New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A date with murder : a murder, she wrote mystery : a novel

July 17, 2018
Fletcher, Jessica, author.
294 pages ; 22 cm.
"Based on the Universal Television series created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link."
"Jessica Fletcher investigates a friend's murder and a dangerous dating service in the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series... Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara "Babs" Wirth after Babs' husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. At the heart of her suspicions lies a sinister dating site Hal had used while he and Babs were having marital issues, a site that may be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges. Jessica teams up with a brilliant young computer hacker to follow the trail but as she gets closer to the truth, two near misses force her to realize that she may very well be the next victim. The stakes have never been this high as Jessica finds herself being stalked by the killer she is trying to catch. She must now set the perfect trap to avoid her very own date with murder"-- Provided by publisher.

Half-witch : a novel

July 17, 2018
Schoffstall, John, 1952- author.
Easthampton, MA : Big Mouth House, [2018]
320 pages ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old Lizbet and witch girl Strix embark upon a perilous quest where the fates of Lizbet's father and Heaven are at stake.

Nyxia unleashed

July 17, 2018
Reintgen, Scott, author.
New York : Crown, 2018.
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Emmett Atwater and the other Genesis spaceship survivors are caught between Babel and the indigenous Adamite population when they are sent to extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe.

The dead

July 17, 2018
Kracht, Christian, 1966- author.
195 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published in German in 2016 by Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Germany, as Die Toten.
"Christian Kracht mines the feverish film culture of pre-World War II Germany and Japan for a Gothic tale of global conspiracy, personal loss, and historical entanglements large and small." --Provided by publisher.

The family Tabor

July 17, 2018
Wolas, Cherise, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
381 pages : 25 cm
The Tabor family members are forced to confront the falsehoods upon which their lives are built. Set over the course of a single weekend, and deftly alternating between the five Tabors, this provocative, gorgeously rendered novel reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances.

Kill the farm boy

July 17, 2018
Dawson, Delilah S., author.
New York : Del Rey, 2018.
xiv, 364 pages : map ; 25 cm.
"Once upon a time, there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord who wishes for the boy's untimely death."--Provided by publisher.

The lost country

July 17, 2018
Gay, William, author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2018.
xvi, 362 pages ; 23 cm
Billy Edgewater is a harbinger of doom. Estranged from his family, discharged from the Navy, and touched by a rising desperation, he sets out hitchhiking home to East Tennessee, where his father is slowly dying. On the road, separately, are Sudy and Bradshaw, brother and sister, and a one-armed con man named Roosterfish. All, in one way or another, have their pasts and futures embroiled with D.L. Harkness, a predator in all the ways there are. Hounded at every turn by scams, vigilantes, grievous loss, and unspeakable violence, Edgewater navigates the long road home, searching for a place that may be nothing but memory. Hailed as "a seemingly effortless storyteller" by the New York Times Book Review and "a writer of striking talent" by the Chicago Tribune, William Gay, with this long-awaited novel, secures his place alongside Faulkner, O'Connor, and McCarthy as one of the greatest novelists in the Southern Gothic tradition.--book flap.

The sinners

July 17, 2018
Atkins, Ace, author.
365 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"Dedicated to Burt Reynolds".
"The Pritchards had never been worth a damn--an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation. With his longtime deputy Lillie Virgil now working up in Memphis, Quinn Colson finds himself having to fall back on some brand-new deputies to help him out, but with Old West-style violence breaking out, and his own wedding on the horizon, this is without a doubt Colson's most trying time as sheriff. Cracks are opening up all over the county, and shadowy figures are crawling out through them--and they're all heading directly for him"-- Provided by publisher.

Little girl lost

July 17, 2018
Staub, Wendy Corsi, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
400 pages ; 17 cm
A gripping novel of psychological suspense, as a young woman's path to her biologicial parents leads to a killer with a chilling agenda.

Tahoe blue fire

July 17, 2018
Borg, Todd, author.
South Lake Tahoe, CA : Thriller Press, 2015.
351 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"The woman seemed paranoid. When Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna gets a call from a woman who's afraid for her life, it sounds like she is excessively paranoid. But the killer was dead serious. McKenna investigates and discovers that two other people have already died. He believes the killer is after something worth millions, a precious artifact that dates back to Renaissance Italy. The next potential victim is famous. When McKenna finds a connection between the victims and a famous retired pro football tackle named Adam Simms, he worries that Simms will be the next victim. McKenna's only suspect is losing his mind. Simms seems gentle as a teddy bear. But decades of football gave Simms Traumatic Brain Injury, causing loss of memory and worse. When Simms can't remember details of his relationship to the other victims, McKenna begins to wonder if it's because Simms is suffering dementia or if he's a diabolical fake. The murderer is as devious as he is twisted. As McKenna pursues the case, he will need every bit of strength and skill, for the murderer is determined to kill McKenna in the most vicious way imaginable..."--Page 4 of cover.

Tahoe chase

July 17, 2018
Borg, Todd, author.
South Lake Tahoe, CA : Thriller Press, 2013.
351 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"A ski racer's wife falls from a high deck: 92-year-old, former Olympic ski racer Joe Rorvik is devastated when he finds his wife Cynthia down below their deck, still alive but comatose after a fall. While the fall looks like an accident, Joe Rorvik hires Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna to investigate. The woman's friends start dying: McKenna can't find anything suspicious until people close to Joe's wife start dying in other accidents. The dead were against a new Tahoe ski resort: McKenna finds motive when he discovers that the victims all opposed a new ski resort development. There is one friend who is still alive: Joe's wife had made friends with a young French woman named Simone Bonnaire. While Simone is in danger from her abusive boyfriend, she hasn't taken a position against the ski resort. She doesn't appear to be a target of the killer. The chase has begun: McKenna encourages Simone to escape her boyfriend by pursuing her dream, a solo ski trek through the Desolation Wilderness. After she leaves, McKenna learns that he's made a terrible mistake and that Simone is the next to die. But he can't save her because she is out of touch and unreachable except by the killer who has already begun his final chase ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Tahoe ghost boat

July 17, 2018
Borg, Todd, author.
South Lake Tahoe, CA : Thriller Press, 2014.
382 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"Gertie O'Leary is a 15-year-old girl with a messy bird's nest of red hair, a serious softball pitch, and a dream to be a movie director. She also has a $2 million price on her head. When a gang led by a killer the FBI calls Mikhailo the Monster takes Gertie as the centerpiece of an extortion plot, the girl's mother calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna for help. McKenna finds out that Gertie's stepfather has just died in what looks like a boating accident and that Gertie's mother cares more about not losing money to blackmail than saving her daughter. As the unwanted child of divorced, self-focused parents, Gertie has no defenders. So McKenna appoints himself her savior. But McKenna is one man up against a small army of twisted murderers whose orders are to kill the girl"--Page 4 of cover.

Tahoe heat

July 17, 2018
Borg, Todd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA : Thriller Press, 2010.
349 pages : map ; 22 cm.
When the business partner of bio-tech genius Ryan Lear is murdered, and Ryan's life is threatened, he calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna for help. McKenna learns that someone is plotting to take over Ryan's fast-growing Silicon Valley company. McKenna is sent on a deadly chase that involves a scientific breakthrough at a high-altitude lab on a mountain above Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe payback

July 17, 2018
Borg, Todd, author.
South Lake Tahoe, CA : Thriller Press, 2017.
351 pages : map ; 22 cm.
The First Body Is Found On Lake Tahoe's Only Island, when a man tells Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna that his girlfriend disappeared, McKenna wonders if the woman got cold feet and ran away. But when she turns up murdered on Fannette Island with red roses in her mouth, McKenna discovers that she used a scam charity to steal millions. WHEN more bodies follow---a second victim is found with a tennis ball crammed into his mouth. A third has military medals in his cheeks. McKenna suspects that these victims also ran fraudulent charities. McKenna's own girlfriend fears attack, while McKenna investigates the murders, his girlfriend Street Casey has reason to believe that her ex-con father, who's jumped parole, wants revenge for her testimony that put in him in prison decades ago. It appears that the victims are all payback targets of a vigilante killer. McKenna finds lots of potential suspects. But he can't link any of them to the crimes. What he doesn't know is that both he and his girlfriend are about to face someone who wants them very dead ...

Tahoe trap

July 17, 2018
Borg, Todd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA : Thriller Press, 2012.
351 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Tahoe detective Owen McKenna receives a call for help from a young boy named Paco who had just witnessed the murder of his foster mother and is hidden in the back of the murderer's pickup truck and Owen races to find Paco before the murderers can find him.

The blurry years : a novel

July 17, 2018
Kriseman, Eleanor, author.
171 pages ; 19 cm
"Trade paperback original"--Page 4 of cover.
Callie navigates her teenage years while living with her mother in late 1970s and early 1980s Florida.

Girls' night out

July 17, 2018
Fenton, Liz, author.
[Seattle, Washington] : Lake Union Publishing, 2018.
322 pages ; 21 cm
For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it's time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they're reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they're hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls' night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

Tacky goblin

July 17, 2018
Steele, T. Sean, author.
"The diary of a young man's journey through the grotesque underbelly of daily life. Or maybe it's the exposure of daily life itself as a grotesque underbelly, blistered and searing and glaringly obvious, like a passed-out sunbather. Fleeing a talking mold stain in the ceiling of his bedroom in Chicago, he moves to Los Angeles, where he rents an apartment with his sister, Kim. Despite the new city, new friends, and new love interests, something haunts him. Perhaps Kim can help him out of his funk. Or maybe she'll just lead him to hell"--Publisher's website.

Four dominions

July 17, 2018
Lustbader, Eric, author.
New York : Forge, 2018.
367 pages ; 25 cm.
The end of days has been predicted for the last two thousand years. But now, without warning, it is upon us. Braverman 'Bravo' Shaw, member of a secret Franciscan splinter sect, has survived a battle as old as time itself: the battle between good and evil. Working with his once-blind sister, Emma, and his confessor, Fra Leoni, Bravo went to war with the Fallen, Lucifer's advance guard and emerged with The Book of Deathly Things-- Lucifer's first and last Testament. Now, back in New York, the book's secrets have revealed themselves to Emma. With the testament stolen by Bravo, Emma realizes the Fallen army will awaken fully. And come to claim what is theirs.

Maze master

July 17, 2018
Gear, Kathleen O'Neal, author.
ix, 337 pages ; 25 cm
LucentB is a retrovirus that's inevitable, unstoppable, and utterly catastrophic for humanity. The US government believes the only person who can find the cure is the geneticist, James Hakari who tried to warn them about it and then disappeared. They assign the task of finding him to his former student Anna Asher, who in turn recruits paleographer and religious studies scholar Dr. Martin Nadai. The brilliant but insane geneticist is leaving clues for Anna and Martin to follow, showing he's truly earned his students' nickname for him: the Maze Master. The search takes Anna and Martin around the world and into a warzone they never imagined.--Provided by Publisher.

Hunting party : a novel

July 17, 2018
Desarthe, Agnès, 1966- author.
186 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in the French as Une partie de chasse by Editions de l'Olivier.
"The unsuspecting member of a hunting party in the French countryside, Tristan is out of place. Cajoled into going by his wife, who is anxious to ingratiate herself with the locals of their new village, Tristan's companions are Pastis-swilling tough guys with designs beyond catching dinner. Gentle, reflective Tristan has no intention of killing anything, so when his shot inadvertently grazes a rabbit, he saves the animal and hides it in his bag before the others notice. Tristan soon finds himself deeply connected to the wounded rabbit, whose voice comes alive to share its wisdom with the young man. Suddenly, the weather turns and a terrible storm descends upon the party, as well as their village. In the valley below, the rushing water exposes the close-knit community's secrets and indiscretions, while Tristan and the rabbit must confront something far worse"--Publisher's website.

Confound it

July 17, 2018
Toussaint, Maggie, author.
Kenmore, WA : Camel Press, [2018]
222 pages ; 23 cm.
Dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called to help investigate a suspicious fire. A meth cook is dead, and when Baxley visits her beyond the Veil of Life, she determines that the woman was murdered. Unconcerned about the death of a criminal, the authorities pursue the drug supply angle, but Baxley vows to find out who killed the single mother of a teenage son. Two suspects have the strongest motive, but Baxley has reason to believe they are pawns in a deeper game.

The secret habit of sorrow : stories

July 17, 2018
Patterson, Victoria, author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, 2018.
219 pages ; 21 cm
"Patterson is on a mission to bring our ghosts out of the shadows. These stories shine with empathy and find the humanness in all our struggles." --Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life There's a pitch-perfect blend of linguistic dexterity, emotional wisdom, and wry observation in The Secret Habit of Sorrow.

Weekend at Thrackley

July 17, 2018
Melville, Alan, 1910-1983, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2018.
235 pages ; 21 cm.
Jim Henderson is one of six guests summoned by the mysterious Edwin Carson, a collector of precious stones, to a weekend party at his country house, Thrackley. The house is gloomy and forbidding but the party is warm and hospitable except for the presence of Jacobson, the sinister butler. The other guests are wealthy people draped in jewels; Jim cannot imagine why he belongs in such company. After a weekend of adventure, with attempted robbery and a vanishing guest, secrets come to light and Jim unravels a mystery from his past.

Mortal threat

July 17, 2018
Tata, A. J. (Anthony J.), 1959- author.
304 pages ; 23 cm
Medical school student Amanda Garrett and American doctors working secretly in Africa have found a cure for the Ebola and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses. Leaders of the Islamic State want the cure so they can show the world Islam is a benevolent religion that all Africans should follow.

Spring will come

July 17, 2018
Dye, Ginny.
Bellingham, WA : Bregdan Publishing, ©2010.
485 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: On to Richmond.
"As her beloved city of Richmond is transformed into a deadly Civil War battlefield, spirited Carrie Cromwell puts her medical skills to work in a Confederate hospital. While she fights to save unknown soldiers, the one she cares about the most is lost to her. Meanwhile in the North, Carrie's dear friends, former slaves Rose and Moses, have found freedom at last -- only to be separated by war. Can Moses, now a Union spy, elude those who are searching for him as a runaway slave? Rose decides to join Moses in the North's fight. Inspired by a revolutionary young speaker, she becomes a teacher in the Contraband Camps."--Author's website.

Wrong in all the right ways

July 17, 2018
Brownlee, Tiffany, author.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
344 pages ; 22 cm.
Sixteen-year-old high school senior Emma's life is transformed by Dylan, her new foster brother, but she finds herself torn between romantic and familial feelings in a tale reminiscent of Wuthering Heights.

Hullmetal girls

July 16, 2018
Skrutskie, Emily, 1993- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2018.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Aisha Un-Haad, seventeen, and Key Tanaka, eighteen, have risked everything for new lives as mechanically enhanced soldiers, and when an insurrection forces dark secrets to surface, the fate of humanity is in their hands.

Notes from my captivity

July 16, 2018
Parks, Kathy (Kathleen D.), author.
335 pages ; 22 cm.
Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her. So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather's belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there's no question that she's going to fly across the world. But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, none of their extensive preparations seem to matter. Now Adrienne's being held captive by the family she was convinced didn't exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

Like never and always

July 16, 2018
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2018.
336 pages ; 22 cm
A car accident changes four lives forever. In the hospital, Liv is confused at being called Morgan, but when she looks in the mirror she sees Morgan's face.

Ok, Mr. Field : a novel

July 16, 2018
Kilalea, Katharine, author.
New York : Tim Duggan Books, 2018.
218 pages ; 19 cm.
A concert pianist on the London scene, his career is upended when the train he is travelling on crashes into the wall at the end of a tunnel. The accident splinters his left wrist, jeopardizing his musical ambitions. On a whim, he uses his compensation pay-out to buy a house he has seen only once in a newspaper photograph, a replica of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye on a stretch of coast outside Cape Town. Together with his wife, Mim, Mr. Field sets out in the hope that the house will make him happier, or at least less unhappy. But as time passes, the house-which Le Corbusier designed as "a machine for living"-begins to have a disturbing effect.


July 16, 2018
Rosenfelt, David, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
293 pages ; 25 cm.
"Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved. Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes-- it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie's ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth"--Provided by publisher.

King of the dancehall

July 16, 2018
Cannon, Nick, 1980- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2018.
209 pages ; 21 cm
Tie-in for the film, The king of the dancehall.

Understudy for death

July 16, 2018
Willeford, Charles Ray, 1919-1988, author.
©1961, ©2018 (cover painting)
223 pages ; 21 cm.
Originally published in 1961 as Understudy for love.
"An unforgettable crime. An unforgettable novel. Why would a happily married Florida housewife pick up her husband's .22 caliber Colt Woodsman semi-automatic pistol and use it to kill her two young children and herself? Cynical newspaper reporter Richard Hudson is assigned to find out - and the assignment will send him down a road of self-discovery in this incisive, no-holds-barred portrait of American marriage in the Mad Men era. On the 30th anniversary of the death of the masterful novelist the Atlantic Monthly called the "father of Miami crime fiction," Hard Case Crime is proud to present Charles Willeford's legendary lost novel, unavailable since its original publication by a disreputable paperback house in 1961. One of Willeford's rarest titles (copies of the original edition sell for hundreds of dollars), Understudy for Death still has the power to disturb, half a century after its debut."--Page 4 of cover.

The war in the dark

July 16, 2018
Setchfield, Nick, author.
London : Titan Books, 2018.
421 pages ; 21 cm
"Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light. When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he's caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it. Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demon-haunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass . . . It's a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark"--Page [4] of cover.

The wild dead

July 16, 2018
Vaughn, Carrie, author.
Boston ; New York : Mariner Books, 2018.
264 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Sequel to Bannerless.
A John Joseph Adams Book.
"A century after environmental and economic collapse, the people of the Coast Road have rebuilt their own sort of civilization, striving not to make the mistakes their ancestors did. They strictly ration and manage resources, including the ability to have children. Enid of Haven is an investigator, who with her new partner Teeg is called on to mediate a dispute between households over an old building in a far-flung settlement at the edge of Coast Road territory. The investigators' decision seems straightforward--and then the body of a young woman turns up in the nearby marshland. Almost more shocking than that: she's not from the Coast Road, but from one of the outsider camps, belonging to the nomads and wild folk who live outside the Coast Road communities. Now one of them is dead, and Enid wants to find out who killed her, even as Teeg argues that the murder isn't their problem. In a dystopian future of isolated communities, can our moral sense survive the worst hard times?"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl in the green silk gown

July 16, 2018
McGuire, Seanan, author.
336 pages ; 21 cm.
Once and twice and thrice around, Put your heart into the ground. Four and five and six tears shed, Give your love unto the dead. Seven shadows on the wall, Eight have come to watch your fall: One's for the gargoyle, one's for the grave, And the last is for the one you'll never save. For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. She's been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a killer in her own right, but always Rose, the Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Green Silk Gown. The man who killed her is still out there, thanks to a crossroads bargain that won't let him die, and he's looking for the one who got away. When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, there's going to be hell to pay--possibly literally. Rose has worked for decades to make a place for herself in the twilight. Can she defend it, when Bobby Cross comes to take her down? Can she find a way to navigate the worlds of the living and the dead, and make it home before her hitchhiker's luck runs out? There's only one way to know for sure. Nine will let you count the cost: All you had and all you lost. Ten is more than time can tell, Cut the cord and ring the bell. Count eleven, twelve, and then, Thirteen takes you home again. One's for the shadow, one's for the tree, And the last is for the blessing of Persephone.

Mystic dragon

July 16, 2018
Denzel, Jason.
New York, NY : Doherty Associates, 2018.
480 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Seven years have passed since lowborn Pomella AnDone became an unlikely Mystic’s apprentice. Though she has achieved much in a short time, as a rare celestial event approaches, Pomella feels the burden of being a Mystic more than ever. The Mystical realm of Fayün is threatening to overtake the mortal world, and as the two worlds slowly blend together, the land is thrown into chaos. People begin to vanish or are killed outright, and Mystics from across the world gather to protect them. Among them is Shevia, a haunted and brilliant prodigy whose mastery of the Myst is unlike anything Pomella has ever seen. --Jacket.

Firestorm : a novel

July 16, 2018
Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
New Kensington, PA : Whitaker House, [2018]
235 pages ; 22 cm.
"Where there's smoke, there is fire"--T.p.
"Bridget Behr's family migrates from an Amish community in Ohio to the isolated Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where they are forced to live in tents until the house and barn they bought are rebuilt. When a devastating forest fire ravages the county, will they dare to fight for the future they'd hoped for in Mackinac County?"--Provided by publisher.

The night's baby : a Black Vampire story

July 16, 2018
Stina (Writer of paranormal fiction), author.
234 pages ; 21 cm.
When she entered school at a recently integrated college in North Carolina, Adirah Messa was looking forward to a bright future. Then she met a man of another kind who turned her world upside down. After being turned into a blood-sucking being and then giving birth to a child fathered by the King of Vampires, Adirah thinks that life can't get any stranger. But when her ancient past becomes a part of the present, she learns that her son has a destiny that is out of her control. With the eyes of very powerful and new enemies set on him, the only way to protect him is for old enemies to put their differences behind them. If the opposing vampire clans don't come together as one, it could mean the end of their kind altogether.

Christmas under a cranberry sky

July 16, 2018
Martin, Holly (Novelist), author.
357 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published as an ebook: Bookouture, 2016.
Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life traveling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that's how she likes it. For long ago, Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away. So when Piper's next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again. But Piper isn't the only one who has been frozen in time by heartbreak. Gabe hasn't forgotten the golden-eyed girl who disappeared from his world without a trace. Now fate has reunited them on Juniper Island, can the magic of Christmas heal old wounds? And can this enchanting town be the one place Piper can finally call home?

Peace of mind

July 16, 2018
McLaughlin, CaSandra, author.
[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
151 pages ; 22 cm

Through it all

July 16, 2018
McLaughlin, CaSandra, author.
[United States] : [publisher not identified], [2015]
161 pages ; 22 cm.

Price of duty

July 13, 2018
Strasser, Todd, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2018]
177 pages ; 22 cm
Hailed as a hero, twenty-year-old Jake returns to his pro-military hometown and family injured physically and emotionally, unsure if he can return to active duty but uncomfortable with the alternative.


July 13, 2018
Brandes, Nadine, 1986- author.
441 pages ; 22 cm
"Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father's plot to assassinate the king of England."-- Provided by publisher.

Letting go of gravity

July 13, 2018
Leder, Meg, 1974- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
423 pages ; 22 cm
"Parker struggles to reconnect with her twin brother, Charlie, who's recovering from cancer, and to deal with her anxiety about her own future"-- Provided by publisher.

All these beautiful strangers : a novel

July 13, 2018
Klehfoth, Elizabeth, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
440 pages ; 24 cm
Seventeen-year-old Charlie seeks to become a member of an elite secret society at her school by playing The Game, a semester-long, high-stakes scavenger hunt that will reveal the terrible truth about her family, her school, and her own life.

The summer wives

July 13, 2018
Williams, Beatriz, author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
367 pages ; 24 cm
"An electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set among the inhabitants of an island off the New England coast" --Jacket.


July 13, 2018
Sarles, Shawn, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
290 pages ; 24 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
Sixteen-year-old Maddie's camping trip with family and friends in a remote mountain location turns deadly as stories told around the campfire begin coming true.

Eden : a novel

July 13, 2018
Kleine, Andrea, 1970- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
262 pages ; 22 cm
"A bold, page-turning novel that follows how a childhood abduction sets two sisters on very different courses ... Every other weekend, Hope and Eden--backpacks, Walkmans, and homework in hand--wait for their father to pick them up, as he always does, at a strip-mall bus stop. It's the divorce shuffle; they're used to it. Only this weekend, he's screwed up, forgotten, and their world will irrevocably change when a stranger lures them into his truck with a false story and smile. More than twenty years later, Hope is that classic New York failure: a playwright with only one play produced long ago, newly evicted from an illegal sublet, working a humiliating temp job. Eden has long distanced herself from her family, and no one seems to know where she is. When the man who abducted them is up for parole, the girls might be able to offer testimony to keep him jailed. Hope sets out to find her sister--and to find herself--and it becomes the journey of a lifetime, taking her from hippie communes to cities across the country. Suspenseful and moving, Eden asks: how much do our pasts define us, and what price do we pay if we break free?"-- Provided by publisher.

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