New Arrivals · All Fiction

October 8, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

All the stars in the heavens : a novel

October 7, 2015
Trigiani, Adriana, author.
453 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The movie business is booming in 1935 when twenty-one-year-old Loretta Young meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly. Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young's secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives. Anchored by Trigiani's masterful storytelling that takes you on a worldwide ride of adventure from Hollywood to the shores of southern Italy, this mesmerizing epic is, at its heart, a luminous tale of the most cherished ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters both real and fictional--including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel and more--it is it is the unforgettable story of one of cinema's greatest love affairs during the golden age of American movie making."--Provided by publishers.

Winter stroll : a novel

October 7, 2015
Hilderbrand, Elin, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
263 pages ; 23 cm
While preparing for Christmas at the Winter Street Inn, Kelley Quinn and his family find the holiday season thrown into chaos when three of their exes show up.


October 7, 2015
Jones, Kari, 1966- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
133 pages ; 19 cm.
Lila has always loved belly dance--the music, the costumes, the choreography. So she is thrilled when she is invited to join a competitive and prestigious studio. But dancing at the new studio isn't quite what she expected. When she realizes that dance isn't as much fun as it used to be, she starts to question whether she has made the right decision.

A step toward falling : a novel

October 7, 2015
McGovern, Cammie, author.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
364 pages ; 22 cm
When Emily sees her developmentally disabled classmate Belinda being attacked, she does nothing at all. Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

The unquiet past

October 7, 2015
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
245 pages ; 21 cm.
Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. She often wonders if she has inherited something terrible from the parents she has never known. The journey to find out takes her far away from the only home she has ever known and exposes her to dangers she could never have imagined.

Small bones

October 7, 2015
Grant, Vicki, author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
239 pages ; 21 cm.
"Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams, but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit, and the enduring nature of love."- Amazon.

Leading lines : a Pippa Greene novel

October 7, 2015
Guertin, Chantel, 1976- author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2015.
192 pages ; 21 cm.

A big dose of lucky

October 7, 2015
Jocelyn, Marthe, author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
249 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes an excerpt from My life before me, by Norah McClintock.
Malou, a mixed-race orphan, is on her own for the first time, trying to discover her parents' identities.

Stones on a grave

October 7, 2015
Kacer, Kathy, 1954- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
213 pages ; 21 cm.
"Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage, a medical certificate and a Star of David, lead her to Germany. Despite her fears, she doesn't speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she's never been on an airplane, Sara arrives in Germany determined to explore her newly discovered Jewish heritage and solve the mystery of her parentage. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-speaking German boy, she discovers the sad facts of her mother's brief existence and faces the horrible truth about her father. Ultimately, the knowledge she gains opens up her world and leads her to a deeper understanding of herself."- Amazon.

My life before me

October 7, 2015
McClintock, Norah, author.
248 pages ; 21 cm.
Would-be reporter Cady investigates racism and family secrets in a small Indiana town.

Shattered glass

October 7, 2015
Toten, Teresa, 1955- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
235 pages ; 21 cm.
"Toni has always had nightmares about fire, and she also has burn scars but no idea how she got them. So when fire destroys the orphanage she has grown up in, she is ready to make her way to Toronto, where she hopes to discover the truth about the mother she believes hurt and then abandoned her. Toronto proves to be both daunting and exciting for Toni, whose charm and innocence attract attention, not always positive, wherever she goes. Buoyed by the music she hears at the folk club where she finds a job, and encouraged by her glamorous landlady, Toni unearths shocking information that contradicts everything she believes and makes her re-evaluate what she feels for all the new people in her life."- Amazon.

The body snatcher

October 7, 2015
Melo, Patrícia, 1962- author.
London : Bitter Lemon Press, 2015.
189 pages ; 20 cm
Translation of: Ladrão de cadáveres.
"One bright Sunday, alone on the banks of the Paraguay River, the narrator witnesses the fatal crash of a small plane. He finds a kilo of cocaine in the dead pilot's backpack and pockets it along with the pilot's expensive watch. Thus begins the protagonist's long slide into corruption. When police locate the crash site, the pilot's body is missing and a large-scale search ensues. Our hero, now involved in a busted cocaine deal, ends up owing a Bolivian drug gang so much money that blackmailing the wealthy family of the dead pilot for the return of their son's body seems to be the only way out. Or so he thinks."--Provided by publisher.

Good night, Mr. Wodehouse : a novel

October 7, 2015
Sullivan, Faith, author.
439 pages ; 23 cm
"Nell Stillman's road is not easy. When her boorish husband dies soon after they move to the small town of Harvester, Minnesota, Nell is alone, penniless yet responsible for her beloved baby boy Hillyard. Not an easy fate in small-town America at the beginning of the twentieth century. In the face of nearly insurmountable odds, Nell finds strength in lasting friendships and in the rich inner life awakened by the novels she loves"--Dust jacket flap.

Forever your Earl

October 7, 2015
Leigh, Eva, author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
369 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes an excerpt for Scandal Takes the Stage (pages 357-369)
"Eleanor Hawke loves a good scandal. And readers of her successful gossip rag live for the exploits of her favorite subject: Daniel Balfour, the notorious Earl of Ashford. So when the earl himself marches into her office and invites her to experience his illicit pursuits firsthand, Eleanor is stunned. Gambling hells, phaeton races, masquerades. What more could a scandal writer want than a secret look into the life of this devilishly handsome rake? Daniel has secrets, and if 'The Hawk's Eye' gets wind of them, a man's life could be at stake. And what better way to distract a gossip than by feeding her the scandal she desperately craves? But Daniel never expected the sharp mind and biting wit of the beautiful writer, and their desire for each other threatens even his best-laid plans."--Provided by publisher.

The legend of Lyon Redmond

October 7, 2015
Long, Julie-Anne, author.
367 pages ; 18 cm.
"An enduring legend: Rumor has it she broke Lyon Redmond's heart. But while many a man has since wooed the dazzling Olivia Eversea, none has ever won her--which is why jaws drop when she suddenly accepts a viscount's proposal. Now London waits with bated breath for the wedding of a decade... and wagers on the return of an heir. An eternal love: It was instant and irresistible, forbidden... and unforgettable. And Lyon--now a driven, dangerous, infinitely devastating man--decides it's time for a reckoning. As the day of her wedding races toward them, Lyon and Olivia will decide whether their love is a curse destined to tear their families apart... or the stuff of which legends are made."-- Page [4] of cover.

Blood red

October 7, 2015
Staub, Wendy Corsi.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
400 p. : map ; 17 cm.
When she receives an anonymous gift that is linked to a century-old string of gruesome unsolved murders--and her own troubled past--Rowan soon discovers that the town's violent history was only the beginning as a twisted killer sets out to make sure everyone pays for their sins--in blood.

About a vampire : an Argeneau novel

October 7, 2015
Sands, Lynsay, author.
[New York] : Avon Books, 2015.
379 p. ; 18 cm
Includes an excerpt from: Always (pages [361]-379)
Vampire Justin Bricker has a way with women, so he assumes that his courtship of his future life mate will be easy, until she flees from him and, after turning her to save her life, he discovers that she is already married.

Clockwork lives

October 7, 2015
Anderson, Kevin J., 1962- author.
397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village; she long ago gave up on her dreams and ambitions to take care of her ailing father, an alchemist and an inventor. When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious inheritance: a blank book that she must fill with other people's stories -- and ultimately her own.

The bishop's son

October 7, 2015
Irvin, Kelly.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
xii, 355 pages ; 22 cm.
"Leila Lantz is in danger of losing her heart to a Plain man until she discovers he's not so Plain after all. Leila has been drawn to Jesse Glick, the bishop's son, since the first day she met him at his father's store, and she knows he feels the same way about her. But she can't understand why he seems to make overtures one day, then withdraw the next. Jesse has a secret. He's considering making a choice that will forever affect his family and his future. He knows it's not fair to draw Leila into his life until he makes his decision, but his heart refuses to let her go. Will, Jesse's cousin, has his own feelings for Leila, but he has remained on the sidelines in deference to his cousin for many months. He knows Jesse's secret, but he promised not to tell. He can't stand the thought of Leila being hurt so he urges Leila to ask Jesse one question: Where does he go every Wednesday night? The answer to that question will force each of them to make painful choices. Leila can choose Will and know she will never have to leave her home or family. Or she can choose Jesse and the love her heart desires, knowing she'll have to say goodbye to her entire community. The day comes when Jesse, Will, and Leila all have to make their choices, choices that will change their lives and those of their small, close-knit community of Plain families"-- Provided by publisher.

A knight of the seven kingdoms

October 7, 2015
Martin, George R. R., author.
New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
The Hedge knight -- The Sworn sword -- The Mystery knight.
"Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals--in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg--whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two... as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits" -- Dust jacket flap.

The searcher

October 7, 2015
Toyne, Simon, 1968-
474 pages ; 24 cm
On a hilltop in the town of Redemption, Arizona, the townspeople gather at an old cemetery for the first time in decades to bury a local man. The somber occasion is suddenly disrupted by a thunderous explosion in the distant desert. A plane has crashed, and it's pouring a pillar of black smoke into the air. As Sheriff Garth Morgan speeds toward the crash, he nearly hits a tall, pale man running down the road, with no shoes on his feet and no memory of who he is or how he got there. The only clues to his identity are a label in his handmade suit jacket and a book that's been inscribed to him: both giving the name Solomon Creed. When Morgan tells Solomon that he is in Redemption, Arizona, Solomon begins to believe he's here for a reason--to save a man he has never met, the man who was buried that morning.

Buffalo trail

October 7, 2015
Guinn, Jeff, author.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Fleeing from his nemesis, Killer Boots, Cash McLendon seeks refuge in Dodge City with a band of buffalo hunters who head south to the Texas panhandle into forbidden Indian Territory.

Death by water

October 7, 2015
Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935- author.
424 pages ; 24 cm
First published as Suishi by Kodansha in 2009.--t.p. verso.
"[Kogito Choko] returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase rumored to hold documents revealing the details of his father's death during World War II, details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he's haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Choko is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father's demise" -- provided by publisher.

Pop goes the weasel : a Detective Helen Grace thriller

October 7, 2015
Arlidge, M. J.
404 pages ; 21 cm.
"From the international bestselling author of Eeny Meeny comes the second thriller in the "truly excellent series" featuring Detective Helen Grace. A man's body is found in an empty house. A gruesome memento of his murder is sent to his wife and children. He is the first victim, and Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is--or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase.... "-- Provided by publisher.

Need you for always

October 7, 2015
Adair, Marina, author.
Seattle, [WA] : Montlake Romance 2015.
277 pages ; 21 cm.
"Heroes of St. Helena series"--T.p.
Emerson "Emi" Blake dropped out of culinary school to care for her ailing mother, but she has bigger dreams than running St. Helena's most popular pita cart. First on the menu: upgrade to a gourmet food truck. A new part-time job as a personal chef will definitely provide the funds, but it also forces her into close contact with her one and only one-night stand, Dax Baudouin, who's daring her to try a second taste. Former army Ranger Dax has a clear mission: come home, get healed, and get gone. Yet Emi's tough-girl exterior and hidden soft side are even harder to resist than her mouthwatering baklava. After years of battles, he knows better than to try and rescue anyone not that she'll let him get close enough to try. Truth is, Dax is starting to think that Emi's the one person who can save him if he can just persuade her to give him another shot.

The Italian wife

October 7, 2015
Furnivall, Kate.
New York, NY : Berkley Books, 2015.
421 pages ; 21 cm
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Russian Concubine returns with a stunning new novel set in Mussolini's Italy. Isabella Berotti is an architect, helping to create showpieces that will reflect the glory of her country's Fascist leaders. She is not a deeply political sort, but designing these buildings of grandiose beauty helps her forget about the pain she's felt since her husband was murdered years ago. One of her greatest accomplishments is the clock tower in the town of Bellina, outside Rome. But as she is admiring it one day, a woman approaches her, asking her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. Minutes later, to Isabella's horror, the woman leaps to her death from that very clock tower. There are photos of the woman right after the suicide, taken by Roberto Falco. A propaganda photographer for Il Duce, he is expected to show his nation in the most flattering light. But what Roberto and Isabella have seen reflects a more brutal reality, and in a place where everyone is watching and friends turn on friends to save themselves, their decision to take a closer look may be a dangerous mistake"-- Provided by publisher.

Chance Harbor

October 7, 2015
Robinson, Holly, 1955-
New York : New American Library, [2015]
426 pages ; 21 cm
Catherine and Zoe are sisters, but even their mother, Eve, admits her daughters are nothing alike. Catherine is calm and responsible. Zoe is passionate and rebellious. Nobody is surprised when Zoe gets pregnant, drops out of college, and spirals into drug addiction. One night Catherine gets a call from Zoes terrified daughter, Willow, saying her mother has abandoned her in a bus station and disappeared. Eve blames herself, while Catherine, unable to have children, is delighted to raise Willow as her own. Now, five years later, Eve is grieving her husbands death and making reluctant plans to sell the familys beloved summer home on Prince Edward Island. But a series of unexpected revelations will upend the family and rock three generations of women.

The grave soul

October 7, 2015
Hart, Ellen.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
308 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Jane Lawless mystery"--Jacket.
"When Guthrie Hewitt calls on restaurateur and private investigator Jane Lawless, he doesn't know where else he can turn. Guthrie has fallen for a girl-Kira Adler. In fact, he was planning to propose to her on Christmas Eve. But his trip home with Kira over Thanksgiving made him uneasy. All her life, Kira has been haunted by a dream-a nightmare, really. In the dream, she witnesses her mother being murdered. She knows it can't be true because the dream doesn't line up with the facts of her mother's death. But after visiting Kira's home for the first time, and receiving a disturbing anonymous package in the mail, Guthrie starts to wonder if Kira's dream might hold more truth than she knows. When Kira's called home again for a family meeting, Guthrie knows he needs Jane's help to figure out the truth, before the web of secrets Kira's family has been spinning all these years ensnares Kira too. And Jane's investigation will carry her deep into the center of a close-knit family that is not only fraying at the edges, but about to burst apart. In The Grave Soul, Ellen Hart once again brings her intimate voice to the story of a family and the secrets that can build and destroy lives"-- Provided by publisher.

The skeleton haunts a house

October 7, 2015
Perry, Leigh, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2015.
289 pages ; 18 cm.
"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine.
What holiday could bring more warmth to a skeleton's chest cavity than Halloween? And when you're a living skeleton who's not supposed to be seen outside the house, it's a welcome chance to get some fresh air and rub bony elbows with people. That's why Sid doesn't mind wearing a full-body dog suit and going as Scooby-Doo along with Georgia Thackery's Velma to the Halloween Howl.


October 7, 2015
Marsh, Ava.
New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
324 pages ; 21 cm
"Spend a night of sexual adventure with this gritty debut thriller. In a toxic world of lust, lies, and elegant hotels, London's high-class escorts cater to the carnal appetites of powerful men. It's a game Stella knows how to play, one that allows her to escape the nightmares of her past. The rules are simple: always leave your client satisfied, don't get involved, and never disclose your real name. But when a fellow call girl is murdered, the game changes completely. And there's only one rule--survival. Stella knows how easily men can get away with murder--especially when the victim is a prostitute. Determined to get to the truth, she finds herself sucked into a deadly conflict with some of the world's most powerful men. But while they may consider themselves above the law, there's one secret every escort knows: no man is truly untouchable"-- Provided by publisher.


October 7, 2015
Dimon, HelenKay.
New York : Heat Books, 2015.
309 pages ; 21 cm
"Praised for her "hot and bold"(Kirkus Reviews) romances of erotic intrigue, the author of Only and Mercy now delivers her most daring novel yet... She doesn't depend on anyone for anything. He intends to make her his completely. Natalie Udall thought her position at the CIA was secure--until protecting her team earned her an armed escort into certain danger. Natalie can't stand the idea of being secreted away in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, especially since it means sharing close quarters with the controlling bodyguard enlisted to keep her alive. Gabe MacIntosh joined the military to support his son, trained as a sniper and dealt with death on a regular basis. Now retired and operating a security firm, his first assignment is to protect a CIA agent on the run. She's strong willed and difficult--and all Gabe can think about is exerting his domination and stripping her of every expectation she has. Natalie has no intention of giving in to Gabe's straightforward demands of dominant sex with no attachments--even though the very idea of giving up control thrills her like nothing ever has.."-- Provided by publisher.

Rising tide

October 7, 2015
Khanna, Rajan, 1974-
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, [2015]
271 pages ; 21 cm


October 7, 2015
Unsworth, Emma Jane, author.
New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2015.
249 pages ; 21 cm
You know how it is. Saturday afternoon. You wake up and you can't move. I blinked and the floaters on my eyeballs shifted to reveal Tyler in her ratty old kimono over in the doorway. 'Way I see it,' she said, glass in one hand, lit cigarette in the other, 'girls are tied to beds for two reasons: sex and exorcisms. So, which was it with you?' Laura and Tyler are best friends who live together, angrily philosophising and leading each other astray in the pubs and flats of Manchester. But things are set to change. Laura is engaged to teetotal Jim, the wedding is just months away, and Tyler becomes hell-bent on sabotaging her friend's plans for a different life. Animals is a hilarious, moving and refreshingly honest tale of how a friendship can become the ultimate love story.

The guise of another

October 7, 2015
Eskens, Allen, 1963-
Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015.
269 pages ; 21 cm
After being subpoenaed by a grand jury under suspicion of corruption, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert attempts to salvage his career and reputation investigating the false identity of recent car accident victim.

Bats of the republic : an illuminated novel

October 7, 2015
Dodson, Zachary Thomas.
New York : Doubleday, 2015.
xi, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In 1843, fragile naturalist Zadock Thomas must leave his beloved in Chicago to deliver a secret letter to an infamous general on the front lines of the war over Texas. The fate of the volatile republic, along with Zadock's future, depends on his mission. When a cloud of bats leads him off the trail, he happens upon something impossible...Three hundred years later, the world has collapsed and the remnants of humanity cling to a strange society of paranoia. Zeke Thomas has inherited a sealed envelope from his grandfather, an esteemed senator. When that letter goes missing, Zeke engages a fomenting rebellion that could free him--if it doesn't destroy his relationship, his family legacy, and the entire republic first. As their stories overlap and history itself begins to unravel, a war in time erupts between a lost civilization, a forgotten future, and the chaos of the wild."--from

Another woman's daughter

October 7, 2015
Sussman, Fiona.
New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
293 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions (pages 291-293).
"Previously published in the UK as Shifting Colours by Allison & Busby / May 2014" -- Verso title page.
"Set against the tumultuous background of apartheid South Africa, a powerful and moving debut about family, sacrifice, and discovering what it means to belong... Celia Mphephu knows her place in the world. A black servant working in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, she's all too aware of her limitations. Nonetheless, she has found herself a comfortable corner: She has a job, can support her faraway family, and is raising her youngest child, Miriam. But as racial tensions explode, Celia's world shifts. Her employers decide to flee the political turmoil and move to England--and they ask to adopt Miriam and take her with them. Devastated at the prospect of losing her only daughter, yet unable to deny her child a safer and more promising future, Celia agrees, forever defining both their futures. As Celia fights against the shattering violence of her time, Miriam battles the quiet racism of England, struggling to find her place in a land to which she doesn't belong--until the call of her heritage inexorably draws her back to Africa to discover the truth behind her mother's choices and uncover a heartbreaking secret from long ago... READERS GUIDE INSIDE"-- Provided by publisher.

Death in Veracruz : a novel

October 7, 2015
Aguilar Camín, Héctor, 1946-
297 pages ; 21 cm
Original title: Morir en el Golfo.
"This novel marks the long-awaited arrival in English of a masterful voice in Mexican and noir fiction "Death in Veracruz "is a gritty and atmospheric noir centered on the so-called oil wars of the late 1970s, which pitted the extremely powerful and corrupt government-owned oil cartel PEMEX against the agrarian landowners in the coastal regions of Southern Mexico. This novel, translated for the first time in English since its publication 30 years ago, concerns a journalist who investigates the death of a colleague and friend Rojano in a bizarre shooting incident that takes place in a small rural village, and who finds himself up against crooked police and a charismatic and ruthless union boss . But, as he gets deeper into this Mexican Heart of Darkness, he finds Rojano was not all he seemed, and neither was his widow with whom he falls into a doomed affair."--Publisher's description.

The stages : a mystery

October 7, 2015
Satterlee, Thom, author.
United States : Crooked Lane Books, 2015.
213 pages : 22 cm.
All his life, Daniel has hidden behind his reputation as one of the world's best translators of Soren Kierkegaard, but when his beloved ex-girlfriend and mentor dies under odd circumstances and a priceless Kierkegaard manuscript goes missing, Daniel turns out to be the last person to have seen her alive. This man with Asperger's Syndrome must step out of the safety of his office to clear his name.

Katherine Carlyle

October 7, 2015
Thomson, Rupert.
New York : Other Press, [2015]
293 pages ; 22 cm
Katherine Carlye is an IVF baby. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen, Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scène for a courageous leap to true empowerment.

Forever with you

October 7, 2015
Armentrout, Jennifer L.
viii, 370 pages ; 18 cm.
Mixed-martial-arts teacher Stephanie thinks that Nick is just a fling until a secret brings them closer, but then tragedy threatens the bond forming between them.

A fool for a client

October 7, 2015
Hall, Parnell, author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015.
265 pages ; 24 cm.
"A Stanley Hastings mystery"--Jacket.
When his hotshot lawyer boss is charged with the murder of his girlfriend and subjected to the death penalty, Stanley Hastings endures a nightmarish, sensational trial that is hampered by the unavailability of key witnesses and his ties to the defendant.

Chasing forgiveness : a novel

October 7, 2015
Shusterman, Neal.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2015.
x, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1991.
A fourteen-year-old living with his grandparents learns his father is to be released from prison after killing his mother and feels apprehensive about renewing the relationship. Based on true events.

Crossbones : an Omega days novel

October 7, 2015
Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
New York, NY : Berkley Books, 2015.
370 pages ; 21 cm

On the run

October 7, 2015
Santiago, Nisa, author.
259 pages ; 22 cm.
Kola and Peaches' palace lifestyle in Colombia comes crashing down when the Federales kick in Eduardo's front door. Forced to flee South America with her niece and return to New York, Kola feels lost without her twin sister. Things begin to turn around for Kola when she meets an ambitious hustler named Twin who wants her to play wifey as he plays daddy to Peaches.

The epic adventures of Lydia Bennet

October 7, 2015
Noble, Kate, 1978-
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
315 pages ; 21 cm
"Based on the Emmy Award-winning "genius" (The Guardian) web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this is a new novel starring Lizzie's spunky sister Lydia as she navigates the joys and pitfalls of becoming an adult in the digital age. Before her older sister, Lizzie, started her wildly popular vlog, Lydia was just a normal twenty-year-old plotting the many ways she could get away with skipping her community college classes and finding the perfect fake ID. She may not have had much direction, but she loved her family and had plenty of fun. Then Lizzie's vlog turned the Bennet sisters into Internet sensations, and Lydia basked in the attention as people watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr'd, and blogged about her life. But not all attention is good. . . . After her ex-boyfriend, George Wickham took advantage of Lydia's newfound web-fame, betrayed her trust, and destroyed her online reputation, she's no longer a naive, carefree girl. Now, Lydia must work to win back her family's trust and respect and find her place in a far more judgmental world. Told in Lydia's distinctive, eccentric, and endearing voice, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet picks up right where The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet left off and "offers a fresh take on Pride and Prejudice without ruining it" (The Washington Post, on The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet). Featuring fresh twists, wonderful new characters, and scores of hilarious texts, doodles, and tweets, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet takes you behind the webcam and into the lives of your favorite sisters in a way that's sure to satisfy existing fans and delight new ones" -- From simonand

As waters gone by

October 7, 2015
Ruchti, Cynthia.
320 pages ; 22 cm
As Emmalyn Ross awaits the return of her husband from a five-year prison sentence, she retreats to a scenic Lake Superior island to restore a local cottage, where she befriends several colorful locals and works through her issues.

Stone cold case : a rock shop mystery

October 6, 2015
Dilts, Catherine.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
385 pages : map ; 23 cm

The ghost and Mrs. Fletcher : a Murder, she wrote mystery : a novel

October 6, 2015
Bain, Donald, 1935- author.
vii, 264 pages ; 22 cm
"An Obsidian mystery."
"Make room for Jessica Fletcher as she cleans house to catch a killer who hasn't got a ghost of a chance. Jessica's friend, Eve Simpson is the town's premiere real estate agent and has recently taken on the task of selling one of Cabot Cove's oldest properties--the Spencer Percy House, built in 1805 by a sea captain for his young wife. Its current occupant, Joe Cooper, a crusty former carpenter, is convinced he's about to die and wants the house sold so he can give the proceeds to his grandson, who spent much of his youth there. But Eve's got quite a challenge on her hands. Not only is the building in deplorable physical condition, it is also rumored to be haunted. When Joe's deadly premonition becomes a reality, Dr. Seth Hazlitt is not so sure the man died of natural causes. As Jessica tries to get to the bottom of Joe Cooper's death, a medium hired by Eve attempts to rid the house of the alleged apparition. But if Jessica isn't careful, she may be the one who joins the ranks of the dearly departed. "-- Provided by publisher.

Ghost to the rescue

October 6, 2015
Hart, Carolyn G., author.
275 pages ; 24 cm
"When you wish upon a star, you get...Bailey Ruth? You do if you're a little girl whose mom needs help and you touch the soft heart of Supervisor Wiggins at Heaven's Department of Good Intentions. Granted it's not the usual task of an emissary, but then again Bailey Ruth is not your usual emissary. So Wiggins dispatches the spunky spirit to her old hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma, to help a single mother and struggling writer find some creative solutions to her problems."-- Provided by publisher.

Art in the blood

October 6, 2015
MacBird, Bonnie.
London : Collins Crime Club, 2015.
x, 306 pages ; 24 cm.

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