New Arrivals · All Fiction

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Caught in his gilded world

November 25, 2015
Ellis, Lucy (Romance fiction writer)
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
237 pages ; 17 cm.

The master of the Prado : a novel

November 25, 2015
Sierra, Javier, 1971- author.
xii, 306 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates (folded pages) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Translated from the Spanish.
"Originally published in 2013 in Spain by Editorial Planeta under the title El Maestro del Prado"--Verso title page.
"Author Javier Sierra embarks on a grand tour of the Prado museum in this historical novel that illuminates the fascinating mysteries behind some of the greatest paintings in the world--complete with gorgeous, full-color inserts of artwork by Raphael, Boticelli, and other masters"-- Provided by publisher.

Strange girl

November 25, 2015
Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
413 pages ; 22 cm
Told from the perspective of a seventeen-year-old boy in love with a mysterious girl who seems to have an unearthly ability to heal, but the ability carries quite a cost.

Girl singer

November 25, 2015
Carlon, Mick, author.
Fredonia, New York : Leapfrog Press, 2015.
164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"1938: eighteen-year-old Avery, aspiring singer, is heard by Lester "Pres" Young, Count Basie's tenor saxophonist. Pres recommends her to Basie, and Avery is whisked into the jazz life. Years later, with several hit records to her credit, Avery settles in Greenwich Village. But her life takes a sharp turn when she meets Karl, a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany"-- Provided by publisher.

Charmed particles

November 25, 2015
Kolaya, Chrissy.
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, [2015]
270 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"Set in a fictional prairie town in which the two overarching industries are a living history facility and a laboratory for experiments in high-energy particle physics, [this book] tells the intertwined stories of two families."

Between you and me

November 25, 2015
Nadelson, Scott, author.
227 pages ; 21 cm
A happy NYC bachelor leaves the city for a suburban life with an alluring wife and her two perplexing children.

Eyes full of empty

November 25, 2015
Guez, Jérémie, author.
Los Angeles, CA : The Unnamed Press, 2015.
181 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 2013.
"Idir, the protagonist, an immigrant's son with a university education and rich friends, follows his own code of honor and the result is a new Paris Noir"--From review, page 4 of cover.

The whispering city

November 25, 2015
Moliner, Sara, author.
405 pages ; 24 cm
"Sara Moliner is the pseudonym for the writing duo Rosa Ribas and Sabine Hofmann"--Jacket.
"Barcelona 1952"--Jacket.
"Barcelona 1952. General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Eager young journalist Ana Martí Noguer is surprised to be assigned to this important story, where she must shadow Inspector Isidro Castro. But Ana soon realizes that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene of the crime points to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle exposes a series of revelations that implicate the regime's most influential figures. The two women have placed themselves in mortal danger. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana's courage and Beatriz's wits will be their only weapons against the city's corrupt and murderous elite"--Publisher description.

A different lie : a thriller

November 25, 2015
Haas, Derek, 1970- author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015.
201 pages ; 24 cm
From acclaimed author and screenwriter Derek Haas comes a unique and thrilling twist on a family story--what happens when an elite assassin becomes a father? Now a new dad, the infamous Silver Bear finds himself staying up late for feedings and changing diapers--all while leading the double life of a contract killer. The struggle is not with his conscience. He enjoys his gig. But a child forces him to weigh selfishness versus safety. Continue his line of work, and he'll always wonder if he's putting his child's life at risk. His partner, Risina, serves as his fence. Like Columbus, she's good at her job and likes doing it. An unusual take on working motherhood ... When the next assignment comes in, both Columbus and Risina are surprised to find that the mark is another assassin: a brash, young killer named Castillo. Castillo is an assassin on the rise. Even Columbus is impressed by his tenacity and talent--and as he closes in on his target, he realizes that Castillo is a younger version of himself. It's almost like looking in a mirror. Castillo has even studied Columbus's work. But Columbus's assignment is clear: kill the young man. However, Castillo learns that his hero and unwitting mentor has a family--a revelation with enormous ramifications.

Memory theater

November 25, 2015
Critchley, Simon, 1960-
101 pages ; 20 cm
"A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished papers mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through them, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart for Critchley himself, laying out in great detail the course of his life and eventual demise. While waiting for his friend's prediction to come true, Critchley receives the missing, final box, which contains a maquette of Giulio Camillo's sixteenth-century Venetian memory theater, a space supposed to contain the sum of all knowledge"--Dust jacket flap.


November 25, 2015
Park, Tony, 1964-
448 pages : map ; 25 cm
"Alex Tremain is a pirate in trouble. All he really wants is to reopen his parents' five-star hotel on the Island of Dreams, off the coast of Mozambique. But instead he's facing a mounting tide of debt, his crew of modern-day buccaneers is getting restless, and he has just been dumped by not one, but two women. As if he doesn't have enough on his plate, a chance raid on a ship then sets the Chinese triads after him and, to add insult to injury, corporate lawyer Jane Humphries lands, literally, in his lap. Before he knows it, Alex is embroiled in two separate and equally risky pursuits one takes him to South Africa's Kruger National Park and will pay enough for him to reopen his hotel, and the other involves the love of a lifetime. Can Alex pull off this one last heist and walk away with both prizes?"-- Provided by publisher.

The builders

November 25, 2015
Polansky, Daniel, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2015.
219 pages ; 21 cm
A missing eye. A broken wing. A stolen country. The last job didn't end well. Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain's company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain's whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score.

Beware this boy : a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery

November 25, 2015
Jennings, Maureen, author.
307 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: Toronto, Ontario : McClelland & Stewart, [2012], ©2012.
Includes an excerpt from the new Tom Tyler mystery, No known grave.
November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions -- between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration -- begin to appear.

Things I can't explain

November 25, 2015
Kriegman, Mitchell, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2015.
275 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A Clarissa novel"--Jacket.
"A complete re-imagining of the 1990s television hit Clarissa Explains it All as 20-something Clarissa tries to navigate the unemployment line, mompreneurs, and the collision of two people in love"

The producer's daughter

November 25, 2015
Marcott, Lindsay, author.
282 pages ; 22 cm.
Hannah Doran is the wild child of a charming Hollywood producer with perfect friends who is convicted of grand theft after a night of glamorous excess. She is smart, loyal and she insists, innocent of the crime that landed her in prison. She's determined to make something of her life, but it's hard to recast herself when everyone has a stake in her old role--her fascinating cellmates, her ruthless father, a female studio exec with much to hide, and a handsome, ambitious photographer.

Marked : the Soulseer chronicles book one

November 25, 2015
Tingey, Sue, author.
London Jo Fletcher Books, 2015.
342 pages ; 24 cm.
Lucky deSalle can see ghosts, but it's daemons she should be worried about. With no family and very few friends, Lucky's psychic ability has always made her an outcast. The only person she can rely on is Kayla, the ghost girl who has been with her since she was born. But Kayla is not all that she appears. Then again, neither is Lucky...

The Farmerettes

November 25, 2015
Sherman, Gisela Tobien, 1947- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Second Story Press, [2015]
346 pages ; 21 cm
Six girls just out of high school live together during the summer of 1943 on a farm as part of the Farm Service Force, doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, who sends her wages home to support her single mother; Peggy, a flirt who spends her time writing to her soldier beaux; Binxie, whose rich family doesn't approve of her; Isabel, who pines over her fiancé, who is off fighting; Jean, whose family farm has been taken over by the "farmerettes," as they became known; and the mysterious X, who of all the girls feels the most out of place. Friendship, romance, hardship and heartbreak shape their summer, all against the backdrop of the World War II.

A conspiracy of princes

November 25, 2015
Somper, Justin.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
482 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"The newly crowned Prince Jared, ruler of All Archenfield, has inherited a kingdom on the brink of invasion. As he travels to neighboring kingdoms seeking allies, an even more dangerous plot hatches within the court"-- Provided by publisher.

Never never

November 25, 2015
Shrum, Brianna R., author.
356 pages ; 21 cm.
James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up. When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child - at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children's dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up. And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate. This story isn't about Peter Pan; it's about the boy whose life he stole. It's about a man in a world that hates men. It's about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.

Back in the Brazilian's bed

November 24, 2015
Stephens, Susan, 1949- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015
233 pages ; 17 cm
Includes bonus Christmas story by Maisey Yates.

Brunetti's secret son

November 24, 2015
Blake, Maya, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015
235 pages ; 17 cm
Includes bonus Christmas story by Maisey Yates.
"Secret heirs of billionaires"--Spine.

Destined for the desert king

November 24, 2015
Walker, Kate, 1950 May 7-
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
232 pages ; 17 cm.
"Rhastaan royals"--Spine.

Ravensdale's defiant captive

November 24, 2015
Milburne, Melanie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
233 pages ; 17 cm.
"The Ravensdale scandals"--Spine.

Talos claims his virgin

November 24, 2015
Smart, Michelle, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015
235 pages ; 17 cm
Includes bonus Christmas story by Maisey Yates.
"The Kalliakis crown"--Spine.

The innocent's sinful craving

November 24, 2015
Craven, Sara, 1938-
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
234 pages ; 17 cm.

The price of his redemption

November 24, 2015
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015
235 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes bonus Christmas story by Maisey Yates.
"Irresistible Russian tycoons"--Spine.

Of sorrow and such

November 24, 2015
Slatter, Angela.
New York, NY : Tom Doherty 2015.
149 pages ; 21 cm
Mistress Gideon is a witch. The locals of Edda's Meadow, if they suspect it of her, say nary a word-Gideon has been good to them, and it's always better to keep on her good side. Just in case. When a foolish young shapeshifter goes against the wishes of her pack, and gets herself very publicly caught, the authorities find it impossible to deny the existence of the supernatural in their midst any longer; Gideon and her like are captured, bound for torture and a fiery end. Should Gideon give up her sisters in return for a quick death? Or can she turn the situation to her advantage?

The last witness

November 24, 2015
Parker, K. J., author.
141 pages ; 21 cm
"A book"--Title page verso.
When you need a memory to be wiped, call me. Transferring unwanted memories to my own mind is the only form of magic I've ever mastered. But now, I'm holding so many memories I'm not always sure which ones are actually mine, any more. Some of them are sensitive; all of them are private. And there are those who are willing to kill to access the secrets I'm trying to bury...

Child of two worlds

November 24, 2015
Cox, Greg, 1959- author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2015.
360 pages ; 18 cm.
"Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry."
The year is 2255, not long after the events of the Original Series episode "The Cage." A young Spock is science officer on the U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, when an outbreak of deadly Rigelian fever threatens the crew. Reviewing the Starfleet medical database, Dr. Phillip Boyce comes up with a highly experimental and untested new treatment that might save the crew. Just one problem: it requires a rare mineral substance, ryetalyn, which is not easily obtained…except on a remote alien colony near the Klingon border. But borders are somewhat blurry in this part of galaxy. Pike will need to tread carefully in order to avoid provoking an armed conflict with the Klingons, or starting an all-out war.

The game of lives

November 24, 2015
Dashner, James, 1972- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
337 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: The rule of thoughts.
The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael's passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine-- Kaine's master plan-- has nearly been realized, and if Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box-- if Michael can figure out who his friends really are....

Whispers in the reading room : a Chicago World's Fair mystery

November 24, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
344 pages ; 22 cm.
"Lydia's job at the library is her world-until a mysterious patron catches her eye ... and perhaps her heart. Just months after the closure of the Chicago World's Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him. Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isn't merely a very wealthy gentleman but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked. Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and is suddenly a suspect in a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian-the man so many people fear-is actually everything her heart believes him to be"--publisher.

Up against the night

November 24, 2015
Cartwright, Justin, author.
241 pages ; 25 cm
Frank McAllister has become wealthy in England, where he has lived for thirty years. He has a house in Notting Hill, a house in the New Forest, and a house near Cape Town. But more and more he feels alienated in England. As the book opens, he is preparing to go to South Africa with his lover, Nellie. He is also waiting anxiously for his daughter, Lucinda, to arrive from California, where she has been in rehab. Frank is a descendant of the Boer leader, Piet Retief, who was murdered by the Zulu king Dingane, along with all his followers, in 1838. He has been an icon of Afrikaners ever since. Frank's Afrikaner cousin, Jaco, has become moderately famous on YouTube for having faced down a huge white shark. He is now in America, where he has joined the Scientologists. His chaotic and violent life spills over on to Frank. He is drawn into a world of violence and delusion that is to threaten the family. Justin Cartwright possesses that rarest of novelist's skills - the ability to create fiction which is intensely serious but which also vividly encompasses the absurdity and comedy of life. 'Up against the night' is a subtle, brilliant novel about South Africa, its beautiful, superbly evoked landscape, its violent past and its uncertain present. Justin Cartwright is a descendant of Piet Retief.


November 24, 2015
Dhyani, Girvani, author.
Noida, India : Harpercollins India, 2014.
181 pages ; 20 cm
Tara Bakshi is a young lawyer with a difficult boss. No Matter how hard she works, how many al-nighters she pulls, he is never satisfied. When she starts work on the top-secret assignment, Project Emerald, Tara discovers that someone had been tampering with the files and her boss ask sher to find the culprit. As time ticks and Tara uncovers one evidence after another, someone starts stalking her every move. He shadows her on the street, in the parking lot, in her own bedroom; nowhere is she safe from his prying gaze.The only clue she has to his identity is a Zippo lighter with a serpent carved on it. As events turn darker with back-to-back murders, Tara teeters on the verge of a collapse. What does the killer want from her? Is he hiding behind a familiar face?Even as her life turns into a whirling nightmare that pulls her into its web, Tara must discover the truth before he strikes again ... A riveting thriller that will keep you guessing till theend.

The exiled Earthborn

November 24, 2015
Tassi, Paul.
New York, NY : Talos Press, [2015]
414 pages ; 21 cm
"The Earthborn trilogy book 2"--Title page.
"Lucas and Asha's continued survival hinges on gaining new allies they never could have imagined."-- Provided by publisher.

Becoming rain : a novel

November 24, 2015
Tucker, K. A. (Kathleen A.), 1978- author.
370 pages ; 21 cm
Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it. It's not exactly legal, but it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain. Clara Bertelli is one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington, DC, major crime unit, and she's going deep undercover as Rain Martines in order to expose one of the West coast's most notorious car theft rings. As the lines between right and wrong start to blur, will she be able to leave it all behind?

The immortal Nicholas

November 24, 2015
Beck, Glenn, author.
326 pages ; 19 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
From the snowy mountains of Western Asia, to the deserts of Egypt, to Yemen's elusive frankincense-bearing boswellia trees, this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long overdue Christ-centered mission.

Legends and liars

November 24, 2015
Knight, Julia, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2015.
390 pages ; 21 cm
"The duelists trilogy ; book 2"--Title page.
Wanted for murder and pursued by adversaries who want them dead, siblings Vocho and Kacha form an uneasy truce to battle their enemies together.

Christmas with you

November 24, 2015
Roberts, Nora.
New York, NY : Silhouette Books, [2015]
345 pages ; 17 cm
Gabriel's angel -- Home for Christmas.
Home for Christmas: "After years spent abroad, reporter Jason Law returns home determined to win back the heart of the girl he left behind. It's going to take all his skills and then some to convince Faith Monroe that he's the man for her--but when it comes to love, forgiveness doesn't come so easily. And he's not the only one who's made mistakes... Can Jason and Faith settle their past to find the future they always dreamed of?"--Page [4] of cover.

Star Wars battlefront. Twilight Company

November 24, 2015
Freed, Alexander, author.
397 pages ; 25 cm
The Galactic Civil War rages on. Twilight Company is the nickname for the men and women, human and nonhuman, of the Sixty-First Mobile Infantry. Defiance is their most powerful weapon until they are ordered to fall back in the face of superior opposition numbers and firepower. An unlikely ally gives the Rebel Alliance's hardest-fighting warriors a crucial chance to turn retreat into resurgence as they strike at the ultimate target: the very heart of the Empire's military machine.

Reap the wind : a Cassie Palmer novel

November 24, 2015
Chance, Karen, author.
514 pages ; 18 cm.
"You'd think that being chief seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesn't mean you don't have to do things the hard way. That's why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time--even though she doesn't entirely understand her dimension-bending new power. Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage's soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages--with Pritkin's demon dad in tow. He's the only one who can reverse Pritkin's curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers--or causing a world-ending paradox or two..."-- Page [4] of cover.

Swastika night

November 24, 2015
Burdekin, Katharine, 1896-1963.
Old Westbury, N.Y. : Feminist Press, 1985, ©1937.
xv, 196 pages ; 21 cm
Reprint. Originally published: London : V. Gollancz, 1937.
In a "feudal Europe seven centuries into post-Hitlerian society, Burdekin's novel explores the connection between gender and political power and anticipates modern feminist science fiction."--Cover.

All the beautiful brides : Graveyard Falls

November 24, 2015
Herron, Rita B., author.
295 pages ; 21 cm
"A young woman lies dead at the bottom of a waterfall, dressed in a wedding gown with a rose stem jammed down her throat. And in the small town of Graveyard Falls, the horrifying vision stirs a long-ago nightmare back to life... FBI Special Agent Cal Coulter gets called in to investigate the murder, which bears a terrifying resemblance to a series of killings committed thirty years ago: three teenage girls were found dead at the waterfall's base, all bearing rose stems in their throats. But the high school football star was convicted and imprisoned for those murders, leading Cal to suspect that the killer is still out there. Now, the body count is rising again. The monster's sights are set on counselor Mona Monroe, Cal's best friend's widow...and the woman he's always loved. Can Cal stop the killer before Mona becomes the next victim?,"--page [4] of cover.

The someday file

November 24, 2015
Heller, Jean, author.
[North Charleston, South Carolina] : [CreateSpace], 2015.
357 pages ; 22 cm
"Deuce Mora series ; volume 1"--Title page.
What happens when the profession you've known all your adult life threatens to kill you, yet suffocating guilt and insatiable curiosity won't let you walk away? That's pretty much what happens to Deuce Mora, a columnist for the Chicago Journal, a big-city newspaper struggling to stay solvent in a world that seems to have outgrown newspapers and left them in ruin. What Deuce digs out of her "ideas" file is something that should be, at best, a human-interest story. The tale of an aging, low-level Chicago mobster living on beer, bourbon, and regret for the one mistake in his life that cost him everything. Deuce finds him in a Cicero bar late one afternoon, already drunk and resolute in his determination not to talk to her. Afraid for his safety in the boozy world he inhabits, Deuce gives him a ride home and thus seals his brutal fate. She is left with more guilt than she can shoulder, more curiosity than she can ignore, and in more danger than she can imagine. The mobster's final words to her shove her into a world of political and criminal intrigue and confront her with a horrific crime more than 50 years old that she will either solve or die in the trying.

Lamb to the slaughter

November 24, 2015
Hopkins, Karen Ann, author.
North Charleston, South Carolina : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, [2015]
x, 336 pages ; 22 cm
"Book one of Serenity's plain secrets"--Cover.
Some Amish communities aren't so cozy. The death of a teenage Amish girl in a cornfield looks like an accident, but sheriff Serenity Adams suspects foul play. To solve the murder, she must investigate the nearby Amish community with the help of a man who was shunned years ago. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl's parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl's shooting. Serenity's persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel Bachman, but may even take her life in the end.

House of the rising sun : a novel

November 23, 2015
Burke, James Lee, 1936-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
435 pages ; 25 cm
"After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who then places Hack's son Ishmael squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ. Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael's mother and Hackberry's one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam descended from the crusader knight who brought the shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place" -- provided by publisher.

Precious gifts : a novel

November 23, 2015
Steel, Danielle.
318 pages ; 25 cm
Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman--the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer--as his second wife. In two marriages, he fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant. Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul's son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters. Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father--one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his children, carefully designed to help them achieve their own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner.

The virgin's spy : a Tudor legacy novel

November 23, 2015
Andersen, Laura, author.
355 pages ; 21 cm
"Queen Elizabeth I remains sovereign of England and Ireland. For the moment, at least. An Irish rebellion is growing and Catholic Spain, led by the Queen's former husband, King Philip, plans to seize advantage of the turmoil. Stephen Courtenay, eldest son of Dominic and Minuette, Elizabeth's most trusted confidantes, has accepted a command in Ireland to quell the unrest. But the task will prove dangerous in more ways than one. The Princess of Wales, Elizabeth's daughter, Anabel, looks to play a greater role in her nation, ever mindful that there is only one Queen of England. But how is Anabel to one day rule a country when she cannot even govern her own heart?"--Page 4 of cover.

Her brother's keeper

November 23, 2015
Kupari, Mike.
365 pages ; 24 cm
"It's been years since Catherine Blackwood left the stodgy, repressive colony world of Avalon. Now the captain of the privateer vessel Andromeda, she is a master of her own destiny. But Catherine soon finds herself back on Avalon after receiving a plea from her estranged father, esteemed Avalon Council member Augustus Blackwood. It seems Catherine's brother Cecil, heir to the Blackwood aristocracy, has been taken hostage on the failed world of Zanzibar. Augustus, knowing Catherine is the only one who can be trusted to return Cecil safely, hires her to bring her brother home. To save her brother, Catherine must face down danger at every turn and uncover a mystery four million years in the making"-- Provided by publisher.

Lady 52

November 23, 2015
Hardin, Jude.
[North Charleston, South Carolina] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2014]
235 pages ; 23 cm.
What do Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels and private investigator Nicholas Colt have in common? Billiards, bourbon, bad jokes--And murder. Several, in fact. A homeless woman's remains are found near Chicago twenty-six years after she disappeared. Her daughter--now retired in Florida--suspects foul play, and she hires Colt to fly up there and check it out. A prominent Chicago physician is slain outside a convenience store, horribly mutilated. A senseless street killing? A robbery gone wrong? Or something much worse? As the homicide cases and those involved converge, it quickly becomes apparent that Jack Daniels and Nicholas Colt are in for the most challenging--and deadly--time of their lives.

Love of the Summerfields : a novel

November 23, 2015
Moser, Nancy, author.
Overland Park, Kansas : Mustard Seed Press, 2015
374 pages ; 22 cm.

feed —Subscribe to the All Fiction feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Digital Resources



Large Print