New Arrivals · All Fiction

January 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The rule of law : a novel

January 14, 2019
Lescroart, John T., author.
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
324 pages ; 24 cm
"Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder. Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother--a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder--has just been released. Things take a shocking turn with Phyllis is suddenly arrested at work for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who'd been smuggling women into this country from El Salvador and Mexico. That is, until recently, when he was shot to death--on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. The connection between Phyllis, her brother, and Hector's murder is not something Dismas can easily understand, but if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he needs to put all the pieces together--and fast."-- Provided by publisher.

Demanding his secret son

January 14, 2019
Fuller, Louise (Romance author), author.
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
By the time Theodora realized she was pregnant, her turbulent marriage to Greek hotel magnate Aristotle Leonidas was already over. Since then, she's zealously guarded her secret... Until Aristotle discovers his heir--and demands Teddie marry him again! But even with their chemistry as red-hot as ever, Teddie wants more this time. Now to claim his son, Aristo must reclaim his wife!

The Greek claims his shock heir

January 14, 2019
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
After learning of tycoon Eros Nevrakis's betrayal, personal chef Winnie Mardas walks out of his life, determined to never look back--or reveal the child she's carrying... A year later, she's shocked when Eros arrives to legitimize his heir! Swept away to his lavish Mediterranean villa, Winnie is overwhelmed by the fire still burning between them. But can she accept her new role as his convenient wife?

The Sicilian's bought Cinderella

January 14, 2019
Smart, Michelle, author.
251 pages ; 18 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
Posing as commanding billionaire Dante Moncada's fiancée at a glamorous society wedding is a far cry from Aislin O'Reilly's modest life, but she'll do anything to secure money for her sick nephew. The deal with Dante is strictly business - the gorgeous Sicilian playboy is danger personified. Yet soon their mutual explosive passion rips through the terms of their arrangement, leaving them both hungry for more...

The Venetian one-night baby

January 14, 2019
Milburne, Melanie, author.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
A hotel booking mix-up in Venice means wedding dress designer Sabrina Midhurst must share a room with her nemesis: wealthy, brooding businessman Max Firbank. It's infuriating - until an unexpected night of passion awakens a need Sabrina didn't even know was possible! They've always battled their super-charged attraction, so when Sabrina confesses she's pregnant she's stunned by Max's demand that she wear his ring!

The similars

January 14, 2019
Hanover, Rebecca, author.
386 pages ; 22 cm
The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn't care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi--Oliver's exact DNA replica and one of the Similars.

The guilt we carry : a novel

January 14, 2019
Gailey, Samuel W.
Sarasota, Florida : Oceanview Publishing, [2019]
288 pages ; 24 cm
Since the tragic accident that brutally ended her childhood, Alice O'Farrell has been haunted by her past. Unable to bear the guilt of negligence that led to the death of her younger brother, fifteen-year-old Alice runs away from home. She lives on the streets, makes one bad decision after another, and drowns her guilt in alcohol. But everything changes when she stumbles upon a startling scene: a dead drug dealer and a duffel bag full of ninety-one thousand dollars in cash. Recognizing this as an opportunity for a fresh start, Alice takes the money and runs. However, she soon finds herself fleeing from more than her own past: the dead dealer's drug supplier wants his money back and will destroy her to get it.

Golden State

January 14, 2019
Winters, Ben H, author.
New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
321 pages ; 25 cm
A veteran of the Speculative Service in an alternate-world California where the law and truth are valued above all else uses his rare authority to question the facts when truth enforcement is manipulated for corrupt purposes.

The one you fight for

January 14, 2019
Loren, Roni. author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2019.
381 pages ; 18 cm.
"Taryn Landry was there that awful night fourteen years ago when Long Acre changed from the name of a town to the title of a national tragedy. Everyone knows she lost her younger sister. No one knows it was her fault. Since then, psychology professor Taryn has dedicated her life's work to preventing something like that from ever happening again. Falling in love was never part of the plan...Shaw Miller has spent more than a decade dealing with the fallout of his brother's horrific actions. After losing everything--his chance at Olympic gold, his family, almost his sanity--he's changed his name, his look, and he's finally starting a new life. As long as he keeps a low profile and his identity secret, everything will be okay, right?"--Back cover


January 14, 2019
Schmidt, Anna, 1943- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc, [2019]
364 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes recipes.
With her family farm falling on hard times, Grace Rogers applies for a position with the prestigious Fred Harvey Company. Soon she's headed for Juniper, New Mexico to work in the Palace Hotel. There she meets a handsome cowboy who quickly turns her head. Too bad the Harvey Girls are forbidden to fall in love ... Nick Hopkins has a plan: buy a little land, marry, and raise a family--in that order. But after meeting Grace, he can't keep away. Their only choice is to marry in secret ... but between avoiding suspicion, family drama, and a rapidly changing Western frontier, can their love possibly survive?

The drowning : a novel

January 14, 2019
Smith, J. P., 1949- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]
328 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide and conversation with the author.
Every seven years, a boy disappears from Camp Waukeelo. Who will be next? It doesn't take long for a little boy to disappear. Joey Proctor can't swim, but that doesn't stop camp counselor Alex Mason from leaving him out on a raft in the middle of the lake in a fit of rage. Alex only meant to scare the kid, teach him a lesson. He didn't mean to forget about him. But now Joey is gone... and his body is never found. More than twenty years later, Alex is a success. The proof is there for anyone to see, in the millions of dollars he makes, his lavish house, his beautiful wife and daughters. And no one knows what happened that summer at camp. At least, no one should know. But it looks like Joey Proctor may be back to take his revenge...


January 14, 2019
Bouchet, Amanda.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2019]
403 pages ; 18 cm.
Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations. What Tess and Shade don't know about each other might get them killed ... unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other-while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry.

A dangerous woman from nowhere : a novel

January 14, 2019
Radish, Kris, author.
265 pages ; 22 cm
"When her husband is kidnapped by ruthless gold miners, frontierwoman Briar Logan discovers that adventures of the heart are almost as dangerous as tracking down lawless killers. Desperate to save her husband and the solitary life they have carved out of the wilderness, Briar is forced to accept the help of a damaged young man and a notorious female horse trainer in her journey to find him. As they face whiskey runners, gold thieves, unpredictable elements and men who will stop at nothing to get what they want, the unlikely trio must forge an uncommon bond in order to survive."--Back cover.

The ice maiden

January 14, 2019
Sheridan, Sara, 1968- author.
248 pages ; 23 cm.
"1842. Stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic, her whaling captain husband lost at sea, Karina is destitute and desperate. Disguised as a cabin boy, she stows away on a British ship. But Karina is about to get a nasty surprise. As she grows closer to ship's surgeon Joseph Hooker, Karina and the rest of the crew find themselves pushed to the limits both physically and emotionally as conditions worsen onboard. Engulfed in the chillingly hostile Antarctic landscape, something extraordinary happens--and Karina's story becomes intetwined with some of the 20th century's bravest Polar exploreres."--provided by publisher

The accident

January 14, 2019
Klein, Glasko, 1990- author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, 2019.
89 pages ; 20 cm.
When a night with his friends ends in a devastating car accident, fifteen-year-old Daniel wishes he could do the night over again, so when he receives a mysterious offer giving him a chance to do just that, he eagerly accepts.

Let's go swimming on doomsday

January 14, 2019
Anderson, Natalie C., author.
454 pages ; 21 cm
"When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier with the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. In order to save the lives of those he loves, and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the militia's ranks and to send dispatches on their plans to the Americans. The jihadists trust Abdi immediately because his older brother, Dahir, is already one of them, protégé to General Idris, aka the Butcher. If Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed. For weeks, Abdi trains with them, witnessing atrocity after atrocity, becoming a monster himself, wondering if he's even pretending anymore. He only escapes after he is forced into a suicide bomber's vest, which still leaves him stumps where two of his fingers used to be and his brother near death. Eventually, he finds himself on the streets of Sangui City, Kenya, stealing what he can find to get by, sleeping nights in empty alleyways, wondering what's become of the family that was stolen from him. But everything changes when Abdi's picked up for a petty theft, which sets into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's been trying to forget."

Little culinary triumphs

January 14, 2019
Pujol, Pascale.
New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2018.
232 pages ; 21 cm
Made famous by artists, writers, and bon vivants of every ilk, Montmartre has been the stomping ground for bohemian celebrities through the ages and a neighborhood synonymous with transgression and innovation. Today, it is a bustling multiethnic neighborhood where cultures, cuisines, the past and the future of Europe cohabitate and collide. Here in this vibrant community, in Pujol's charming English-language debut, a cast of endearing characters fall into increasingly comic situations as they seek to follow their often-outrageous dreams. Sandrine works as a functionary in an employment office, but there is a lot more to her than one might suspect from her job description. With a volcanic personality and an imagination to match it, she is also a world-class cook who is waiting for the right occasion to realize her dream of opening a restaurant of her own. With a master plan that one could only describe as Machiavellian, Sandrine ropes Antoine, an unemployed professor looking for a fresh start, into her venture. A carousel of extravagant characters follows: the giant Senegalese man, Toussaint N'Diaye; the magical chef, Vairam; the extravagantly flatulent Alsatian, Schmutz and his twelve-year-old daughter Juliette--IQ 172!; the alluring psychologist and Kama Sutra specialist, Annabelle Villemin-Dubreuil. Plans for the restaurant proceed smoothly until Sandrine discovers a shady newspaper operation next-door that leads her to a sinister magnate manipulating the Parisian news outlets.

Liar liar

January 11, 2019
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
365, 18 pages ; 25 cm
Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop, gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It's all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet--and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side--and finally crosses it--Harriet won't stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.

My almost flawless Tokyo dream life

January 11, 2019
Cohn, Rachel, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, [2018]
346 pages ; 22 cm
On her sixteenth birthday, Elle Zoellner leaves the foster care system to live with the father she never knew in Tokyo, Japan.

In Paris with you

January 11, 2019
Beauvais, Clémentine, author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2019.
264 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: France : Sarbacane, 2016 under the title, Songe a la douceur.
"Freely inspired by Alexander Pushkin's verse novel Eugene Onegin (1837) and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin (1879)."
Ten years after they parted, Tatiana and Eugene meet again in the Paris Metro and begin to explore their past, when they might have fallen in love, as well as their possible future.

A sky for us alone

January 11, 2019
Russell, Kristin (Author)
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2019.
319 pages ; 22 cm
In Strickland County, a forgotten stretch of land in southern Appalachia, there isn't a lot of anything to go around. But when eighteen-year-old Harlowe Compton's brother is killed by the Praters, the family who controls everything from the mines to the law to the opioid trade, he wonders if the future will ever hold more than loss. With Tennessee, Harlowe feels for the first time that something good might happen, that he might have found the rarest thing of all: hope. Even as she struggles with the worst of the cards she's been dealt, Tennessee makes Harlowe believe that they can dare to forge their own path, if they only give it a shot. But as Harlowe searches for the answers behind his brother's death, his town's decay, and his family's dysfunction, he discovers truths about the people he loves and himself that are darker than he ever expected. Now, Harlowe realizes, there's no turning back.

96 words for love

January 11, 2019
Roy, Rachel, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
302 pages ; 24 cm.
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
While exploring her grandmother's past at an ashram in India with her cousin Anandi, seventeen-year-old Raya finds herself and, perhaps, true love in this modern retelling of the legend of Dushyanta and Shakuntala.

Even if I fall

January 11, 2019
Johnson, Abigail, 1980- author.
346 pages ; 22 cm
A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke's only solace remains the ice-skating rink, where she works but no longer lets herself dream about a future skating professionally.When Brooke encounters Calvin's younger brother, Heath, on the side of the road and offers him a ride, everything changes. She needs someone to talk to...and so does Heath. No one else understands what it's like. Her brother, alive but gone; his brother, dead but everywhere. Soon, they're meeting in secret, despite knowing that both families would be horrified if they found out. In the place of his anger and her guilt, something frighteningly tender begins to develop, drawing them ever closer together. But when a new secret comes out about the murder, Brooke has to choose whose pain she's willing to live with--her family's or Heath's. Because she can't heal one without hurting the other.

The field guide to the North American teenager

January 11, 2019
Philippe, Ben, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, 2019.
372 pages ; 22 cm
When Norris, a Black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as clichés from "a bad 90s teen movie."

Freefall : a novel

January 11, 2019
Barry, Jessica (Novelist), author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
348 pages ; 24 cm
After surviving the crash of a private jet that killed her fiancé, Allison struggles across the Colorado Rockies to make it home while, in Maine, her estranged mother tries to locate her.

Ghost wall

January 11, 2019
Moss, Sarah, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
132 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Spending time with her family at an Iron Age reenactment field site in northern England that requires participants to use prehistoric tools and knowledge to survive, Silvie begins to envision her own future before a spiritual ritual involving human sacrifice raises disturbing questions.

The lost puzzler

January 11, 2019
Kless, Eyal, author.
516 pages : map ; 21 cm
"More than a hundred years have passed since the Catastrophe brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Those who survived are changed. The Wildeners have reverted to the old ways--but with new Gods--while others place their faith in the technology that once powered their lost civilization. In the mysterious City of Towers, the center of the destroyed Tarakan empire, a lowly scribe of the Guild of Historians is charged with a dangerous assignment. He must venture into the wilds beyond the glass and steel towers to discover the fate of a child who mysteriously disappeared more than a decade before."--Provided by publisher

The void protocol

January 11, 2019
Wilson, F. Paul (Francis Paul), author.
New York, NY : Forge/Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.
333 pages ; 24 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"Something sits in a bunker lab buried fifty feet below the grounds of Lakehurst Naval Air Station. The product of technology confiscated from the Germans after WWII occupies a chamber of steel-reinforced ballistic glass. Despite experimentation for nearly three-quarters of a century, no one knows what it is, but illegal human research reveals what it can do. Humans with special abilities--abilities that can only have come from whatever occupies the underground bunker in Lakehurst--have been secretly collected. And so it sits, sequestered on the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, slowly changing the world" --Provided by publisher.

Old Newgate Road

January 11, 2019
Scribner, Keith, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
299 pages ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Old Newgate Road runs through the tobacco fields of northern Connecticut that once drove the local economy. It's where Cole Callahan spent his youth, in a historic white colonial that his family was devoted to restoring--painstakingly, relentlessly, pointlessly. But the famous claim that you can't go home again falls far short in this instance. Cole has not come back to this house, to this street, in thirty years--not since he was a teenager, when one night his father murdered his mother in a fit of rage. Now, however, he finally dares to risk it, ostensibly to collect precious material for his construction business on the west coast, and is shocked to discover his elderly father, freed from prison, living alone in their old home, and succumbing to dementia. Compelled by a sense of responsibility to a man he hates, and confronted in middle age by everything he'd left unfinished when he fled this place in his aborted childhood, he finds that the time for a reckoning has at last come. Matters grow even more complicated when his estranged wife calls to say their ultra-progressive, rabble-rousing son has run up against the law and been expelled from high school. And so Cole summons Daniel to East Granby to work in the tobacco fields--his own job growing up--and soon their lives are enmeshed with the family legacy, and with Cole's boyhood sweetheart as well as his nemesis. What unfolds over this summer surprises and challenges them all, as they contend with the sinister history they share and desperately try to invent a future that isn't doomed by it. Moving, insightful, and suspenseful, Old Newgate Road is a masterful portrait of a haunted family and successive generations of men struggling against all odds and often violent impulses to truly know one another and their loved ones, and to somehow come to terms with themselves. -- (adapted from book jacket)

She lies in wait : a novel

January 11, 2019
Lodge, Gytha, author.
New York : Random House, 2019.
354 pages ; 25 cm
"One night during the scorching summer of 1983, a group of teenagers go camping in the forest. The evening starts like any other--they drink, they dance, they fight, they kiss. Some of them slip off into the woods in pairs, others are left jealous and heartbroken. But in the morning, the youngest in the group, Aurora, has disappeared. Her friends claim that she was safe the last time they saw her, right before she went to sleep. An exhaustive investigation is launched but no trace of the teenager is found. The search is eventually called off. Thirty years later Aurora's body is unearthed and Jonah Sheens is the detective put in charge of solving the long-cold case."--Provided by publisher.

Shadow captain

January 11, 2019
Reynolds, Alastair, 1966- author.
426 pages ; 24 cm.
"A desperate tale of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, alien artifacts, and wealth beyond imagining... and of betrayal."--Back cover.

With this pledge

January 11, 2019
Alexander, Tamera, author.
x, 437 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes recipes.
Includes discussion questions.
When her home is converted into a Confederate hospital Lizzie Clouston must be true to her own heart while standing for what she knows is right.

Murder likes it hot : a Downward Dog mystery

January 11, 2019
Weber, Tracy, 1964- author.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2019]
279 pages ; 21 cm
When an employee is found dead at the local homeless shelter for youth, yoga instructor Kate Davidson sets aside her fertility and financial woes to support and defend the teenagers.

Through fiery trials

January 11, 2019
Weber, David, 1952- author.
750 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors.The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has finally come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, many secrets of Safehold's past still remain unearthed. With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlin--the cybernetic avatar of Earth's last survivor and immortal beacon to humanity--and the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in the continuation of David Weber's New York Times bestselling Safehold series.

Undying : an Unearthed novel

January 11, 2019
Kaufman, Amie, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2019.
308 pages ; 24 cm
"Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity's greed has unleashed"-- Provided by publisher.

The Magnolia Inn

January 11, 2019
Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
Seattle : Montlake Romance, [2019]
270 pages ; 21 cm.
Inheriting the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the East Texas pines, is a fantasy come true for Jolene Broussard. There's just one hitch: stubborn and moody carpenter Tucker Malone. He's got a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, and he's planting his dusty cowboy boots squarely in the middle of her dream. Ever since his wife's death, Tucker's own guilt and demons have left him as guarded as Jolene. The last thing he expects is for his new partner to stir something inside him he thought was gone forever. And as wary as Jolene is, she may have found a kindred spirit--someone she can help, and someone she can hold on to. Restoring the Magnolia Inn is the first step toward restoring their hearts. Will they be able to let go of the past and trust each other to do it together? --Publisher

Thread herrings

January 11, 2019
Wait, Lea, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
367 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Includes a recipe.
"At an estate sale, Angie Curtis impulsively buys a tattered embroidery of a coat of arms. She later discovers a document from 1757 behind the framed needlework. After her friend Clem Walker interviews Angie on the local TV news about her find, both women receive death threats. When Clem is murdered, Angie must unravel this historical mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

Isaiah's daughter : a novel of prophets & kings

January 11, 2019
Andrews, Mesu, 1963- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
614 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: WaterBrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York.
Includes reader's guide.
"In this epic Biblical narrative, ideal for fans of The Bible miniseries, a young woman taken into the prophet Isaiah's household rises to capture the heart of the future king"-- Provided by publisher.

The Amish quilter

January 11, 2019
Clark, Mindy Starns, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
511 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Harvest House Publishers.
Includes discussion questions.
"Linda Mueller, a gifted young quilter, and Isaac Mast, a talented painter, bond over their respective crafts. With Isaac's help, Linda explores the story of her late grandmother, also a gifted artist. But when an astonishing truth comes to light, Linda faces a grave decision, one that could destroy any hope of a future with Isaac"-- Provided by publisher.

On Magnolia Lane

January 11, 2019
Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
389 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
Includes discussion questions.
"From the bestselling author of The Convenient Groom (now a beloved Hallmark Original movie) comes the final book in Hunter's Blue Ridge Romance series"-- Provided by publisher.

Tell her no lies

January 11, 2019
Irvin, Kelly, author.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.
455 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Regular print version previously published by: Thomas Nelson.
Includes discussion questions.
"Combining romance and suspense, Tell Her No Lies is a high-stakes race for the truth set in San Antonio. When Nina's uncle is murdered and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act using her journalism background to find the real killer"-- Provided by publisher.

A very merry murder

January 10, 2019
Angela, Mary.
Kenmore, WA : Camel Press, 2018.
viii, 244 pages ; 21 cm.
It's December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry--or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet, Jazz Underground, and Em can't think of a better way to kick start the holiday season. But before she can say "Jingle Bell Rock," trouble arrives at Candlelight Inn, the bed and breakfast where the quartet is staying. One of the band members dies unexpectedly, and suspicion falls on Em, whose altercation with the man ends with him on the floor. He never recovers, and now she's worried her reputation might not either. When Emmeline starts to see parallels between an Agatha Christie novel she's teaching and the victim, Lenny claims she's read one too many mysteries. But as the clues unravel, so does the murderer's patience. Em is close to finding the truth, but will the truth--or the murderer--push her over the edge? It will take a Christmas miracle to solve this case, but if there's one thing in surplus this time of year, it's faith.

Rewrite : loops in the timespace

January 10, 2019
Benford, Gregory, 1941- author.
New York : SAGA Press, [2018]
360 pages ; 24 cm
In this thematic sequel to Gregory Benford's award-winning bestseller Timescape , a history professor finds that he is able to travel back to 1968, the year he was sixteen--here, he finds a slew of mentors with the same ability, including Robert Heinlein, Albert Einstein, and Philip K. Dick.

The best of us

January 10, 2019
Carr, Robyn, author.
334 pages ; 24 cm
Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her Aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it's time Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often. Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister's orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it's time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again. When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan's Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person.

The Girl King

January 10, 2019
Yu, Mimi, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
488 pages ; 22 cm
When their father names a male cousin as next ruler of the Empire of the First Flame, Lu must go on the run to reclaim her birthright, leaving her younger, timid sister, Min, to discover her own hidden power.

Inventing Victoria

January 10, 2019
Bolden, Tonya, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
264 pages ; 22 cm
Essie, a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, is offered the opportunity to leave her shameful past and be transformed into an educated, high-society woman in Washington, D.C.

Our year of maybe

January 10, 2019
Solomon, Rachel Lynn, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
368 pages ; 22 cm
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who's been on the kidney transplant list as long as she's known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she's a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can't help wondering if after the transplant, he'll love her back the way she's always wanted. But Peter's life post-transplant isn't what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he's now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie's world are calling to her--dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows--she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn't seem to feel the same connection. Peter fears he'll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn't sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.

White stag

January 10, 2019
Barbieri, Kara, author.
vi, 360 pages ; 22 cm
Raised as a boy before becoming the only survivor of a village that was destroyed by fire, 17-year-old Janneke is sent to work in the court of merciless monsters for her captor's alluring nephew, Soren, who compels her to sever her ties to the human world.

The burglar : a novel

January 10, 2019
Perry, Thomas, 1947- author.
288 pages ; 24 cm
"Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But Elle is no petty thief--with just the right combination of smarts, looks, and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. This is how Elle has always gotten by. She is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her. As Elle realizes that her knowledge of the murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty, using her breaking-and-entering skills to uncover the truth about exactly who the victims were and why someone might have wanted them dead. With high-stakes action and shocking revelations, The Burglar will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they barrel towards the heart-racing conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.

First, kill the lawyers

January 10, 2019
Housewright, David, 1955- author.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Five prominent attorneys in Minneapolis have had their computer systems hacked and very sensitive case files stolen. Those attorneys are then contacted by an association of local whistleblowers known as NIMN and are quietly alerted that they have received those documents from an anonymous source. If those files are released, then not only will those lawyers be ruined, but it might even destroy the integrity of the entire Minnesota legal system. This group of lawyers turns to Private Investigator Holland Taylor with a simple directive: stop the disclosure any way you can.But while the directive is simple, the case is not. To find the missing files and the person responsible, Holland must first dive into the five cases covered in the files--divorce, bribery, class action, rape, and murder. While Taylor is untangling the associates and connections between the cases and families affected, things take another mysterious turn and time is running out. As the situation becomes more threatening, Holland Taylor is trapped in the middle of what is legal and what is ethical--between right, wrong, and deadly.-- Publisher's description.

feed —Subscribe to the All Fiction feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print