New Books - January 2012
These just in!!!
We just got a pile of new book arrivals…which are just now being catalogued & processed…but, it’s NOT too soon to get your name on the HOLD list!
James Patterson’s Private #1 Suspect has arrived, as well as Gideon’s Corpse from the Preston/Child team and the latest from Nevada Barr, The Rope.
Here are a few other suggestions, fiction AND non-fiction from writers who might not…yet…be household names!
The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi. Michael Connelly says, “This story screams high tension, high states, and high velocity.” From the book’s dust jacket: “Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and thirteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls’ bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found. The Whisperer is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.” An international best-seller that won five international literary prizes and has been sold in nearly twenty countries, you’ll want to put this one on your reading list! Translated from the Italian.
The Rook: On Her Majesty’s Supernatural Secret Service by Daniel O’Malley. A “Rook” is a high-level operative in a secret government agency that protects the world against supernatural threats. Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London Park surrounded by dead bodies and with no memory of who she is or what she might be doing there. Her only clue is a letter in her hand which reads, “Dear You. The body you are wearing used to be mine.” She has to follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and escape those who want to destroy her. One reviewer says it is, “Harry Potter meets Ghostbusters meets War of the Worlds. The Rook is a scintillating supernatural swashbuckler, replete with spores, slime, and unrelenting suspense-and with three intrepid heroines (two of them sharing the same body.” Give it a try!
Break Down by Sara Paretsky. Fans of Chicago’s V.I. Warshawski won’t want to miss the latest in the series! A group of tweenage girls, who happen to come from Chicago’s most powerful families, enact an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery in imitation of a shape-shifting fictional character. There’s a problem…there’s a fresh dead body there, stabbed through the heart, vampire-style. For P.I. V.I. Warshawski, questions multiply faster than answers and answers are hard to come by. The Chicago Sun Times says, “Warshawski presents and irresistible combination – a cranky, vulnerable woman with a messy life, but a superhuman willingness to put herself in harm’s way for the sake of justice. She’s like Spider-Man with a P.I. license.”
Pity the Billionaire by Thomas Frank. From the dust jacket: “In Pity the Billionaire, Thomas Frank, the great chronicler of American paradox, describes what he calls the ‘hard-times swindle’: the sleight of hand that has caused dire economic circumstances to yield wildly unexpected political results. Using firsthand reporting, a deep knowledge of the American Right, and a wicked sense of humor, he gives us the first full account of the political alchemy that transformed disillusionment into orthodoxy, changed despair into profit and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous.
WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? by John Yates. Jon Yates is the “official problem solver of the Chicago Tribune and one of America’s leading consumer advocates. Say you’re being overcharged on your electric bill…or your insurance denies a claim you know it oughta pay…or the airline won’t reimburse you for lost luggage…or some similar travail. THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!!! Packed with tips, strategies and dozens of real life success stories, this book can enable you to SOLVE your problems!
These are only a few of the newly arrived. Visit us soon and check out something NEW!
New Arrivals January 2012
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Stop by and check out our selection or go online and place a hold on them and we'll call you when they're ready!
New Arrivals December 2011
These just in…put them on HOLD for yourself!
Vigilante by Stephen J. Cannell. The name may be familiar because you’ve read other of his Shane Scully, LAPD detective novels, or because you’ve seen it in connection with television shows like The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Hunter and The Comish. In Vigilante, Scully finds himself in competition with a reality t.v. show to solve the murder of a local gang activist and police critic. Scully risks everything to save himself, his family and the job he loves.
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo. Nesbo, a Norwegian, has been awarded the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime fiction and is also a musician, songwriter and economist. In The Leopard, two young women are found murdered in Oslo, drowned in their own blood. The crime scene offers no coherent clues. Inspector Harry Hole climbs out of his self-imposed convalescence in a Hong Kong opium den to return to Oslo to investigate the case.
Soft Target by Stephen Hunter. It’s Black Friday in the Mall of American. A dozen gunmen open fire on thousands of shoppers, herding them into the amusement park. Retired Marine sniper Ray Cruz, shopping with his fiancé, is swept along with the thousands of other hostages. Unlike them, he has a plan. Set during the four hours of the terrifying event, the story follows both hostages and gunmen and the complex police response.
The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin. In this novel of an Internal Affairs investigation into what starts as a simple misconduct charge but turns into conspiracy, corruption and murder, Rankin demonstrates that he is a master of the intricately plotted, fiercely compelling thriller.
Collateral Damage by H. Terrell Griffin. The quiet beauty of Longboat Key is shattered when a young groom is shot to death on the beach the day after his wedding. Matt Royal and four of his friends commence to investigate, encountering Longboat Key Detective J.D. Duncan and a shady and dangerous cabal in the process. Griffin is said to write in the John D. MacDonald tradition.
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller. For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life’s necessities, but this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt. Writer Tom Mueller takes us on a journey through the world of olive oil and his superb writing includes fascinating forays into olive oil’s uses throughout time and unveils the sacred history and profane present of a substance seen for ages as the essence of health and civilization.
Sybil Exposed by Debbie Nathan. Everyone of reading or television-viewing age during the early and middle 1970’s will probably remember Sybil, the story of a woman with sixteen distinct and different personalities. The non-fiction book on the subject came out in 1973 with the t.v. movie, starring Sally Field and Joanne Woodward soon to follow. The book rocketed multiple personality disorder (MPD) into public consciousness. Journalist Debbie Nathan, who examined the entire Sybil archive, demonstrates that the allegedly true story of Sybil was largely fabricated, involved horrendously irresponsible therapeutic practices and was in large part motivated by a financial arrangement between a willing patient, her ambitious shrink and the imaginative journalist who spun their story into bestseller gold.
THESE JUST IN: November 2011
We've just added these titles to our collection...check 'em out!
KILL ALEX CROSS by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The president's son and dauhter have been abducted from their school and Alex Cross gets a presidential request: "PLEASE FIND MY KIDS!"
THE HOUSE OF SILK: A SHERLOCK HOLMES NOVEL by Anthony Horowitz. A fine arts dealer visits Holmes and Watson to beg for their help. He is being threatened by a known criminal who's followed him to London from America. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn deeper into an international conspiracy that Holmes begins to fear will tear apart the very fabric of society. The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose author Anthony Horowitz to write this novel because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes.
THE TERRITORY by Tricia Fields. Set in a desert landscape (West Texas) as beautiful as it is dangerous, this winner of the Tony Hillerman prize captures the current border issues from the eyes of a tough, compelling heroine and richly evokes the American Southwest.
THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. Nina Borg is a nurse, wife, mother...and compulsive do-gooder. A friend leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, and inside Nina finds a suitcase...that contains a naked, drugged, three year old boy. Nina soon realizes that both her life and the boy's are in jeopardy. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who, exactly, is trying to hunt him down.
AMERICA'S QUARTERBACK: BART STARR AND THE RISE OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE by Keith Dunnavant. "This is one of the best sports history books you will read. It's the story of a remarkable man and a fascinating time. Bart Starr and the Green Bay Packers led the way in the 1960's when pro football became America's favorite sport. but it is much more than a football story. Bart Starr is a great man who has handled adversity, triumpth, and tragedy with unique dignity. Bart's story has a lot to teach us about life." Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner.
RIN TIN TIN:THE LIFE AND THE LEGEND by Susan Orlean. New Yorker staff writer Orlean spent nearly ten years researching and reporting the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died. Writer Ann Patchett said this book is, "Fascinating and big-hearted...This book is for anyone who has ever had a dog or loved a dog."
New Arrivals - October 2011
These just in:
Lethal by Sandra Brown. In her latest tale Brown returns o the bayous of Louisiana to deliver a heart-pounding tale of corruption, betrayal and murder.
Murder in the 11th House by Mitchell Scott Lewis. Detective David Lowell uses astrological charts to solve a murder case. Library Journal says, “It’s a perfect afternoon read that will provoke smiles…..this series debut has tremendous potential.” Get in on the ground floor, start reading him now!
Shock Wave by John Sandford. The latest from Sandford is a Virgil Flowers mystery. A super-store chain, PyeMart, wants to open a location in a Minnesota river town. Local merchants and environmental groups oppose the project. Their objections seem to have little effect, until someone decides to take matters into their own hands.
Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke. Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. This novel follows Rain Gods, Burke’s Hackberry Holland tale from 2007.
The Ballad of Tom Dooley:a ballad novel by Sharyn McCrumb. Maybe you remember the song, Hang down your head Tom Dooley. This is a fictionalized account of the haunting tale of murder and illicit love, based on actual events that took place in North Carolina in the aftermath of the Civil War. The author has unearthed some new evidence revealing the true story behind the ballad.
Confidence Men by Ron Suskind. Suskind is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and served as the senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade. In this, his latest work, he write about the hidden history of Wall Street and the White House and what happened when a major economic disaster crossed paths with a new and inexperienced American President.
Painting and Wallpapering Secrets by Brian Santos, the Wall Wizard. Here’s a great DIY book covering a multitude of wall covering techniques. With a primer on basic wall-painting, sections on product, tools and techniques and lots of photos showing you HOW TO accomplish various faux finishes and HOW TO successfully apply wallpaper, this works great if you’re about to embark on a wall-covering project, or it you’re just looking for ideas.
These are only a FEW of the books recently delivered to the library! You can put any of them ON HOLD online, or feel welcome to stop in or give us a call at the library.