Massachusetts but encountering further complications en route. And in "Milton and Marcus," a lapsed novelist is struggling with his wife's illness and trying to rekindle his screenwriting career, only to be stymied by the pratfalls of that trade when he's called to an aging, iconic star's mountaintop in Wyoming"--

Nuts & volts.

Magazines - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:55
Publisher T & L Publications
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Magazines/Serials Other
Call Number XX(512736.1) AUG 2016

Foreign affairs.

Magazines - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:55
by Coolidge, Archibald Cary, 1866-1928.
Publisher Council on Foreign Relations]1922
v. maps (part fold.) diagrs. 26 cm.
Magazines/Serials Other
Call Number XX(493446.1) JUL/AUG 2017

GUIDEPOSTS.

Magazines - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:55
Publisher Guideposts Associates
[Large-print ed.]
v. : ill., ports.
Magazines/Serials Other
Call Number XX JUN 2017

Captain America : Sam Wilson. Vol. 5, End of the line

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Spencer, Nick,
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2017] ©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F CAP
Summary "When Steve Rogers could no longer wield the shield, Sam Wilson stepped up as an all-new, all-different and very much all-his-own Captain America. The public was divided. And when a reinvigorated Steve returned to share the mantle, the protests grew louder. San just kept fighting on, the only way he knew how. But is the world big enough for two Caps? And as Sam is pulled into the shocking events of Marvel's next big event, will he--and the world--have to choose? At the end of the line, there's no way out! Plus: the classic first appearance of Sam's controversial pal, Rage!"--

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