New Arrivals · Occult Fiction

December 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Murder in G major : a Gethsemane Brown mystery

December 5, 2016
Gordon, Alexia, author.
[Frisco, TX] : Henery Press ; 2016.
271 pages ; 23 cm
"With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?"--Jacket.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

December 1, 2016
Clare, Cassandra, author.
©2015
655 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Companion to The Mortal Instruments series"--Book jacket cover.
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The lost herondale / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- The whitechapel fiend / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Nothing but shadows / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The evil we love / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Pale kings and princes / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Bitter of tongue / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The fiery trial / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Born to endless night / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Angels twice descending / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.
Collects short stories chronicling Simon's journey from amnesia to Ascension, as he works to regain his lost life while attending the Shadowhunter Academy.

Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis

November 28, 2016
Rice, Anne, 1941- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xx, 451 pages ; 25 cm.
"The next installment of the Prince Lestat series"-- Provided by publisher.

Double eclipse

November 28, 2016
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
©2016
329 pages ; 22 cm.
Twins Molly and Mardi Overbrook are witches-- and Norse goddesses. They're back for another summer in North Hampton, visiting their Aunt Ingrid. When an old secret is revealed, they begin to question everything they've ever know about their family. And that hot new guy in town gets the girls back to their old tricks.

Doggone it

November 22, 2016
Toussaint, Maggie, author.
Farmington Hills, Mich : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
283 pages ; 23 cm.
Dreamwalker Baxley Powell can't remember the last time she had such a crappy weekend. A twilight encounter with a ghost dog left her numb and disoriented, her dreamwalker abilities are wiped out, and the sheriff just summoned her to a double homicide. With no access to the spirit world, Baxley bluffs her way through the crime scene where a movie stars assistant and a charter boat captain were strung up and bled dry. In a haunted house, no less. Figuring out who killed these people will be a real challenge without her ability to speak to the dead. Just when Baxley thinks her powers are returning, her dreamwalks malfunction. With the sheriff pushing her to solve the case quickly, Baxley teams up with a dognapping medium to boost her powers. Suspects include Bees good-for-nothing brother, the assistant's replacement, and, of course, his stalker. All of Sinclair County is on edge, and the media circus isn't helping.

Infinite risk

November 22, 2016
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of MacMillan, 2016.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
Beyond the pull of life and death lies the Immortal game. Edie Kramer has leaped back to put things right and save the boy she loves. Alone in the wrong time stream, she must reinvent herself and square off against dangerous Immortals determined to win this mortal match once and for all. But righting past wrongs carries fresh dangers. As she navigates a new school and tries to put Kian on a different path, she also battles powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to keep her from derailing their deadly schemes. With few allies and her first love treating her like a stranger, Edie faces the most dangers enemy of all--time itself. Yet she's come a long way from that dark night on the bridge, and when her back's to the wall, she'll go down fighting. -- book jacket.

Seriously shifted

November 18, 2016
Connolly, Tina, author.
New York : Tor Teen, [2016]
240 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to Seriously wicked.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book".
"Teenage witch Cam isn't crazy about the idea of learning magic. She'd rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother's wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them. ... Now Cam's learning invisibility spells, dodging exploding cars, and pondering the ethics of love potions. All while trying to keep her grades up and go on a first date with her crush. If the witches don't get him first, that is." -- From dust jacket.

Sacrifice

November 18, 2016
Pon, Cindy, 1973- author.
[Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina] : Month9Books, [2016]
263 pages ; 22 cm
When Zhen Ni discovers that her new husband, the strange and brutish Master Hou, may not be all he seems, Skybright and Stone must travel through the terrifying underworld to save her.

Archangel's heart

November 18, 2016
Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.
New York : Berkley, 2016.
389 pages ; 17 cm.
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Curse on the land

November 18, 2016
Hunter, Faith, author.
New York : Roc, 2016.
341 pages ; 17 cm.
Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded--even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals comes with dangers of its own....

Kŭreibŭyadŭ puk

November 14, 2016
Gaiman, Neil.
Sŏul T'ŭkpyŏlsi : Prooni Books, Inc., 2016.
390 p. ; 21 cm.
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place; he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

Viking warrior rebel

November 10, 2016
Bradley, Asa Maria, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2016]
346 pages ; 18 cm
"Astrid Irisdotter is a Valkyrie, a fierce warrior fighting to protect humanity from the evil god Loki and his brutal minions. She's on an urgent mission for her queen when everything goes hideously sideways. Undercover agent Luke Holden arrives on the scene just in time to save her life--and put his own on the line. Luke may have saved her, but that doesn't mean Astrid can trust him. Tempers flare as they hide secret upon secret from each other, but Astrid's inner warrior knows what it wants... and it will not take no for an answer."-- Provided by publisher.

Illusion

November 10, 2016
Boone, Martina, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
456 pages ; 22 cm.
"Barrie must rescue her beloved and her family from evil spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago"--Provided by publisher.

Midnight hour

November 10, 2016
Hunter, C. C, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
403 pages ; 21 cm.
Miranda Kane is finally beginning to harness her magical powers, but when a near death experience leaves her with a mysterious tattoo she goes on the hunt for answers, just as her sister disappears.

Certain dark things : [a novel]

November 9, 2016
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, author.
©2016
323 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"Certain Dark Things combines elements of Latin American mythology with a literary voice that leads readers on an exhilarating and fast-paced journey. Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers. Domingo is smitten. He clings to her like a barnacle until Atl relents and decides to let him stick around. But Atl's problems, Nick and Rodrigo, have come to find her. When they start to raise the body count in the city, it attracts the attention of police officers, local crime bosses, and the vampire community. Atl has to get out before Mexico City is upended, and her with it. In 2015, Silvia's debut, Signal to Noise, was named on seven year's best lists: B & N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, i09, Vice, and Tor.com. Certain Dark Things was also listed on B & N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog as one of 42 books they can't wait to read in 2016 and on io9 as one of 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016!"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost gods

November 8, 2016
Brom, 1965- author.
©2016
489 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears. Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake. To save them, he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death. Alone, confused, and damned, Chet steels himself against the unfathomable terrors awaiting him as he descends into death's stygian blackness. With Lost Gods, Brom's gritty and visceral prose takes us on a haunting, harrowing journey into the depths of the underworld. Thrust into a realm of madness and chaos, where ancient gods and demons battle over the dead, and where cabals of souls conspire to overthrow their masters, Chet plays a dangerous game, risking eternal damnation to save his family."-- Provided by publisher.

X-Files. volume three, Secret agendas

November 4, 2016
©2016
360 pages ; 23 cm.
Seek and you will find / by John Gilstrap -- Perithecia / by Andy Mangels -- Give up the ghost / by Jade Shames -- Transmissions / by Marsheila Rockwell and Jeffrey Mariotte -- Desperately seeking Mothman / by Jim Beard -- Love lost / by Yvonne Navarro -- Thanks and praise / by Joe Harris -- Border time / by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Kate Corcino -- A scandal in Moreauvian, or : The adventures of the empty heart / by Nancy Holder -- Stryzga / by Lauren A. Forry -- An eye for an eye / by George Ivanoff -- Kanashibari / by Ryan Cady -- All choked up / by Lois H. Gresh -- Along the scenic route / by Lucy A. Snyder -- Grandmother black hands / by Weston Ochse.
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back in another collection of new tales of dark secrets, alien agendas, terrifying monsters and murderous madmen.

Firewalk : a novel

November 3, 2016
Roberson, Chris, author.
©2016
348 pages ; 22 cm
"Signed first edition" --Cover.
"Izzie Lefevre was the newest investigator for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit when she first came to Recondito, a coastal city that's been shrouded in mystery and legend for centuries. Local law enforcement had requested the Bureau's assistance in hunting a sword-wielding serial killer who'd left a dozen mutilated bodies in his wake. Patrick Tevake was a local homicide detective assigned to the taskforce, and together he and Izzie managed to track down and stop the killer before he claimed another victim. Five years later, Izzie and Patrick remain haunted by what the killer said before he fell in a hail of gunfire. Izzie's ancestors were "mambos," voodoo priestesses who claimed to communicate with the dead and protect the faithful from evil spirits. Patrick's Polynesian great uncle told stories of Recondito's supernatural menaces that lurk in flame and shadow. The killer's last words have brought up a past both Izzie and Patrick thought they'd long since left behind, and neither has been able to shake the feeling that their case was never completely solved. So when Patrick, now working with the vice squad to investigate a dangerous new street drug, discovers a connection between the street drug and the serial killer's victims, he realizes that their instincts were right: the threat is far from over. Reunited again, he and Izzie will discover that Recondito is a city of dark secrets, and their own pasts may be the key to unlocking them"--Provided by publisher.

Messenger

November 3, 2016
Williams, Carol Lynch, author.
©2016
279 pages ; 22 cm
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
"Evie Messenger, who can see and talk to ghosts, tries to solve the mystery of a teenage ghost who is following her"-- Provided by publisher.

Reanimatrix

November 1, 2016
Rawlik, Pete, author.
New York : Night Shade Books, [2016]
351 pages ; 23 cm
"An obsessed detective on the trail on a murdered young woman finds more than he bargained for in this tale of hard-boiled cosmic horror. Some say the war drove Robert Peaslee mad. Others suggest that given what happened to his father, madness was inevitable. He's spent years trying to forget the monsters that haunt his dreams, but now has returned to witch-haunted Arkham to do the only job that he's qualified for, handling the crimes other cops would prefer to never talk about. He's the hero Arkham doesn't even know it has. Megan Halsey is dead, her body missing. She might have been one of the richest young women in Arkham, but all that money couldn't make her happy. Word on the street is that her mother split a long time ago, and Megan had spent a lot of her money trying to find her. Peaslee soon becomes obsessed with the murdered Megan. Retracing the steps of her own investigation, traveling from Arkham to Dunwich, and even to the outskirts of Innsmouth, he will learn more about Megan and Arkham than he should, and discover things about himself that he'd tried to bury. It's 1928, and in the Miskatonic River Valley, women give birth to monsters and gods walk the hills. Robert Peaslee will soon learn the hard way that some things are better left undead"--Provided by publisher.

The midnight star

October 28, 2016
Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
©2016
314 pages : map ; 22 cm
"There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She's turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina's forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest-- though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger"-- Provided by publisher.

Scratch

October 26, 2016
Himmer, Steve, author.
©2016
211 pages ; 22 cm
"After an aimless life, Martin Blaskett is ready to settle down, unaware of the tension rising in his new town from unknowable forces. When he draws the attention of a shape-shifter from local legend, his world is shaken, and he is led across the hazy border of the feral wilderness with a tempestuous history."--Provided by publisher.

Ghost times two

October 26, 2016
Hart, Carolyn G., author.
©2016
292 pages ; 24 cm
"Bailey Ruth Raeburn's latest mission is to guide the happy-go-lucky spirit of a deceased young man named Jimmy to the next life. But Jimmy is determined to watch over his still-living girlfriend Megan, whom he wants to be happy even without him--which is easier said than done. As if being haunted by her late boyfriend wasn't enough, Megan is dealing with an arrogant, manipulative senior partner who threatens to fire Megan's vulnerable secretary if Megan accepts a partnership at another law firm. She's in an impossible bind. Since Jimmy refuses to move on while Megan is being blackmailed, Bailey Ruth agrees to help him. But after the partner turns up dead and Megan is found at the crime scene, Bailey Ruth and Jimmy have to find a way to uncover a killer before the love of Jimmy's life is ordered to spend a lifetime behind bars.."-- Provided by publisher.

Ofrenda a la tormenta

October 26, 2016
Redondo, Dolores, 1969- author.
©2015
542 pages ; 23 cm
"In Pamplona, capital of Navarra, Amaia Salazar is called in to investigate the death of a still-born baby girl and the arrest of the child's father. According to the grandmother of the family, the father tried to run away with the body of the baby while uttering some strange sayings about an offering. The baby has some red marks on her face that indicate that she has been murdered. The grandmother also talks about a magical creature: an nightmarish evil being that immobilizes people and prevents them from waking up after their sleep. It is the Inguma, the one who takes your life away while you are asleep. The investigation of this case will take Amaia and her team to discover some procedural irregularities in similar cases that occurred in the nearby valley of Batzán many years ago and that reveal an unusually high number of cases for such a small area. Meanwhile, the murderer Berasategui, who is transferred to another prison by judge Marquina, is found dead in his cell due to a drug-induced coma, dome with somebody else's help. OFFERING TO THE STORM is a gripping and hair-rising thriller in which the plot accelerates towards a surprising ending in which Amaia must face the true origin of the events that have ravaged the Baztan valley for years. Even if an impressive snowstorm tries to bury the most devastating truth."--Author's website.

Conspiracy of ravens

October 25, 2016
Bowen, Lila, author.
New York : Orbit, 2016.
359 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"The sequel to Wake of Vultures, where a rich, secret world is hiding beneath the surface. Nettie Lonesome made a leap -- not knowing what she'd become. But now her destiny as the Shadow is calling. A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And Nettie must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on a dangerous mission that is pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life. When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?"-- Provided by publisher.

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