New Arrivals · All Fiction

February 13, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Burning heat

February 12, 2016
Burnsworth, David.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
285 pages ; 23 cm
"As darkness blankets the holy city of Charleston, South Carolina, Brack Pelton, an Afghanistan War veteran, steps out of a rundown bar after a long night. Before he gets to his truck, he finds himself in the middle of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman on the sidewalk. When a little girl joins the couple and gets hit by the man, Brack intervenes and takes him down. But the abuser isn't finished. He pulls a gun and shoots the woman. Brack saves the little girl, but his world has just been rocked. Again"--Dust jacket flap.

Slay bells : a St. Rose quilting bee mystery

February 12, 2016
Mahon, Annette.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
261 pages ; 23 cm
Christmas is approaching, but it doesn't look like a good one for the St. Rose parishioners. First, Kathy Romelli and her son are murdered in their home. Before the Quilting Bee can recover from that devastating loss, Clare is frightened half to death by an attempted carjacking. Is it related to the thefts of items from parked cars also plaguing the area? And what about the parishioner charged with creating a Ponzi scheme? Just as the Quilting Bee members think they have discovered the culprit, their favorite suspect is found dead of an apparent suicide.

Red ink

February 12, 2016
Mayhew, Julie.
©2015
297 pages ; 22 cm
"When her mother is knocked down and killed by a London bus, fifteen-year-old Melon Fouraki is left with no family worth mentioning. Her mother, Maria, never did introduce Melon to a "living, breathing" father. The indomitable Auntie Aphrodite, meanwhile, is hundreds of miles away on a farm in Crete and is unlikely to be jumping on a plane and coming to London anytime soon. But at least Melon has The Story: the Fourakis family fairy tale. A story is something" -- Book jacket.

Broken mirrors : Sinacol

February 12, 2016
Khūrī, Ilyās.
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago, 2016.
501 pages ; 20 cm
"Karim Chammas returns to Lebanon, his family, and his past after ten years of establishing a new life in France. Back in Beirut, Karim reacquaints himself with his brother Nassim, now married to his former love Hind, and old friends from the leftist political circles within which he once roamed under the nom de guerre Sinalcol. By the end of his six-month stay, he has been reintroduced to the chaos of cultural, religious and political battles that continue to rage in Lebanon. Overwhelmed by the experiences of his return, Karim is forced to contemplate his identity and his place in Lebanon's history. The story of Karim and his family is born of other stories that intertwine to form an imposing fresco of Lebanese society over the past fifty years. Broken Mirrors examines the roots of an endemic civil war and a country's unsettled past"-- Provided by publisher.

Into oblivion : an Icelandic thriller

February 12, 2016
Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author.
©2014
345 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"Into Oblivion, the follow-up to the gritty prequel Reykjavik Nights, gives devoted fans another glimpse of Erlendur in his early days as a young, budding detective. A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light. Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man's body falls from a high platform. Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not. Erlendur is a newly promoted detective with a battered body, a rouge CIA operative, and America's troublesome presence in Iceland to contend with. In his spare time he investigates a cold case. He is only starting out, but he is already up to his neck."--Provided by publisher.

The lion's mouth : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel

February 12, 2016
Holt, Anne, 1958- author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
327 pages ; 24 cm.
"Originally published in Norwegian in 1997 as Løvens Gap"--Title page verso.
"Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. She has been shot in the head. But was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge? Hanne Wilhelmsen, Chief Inspector of the Norwegian Police, is on leave in California but when the death shakes the country to its core, she knows she can't remain on the sidelines of such a crucial investigation. The hunt for the Prime Minister's killer is complicated, intense, and grueling. When secrets begin to unravel from the Prime Minister's past, Hanne and her partner, Billy T., must piece together the crime before a private tragedy becomes a public outcry, in what will become the most sensitive case of their career. Filled with lies, deception, and the truth about government, The Lion's Mouth questions who truly holds the power in Norway, and how far they will go to keep it"-- Provided by publisher.

The Vatican princess : a novel of Lucrezia Borgia

February 12, 2016
Gortner, C. W., author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
382 pages : map ; 25 cm
"Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias became Italy's most ruthless and powerful family, electrifying and terrorizing their 15th-century Renaissance world. To this day, Lucrezia Borgia is known as one of history's most notorious villainesses, accused of incest and luring men to doom with her arsenal of poison. International bestselling author C.W. Gortner's new novel delves beyond the myth to depict Lucrezia in her own voice, from her pampered childhood in the palaces of Rome to her ill-fated, scandalous arranged marriages and complex relationship with her adored father and her rival brothers--brutal Juan and enigmatic Cesare. This is the dramatic, untold story of a papal princess who came of age in an era of savage intrigue and unparalleled splendor, and whose courage led her to overcome the fate imposed on her by her Borgia blood"-- Provided by publisher.

The witches of Cambridge : a novel

February 12, 2016
Praag, Menna van, author.
©2016
306 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reader's guide (pages [305]-306).
"For fans of Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, and Adriana Trigiani, The Witches of Cambridge reveals an astonishing world where the heart's deepest secrets give way to the magic of life-changing love. Be careful what you wish for. If you're a witch, you might just get it. Amandine Bisset has always had the power to feel the emotions of those around her. It's a secret she can share only with her friends--all professors, all witches--when they gather for the Cambridge University Society of Literature and Witchcraft. Amandine treasures these meetings but lately senses the ties among her colleagues beginning to unravel. If only she had her student Noa's power to hear the innermost thoughts of others, she might know how to patch things up. Unfortunately, Noa regards her gift as a curse. So when a seductive artist claims he can cure her, Noa jumps at the chance, no matter the cost. Noa's not the only witch in over her head. Mathematics professor Kat has a serious case of unrequited love but refuses to cast spells to win anyone's heart. Her sister, Cosima, is not above using magic to get what she wants, sprinkling pastries in her bakery with equal parts sugar and enchantment. But when Cosima sets her sights on Kat's crush, she conjures up a dangerous love triangle. As romance and longing swirl through every picturesque side street, the witches of Cambridge find their lives unexpectedly upended and changed in ways sometimes extraordinary, sometimes heartbreaking, but always enchanting. Praise for Menna van Praag's The Dress Shop of Dreams "Reminiscent of Love Actually and P.S.I Love You. recommended to readers who want to be charmed by the possibilities of love."--LibraryReads (Top Ten Pick) Find your next book club pick, read special features, and more. Join the Random House Reader's Circle"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder on a summer's day

February 12, 2016
Brody, Frances, author.
©2013
401 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"When the India Office seek help in finding Maharajah Narayan, last seen hunting on the Bolton Abbey estate, they call upon the expertise of renowned amateur detective Kate Shackleton to investigate. But soon a missing persons case turns to murder. Shot through the heart, Narayan's body has obviously not been in the woods overnight. Who brought it here, and from where? And what has happened to the hugely valuable diamond that was in the Maharajah's possession? An inexplicable murder ... As Kate digs deeper, she soon discovers that vengeance takes many forms. Was the Maharajah's sacrilegious act of shooting a white doe to blame? Or are growing rumors of a political motive too powerful for Kate to discount? One thing Kate is sure of: her own skills and insights. Qualities that she is sure will help her unravel a mysterious murder on that fateful summer's day"--Provided by publisher.

The silence of stones

February 12, 2016
Westerson, Jeri, author.
©2015
231 pages ; 23 cm.
"A Crispen Guest medieval mystery"--Cover and title page.
"London, 1388. When the mythical Stone of Destiny disappears from the throne of England during mass in Westminster Abbey, the populace takes it as a sign to side with King Richard II's rebellious barons. The last thing the king needs is for his authority to be put in question, especially after his army suffers a crushing defeat against a Scottish uprising. Desperate, Richard calls in Crispin Guest to find the missing stone. And to ensure that he will do the deed, the king imprisons Jack Tucker and orders Crispin to find the stone before Parliament convenes in three days' time--or Jack will hang for treason." -- Amazon.com

The heart

February 12, 2016
Kerangal, Maylis de.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
242 pages ; 20 cm
"Originally published in French in 2014 by Verticales, an imprint of Éditions Gallimard, France, as Réparer les vivants"--Title page verso.
"Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through the windshield. He is declared brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. His heart is still beating. This novel takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding a fatal accident and a resulting heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a woman close to death."-- Provided by publisher.

Every anxious wave : a novel

February 12, 2016
Daviau, Mo, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
276 pages ; 22 cm
"Good guy Karl Bender is a thirty-something bar owner whose life lacks love and meaning. When he stumbles upon a time-travelling worm hole in his closet, Karl and his best friend Wayne develop a side business selling access to people who want to travel back in time to listen to their favorite bands. It's a pretty ingenious plan, until Karl, intending to send Wayne to 1980, transports him back to 980 instead. Though Wayne sends texts extolling the quality of life in tenth century "Mannahatta," Karl is distraught that he can't bring his friend back. Enter brilliant, prickly, overweight astrophysicist, Lena Geduldig. Karl and Lena's connection is immediate. While they work on getting Wayne back, Karl and Lena fall in love -- with time travel, and each other. Unable to resist meddling with the past, Karl and Lena bounce around time. When Lena ultimately prevents her own long-ago rape, she alters the course of her life and threatens her future with Karl. EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE plays ball with the big questions of where we would go and who we would become if we could rewrite our pasts, as well as how to hold on to love across time"-- Provided by publisher.

Dog run moon : stories

February 12, 2016
Wink, Callan.
New York : The Dial Press, 2016.
240 pages ; 22 cm
Dog run moon -- Runoff -- One more last stand -- Breatharians -- Exotics -- Sun dance -- Off the track -- Crow country Moses -- In hindsight.
"A construction worker on the run from the shady local businessman whose dog he has stolen; a Wild West re-enactor engaged in a long-running affair with the Indian "squaw" who slays him on the battlefield every year; a middle-aged high school janitor caught in a scary dispute over land and cattle with her former step-son - Callan Wink's characters are often confronted with predicaments few of us can imagine. But thanks to the humor, remarkable empathy and layered storytelling of this supremely gifted author, these stories become universally transporting and resonant. Set mostly in Montana and Wyoming, near the borders of Yellowstone National Park, they combine an unforgettable understanding of the natural world with powerful human concerns. Dog Run Moon announces the arrival of a major new talent writing deep in the American grain"-- Provided by publisher.

I'll see you in Paris :

February 12, 2016
Gable, Michelle, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
385 pages ; 24 cm
"I'll See You in Paris winds together the lives of three women born generations apart, but who face similar struggles of love and heartbreak."--Provided by publisher.

Shylock is my name : the Merchant of Venice retold

February 12, 2016
Jacobson, Howard, author.
©2016
275 pages ; 21 cm.

The life of elves

February 12, 2016
Barbery, Muriel, 1969- author.
New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2016.
258 pages ; 21 cm
Maria lives in a remote village in Burgundy, where she learns that she has a gift for communicating with nature. Hundreds of miles away in Italy, Clara discovers that she possesses a stunning musical genius and is sent from the countryside to Rome to develop her preternatural abilities. Barbery's The life of the elves tells the story of two children whose extraordinary talents will bring them into contact with magical worlds and malevolent forces. If, against all odds, they can be brought together, their meeting may shape the course of history.--Amazon.

Lord of the swallows : a Malko Linge novel

February 12, 2016
Villiers, Gérard de, 1929-2013.
©2016
242 pages ; 21 cm.
"A high-tension, sexy, political thriller in which freelance CIA agent Malko Linge brings a project to his bosses that could blow open a ring of Russian spies operating in the United States. At a benefit dinner, Austrian playboy and CIA freelancer Malko Linge meets an intriguing woman, Zhanna Khrenkov, who has an unusual proposal. She will disclose everything she knows about her husband Alexei's business if Malko will get rid of Alexei's younger, British mistress. Appalled, Malko refuses--until Zhanna reveals her husband's real job: head of a ring of Russian spies operating undercover inside the U.S. For Malko's CIA contacts, this is a highly necessary job; for Malko, it is a highly sensitive one. He will move cautiously from Vienna to London to Moscow, trying to find the right balance of winning Zhanna's trust without compromising his moral integrity"-- Provided by publisher.

Pacific burn : a thriller

February 12, 2016
Lancet, Barry.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
358 pages ; 24 cm
"In the third book in what will likely be a long and successful series ("San Francisco Magazine"), Japanese antiques dealer and PI Jim Brodie goes up against the CIA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and a killer operating on both sides of the Pacific."--Provided by publisher.

Tender : a novel

February 12, 2016
McKeon, Belinda, 1979- author.
©2015
405 pages ; 25 cm
"A Lee Boudreaux book."
Awake (1997) -- Moonfoam and silver (1998) -- Romance -- Untitled -- Frieze (2012).
When they meet in Dublin in the late nineties, Catherine and James become close friends. She is a sheltered college student, he an adventurous, charismatic young artist. In a city brimming with possibilities, he spurs her to take life on with gusto. But as Catherine opens herself to new experiences, James's life becomes a prison, walled off by a truth he feels unable to share. When crisis hits, Catherine finds herself at the mercy of uncontrollable feelings, leading her to jeopardize everything. By turns exhilarating and devastating, Tender is an exploration of human relationships, of the lies we tell ourselves and others. A high-wire act with psychological insights.

The fugitives

February 12, 2016
Sorrentino, Christopher, 1963-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
322 pages ; 24 cm
"The much anticipated new novel by Christopher Sorrentino, acclaimed author of National Book Award finalist Trance a bracing, kaleidoscopic look at truth and fiction, love and obsession, loyalty and betrayal, race and identity, chaos and free will. Sandy Mulligan, a successful writer in the midst of a personal and creative crisis, retreats from Brooklyn to the quiet Michigan town where he hopes to finish a novel and to escape his turbulent private life and the scandal that's maimed his public reputation. Once there, he becomes fascinated by John Salteau, a native Ojibway storyteller who regularly appears at the local library. But Salteau is not what he appears to be a fact suspected by Kat Danhoff, an ambitious Chicago reporter who arrives to investigate a theft from a local Indian run casino. Salteau's possible role in the crime could be the key to the biggest story of her stalled career. Bored, emotionally careless, and sexually reckless, Kat immediately attracts a restive Sandy. In their growing involvement with one another, each becomes a pawn in the other's game. As we weave among these characters, learning about their lives and motivations, and uncovering the conflicts and contradictions between their stories, we realize that the storyteller is not the only one with secrets to conceal that all three are fugitives of one kind or another. All the Sorrentino touches that have thrilled admirers are here: sparkling dialogue, satirical wit, attention to the details of everyday life, dizzyingly inventive prose but it is the deeply imagined interior lives of its all too human main characters that set this novel apart. Moving, funny, tense, and mysterious, The Fugitives is a love story, a ghost story, and a crime thriller. The Fugitives also is a cautionary tale of twenty-first century American life a meditation on the meaning of identity, on the role storytelling plays in our understanding of ourselves and each other, and on the difficulty of making genuine connections with others in a contemporary world that's connected in almost every way. Darkly satirical, exuberantly enigmatic, and completely unforgettable, The Fugitives is an event that reaffirms Sorrentino's position as an American writer of the first rank"-- Provided by publisher.

The two of us : a novel

February 12, 2016
Jones, Andy (Andy P.), author.
New York : Washington Square Press, 2016.
326 pages ; 21 cm.
"A charming, unconventional love story about a couple who embark on a wildly passionate, two-week fling that will change both of their lives forever. If you loved One Day and The Rosie Project, you will fall head-over-heels for The Two of Us. Anyone can fall in love. But not everyone can stay there. Fisher and Ivy have been an item for all of nineteen days. Both of them have been in relationships before, and this time around, they know something is different--they are meant to be together. The fact that they know little else about each other is a minor detail. But over the next year, a time in which their lives are irrevocably altered, Fisher and Ivy discover that falling in love is one thing--and staying there is an entirely different story. The Two of Us is a charming, honest, laugh-out-loud novel about life, love, and the importance of taking neither one for granted"-- Provided by publisher.

The guns of Ivrea

February 12, 2016
Beal, Clifford.
©2016
474 pages : map ; 20 cm.
"Acquel Galenus, former thief and now monk, uncovers a terrible secret under the Great Temple at Livorna, one that could shake the faith to its core. A secret that could get him killed. A secret that could enable an older, more sinister form of worship to be reborn. Pirate princeling Nicolo Danamis, mercenary to the King and captain of the largest fleet in Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him. Citala, fair-haired and grey-skinned, the daughter of the chieftain of the merfolk, finds herself implacably drawn to the affairs of men. She puts events in motion that will end her people's years of isolation but that could imperil their very existence. All their fates will intertwine as they journey across the land, through duchies and free cities riven by political intrigue, religious fervour, and ancient hatreds. Alliances are being forged anew and after decades of wary peace, war is on the wind once again...."--Cover, p.[4]

Cometh the hour

February 11, 2016
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author.
©2016
404 pages ; 25 cm.
"Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia."-- Provided by publisher.

Blackhearts

February 11, 2016
Castroman, Nicole, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
369 pages ; 22 cm
"A reimagining of the origin story of Blackbeard the pirate and his forbidden love affair with a maid in his father's house"-- Provided by publisher.

Glass sword

February 11, 2016
Aveyard, Victoria.
©2016
444, 4, 6 pages ; 24 cm
Includes excerpts from Queen Song & Steel Scars; novellas set in the world of Red Queen.
"Kneel or bleed"--Dust jacket.
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known -- and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul. Mare Barrow's blood is red -- the color of common folk -- but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince -- the friend -- who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Stepping out

February 11, 2016
Langston, Laura, 1958- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
137 pages ; 18 cm.

The abyss surrounds us

February 11, 2016
Skrutskie, Emily, 1993-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2016]
273 pages ; 20 cm
Cassandra Leung--a seventeen-year-old trainer of Reckoners, sea beasts bred to defend ships--is kidnapped by the pirate queen Santa Elena and ordered to train a Reckoner pup to defend Santa Elena's ship.

Where futures end

February 11, 2016
Peevyhouse, Parker, author.
New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, [2016]
289 pages ; 22 cm
"Five interconnected stories that weave a subtle science-fictional web stretching out from the present into the future, presenting eerily plausible possibilities for social media, corporate sponsorship, and humanity, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe"-- Provided by publisher.

Shoot : a Valentino mystery

February 11, 2016
Estleman, Loren D., author.
New York : Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates book, 2016.
235 pages ; 22 cm.
"Valentino, a mild-mannered film archivist at UCLA and sometime film detective, is at the closing party for the Red Montana and Dixie Day museum when he is approached by no less than his hero and man-of-the-hour Red Montana, western film and television star. Red tells Valentino that he is being blackmailed over the existence of a blue film that his wife, now known throughout the world as the wholesome Dixie Day and the other half of the Montana/Day power couple, made early in her career. With Dixie on her deathbed, Red is desperate to save her the embarrassment of the promised scandal, and offers Valentino a deal-find the movie, and he can have Red's lost film, Sixgun Sonata, that Red has been hiding away in his archives. Don't accept, and the priceless reel will go up in flames. Feeling blackmailed himself, Valentino agrees and begins to dig. In the surreal world of Hollywood, what is on screen is rarely reality. As he races to uncover the truth before time runs out, his heroes begin their fall from grace. Valentino desperately wants to save Sixgun Sonata ... but at what cost?"-- Provided by publisher.

Breaking wild

February 11, 2016
Les Becquets, Diane.
New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
"It is the last weekend of the season for Amy Raye Latour to get away. Driven to spend days alone in the wilderness, Amy Raye, mother of two, is compelled by the quiet and the rush of nature. But this time, her venture into a remote area presents a different set of dangers than Amy Raye has planned for and she finds herself on the verge of the precarious edge that she's flirted with her entire life. When Amy Raye doesn't return to camp, ranger Pru Hathaway and her dog respond to the missing person's call. After an unexpected snowfall and few leads, the operation turns into a search and recovery. Pru, though, is not resigned to that. The more she learns about the woman for whom she is searching, and about Amy Raye's past, the more she suspects that Amy Raye might yet be alive. Pru's own search becomes an obsession for a woman whose life is just as mysterious as the clues she has left behind. As the novel follows Amy Raye and Pru in alternating threads, Breaking Wild assumes the white-knuckled pace of a thriller laying bare Amy Raye's ultimate reckoning with the secrets of her life, and Pru's dogged pursuit of the woman who, against all odds, she believes she can find"-- Provided by publisher.

The case of the missing Morris dancer

February 11, 2016
Ace, Cathy, 1960- author.
©2015
215 pages ; 23 cm.
"The Anwen Morris Dancers are to play a pivotal role in the imminent nuptials of Henry, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth. But it looks as though the wedding plans might go awry unless Mavis, Annie, Carol and Christine can help Althea, the Dowager Duchess, by finding a missing Morris man and a set of ancient and valuable artefacts in time for her son's wedding. Anwen-by-Wye might look like an idyllic Welsh village where family values reign and traditions still mean something in a modern world, but what will the WISE women find when they peer behind the respectable net curtains?" -- Amazon.com

Sudden death

February 11, 2016
Enrigue, Alvaro, 1969- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
261 pages ; 22 cm
A 1599 Roman tennis match between the Italian painter Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Quevedo represents the way the world changed in their times, in a novel that goes from the execution of Anne Boleyn to Mexico after the conquest.

The arrangement

February 11, 2016
Warlick, Ashley, author.
©2016
308 pages ; 22 cm
"An irresistible novel about food, desire, and the real-life love triangle between M.F.K Fisher, her husband, and the man she left him for--the true love of her life Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances is on the cusp of becoming M.F.K. Fisher--the writer whose artful personal essays about food created a genre. She is hungry, and not just for food: she wants Tim, her husband Al's charming friend, who encourages her writing and seems to understand her better than anyone. Mary Frances and Al no longer share the things that once bound them together--a good glass of wine, a fine meal, their creative energy, and even their affection and intimacy. After a night's transgression with Tim, it's only a matter of time before Mary Frances claims what she truly desires, plunging all three of them into a tangled triangle of affection that will have far-reaching effects on their families, their careers, and their lives. Set in California, France, and the Swiss Alps, The Arrangement is a sparkling, sensual, and completely enveloping story of love, passion, and a woman well ahead of her time, who had the courage to be--and to take--exactly who she wanted"-- Provided by publisher.

Death & the Brewmaster's Widow

February 11, 2016
Ross, Loretta, 1966-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2016]
viii, 255 pages ; 20 cm.

The drum within : a Denise Aragon novel

February 11, 2016
Scarantino, James, 1956-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, 2016.
351 pages ; 20 cm
"Santa Fe detective Denise Aragon must outsmart and outrun corrupt lawyers and judges to stop a celebrity artist who kills for his supplies. The latest victim is the wife of a man she hates: the cold-hearted criminal lawyer, Walter Fager. For the first time in his life he wants the police to succeed. But his twisted protégé, Marcy Thornton, gleefully defends the killer using maneuvers Fager never imagined. Aragon pits lawyer against lawyer to keep her case on life support and enlists the FBI to bypass a state judge trading rulings for Thornton's sexual favors. The lead FBI agent reminds Aragon too much of the dead boyfriend who haunts her dreams. He wants romance. She can't handle it. Aragon badly misjudges Fager's grief and Thornton's power. The killing ends. But not the way she planned" -- Provided by publisher.

Night road : [a novel of suspense]

February 11, 2016
DuBois, Brendan, author.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2016]
ix, 393 pages ; 20 cm
Dishonorably discharged from the US Coast Guard, Zach Morrow accepts a shady assignment to befriend an old classmate who is reportedly smuggling a mysterious tractor-trailer across the Canadian border.

Drawing blood : a sketch in crime mystery

February 11, 2016
Verne, Deirdre, 1965- author.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2016]
326 pages ; 20 cm.

Find her : a novel

February 10, 2016
Gardner, Lisa, author.
©2016
402 pages ; 24 cm.
"Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home. Flora Dane is reckless. or is she? When Boston detective D.D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime--a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him--she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D.D. Warren to find her"-- Provided by publisher.

Violent crimes

February 10, 2016
Margolin, Phillip, author.
©2016
289 pages ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: Fugitive.
Dale Masterson, senior partner in a large Portland, Oregon, law firm, has become wealthy and successful representing the interests of oil and coal companies. When his colleague, Christine Larson, is found dead, Masterson's business practices are put under surveillance and a lower-level employee stands accused. Then Dale is found beaten to death in his mansion. His son Brandon, a dedicated eco-warrior, confesses to killing his father on behalf of all the people whose lives are being destroyed by his father's questionable clients. When Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent Brandon, what seems like an open-and-shut case quickly begins to unravel.

The shadow's curse

February 10, 2016
McCulloch, Amy.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2016]
447 pages : map ; 20 cm
Sequel to: The oathbreaker's shadow.
"Originally published by Corgi Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK, London, 2014"--Copyright page.
With war looming, sixteen-year-old Raim must rescue Wadi, the girl he loves, from his former best friend Khareh, the tyrannical new Khan of Darhan, all while attempting to solve the mystery of the oath he broke.

These vicious masks

February 10, 2016
Shanker, Tarun, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2016.
298 pages ; 21 cm
In 1882 England when her beloved sister Rose vanishes, Evelyn, bored with society and its expectations, embarks on a search for Rose, encountering the reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock, who is also looking for Rose and claiming that both sisters have special healing powers.

The wolves

February 10, 2016
Berenson, Alex, author.
©2016
389 pages ; 24 cm.
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission.

Morning star

February 10, 2016
Brown, Pierce, 1988- author.
©2016
xiv, 524 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
"The conclusion of the Red Rising trilogy. Born a lowly Red in the mines of Mars, Darrow lost his beloved wife to the treacherous Gold overlords. Vowing to fight for the future that his wife believed in, Darrow joins a secret revolutionary group and is remade into a Gold so that he can infiltrate the ruling class and bring them down from the inside. Now, after years of hiding amongst the Golds, Darrow is finally ready to declare open revolution and throw off the chains of oppression. Nothing in Darrow's world has been easily won, and this final fight will be the most harrowing of all"-- Provided by publisher.

Three promises : the billionaire bachelors

February 10, 2016
Everett, Lily, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2016.
313 pages ; 18 cm
Contains three novellas originally published in ebook format.
The Fireside Inn -- Bonfire Beach -- Lantern Lake.
Leo, Zane, and Cooper, all confirmed bachelors, travel to Sanctuary Island to try to talk their friend Miles out of getting married. But there's something about the island that can turn cynics into romantics.

Playing hard

February 10, 2016
Scott, M. J. (Melanie Joy), 1971-
New York, NY : St Martin's Paperbacks, [2016]
308 pages ; 18 cm
"Baseball star Oliver Shields has always lived for the game-and now the New York Saints have finally made the playoffs. The season isn't over yet, but meeting gorgeous Amelia Graham seems like a bonus grand slam-until one night of partying threatens to take Oliver out of the game for good... All work and no play has always been Amelia's motto, earning her a coveted job on Wall Street and the freedom she's always longed for. Oliver is a real player--in more ways than one--and a distraction she doesn't need, especially when she's trying to win a chance at her dream assignment at work. When flirtation turns to attraction so fierce neither one of them can say good-bye, will Oliver and Amelia step up to the plate-and give love a chance?"

A deadly tail

February 10, 2016
Lyle, Dixie, author.
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2016.
346 pages ; 18 cm.
Foxtrot has seen a lot of strange things as assistant to billionaire Zelda Zoransky at her wacky mansion. And that includes her telepathic cat Tango and ectoplasmic pooch Whiskey. So it's no surprise to find a horde of zombies lurching across the lawn-even if they are just actors in a horror movie that's filming on the mansion grounds. The special effects look pretty convincing. But all that fake blood doesn't fool Whiskey, who quickly sniffs out the truth: one of those corpses is real...

Goddess of fire

February 10, 2016
Kirchner, Bharti.
Sutton, England : Severn House, 2015.
240 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Moorti--widowed at just 17 and about to be burned on her husband's funeral pyre--is saved from the fire by a mysterious Englishman. Taken to safety and given employment by her saviour Job Charnock, Moorti, renamed Maria, must embrace her new life amongst the English traders. But the intelligent and talented Maria is not content to be a servant for the rest of her life, and seizes the opportunity to learn English. This, she hopes, will bring her closer to the kind and gentle Job.

One under : a Bill Slider mystery

February 10, 2016
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia, author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2015.
220 pages ; 23 cm.
"A Detective Inspector Slider mystery"--Cover.
"A middle-aged man jumps under a tube train at Shepherd's Bush station, and a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run, in a country lane puzzlingly far from her home on the White City Estate: two unrelated incidents which occupy DCI Bill Slider and his team during a slack period. At least it's a change of speed after the grind of domestics, burglaries and Community Liaison. But links to a cold case--another dead teenager, pulled out of the River Thames--create doubts as to whether they are indeed unrelated. And slowly a trail of corruption and betrayal is uncovered, leading Slider and his firm ever deeper into a morass of horror." -- Amazon.com

Thicker than water

February 10, 2016
Spencer, Sally, author.
©2015
220 pages ; 23 cm.
DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates a case that could be the making - or, more likely, breaking - of her career DCI Monika Paniatowski has only been back from maternity leave for three days when she is called in to investigate a nightmare of a case. Not only is the murder victim a mother of three small children, but her husband is a wealthy politician. Monika knows that if she can't make a quick arrest her career is on the line. It's lucky, then, that within minutes of meeting Councillor Danbury, she has a bruised face - and a prime suspect. But then the case takes a nasty twist, and suddenly the investigation is national news. Monika's sure she has the right man - but how to prove it?

Trade secrets

February 10, 2016
Wishart, David, 1952- author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Crème de la Crime, 2016.
218 pages ; 22 cm
"A Marcus Corvinus mystery"--Cover.
May, AD 41. The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and the citizens of Rome look forward to an era of peace and stability. Not so Marcus Corvinus however, who finds himself embroiled in not one but two investigations. A friend of his wife has asked him to look into the murder of her brother, found stabbed to death at the Shrine of Melobosis. A wily businessman and notorious womaniser, no one seems to have a good word to say about Gaius Tullius, not even his less-than-grieving widow. But who would have a good enough reason to want him dead? At the same time, Corvinus's daughter comes across a dead body in the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to investigate. At first Marcus refuses to get involved - but when his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome's busy trading port, he uncovers a disturbing connection between the two deaths.

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