New Arrivals · All Fiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Met her match

September 16, 2019
Deveraux, Jude, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2019]
329 pages ; 24 cm.
"Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation. She doesn't deserve it, but having grown up on the outskirts of Summer Hill, Virginia, she knows how small towns work. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore it, so she keeps to herself as she runs the summer resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a short trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, and she has to admit that Nate Taggert is just her type. However, Nate is engaged to the daughter of the mayor and strictly off-limits"--Dust jacket flap.

The lady rogue

September 16, 2019
Bennett, Jenn, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
372 pages : map ; 24 cm
1937. Theodora has read every book in her father's library, has an impressive knowledge of the world's most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn't have is her father's permission to join him in his treasure hunts. His protégé Huck Gallagher, gets to go instead. When Huck returns from an expedition without her father, the two set out to rescue him. Armed with her father's travel journal, they must find a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler. But in the misty Carpathian Mountains, they aren't the only ones searching for the ring. A secretive occult society is hunting for it... and will go to any lengths to possess it. -- adapted from jacket

The first stone

September 16, 2019
Jensen, Carsten, 1952- author.
Seattle : AmazonCrossing, 2019.
569 pages : map ; 24 cm
Previously published as Den forste sten by Gyldendal in Denmark in 2015.
"Dispatched to fight the Taliban as part of the NATO forces, the soldiers of the Third Platoon arrive in a desert hell intent on testing their courage and endurance. Among them are the charismatic platoon leader Schrøder, a former games designer fascinated by the imaginative potential of war; Colonel Steffensen, whose negotiating tactics will have deadly consequences; Sidekick, the LifeLogger whose online "war memorial" will blur into horror; and the hardened but vulnerable Hannah, who must bury her womanhood - or sacrifice her soul. Confronted by a betrayal that no military training could prepare them for, the soldiers must embark on a desperate mission to track down an enemy whose methods are as murderous as they are unfathomable. As the hunters become the hunted, the mission turns into a depraved, hallucinatory voyage into an Afghanistan they never knew existed. With the Third Platoon's most fundamental notions of good and evil called into question, survival becomes their only mission"--Publisher description.

Hope farm

September 16, 2019
Frew, Peggy, author.
©2015
343 pages ; 21 cm
"They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world--the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight." It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. At Hope, Silver finds unexpected friendship and, at last, a place to call home. But it is also here that, at just thirteen, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world--and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences."--Back cover.

Iced in paradise : a Leilani Santiago Hawai'i mystery

September 16, 2019
Hirahara, Naomi, 1962- author.
Altadena, California : Prospect Park Books, [2019]
210 pages ; 21 cm
"Leilani Santiago is back in her birthplace, the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, to help keep afloat the family business, a shave ice shack. When she goes to work one morning, she stumbles across a dead body, a young pro surfer who was being coached by her estranged father. As her father soon becomes the No. 1 murder suspect, Leilani must find the real killer and somehow safeguard her ill mother, little sisters, and grandmother while also preserving a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend in Seattle"-- Provided by publisher.

Paṭṭa Mahādevī : aitihāsika upanyāsa

September 16, 2019
Akele, Ramākānta Pāṇḍeya, 1931- author.
Jayapura : Anu Prakaśana, 2019.
128 pages ; 22 cm
Historical novel.

What she never said : a thriller

September 16, 2019
Riggs, Catharine, author.
©2019
349 pages ; 21 cm
"Santa Barbara Suspense Series Book 2"--Goodreads.
"Ruth Mosby is the VP of operations at Serenity Acres, where the privileged elite go to die. For a hefty fee, wealthy retirees can live the good life in this posh Santa Barbara community - even after they outlive their money. Ruth thinks this is a fine arrangement, but the savvy new boss has a new rule: if you can't pay, you can't stay"--From publisher.

Last of the Summer moët

September 16, 2019
Holden, Wendy, author.
©2018
357 pages ; 20 cm
Top reporter Laura Lake has struck journalistic gold. She's discovered a super-exclusive English village where the rich and famous own weekend retreats. Where film stars, Turner-prize winners and Cabinet ministers park their helicopters outside the gastropub and buy one hundred pounds of sourdough loaves from the deli. Outsiders are strictly forbidden. But luckily Laura's best friend Lulu, a logo-obsessed socialite with a heart as huge as her sunglasses, suddenly fancies a quiet life in the country. The door to this enchanted rural idyll opens for Laura. Revealing a great professional opportunity. Can Laura write an expose before the snobbish villagers suss her true identity? And before the world's poshest pub quiz triggers a political scandal not seen since Profumo?

Three weddings and a scandal

September 16, 2019
Holden, Wendy, 1965- author.
London : Head of Zeus, 2017.
382 pages ; 20 cm
Also published under the alternate title "Laura Lake and the hipster weddings."
Laura Lake longs to be a journalist. Instead she's an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine--sleeping in the fashion cupboard and living on canapés. But she's just got her first big break: infiltrate three society weddings and write a juicy exposé. Security will be tighter than a bodycon dress, but how hard can it be? Cue disappearing brides, demanding socialites--and a jealous office enemy who will do anything to bring her down.

Loki : where mischief lies

September 16, 2019
Lee, Mackenzi, author.
©2019
408 pages ; 22 cm
When Loki and Amora cause the destruction of one of Asgard's most prized possessions, Amora is banished to Earth, where her powers will slowly and excruciatingly fade to nothing. She was the only person who ever looked at Loki's magic as a gift instead of a threat; without her, he slips further into anguish and the shadow of his universally adored brother, Thor. When Asgardian magic is detected in relation to a string of murders on Earth, Odin sends Loki to investigate. His journey in nineteenth-century London leads to more than just a murder suspect, it puts Loki on a path to discover the source of his power, and who he's meant to be.

Fly already

September 16, 2019
Keret, Etgar, 1967- author.
©2019
209 pages ; 21 cm
Fly already -- One gram short -- The next-to-last time I was shot out of a cannon -- Todd -- Tabula Rasa -- Car concentrate -- At night -- Windows -- To the moon and back -- GooDeed -- Crumb cake -- Dad with mashed potatoes -- Arctic lizard -- Ladder -- Yad Vashem -- The birthday of a failed revolutionary -- Allergies -- Fungus -- Chips -- Home -- Pineapple crush -- Evolution of a breakup.
There's no one like Etgar Keret. His stories take place at the crossroads of the fantastical, searing, and hilarious. His characters grapple with parenthood and family, war and games, marijuana and cake, memory and love. These stories never go to the expected place, but always surprise, entertain, and move.... The thread that weaves these pieces together is our inability to communicate, to see so little of the world around us and to understand each other even less. Yet somehow, in these pages, through Etgar's deep love for humanity and our hapless existence, a bright light shines through and our universal connection to each other sparks alive.

How to catch a wicked viscount

September 16, 2019
Bennett, Amy Rose, author.
©2019
310 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from 'How to catch an errant earl'.
"First in a new series"--Cover.
"Shy, bookish Sophie Brightwell is expected to make an advantageous match to improve her family's fortunes. However, Sophie's plans to make a spectacular debut go horribly awry when she and her three closest friends are expelled from a young ladies' academy for unbecoming conduct. Since the ton will be sure to close their doors on these disgraced debutantes, they determine that unconventional means need to be employed in the husband-hunting market."--Provided by publisher.

In love with my enemy

September 16, 2019
A'zayler., author.
©2019
315 pages ; 21 cm
Atlanta. Hood princess Danna Mendoza has a dream life; her temporary bodyguard-turned-undercover lover Don makes it complete. As her father's best friend and longtime drug partner, Don is devoted to keeping her safe, but his underlying vendetta against her father is one danger Danna never saw coming. As the newfound love interest of Ezra Mendoza, basketball superstar on the rise, Cannon Collier has finally found her way in the world. But he doesn't plan on her becoming a casualty of his father's game. When all hell breaks loose loyalties will be torn, and the tension between love, desire, and a thirst for revenge will converge at a fateful crossroads. -- from back cover

Lies of descent

September 16, 2019
Bucher, Troy Carrol, author.
New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2019]
420 pages : map ; 24 cm
"In this compelling fantasy from a debut author, two young people must unite two warring cultures to banish the gods who destroyed their homeland. The Fallen Gods War drove the remnants of a victorious army across the ocean in search of a new homeland. A thousand years later, the lifeless continent of Draegora is largely forgotten, a symbol for the regiments that remain. Demons to some. Protectors to others. The power of their god-touched blades has forged a nation, though many resent their absolute control. Riam and Nola are unknowing descendants of the old world. When it's discovered they carry enough Draegoran blood to serve in the regiments, they are dragged away from their families to begin training. If they survive, they will be expected to enforce the laws of the covenant, to fight the Esharii tribesmen who raid along the border, and to be judge, jury, and executioners for those accused of crimes. For Riam, who welcomes his escape from an abusive father, the power to protect those who cannot defend themselves is alluring. For Nola, who wishes to return home, it is a betrayal by all she holds dear. Neither is given a choice...and neither may ever get the chance to serve. Lies of Descent begins an epic trilogy of fallen gods, betrayal, and magic - where dark motives often dwell within the true and just, and where the things most feared sometimes lead to salvation"--FantasticFiction.com.

Simply dead

September 16, 2019
Kuhns, Eleanor, author.
London : Severn House Publishers, 2019.
220 pages ; 23 cm.
"Book 7"--Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
"1790s, Maine. In the depths of winter Hortense, a midwife, disappears after attending a birth in the woodlands. During the search Will Rees finds her struggling through the snow and woods without shoes or a coat. Hortense claims to have been kidnapped, but Rees and his wife Lydia are suspicious. After two young men begin stalking the community in search of her - including targeting Rees's own family - it is agreed her presence is endangering everyone's safety. As arrangements are made for Hortense to leave, a Shaker Sister is brutally murdered. What is the truth behind Hortense's disappearance, and who is responsible for the death of the Sister? In search of answers, Will Rees finds himself on the trail of a ruthless killer"--Publisher's description.

Taína : a novel

September 16, 2019
Quiñonez, Ernesto, author.
New York : Vintage Books, a Division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
262 pages ; 21 cm
"A Vintage Books original"--Title page verso.
When Julio, a teenager living in Spanish Harlem, hears that Taina, a pregnant fifteen-year-old from his high school claims to be a virgin, he decides to believe her. Julio has a history of strange visions and his blind and unrequited love for Taina will unleash a whirlpool of emotions that will bring him to question his hard-working Puerto Rican mother and his communist Ecuadorian father, his beliefs and even the building blocks of modern science (after seeing the conception of Taina's baby as a revolution in nature).

Eclipse the skies

September 16, 2019
Milan, Maura, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman and Company, 2019.
388 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Ignite the stars.
"Ia Cōcha never thought she'd be working for the Olympus Commonwealth. But that was before she found out her trusted brother Einn was trying to tear apart the universe. Now, Ia, the Blood Wolf of the Skies, has agreed to help the Royal Star Force on one condition: when she finds him, she gets to kill Einn herself. Brinn Tarver has just come to terms with her Tawny identity when the public lashes out against her people, crushing her family. At her breaking point, she starts to question everything she believes in--including Ia. After the death of his mentor, Knives Adams is doing his best to live up to a role he didn't ask for as Aphelion's new headmaster. Still, with each new step deeper into war, he feels torn between his duties and the pull of Ia's radical--sometimes criminal--ideas. As they fight to keep darkness from eclipsing the skies, their unpredictable choices launch this breathtaking sequel to explosive new heights."--Dust jacket.

Private property

September 16, 2019
Hunt, La Jill, author.
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, [2019]
252 pages ; 21 cm
"Welcome to The Manors of Harrington Point; enter at your own risk. These mansions are home to the elite, the famous, the successful, and the eccentric. From the millionaire mega pastor and his wife to the former child star turned porn star, this neighborhood is filled with old money, new money, and everything and everyone in between."--Back cover.

The girl behind the red rope

September 16, 2019
Dekker, Ted, 1962- author.
©2019
330 pages ; 24 cm
Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure--and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.

The sixth conspirator : a novel / Max Byrd.

September 16, 2019
Byrd, Max, author.
New York : Permuted Press, [2019]
359 pages ; 22 cm
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln set off a hysterical burst of international conspiracy theories, with all eyes turning first to Canada--once a hotbed of Confederate plots--and then, as evidence mounted, to the Catholic Church and Rome. Now from bestselling author, Max Byrd, comes a long forgotten true story: a confidential mission to track down and capture any Europeans (and fugitive Confederates) who may have aided John Wilkes Booth. Drawn from State Department archives and personal letters and diaries, The Sixth Conspirator recounts the dramatic journey of George H. Sharpe, General Ulysses S. Grant's real-life spymaster, to three European capitals. Three people travel with him--calculating banker Daniel Keach, Sharpe's Civil War protegé Quintus Oakes, and former Pinkerton agent Maggie Lawton. One step ahead of them is a mysterious Confederate courier, Sarah Slater, known during the war as "the Veiled Lady," who may or may not have been Booth's lover. Behind Sharpe's team, breathing grimly over their shoulders, are Secretary of State William Seward, brutally mutilated by the knife of one of Booth's henchmen, and the perversely vengeful, guilt-ridden Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.-- adapted from dust jacket.

See me

September 16, 2019
Thompson, Adrienne, 1973- author.
©2012
182 pages ; 23 cm
"Olivia Moy, widow of a beloved author, struggles to cope with the untimely death of her husband. Seeking solace with her only child, she soon befriends a neighbor and begins to reveal closely-held marital secrets. Can she find healing without destroying her late husband's legacy?"--Page 4 of cover.

See me, too

September 16, 2019
Thompson, Adrienne, 1973- author.
©2016
155 pages ; 23 cm
"In this sequel to the controversially explosive novel, See me, we revisit the Moy family and learn that the legacy of dysfunction left behind by the brilliant Dr. David Moy is more entrenching than one could ever imagine. Olivia has moved on with Bennett Paul but finds that letting go of the past is not at all easy. A newly married Jason Moy finds himself battling demons of his own. Avery Moy is tangled in emotions he can't seem to control. New characters are also introduced and new secrets are revealed in See me, too"--Page 4 of cover.

Girls like me

September 16, 2019
Butcher, Kristin, 1951- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2019.
133 pages ; 18 cm
"No one believes her. After accepting a ride home, Emma Kennedy is raped by a boy from school. But handsome, popular Ross Schroeder tells everyone that sex was consensual, and Emma is immediately branded a slut. Even Emma's best friend, Jen, doesn't believe Emma's version of events. In fact, she is angry with Emma because she feels betrayed. After all, she liked Ross first. But when Ross starts showing interest in Jen, Emma knows she will have to find a way to get Jen to believe that she really is in grave danger. Before it's too late."--Back cover.

The stalking

September 13, 2019
Graham, Heather.
©2019
297 pages ; 23 cm.
"With the execution of a serial killer known as the Artiste, Cheyenne Donegal thinks a grim part of her past is finally put to rest. Her cousin had been the twisted killer's final victim, and then-teenage Cheyenne was integral in bringing him to justice. That tragedy drove her to become an FBI agent. And now she's back in Louisiana because someone is murdering young women in the same manner as the Artiste. Krewe of Hunters agent Andre Broussard has deep ties in New Orleans and Cajun country beyond. He knows that more than one monster has stalked the bayou. Has a deadly threat been resurrected, or does someone have a dark inspiration? With the life of a missing woman on the line, Cheyenne and Andre have to set aside their doubts about each other and work to discover the truth. The case is too close and too personal--but they can't let it go, especially now that a ruthless killer has turned the tables and is hunting them." -- Amazon.

The missing piece

September 13, 2019
Sala, Sharon, author.
©2019
379 pages ; 17 cm
"PI Charlie Dodge knows what it's like to have something important disappear. His wife, Annie, suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's, causing her to remember little of the life she shared with her husband. Charlie has devoted his career to saving what he can--missing people, threatened lives. But when prominent Denver multimillionaire Carter Dunleavy vanishes without a trace, Charlie and his assistant, Wyrick, discover missing doesn't always mean gone. It turns out Carter didn't vanish after all--he's gone into hiding. Someone in his inner circle wants him dead and now Carter needs Charlie to expose the culprit before the Dunleavy empire spirals into ruin. But with a tangled web of suspects looking to silence Charlie's investigation, he'll have to find Carter's would-be killer and fast, before the traitor can finish the job."-- Page 4 of cover.

Monarch Manor

September 13, 2019
Leurck, Maureen, author.
©2019
278 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide (pages [275]-278).
"Erin Marinelli has her work cut out for her when she arrives at her late grandmother's Wisconsin home to prepare for an estate sale. But sifting through the overwhelming collection of figurines, outdated appliances and dusty books, she finds something that captures her attention: a yellowed envelope of old photographs. In one, taken almost a century ago, a beautiful woman is seated with a young boy who looks uncannily like Erin's five-year-old autistic son, Will. Intrigued, Erin looks further into her family's history, and discovers parallels to her present-day life. The boy in the picture, John Cartwright, was deaf. He and his mother, Amelia, are presumed to have drowned together in Geneva Lake, beside Amelia's family home. Named for the butterflies that flocked to its lush gardens, Monarch Manor still stands, though the once-grand Queen Anne house is now in ruins, slated for demolition. Seeking respite from her own exhausting battle to get the best care for Will, Erin delves even deeper into the past--unearthing a story that is both heartbreaking and surprising. Weaving Erin's and Amelia's narratives together, Maureen Leurck creates an unforgettable and moving novel of sacrifice and hope, and the way love between a parent and child can transform them both. "--Publisher.

Mrs. Morris and the ghost

September 13, 2019
Wilton, Traci, author.
©2019
325 pages ; 17 cm
"A grieving young widow, Charlene needed a new start--so she bought a historic mansion, sight unseen, and drove from Chicago to New England to start turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. On her first night in the house, she awakens to find a handsome man with startling blue eyes in her bedroom. Terror turns to utter disbelief when he politely introduces himself as Jack Strathmore--and explains that he used to live here--when he was alive. He firmly believes that someone pushed him down the stairs three years ago, and he won't be able to leave until someone figures out who. If Charlene wants to get her business up and running in time for the Halloween tourist rush, and get this haunting house-guest out of the way, she'll have to investigate. Though truth be told, this ghost is starting to grow on her "--Publisher.

The Peaceful Valley crime wave

September 13, 2019
Pronzini, Bill, author.
©2019
252 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
1914. Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana ... and that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. He hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. Then the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, and Reba Purvis's housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her. It's not long before the first corpse shows up, and it's up to Monk to solve each of the crimes and restore the peace. -- adapted from jacket

The Dutch house : a novel

September 12, 2019
Patchett, Ann, author.
©2019
337 pages ; 24 cm
"Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. "'Do you think it's possible to ever see the past as it actually was?' I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer." At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they're together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they've lost with humor and rage. But when at last they're forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time."--provided by publisher.

Death in focus : an Elena Standish novel

September 12, 2019
Perry, Anne, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
305 pages ; 25 cm
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Headline Publishing Group, London, in 2019"--Title page verso.
"In the start of an all-new mystery series set in pre-World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her imperiled lover's final, urgent message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. On vacation from London on the beautiful Italian coast, twenty-eight-year-old Elena Standish and her older sister Margot have finally been able to forget some of the lasting trauma of the Great War. Touring with her camera in hand, Elena has found new inspiration in the striking Italian landscape, and she's met an equally striking man named Ian. Not ready to part from one another, she and Ian share a train trip home to England. But a shocking murder disrupts their agenda, forcing Elena to personally deliver a message to Berlin that could change the fate of Europe. Back home, Elena's diplomat father and secretive grandfather--the former head of MI6, unbeknownst to his family--are involved in their own international machinations. Working behind the scenes as Elena tries to complete her mission on the ground, they interfere with a crucial political rally for one of Germany's most outspoken fascists. With Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich on the rise, and Elena caught in the middle of an international incident, anyone she encounters might be part of a deadly plot. In the first novel of a riveting new series by bestselling author Anne Perry, family secrets merge with suspense on the world stage, and Elena learns that, in these complicated times, no one can be trusted, and she must learn to rely only on herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Sins of the fathers : a J.P. Beaumont novel

September 12, 2019
Jance, Judith A, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
370 pages ; 24 cm.
"Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirementdoing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife.But then his pastcomes calling. When a long ago acquaintance, Alan Dale, shows up on Beaus doorstep with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging hisnone-too-stellar past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his serene present.It turns out that, even in retirement. murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumonts game."--Inside dust jacket.

Buried in the stacks

September 12, 2019
Brook, Allison, author.
©2019
313 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Read and gone.
Librarian Carrie Singleton is building a haven, but one of her neighbors is mis behavin'. Can resident spirit Evelyn help Carrie catch the culprit who made her a ghost? In winter, the Haunted Library is a refuge for homeless townspeople. When a group purchases a vacant house to establish a daytime haven for the homeless, Carrie offers the library as a meeting place for the Haven House committee, but quickly learns that it may be used for illegal activities. As the new Sunshine Delegate, Carrie heads to the hospital to visit her cantankerous colleague, Dorothy, who had fallen outside the local supermarket. She tells Carrie that her husband tried to kill her--and that he murdered her Aunt Evelyn, the library's resident ghost, six years earlier. And then Dorothy is murdered--run off the road as soon as she returns to work. Evelyn implores Carrie to find her niece's killer, but that's no easy task: Dorothy had made a hobby of blackmailing her neighbors and colleagues. Carrie, Evelyn, and Smoky Joe the cat are on the case, but are the library cards stacked against them?

Home girl

September 12, 2019
Wheatle, Alex, 1963- author.
©2019
285 pages ; 21 cm
"Home Girl is the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system. It is a wholly modern story which sheds a much needed light on what can be an unsettling life - and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard. Home Girl is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage - just like Naomi."--Back cover.

Hope is our only wing

September 12, 2019
Tavengerwei, Rutendo, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2018]
207 pages ; 22 cm
After her journalist-father's mysterious death in 2008, fifteen-year-old Shamiso must leave England for boarding school in Zimbabwe. There she and Tanyaradzwa, who is fighting cancer, form an unexpected friendship. In opening herself to someone with a potentially fatal illness, Shamiso knows she might be opening herself to more pain. Yet Tanyaradzwa is the only one who gives her the strength to ask what really happened to her father.--Provided by publisher.

The tower of songs

September 12, 2019
Barrett, Casey, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2019]
326 pages ; 22 cm.
"Chancing an improbable stretch of sobriety, unlicensed P.I. Duck Darley has proven himself stronger than the temptations that loom in the seedy underbelly of New York City. But the familiar urge to tear it all apart lingers like garbage in July when Layla Soto, a sharp-tongued Park Avenue teenager with a family as screwed up as his own, presents a twisted missing-persons case he can't refuse. Layla saw her billionaire father get abducted by two enigmatic women in the tallest residential tower on earth, and suspects her grandmother, a Chinese social climber on husband number three, orchestrated the act to eliminate her only son. Duck agrees to investigate the hedge funder's disappearance, if only for the rush of a new thrill--and an excuse to reconcile with Cass Kimball, his black latex-clad former business partner who nearly got him killed. As the unlikely duo becomes immersed in a high-stakes ransom linked to the international drug trade and the most powerful criminals alive, surviving means trusting no one. Because how long can a person live on the edge before falling?"--Provided by publisher.

A dangerous engagement

September 12, 2019
Weaver, Ashley, author.
©2019
307 pages ; 25 cm.
"As they travel by ship to New York for her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding, Amory Ames gazes out at the city's iconic skyline, excited by the prospect of being a bridesmaid. Her husband Milo, however, is convinced their trip will be deadly dull, since Prohibition is in full swing. But when a member of the wedding party is found murdered on the front steps of the bride's home, the happy plans take a darker twist. Amory discovers that the dead groomsman has links to the notorious-and notoriously handsome-gangster Leon De Lora, and soon she and Milo find themselves drawn into another mystery. While the police seem to think that New York's criminal underworld is at play, Amory feels they can't ignore the wedding party either. Tabitha's fiance Tom Smith appears to be a good man, but he has secrets of his own, and the others in the group seem strangely unaffected by the death of their friend . . . In an unfamiliar city, not knowing who they can trust, Milo and Amory are drawn into the glamorous, dangerous world of nightclubs and bootleggers. But as they draw closer to unraveling the web of lies and half-truths the murdered man has left in his wake, the killer is weaving a web of his own"--Provided by publisher.

Darkdawn

September 12, 2019
Kristoff, Jay, author.
©2019
xxi, 484 pages, maps ; 25 cm.
Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is in the clutches of her enemies; her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, Mia must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life.--Provided by publisher.

The gryphon heist

September 12, 2019
Hannibal, James R., author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
396 pages ; 22 cm
"A rookie CIA officer makes a reluctant agreement to work with a former assassin and an elite team of thieves to breach a high-altitude data vault hovering in the mesosphere in the most daring heist ever conceived."--Provided by publisher.

Three flames : a novel

September 12, 2019
Lightman, Alan P., 1948- author.
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
193 pages ; 22 cm
"Portrays the struggles of a Cambodian farming family against the extreme patriarchal attitudes of their society and the cruel and dictatorial family father, set against a rural community that is slowly being exposed to the modern world and its values. The book spans the period from 1973, just before the Khmer Rouge genocide, to 2015"-- Provided by publisher.

Welcome to America

September 12, 2019
Boström Knausgård, Linda, 1972- author.
New York, NY; World Editions, [2019]
124 pages ; 21 cm
First published as Välkommen till Amerika in Sweden in 2016 by Modernista.
"Ellen's stopped talking. She thinks she may have killed her dad. Her brother's barricaded himself in his room. Their mother, a successful actress, carries on as normal. We're a family of light! she insists. But darkness seeps in everywhere and in their separate worlds each of them longs for togetherness. Welcome to America is a scintillating portrait of a sensitive, strong-willed child in the throes of trauma, a family on the brink of implosion, and the love that threatens to tear them apart."--Back cover.

Ice cold heart

September 12, 2019
Tracy, P. J, author.
©2019
326 pages ; 24 cm
It's a bitter winter in Minnesota--too cold to kill. There hasn't been a murder for a month, but the lull quickly comes to an end for Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, when they're called to the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a friend's vacant house, this was no random attack, and clues reveal that she was living a very dangerous secret life. Magozzi and Gino trace her steps back to an art gallery where she was last seen alive. The gallery seems like a dead end, but the art is disturbing and exploitative. It may very well be inspiring a sadistic killer, because in this instance, art doesn't imitate life, it imitates death. Tipped off about a year-old murder that is a mirror-image of Kelly's crime scene, Gino and Magozzi enlist the aid of Grace MacBride and her eccentric, tech genius partners in Monkeewrench Software to help them decipher the digital trail that might connect the cases. As coincidences emerge, Magozzi, Gino, and the team have to work around the clock at breakneck pace to unravel a series of clues that form the framework of a larger, more sweeping, and insidious conspiracy than any of them could have imagined. Is Kelly the last person to die or just the most recent? And is there any way to stop it?

Where the light enters

September 12, 2019
Donati, Sara, 1956- author.
©2019
xi, 652 pages : illustrations, map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
"The story of two trailblazing female doctors in nineteenth-century New York; Dr. Sophie Savard, daughter of free people of color returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget. As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna's husband, Detective-Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York's less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients"--Provided by publisher.

Here to stay

September 12, 2019
Edwards, Mark (Fiction writer), author.
©2019
367 pages ; 21 cm
Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot's life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige; he just doesn't quite know what he';s signing up for. The Robinsons arrive with Gemma's sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife's body that she won't talk about . . . As Elliot's in-laws become more comfortable in his home, encroaching on all aspects of his life, it becomes clear that they have no intention of moving out. To protect Gemma, and their marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons' past. But is he prepared for the truth?

1636 : the China venture

September 12, 2019
Flint, Eric, author.
©2019
448 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
"A Baen Books original."
"The newly formed United States of Europe, created by an alliance between the time-displaced Americans from the town of Grantville and the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus, decides to send an embassy to the Chinese empire. One of the main purposes of the embassy is to establish trade in order to gain access to critical resources. The mission is a gamble--some might say, a long shot. The Ming dynasty is on the verge of collapse and China's rulers are suspicious of foreigners. The mission experiences one setback after another, but presses on. And they gain an important ally along the way: Zheng Zhilong, a former pirate now an admiral for the Ming navy and the head of an extremely wealthy Fujian province trading family. He knows through his Jesuit missionary connections that according to Grantville's history books, the Ming dynasty is in danger, from famines, bandit armies and barbarian invaders. And he is determined that, one way or another, he and his family will survive and even prosper. The embassy is joined as well by a young scholar, who helps them make inroads into China's complex and often dangerous society. Can the up-timers and their friends persuade the imperial dynasty and its mandarins to establish trade and diplomatic relations with the USE? They have one great asset: their knowledge may be the key to saving China from decades of mass suffering and civil war."-- Provided by publisher.

And then there were crumbs

September 12, 2019
Calder, Eve, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2019.
345 pages ; 18 cm
"Kate McGuire's life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiance both. But sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. It has everything she's looking for: sunny beaches, friendly locals, and a Help Wanted sign in the bakery shop window. Once she convinces the shop's crusty owner Sam Hepplewhite to hire her, Kate can't tie on her apron fast enough. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. . . Stewart Lord is a real estate developer with a taste for a different type of dough: the green kind. He knows that he could make a killing by purchasing the Cookie House from Sam, who flat-out refuses to sell. But when Stewart turns up the heat on Sam - then turns up dead after eating a fresh batch of Sam's cinnamon rolls - all eyes focus on the town's beloved bakery. When the police arrest Sam for murder, Kate must somehow prove that her curmudgeonly boss is innocent. Enlisting the help of a team of lovable locals, Kate sets out to catch the real culprit with his hand in the cookie jar...before someone else gets burned."-- Back cover.

Beneath the attic

September 12, 2019
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.), author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
357 pages ; 23 cm
"Long before Garden of Shadows, the prequel to Flowers in the Attic, a young girl named Corrine Dixon met Garland Foxworth and, after a short, passionate rendezvous, the two shared a forbidden and complicated relationship. Now, in this evocative and thrilling tale from New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrews, discover the fascinating family history of the Dollanganger clan and how they came to be as a result of a fast and passionate seduction"-- Provided by publisher.

Black spire

September 12, 2019
Dawson, Delilah S., author.
New York : Del Rey, [2019]
378 pages ; 25 cm.
After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower--and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy's edge. A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help. To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu--before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

Detroit

September 12, 2019
Moore, Michel, author.
©2019
262 pages ; 21 cm
Each book in the Kingpins series is written by a different author. Originally intended to be eight books, the series has expanded but numeration for this volume is not available.
Kalif is treacherous, conniving, and coldhearted-- everything his adoptive family did not want to be. The hot-tempered young man is indeed his father's son. While off his meds, Kalif discovers the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of his birth parents. Ignoring the possible consequences, his rage and thirst for power increases. Deep off into the zone, Kalif rises through the ranks of the Motor City crime underworld, proving to everyone, including himself, he deserved the hard-earned title of kingpin of Detroit. -- adapted from back cover

Dead man walking

September 12, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2013
313 pages ; 17 cm
"Ignatius O'Reilly is famous for his beautifully crafted counterfeit money. John Henry Sixkiller is famous for hunting criminals into the most violent and dangerous worlds most lawman dare not go. Now, the Deputy U.S. Marshal is zeroing on O'Reilly in San Francisco, when the case blows up in his face. Instead of O'Reilly, Sixkiller finds a beautiful woman and a meddling Federal agent from the Secret Service. O'Reilly gets away and the hunt leads Sixkiller after the woman, the counterfeiter, and the Fed into the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. There, a mining town is surrounded by armed men, people inside are dying of disease, and, as outlaws converge, the line between right and wrong disappears ... until Sixkiller takes out a gun and lays down the law--one bullet at a time."--Publisher.

The extinction agenda

September 12, 2019
Laurence, Michael, 1973- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
388 pages ; 24 cm
The discovery of a deadly virus being smuggled across the border pits FBI Special Agent James Mason and his strike force against an unknown adversary hell-bent on humanity's destruction. In a desperate effort to contain the pathogen, they launch a predawn raid, only to find that their enemy knows they're coming...and it's not about to be taken alive. An explosion rips through the building, killing the majority of Mason's team, including his partner and mentor. Tormented by guilt, Mason returns to his home division, but he can't seem to let go of the tragedy. He remembers seeing something inside the building before it went up in flames, something that convinces him that not only is the virus still out there, it's merely the first stage of an even more nefarious plan. Obsessed with unraveling the plot, he launches his own investigation and uncovers a shadow organization on the brink of enacting its genocidal agenda, one carried out by a sinister mass murderer who's been photographed at the epicenter of seemingly every historical pandemic...without appearing to age. An evil man who attempts to derail Mason's investigation by murdering his wife. With the help of his longtime friends--Gunnar Backstrom, a corporate espionage gun-for-hire, and Ramses Donovan, a sin merchant of questionable morality--Mason's hunt for his wife's killer leads him from a dark union at the dawn of the twentieth century to a network of Nazi collaborators and a conspiracy against mankind more than a hundred years in the making. Fueled by anger and driven by the promise of vengeance, he must overcome a monster preparing to unleash his virulent wrath upon an unsuspecting world if he's to have any hope of exposing a deep-state entity that's rooted in every facet of our society, an entity known only as...The Thirteen.

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