New Arrivals · All Fiction

January 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cut me free

January 26, 2015
Johansson, J. R., 1978- author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.
298 pages ; 22 cm
"A seventeen year old barely escapes her abusive parents and creates a new identity that is quickly compromised when her attempt to save a young girl attracts a deadly stalker"-- Provided by publisher.

Where the bones are buried : a Dinah Pelerin mystery

January 26, 2015
Matthews, Jeanne, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015.
278 pages ; 23 cm
Dinah Pelerin's peaceful life in Berlin with boyfriend, Thor, is jeopardized when her Seminole mother, Swan, comes to visit carrying a headful of blackmail schemes and lies. When they result in murder, Swan is the obvious suspect and it is up to Dinah, like it or not, to get her mom out of it.

The Sirena quest : a novel

January 26, 2015
Kahn, Michael A., 1952- author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2015.
287 pages ; 23 cm
The New York Times Sunday Magazine piece famously opened: "She has pouting lips and high round breasts. Thousands of men have dreamt of her. Hundreds have chased after her. Two have died in pursuit. Her name is Sirena, she weighs 193 pounds, and she vanished in 1959. Without a trace." Barrett College's legendary Greco-Roman sculpture's fate was still a hot topic in 1970 when four roommates began their freshman year at the New England school. They've gone their separate ways for years. But as the 1994 commencement approaches, they are about to reunite to meet a challenge thrown down by a Class of '59 hedge-fund billionaire. He has pledged a $25 million endowment plus a $3 million purse to her finder(s) if Sirena is restored to Barrett by June 17th, the date of his 35th reunion, the college's sesquicentennial celebration--and our foursome's 20th class reunion. Although they are not alone in their pursuit--groups of alumni, including a pair of aggressive and highly-financed classmates, are running down leads across the world--St. Louis lawyer Lou Solomon and his crew come upon an obscure but intriguing clue. It leads them to Chicago where a young lawyer called Rachel Gold may hold key information. As the men race to crack the Sirena puzzle, their quest will transform their lives in unexpected ways.

The poison secret : a Lang Reilly thriller

January 26, 2015
Loomis, Gregg, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, [2015]
xiii, 280 pages ; 23 cm
"A Lang Reilly thriller"--cover.
In the year 88 BC, King Mithradates of Anatolia died suddenly after an apparent poisoning. His son, Prince Mithradates, then disappeared for seven years into the woods where he collected hemlock plants and other deadly poisons. Upon his return, he shared a fatal meal with his mother and brother. Mithradates, who ultimately became King, somehow left the meal unharmed. In modern-day Turkey, a young boy endures a bite from a venomous viper. His doctor reports that the child experienced no ill effects and suggests the existence of a universal immunity in his blood, possibly as a descendant of Mithradates. And then the battle over his blood sample begins, attracting vigilantes who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the immunity. They even go so far as to steal young boy's hematology reports--and then murder the doctor who made the discovery. Word of the discovery made in his Holt Foundation children's hospital quickly spreads across continents to Lang Reilly. Lang decides he and his wife, Gurt, must travel to Turkey to get to the bottom of these tragic events. Soon after arriving in Trabzon, Turkey, Lang's house is burglarized, his rental car is attacked by phony police officers, and his wife is abducted from their hotel room by members of the Turkish mafia. Lang's life is not the only one in danger, and he must work fast to gain possession of the immunity before it is too late.

Wolf winter : a novel

January 26, 2015
Ekbäck, Cecilia, 1971- author.
©2015
370 pages ; 24 cm
"Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow. While herding the family's goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors' strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson's widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackåsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice. As the seasons change, and the "wolf winter," the harshest winter in memory, descends upon the settlers, Paavo travels to find work, and Maija finds herself struggling for her family's survival in this land of winter-long darkness. As the snow gathers, the settlers' secrets are increasingly laid bare. Scarce resources and the never-ending darkness force them to come together, but Maija, not knowing who to trust and who may betray her, is determined to find the answers for herself. Soon, Maija discovers the true cost of survival under the mountain, and what it will take to make it to spring" -- provided by publisher.

Shark skin suite

January 26, 2015
Dorsey, Tim, author.
New York : William Morrow, [2015]
322 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Serge Storms takes work as a freelance fixer in the style of his favorite legal movies before coming to the aid of a former flame who is being targeted by greedy bankers.

The promise of Palm Grove

January 26, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
260, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more ...
"Amish brides of Pinecraft ; Book one."
"A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she's pledged to wed and the man her heart desires"-- Provided by publisher.

The mime order

January 26, 2015
Shannon, Samantha, 1991- author.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2015.
517 pages : map ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs meet, Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, and bitter fault lines run through the clairvoyant community.

Kiss and tell

January 26, 2015
Green, Jacqueline, 1983-
New York ; Boston : Poppy, 2015.
275 pages ; 22 cm
"A truth or dare novel"--Title page.
"High school seniors Tenley Reed, Sydney Morgan, and Emerson Cunningham follow clues that lead them to the killer behind a twisted game of truth or dare set in the isolated beach town of Echo Bay, Massachusetts"-- Provided by publisher.

The Fosters : keep your frenemies close

January 26, 2015
Kravetz, Stacy, author.
©2015
214 pages ; 21 cm.
"Based on the hit abc family original series created by Peter Paige & Bradley Bredeweg"--Cover.
"As a companion to ABC Family's show The Fosters, this first book in a potential series takes place over a weekend community service/extra school credit trip Callie is required to take in order to boost her history grade. To complicate things, she's thrown together with Talya and the forced relationship between Callie and Talya takes a series of turns over the course of the book. The bright spot is a new guy, Austin, who flirts with them both and stirs up even more trouble between the two. Callie and Talya reveal secrets to each other, find common ground, find confidantes in each other, and bond over the work they're doing. Also, the relationships with the other kids on the weekend trip -- a new cast of characters which will be ongoing in the book series -- both create tension as well as draw Callie and Talya together. Ultimately, they see each other as something other than rivals and find they have more in common than they'd thought. On the bus ride back home, they're forced to consider whether this newfound friendship will outlast the weekend. Especially when the unthinkable happens."--Amazon.com

The missing one

January 26, 2015
Atkins, Lucy, author.
London : Quercus, 2014.
440 pages ; 24 cm

The forgotten girls

January 26, 2015
Blædel, Sara.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
312 pages ; 24 cm

The sex lives of siamese twins : a novel

January 26, 2015
Welsh, Irvine.
New York : Doubleday, 2015.
xii, 349 pages ; 25 cm

Robert Ludlum's the Geneva strategy

January 26, 2015
Freveletti, Jamie.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
403 pages ; 21 cm.
"On one evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. He is the victim with the most dangerous knowledge, including confidential passwords and codes that are used to program the drones. If revealed, his kidnappers could reprogram the drones to strike targets within the United States. Jon Smith and the Covert One team begin a worldwide search to recover the officials, but as the first kidnapping victims are rescued, they show disturbing signs of brainwashing or mind-altering drugs. Smith's investigation leads him to Fort Detrick, where a researcher, Dr. Laura Taylor, had been attempting to create a drug to wipe memory from soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. But Dr. Taylor's research was suspended almost a year ago, when she was placed in a mental institution. Now, if Smith doesn't figure out the brainwashing drug, and track down the kidnapped Nick Rendel, the kidnappers will soon have the power to carry out drone strikes anywhere in the world.... "-- Provided by publisher.

Perfect kind of trouble

January 26, 2015
Fine, Chelsea, 1982-
©2014
356 pages ; 21 cm
A finding fate novel ; book 2"--Title page.
Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything. Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief. until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be. Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them. was each other. New Adult Romance (85,000 words)"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghost killer

January 26, 2015
Owens, Robin D.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2015.
290 pages ; 18 cm
When her aunt died, level-headed accountant Clare Cermak inherited a fortune as well as a phantom dog and the power to help ghosts move on. Her new gift led her to Zach Slade, a sexy private investigator with a unique psychic gift of his own, and the man who’s slowly opening her heart. But as they work toward building a future together, a sinister threat emerges. An evil ghost is ravaging Creede, Colorado, threatening to devour the spirit of an innocent boy. Inexperienced in facing such a powerful ghost and knowing her spirit, too, could be ripped away, Clare still can't refuse to help. With Zach’s support she uncovers the ghost’s identity, and the ancestral weapon required to slay it. But does Clare dare to use that weapon before the ghost destroys the man she loves and her own spirit?

As Gouda as dead

January 26, 2015
Aames, Avery, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2015]
293 pages 18 cm.
"Includes recipes"--Cover.
Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is celebrating by finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams, handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. But when a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on Jordan’s farm, he believes they should reschedule their wedding given the grim turn of events. Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement. This killer crossed the wrong woman. No one, but no one, is ruining her wedding plans!

The splintered kingdom : a novel

January 26, 2015
Aitcheson, James, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2014]
viii, 392 pages : map ; 24 cm
Summer, 1070. Renowned for his valor in the battle for York, Tancred a Dinant is now a lord in his own right, with knights of his own to command and a manor to call home in the turbulent Welsh borderlands. But his hard-fought gains are soon threatened, as a coalition of enemies both old and new prepares to march against King William. With English, Welsh and Viking forces gathering, and war looming, the Normans are forced to make common cause with some unlikely allies in defence of their newly conquered realm. For Tancred, meanwhile, there are also enemies closer to home: Norman barons envious of his fame, who regard him as a threat to their own power and who are only too eager to see him brought low. Amidst the turmoil, Tancred is chosen to spearhead a perilous expedition into the heart of Wales. Success will bring him glory beyond his dreams. Failure will mean the ruin of the reputation that he has worked so hard to forge. As shield-walls clash and the kingdom burns, not only is his destiny at stake, but also that of England itself. A gripping tale of battle, honor, and vengeance, The Splintered Kingdom is an epic saga of the struggle for England-and through it, the western world.

Khirbet Khizeh

January 26, 2015
Yizhar, S., 1916-2006, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
127 pages ; 19 cm

An Amish buggy ride

January 26, 2015
Price, Sarah, 1969-
©2014
x, 220 pages ; 21 cm
Quiet and soft-spoken, Kate Zook is the responsible eldest daughter in an Amish family and prides herself on fulfilling her role. Then, one fateful snowy night, she uncharacteristically speaks her mind--and unwittingly plays a part in a horrible accident. Afterwords, Kate's parents and brother become emotionally withdrawn, and Kate is unable to forgive herself. Someone outside the home takes an interest in Kate and notes her clear grief. Samuel, a local boy, has recently returned from a wild rumschpringe--the Amish term for exploring the wider world--and recommitted to his community. As Kate's heart begins to stir and cry out for happiness, she must rely on faith to find forgiveness or risk losing out on love.

Taken for English

January 26, 2015
Newport, Olivia.
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Pub., Inc., c2014.
363 p. ; 22 cm.
Family history clearly shows it's never been easy living a plain life in the English world. Will the changes and challenges Annie now faces as a young Amish woman test her newfound faith in good ways or bad?--[p.4] of cover.

Invisible love

January 26, 2015
Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel, author.
©2014
221 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in French as: Les deux messieurs de Bruxelles. Paris : Albin Michel, 2012.
Two gentlemen from Brussels -- The dog -- Ménage à trois -- A heart under ash -- The ghost child -- A writer's diary.
In this latest collection, two young lovers secretly love the child they will never be able to have; an esteemed physician and survivor of the Nazi concentration camps finds inner peace thanks to the love of a faithful dog; a man loves his wife through the memories of her first husband; and a mother rediscovers love for her child when someone tries to take that child from her. And finally, Séverine and Benjamin understand that they have lost the love of their lives when they see themselves through the eyes of a young terminally ill girl. Love is not easy, and not always easy to find; at times, it is obliged to circumvent social norms, and thus transform them; it must be desired, sought, defended. We cannot know what life has in store for us, but we do know that whatever it is, it will only be meaningful if borne on the wings of love. Schmitt's sublime stories remind us how true this is.

Keys of heaven

January 26, 2015
Senft, Adina.
New York : FaithWords, 2015.
298 pages ; 21 cm
"A healing grace novel"--Cover.

Lady elect 2 : lady Arykah reigns

January 26, 2015
Nichols, Nikita Lynnette
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, c2015.
282 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Urban Christian."
Five weeks after she's raped, brutally beaten and loses her unborn child, Arykah Miles-Howell returns to church determined to reclaim her title as the First Lady of Freedom Temple Church of God in Christ, even if she has to deal with her husband's ex-girlfriend, who is trying to take her place on the front pew.

Discard 2

January 26, 2015
Charles, Lois, author.
©2014
vi, i, 403 pages ; 23 cm.
"Discard 2 is a wonderful story of three generations of a Philadelphia family, their life, loves, prejudices, and politics set from 1931 to 1965-- a good old-fashioned story, the kind they used to make. John Linden, a Philadelphia policeman who gets injured on the job. His son, Mark, who has great political ambitions, falls in love, and has a child. Mark's daughter, Susan, who meets the love of her life, and much more. Gangsters, troublemakers, about politics too. A novel circa 1931 depression era through 1965."--Amazon.com

An affair downstairs

January 26, 2015
Erwin, Sherri Browning, author.
©2015
370 pages ; 18 cm
1907. Lady Alice Emerson is entirely unsatisfied with the endless stream of boring suitors her family finds appropriate. She wants something more. Something daring. Something real. Each tiresome new suitor only serves to further inflame Lady Alice's combustible attraction to Thornbrook Park's rugged, manly estate manager, Logan Winthrop. Despite Logan's stubborn attempts to avoid her, Lady Alice is irresistible, and so is the forbidden desire exploding between them.

Keeping Kate

January 26, 2015
Farnsworth, Lauren Winder, 1986-
Springville, Utah : Bonneville Books, 2015.
313 pages ; 23 cm
Kate Evans has never had a real family and she’s never dreamed of falling in love. But when she gets a job taking care of a little girl on a lonely Utah ranch, Kate’s determined to make a life for herself. Right up until the moment she meets her irritable employer.

A love like blood

January 26, 2015
Sedgwick, Marcus, author.
©2014
310 pages ; 24 cm.
"In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man in a dark tunnel, apparently drinking the blood of a murdered woman. Terrified, he does nothing, telling himself afterward that worse tragedies happen during war. Seven years later he returns to the city--and sees the same man dining in the company of a fascinating, beautiful young woman. When they leave the restaurant, Charles decides to follow. A Love Like Blood is a dark, compelling thriller about how a man's life can change in a moment and about where the desire for truth--and revenge--can lead."--Page [2] of cover.

Make them cry

December 1, 2015
O'Brien, Kevin, 1955-
New York : Pinnacle Books, [2013], c2002.
469 p. ; 20 cm.
Reprint. Originally published: c2002.
After the death of John Costello, seminary student of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Murphy and the victims sister investigate John's death. They unearth clues not only to John's murder, but to other murders in the Seattle area.

B4 the G-spot : the legend of Granite McKay ; an urban exotic tale

January 23, 2015
Noire.
New York, N. Y. : Urban Erotic Noire Publications, 2014.
295 pages ; 22 cm.
Prequel to G-spot.

Big cactus : a novel

January 23, 2015
Wilkinson, Sylvia, 1940-
Boulder, Colorado : Owl Canyon Press, 2014.
231 pages ; 24 cm

Hardpressed

January 23, 2015
Wild, Meredith, author.
©2013
iii, 322 pages ; 21 cm.

Hard limit

January 23, 2015
Wild, Meredith, author.
©2014
iii, 303 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Hardline.
The next installment in the relationship between Erica Hathaway, a recent college graduate and businesswoman, and billionaire investor Blake Landon.

Hardline

January 23, 2015
Wild, Meredith, author.
[United States] : Meredith Wild, [2014]
iii, 302 pages ; 21 cm.
The next installment in the relationship between Erica Hathaway, a recent college graduate and businesswoman, and billionaire investor Blake Landon.

Masquerade

January 23, 2015
McKenzie, Maria.
©2013
iv, 441 p. ; 23 cm.
"Celebrated actress Lavinia Hargraves performs her most challenging role offstage. Although born in 1872 to Daniel Taylor, a white man and wealthy landowner in southern California, Lavinia's mother, Lori, is a Negro and former slave. Lavinia, who appears white, is desperate to hide her Negro ancestry, as well as pursue her dream of becoming the world's greatest actress. After eloping with the much older Vernon Hargraves, owner of New York's premier theater troupe, Lavinia is provided with all she could ever want: a new life as white, stardom on the stage, and an abundant supply of money. Soon Lavinia's seduction by a young and handsome actor sets in motion a devastating turn of events. Dashing millionaire contractor Andrew Standish comes into Lavinia's life at a time when she needs him most. However, Lori's existence could demolish her daughter's carefully constructed facade. To what lengths will Andrew go to uncover Lavinia's past?"--Amazon.com

Revelation

January 23, 2015
McKenzie, Maria.
©2014
ix, 434 p. ; 23 cm.
"Light-skinned Selina Standish lives a life of emotional pain and torment. In 1906, at the tender age of eight, she is convinced by her mother, actress Lavinia Standish, the daughter of a slave, to pass as white. Although Selina yields to her mother's insistence to pass, she refuses to cut ties completely with her "Negro" relatives, including her twin brother, a child her mother deems too dark. However, at age seventeen, in the year 1915, Selina meets wealthy southerner Jack Cosgrove, the man of her dreams. Keeping her ancestry a secret, Selina is conflicted by Jack's "negrophobia" and negative attitude toward her race. She must determine if happiness with him could ever be a possibility, especially if she were to reveal her bloodline. Later, a chance encounter with Pastor Tony Manning opens Selina's eyes to real love. Although he is a progressive thinker regarding race relations, Tony appears to draw the line at interracial marriage. In order to live as his wife, Selina decides she must completely disassociate herself from all her "colored" relatives. While bound to a chain of secrecy, Selina struggles to live in honesty. How true can she be to her husband, if she can never reveal the truth about herself? In 1933, Selina's brother reappears in her life. Can she successfully hide his existence? How will her decision touch the lives of future generations to come?"--Amazon.com

Inside a silver box

January 22, 2015
Mosley, Walter, author.
New York : Tor, 2015.
300 pages ; 22 cm
"[T]wo people brought together by a horrific act are united in a common cause by the powers of the Silver Box. The two join to protect humanity from destruction by an alien race, the Laz, hell-bent on regaining control over the Silver Box, the most destructive and powerful tool in the universe. The Silver Box will stop at nothing to prevent its former master from returning to being, even if it means finishing the earth itself" -- from publisher's web site.

Twisted innocence

January 22, 2015
Blackstock, Terri, 1957-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2015]
308 pages ; 23 cm.
"Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he's innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can't trust a man who has held her at gunpoint. even if he reminds her so much of herself. Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to"-- Provided by publisher.

Death of a liar

January 22, 2015
Beaton, M. C.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
261 pages ; 22 cm.
"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime"-- Provided by publisher.

Puzzled indemnity : a Puzzle Lady mystery

January 22, 2015
Hall, Parnell.
©2014
262 pages : illustrations; 22 cm.
Includes crosswords and a sudoku by Will Shortz that help you solve the mystery.
"It's been a cold, lonely winter for Cora Felton. Long distance has cooled the Puzzle Lady's on-again-off-again affair with Sergeant Crowley, and the only case Chief Harper has for her to investigate is a routine liquor store robbery. So when attorney friend Becky Baldwin ask her to check out whether Brittney Wells' philandering husband is planning to kill her to collect on a million dollar, double indemnity insurance policy, Cora jumps at the chance. Cora has no problem tracking hubby to his love nest, but when Brittany refuses to believe he's cheating on her, Cora has to blackmail him to prove the affair. Before she can, a car bomb rocks the quiet streets of Bakerhaven, and the stakes escalate to murder. To save Becky's clueless client from the clutches of the law, Cora will manipulate a TV reporter, cast suspicion on an innocent man, crack crossword and Sudoku clues, solve the liquor store robbery, and enlist the aid of both Sergeant Crowley and his girlfriend in this outragous new entry in the Puzzle Lady Mystery series featuring Sudoku by Will Shortz"-- Provided by publisher.

Toured to death

January 22, 2015
Conrad, Hy, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
"Previously published as Rally 'round the corpse by Seven Realms Publishing in May, 2012"--Verso t.p.
"An Amy's Travel mystery"--Cover.
"While Fanny takes care of the business end of Amy's Travel in New York City, Amy is traipsing around Monte Carlo, managing their first mystery-themed excursion, a road rally in which guests compete to solve a fictional murder along the way. Amy still has reservations about partnering up with her mother. But both women, having lost the men in their lives, need a fresh beginning. The trip starts off without a hitch. Clues quickly mount, the competition is lively and just when the suspense is peaking, the writer they hired to script their made-up mystery is found murdered in his New York apartment. Suddenly, on top of running a new venture together, mother and daughter must solve a real-life case of foul play, while trying not to drive each other bonkers. But Amy and Fanny are ready, willing, and Abel to track down a clever killer with some serious emotional baggage who will go to any lengths to keep dark secrets from seeing the light of day"--Jacket.

Shadow of the raven : a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery

January 22, 2015
Harris, Tessa, author.
©2015
In the notorious mental hospital known as Bedlam, Dr. Thomas Silkstone seeks out a patient with whom he is on intimate terms. But he is unprepared for the state in which he finds Lady Lydia Farrell. Shocked into action, Thomas vows to help free Lydia by appealing to the custodian of her affairs, Mr. Nicholas Lupton. But when Silkstone arrives at the Boughton Estate to speak to Lupton, he finds that another form of madness has taken over the village. Sweeping changes to the Boughton Estate threaten to leave many villagers, who are rightfully angry, destitute. After a single shot rings out and a man dies in the woods, it appears that the desperate villagers have turned to murder to avenge their cause. But for Thomas, a post-mortem on the victim raises more questions than answers. Although he manages to save an innocent man from the gallows, a second murder warns him of his potentially fatal situation. Soon he discovers a conspiracy far more sinister than anything he has ever faced.

Fire me up

January 22, 2015
Kincaid, Kimberly.
New York : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
viii, 342 pages ; 17 cm
A paramedic working in the kitchen of her father's pub, Teagan O'Malley finds the heat turned way up when the bad-boy chef she picked up off the pavement after a motorcycle accident starts working with her and their mutual passion for each other boils over.

The dread

January 22, 2015
Martin, Gail, 1962-
New York, NY : Orbit, 2012.
625 p. : 18 cm.
THE DREAD is the epic conclusion to the Fallen Kings Cycle.
"Summoner-King Tris Drayke takes what remains of his army north for a war he is ill-prepared to fight, as reports from spies confirm Tris's worst fear. A new threat rises across the sea: a dark summoner who intends to make the most of the Winter Kingdoms' weakness. In Isencroft, Kiara's father is assassinated and she will now have no choice except to return and claim the crown. But she must leave behind her husband and their infant son to face the dark power that threatens her rule"--Publisher.

The sacrifice

January 21, 2015
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
[Place of publication not identified] : Ecco, 2015.
309 pages ; 23 cm.
When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades.

The nightingale

January 21, 2015
Hannah, Kristin, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
440 pages ; 25 cm
Map on end papers.
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"--Provided by publisher.

Crash & burn

January 21, 2015
Gardner, Lisa.
New York : Dutton, [2015]
389 pages ; 24 cm
Nicole Frank, after surviving a car accident, enlists the help of Boston police officer Sergeant Wyatt Foster to find a missing girl. Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead.

Alex as well

January 21, 2015
Brugman, Alyssa, 1974- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
214 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in Australia by Text Publishing in 2013.
Raised as a boy, fourteen-year-old Alex, who has male and female sexual body parts, rejects the hormonal medications prescribed by his mother and decides to live as a girl.

I'm glad I did

January 21, 2015
Weil, Cynthia, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2015]
264 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
In 1963 sixteen-year-old JJ Green, a songwriter interning at New York City's famous Brill Building, finds herself a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy who seems to connect instantly with her music, and they start cutting their first demo with Dulcie Brown, a legend who's fallen on hard times, with a secret past.

Burning nation

January 21, 2015
Reedy, Trent, author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
417 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Divided we fall.
Idaho is a war zone under Federal occupation, and Danny Wright and his friends in the Idaho Militia are determined to fight back, running guerrilla missions against the army--but what at first seemed like a straightforward battle against governmental repression quickly grows murky, and Danny finds that even winning the war does not mean an end to tyranny.

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