New Arrivals · All Fiction

March 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The ebb tide

March 27, 2017
Lewis, Beverly, 1949- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
328 pages ; 23 cm
When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Curious by nature, Sallie loves reading and learning, and she fears that her chances of making a good match with an Amish farmer will be hampered because of it. Though she loves taking care of nine-year-old Autumn Weaver during the week, Sallie has free time on the weekends to enjoy the shore. It is there that she meets Edward Kreider, a young marine biology student who talks freely about all he's learning and asks about her interests, unlike the guys she grew up with. Sallie wonders if this is the kind of relationship she's been longing for. Then again, Ed isn't from her community--and he's Mennonite, not Amish. Sallie is afraid of what her parents would think about her new friendship. But that's not all she's fearful of. When unexpected danger threatens Autumn, Sallie will have to put her fears aside. Will this be a summer to remember, or one to forget?

Nemesis

March 27, 2017
Reichs, Brendan, author.
©2017
443 pages ; 22 cm
As the Anvil, an enormous asteroid, threatens to end all life on Earth, sixteen-year-old Min begins to uncover a lifetime of lies, a sinister conspiracy involving all students in her sophomore class in Fire Lake, Idaho.

The devil and Webster : a novel

March 27, 2017
Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961- author.
©2017
359 pages ; 24 cm
The first woman president of an elite progressive college responds to student protests about a popular professor's tenure denial before the group's controversial leader emerges and shocking acts of vandalism begin to destabilize the campus.

Freya

March 27, 2017
Laurence, Matthew, 1982- author.
©2017
341 pages ; 22 cm
Freya is the myth-- and she's about to make one hell of a comeback. In her prime, Sara Vanadi was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death. But for an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers-- and the strength they bring-- are painfully hard to find. When a new, rising power threatens to remake the world by bending the divine to its will, Sara realizes her days of hiding have ended. She'll just need new clothes and a manicure before she gets started.

The heartbeats of Wing Jones

March 27, 2017
Webber, Katherine, 1987- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
328 pages ; 22 cm
Half-Chinese, half-black Wing Jones has always worshiped her older brother, but when he kills two people in a car accident and barely survives himself, Wing's only solace is running.

Just fly away

March 27, 2017
McCarthy, Andrew, 1962- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin, 2017.
260 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father had an illegitimate child, an eight-year-old boy who lives in the same town. Now she begins to question everything she thought she knew about her family and life.

One by one

March 27, 2017
Cain, Sarah, author.
©2017
328 pages ; 25 cm.
Two and a half years after losing his family, Philadelphia journalist Danny Ryan has moved to a new house, started working again, and even began getting close to fellow reporter Alex Burton. When an old high school acquaintance asks for help. He's been getting threatening text messages. Other members of their high school class have gotten the same messages, and now they're dead. Greg Moss had plenty to hide, but if it was an incident from his youth that led to his death, Danny must put together the lost memories from one fateful high school party all those years ago... before he receives a text of his own.

The outsider

March 27, 2017
Franze, Anthony J., author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2017.
309 pages ; 24 cm
"A Thomas Dunne Book."
"Things aren't going well for Grayson Hernandez. He just graduated from a fourth-tier law school, he's drowning in student debt. The only job he can find is as a messenger at the Supreme Court, where he's forced to watch the best and the brightest from the outside--the elite group of lawyers who serve as the justices' law clerks. When Gray intervenes in a violent mugging, he finds himself in the good graces of the victim: the Chief Justice of the United States. Gray soon finds himself the newest--and unlikeliest--law clerk at the Supreme Court. It's another world: highbrow debates over justice and the law in the inner sanctum of the nation's highest court; upscale dinners with his new friends; attention from Lauren, the lead clerk whom he can't stop thinking about. But just as Gray begins to settle in to his new life, FBI Special Agent Emma Milstein approaches him with an offer. Convinced that a murderer is on the loose, the FBI wants Gray to be their eyes and ears on the inside. Gray begins looking into the private lives of his fellow law clerks and justices. Just when he thinks he's uncovered a link between all the killings, the authorities turn their sights on him. Helped by Samantha and his boyhood-friend-turned-criminal, Arturo, Gray must uncover the murderer before they strike again in this thrilling high-stakes story of power and revenge by Washington, D.C. lawyer-turned-author Anthony Franze"-- Provided by publisher.

Swimmer among the stars : stories

March 27, 2017
Tharoor, Kanishk, author.
©2017
239 pages ; 22 cm
Swimmer among the stars -- Tale of the teahouse -- Elephant at sea -- A United Nations in space -- Portrait with coal fire -- The mirrors of Iskandar -- The fall of an eyelash -- Letters home -- Cultural property -- The phalanx -- The loss of muzzafar --The astrolabe -- Icebreakers.
"In one of the stories from Kanishk Tharoor's Swimmer Among the Stars, despondent diplomats entertain themselves by playing table tennis in zero gravity--for after rising seas destroy Manhattan, the United Nations moves to an orbiting space hotel. In other tales, a team of anthropologists treks to a remote village to record a language's last surviving speaker intoning her native tongue; an elephant and his driver cross the ocean to meet the whims of a Moroccan princess; and Genghis Khan's marauding army steadily approaches an unnamed city's walls. His world-spanning stories speak to contemporary challenges of environmental collapse and cultural appropriation, but also to the workings of legend and their timeless human truths" --Adapted from inside jacket.

Spymaster

March 27, 2017
Weis, Margaret, author.
New York : Tor, 2017.
475 pages : map ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Pirates from the warring Rosian and Freyan empires continuing preying on each other's ships, unaware that they are being controlled by a sinister cabal, in the first book of a new series set in the world of the Dragon Brigade trilogy.

Wake a sleeping tiger

March 27, 2017
Leigh, Lora, author.
New York : Berkley, 2017.
x, 373 pages ; 24 cm.
After Gideon disappeared, Judd was experimented on until his tortured body knew nothing but agony. Now he is Cullen Maverick, serving as the commander of the Navajo Covert Law Enforcement Agency in the small community of Window Rock, Arizona. Despite his genetics, Cullen is able to pass as human because his Bengal traits are recessed. He lacks the ability to smell the emotions, bonds and fears that other Breeds take for granted. And he remains tormented that he wasn't able to mate the woman he loved--at the cost of her life. He's no longer a Breed, merely a man. Or so he thinks. But his tiger is about to be awakened by the one woman destined to be his--Chelsea Martinez. And their world will never be the same.." --Insided jacket.

The secret wife

March 27, 2017
Paul, Gill, 1960-
London : Avon Books, 2016.
404 pages ; illustration / 20 cm.
1914 Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future. Grand Duchess Tatiana has fallen in love with cavalry officer Dmitri, but events take a catastrophic turn, placing their romance and their lives in danger. 2016 Kitty Fisher escapes to her great-grandfather's remote cabin in America, after a devastating revelation makes her flee London. There, on the shores of Lake Akanabee, she discovers the spectacular jewelled pendant that will lead her to a long-buried family secret.

Once in a blue moon

March 27, 2017
Covington, Vicki, author.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina : John F. Blair, Publisher, [2017]
201 pages ; 24 cm
Follow a diverse community of renters in Southside Birmingham through one transformative year.

Bad, but perfectly good at it 2

March 27, 2017
Williams, Jasmine.
[CreateSpace Independent Publishing], 2015.
221 pages ; 22 cm

Bad, but perfectly good at it 3 : the finale

March 27, 2017
Williams, Jasmine.
[Charleston, SC] : [CreateSpace], [2015]
231 pages ; 22 cm

If I'm found

March 24, 2017
Blackstock, Terri, 1957- author.
©2017
359 pages ; 21 cm.
"Is Dylan hunting Casey to prosecute her or protect her? Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn't commit. Dylan Roberts--her most relentless pursuer--is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He's let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn't come easily. As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who's also been falsely accused. Casey risks her own safety to right this wrong and protect the little girl from her tormenters. But doing so is risky and just may result in her capture--and if she's captured, she has no doubt she'll be murdered before she ever steps foot in a jail."--Jacket.

The white road of the moon

March 24, 2017
Neumeier, Rachel, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
376 pages : map ; 22 cm
Imagine you live with your aunt, who hates you so much she's going to sell you into a dreadful apprenticeship. Imagine you run away before that can happen. Imagine that you can see ghosts and talk with the dead. People like you are feared, even shunned. So you set off on a journey, with only a ghost dog for company. And you find that what lies before you is a task so monumental that it could change the world.

Her secret

March 24, 2017
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
247, 16 pages ; 20 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
After a stalker went too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she's getting a fresh start in Hart County, Kentucky, if only she wasn't too scared to take it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone, even Isaac, the friendly Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she'll ever return to the trusting, easy-going woman she once was. For Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called 'The Recluse' confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he's misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being grateful for God's gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that there's always more to someone than meets the eye.

A bridge across the ocean

March 24, 2017
Meissner, Susan, 1961- author.
©2017
368 pages ; 21 cm
Includes readers guide.
"World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark ... Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides--and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings."-- Provided by publisher.

A closed and common orbit

March 24, 2017
Chambers, Becky, author.
©2016
367 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company"--Title page verso.
Lovelace was once merely a ships artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who is determined to help her learn and grow.Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet introduced readers to the incredible world of Rosemary Harper, a young woman with a restless soul and secrets to keep. When she joined the crew of the Wayfarer, an intergalactic ship, she got more than she bargained for, and learned to live with, and love, her rag-tag collection of crewmates.

Whirlwind

March 24, 2017
Norman, Hilary, author.
©2016
250 pages ; 23 cm
A ruthless psychopath with a long-held grudge unleashes a terrifying scheme of revenge on a small New England town in this tautly-paced, compelling thriller. Liza Plain, a Boston-based journalist hoping for her big break, is dreading spending Christmas in Shiloh, Rhode Island, with her difficult grandfather - until news of the disappearance of a retired local priest triggers her realization that this could be linked to a series of unsolved, church-linked missing persons cases. Michael Rider used to be a decent man with a good life, but a past traumatic event with far-reaching consequences has left him dangerously close to breaking point. Now he is receiving strange emails from an organisation calling itself Whirlwind, offering him the chance to avenge himself on those who've done him wrong. Liza and Michael will both be in Shiloh on Christmas Eve. The night a raging blizzard seals off the town from the outside world. The night an outrage is perpetrated - and Liza will find herself at the heart of a major news story, caught in an abyss of nightmarish discovery and life-threatening danger.

Written in love

March 24, 2017
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
©2017
x, 325 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"When a postal error creates pen pals of two young Amish people, can they put behind their past mistakes to see the bright future God has written for them?"-- Provided by publisher.

Queens of geek

March 24, 2017
Wilde, Jen, author.
New York, NY : Swoon Reads, 2017.
262 pages ; 21 cm
Includes Swoonworthy extras.
Australian friends Charlie, Taylor and Jamie are in San Diego for their first ever "SupaCon." Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger/actress promoting her first movie, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie's long-time crush on her isn't as one-sided as she thought. Taylor's brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there's one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie. When she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

Taking Catie

March 24, 2017
Hardt, Helen, author.
©2016
214 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Teasing Annie.
Catie Bay's crush on Chad McCray stretches back to her high school years, but now that she's all grown up and back from Europe, Chad is the one who's pursuing Catie, leaving both to decide what they want from each other and for the future.

First communions

March 24, 2017
Girard, Geoffrey, author.
©2016
257 pages ; 22 cm
"A collection of dark fiction"--Cover.
Translatio -- Collecting James -- For restful death I cry -- Dark harvest -- Not fade away -- Unto the Lord a new song -- Release me -- Psychomachia -- Universal adaptor -- Misdirection -- What you know -- H.E. double hockey sticks -- Where the shadow ended -- Dead in the water -- Crawl -- First communions -- Story notes.

Never trust a stranger

March 23, 2017
Monroe, Mary, author.
©2017
306 pages ; 24 cm
Includes reading group guide.
Taking incrementally greater risks to pursue the love and excitement they have always craved, best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley are drawn in by the fantasy life of seemingly kind and responsible trucker Calvin, whose talented sexual healing leads to the revelation of a deadly secret.

Perfect obsession

March 23, 2017
Graham, Heather, author.
©2017
333 pages ; 24 cm
Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead. Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close. The body of a young model is found in a catacomb under a two-hundred-year-old church, now deconsecrated and turned into a nightclub. As more women are murdered, their bodies discovered in underground locations in New York, it's clear that the police and the FBI are dealing with a serial killer. Craig and Kieran are desperate to track down the murderer, a man obsessed with female perfection. Obsessed enough to want to "preserve" that beauty by destroying the women who embody it.

The underworld : a novel

March 23, 2017
Canty, Kevin, author.
©2017
253 pages ; 22 cm
A tale inspired by events in an isolated Idaho mining town in the 1970s traces the experiences of a handful of survivors after a disastrous fire and how they struggle to endure wrenching losses while rebuilding and pursuing dreams made harder by the tragedy.

The book of Polly : a novel

March 23, 2017
Hepinstall, Kathy, author.
©2017
322 pages ; 23 cm
"The laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother and learn the truth of her mother's long-secret past ... Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young, modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town. She was in her late fifties when Willow was born, so Willow knows she's here by accident, a late-life afterthought. Willow's father died before she was born, her much older brother and sister are long grown and gone and failing elsewhere: it's just her and bigger-than-life Polly. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and especially Polly's life pre-Willow. Why did she leave her hometown of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years ago and vow never to return? Who is Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who possibly killed a man? And will Polly be able to outrun The Bear, the illness that finally puts her on a collision course with her past?"--Provided by publisher.

Dead man switch

March 23, 2017
Quirk, Matthew, author.
©2017
312 pages ; 25 cm
Sequel to: Cold barrel zero.
The suspicious deaths of two members of an elite undercover military team are investigated by Special Ops legend Captain John Hayes, who is horrified to discover that his protégé, a brilliant assassin, is the prime suspect.

The loving husband

March 23, 2017
Kent, Christobel, author.
©2016
408 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2016 by Sphere, Great Britain"--title page verso.
"Fran Hall and her husband, Nathan, live in a run-down farmhouse on the edge of the Fens, where they recently moved from London with their two young children. One February night, Fran awakes to an empty bed and goes searching for her husband. She finds Nathan behind their house, lying facedown in a ditch. The ensuing police investigation soon singles Fran out as the primary suspect, and suspicions mount on the force that she may be hiding something that gives her a motive for murder. But Fran isn't the only one with something to hide; as her isolation and paranoia increase, the claustrophobic town where her mysterious husband grew up begins to disgorge its secrets, and it becomes increasingly clear that Nathan wasn't very honest with her about who he was. As police scrutiny intensifies, Fran must delve deep into her husband's shadowy past in the hopes of clearing her name, and she doesn't much like what she finds."--Provided by publisher.

The arrangement : a novel

March 23, 2017
Dunn, Sarah, 1969- author.
©2017
357 pages ; 24 cm
A progressive New York couple with an autistic son move to a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb and immerse themselves in the local community only to have their bond tested by an invitation to become an open-marriage couple.

The will to kill : a Mike Hammer novel

March 23, 2017
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006, author.
©2017
235 pages ; 25 cm.
Discovering a body while strolling along the Hudson River at midnight, Mike Hammer determines the victim's identity to be the butler of a recently deceased millionaire, in a case that takes Hammer to upstate New York to investigate numerous family suspects.

The angel : an Isabella Rose thriller

March 23, 2017
Dawson, Mark, 1973- author.
©2015
311 pages ; 21 cm
White light. Heat. A drawn-out moment of complete silence. And then the screaming starts. An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning. Pope, head of top-secret Group Fifteen, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organised the attack will kill again for their freedom. This is an operation that requires a very special kind of agent. Pope needs someone who exists outside of normality. Someone who floats above it, treading softly through a fractured life. He needs the Angel.

Home to Cedar Branch : a Quaker Cafe novel

March 23, 2017
Remmes, Brenda Bevan, author.
©2016
290 pages ; 23 cm.
"After a betrayal ends in tragedy, Katy seeks refuge from her abusive husband, Hank, in her quiet hometown of Cedar Branch, North Carolina. Taking up residence on the old family farm and landing a job at the local Quaker Cafe, she hopes to leave her troubled past behind. At the cafe, Katy finds allies, kind people willing to protect her and offer advice. There's the gracious owner who insists that manners prevail, the no-nonsense cook who tackles life with a cast iron frying pan, a Yankee transplant who doesn't bow to convention, and a shrewd Southern lawyer who sees a chance for Katy to profit from her predicament. But when Hank discovers her whereabouts, Katy's newfound peace is broken. As a heated standoff involving Hank, local and federal law enforcement, and the media ensues, how far will the Cedar Branch community go to avert violence and save lives?" -- Amazon.com

The ones we trust

March 23, 2017
Belle, Kimberly, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Mira Books, 2015.
288 pages ; 21 cm.
When former DC journalist Abigail stumbles across a military cover-up that has emotional consequences for one family, she finds that she can trust no one and winds up facing a difficult decision.

The hearts of men : a novel

March 22, 2017
Butler, Nickolas, author.
©2017
392 pages ; 24 cm
A scarred Vietnam veteran and successful businessman reflects on his teen years as a social outcast and friend to a popular youth during a summer camp reunion marked by selflessness and an unthinkable event involving his friend's family members.

Bad blood

March 22, 2017
Lunetta, Demitria, author.
©2017
266 pages ; 22 cm
Spending her summer vacation with her aunt, who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair is haunted by dreams and compelled to cut herself until she discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger.

Enemy exposure

March 22, 2017
Rogers, Meghan, author.
©2017
312 pages ; 22 cm.
"Jocelyn's cover is blown, and now she's focused on taking down KATO. But in order to do that, she needs to turn some of their own against them"--Provided by publisher.

Find me

March 22, 2017
Monroe, J. S., author.
©2017
393 pages ; 25 cm
Haunted by sightings of his girlfriend who has committed suicide, Jarlath Costello is drawn into a dark underworld when her aunt gives him a hard drive containing a diary that reveals information about her suspicious death.

The forgotten girls

March 22, 2017
Laukkanen, Owen, author.
©2017
360 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: The watcher in the wall.
"She was a forgotten girl, a runaway found murdered on the High Line train route running across the upper rim of America and, with little local interest, put into a dead file. Only she was not alone. When Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint FBI-BCA violent crime force stumble upon the case, they discover a horror far greater than anyone expected--a string of murders on the High Line, all of them young women drifters whom no one would notice missing. But someone has noticed now. Through the bleak midwinter and a frontier land of forbidding geography, the two investigators follow a frustratingly light trail of clues--and where it ends, even they will be shocked" --Inside jacket.

The idiot

March 22, 2017
Batuman, Elif, 1977- author.
New York City : Penguin Press, [2017]
423 pages ; 24 cm
"A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin's summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman's fiction is unguarded against both life's affronts and its beauty--and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail"-- Provided by publisher.

In this grave hour : a novel

March 22, 2017
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.
©2017
335 pages ; 24 cm
When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England - yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead. But when she stumbles on the deaths of a group of refugees, Maisie suspects the enemy may be closer than anyone knows.

Saratoga payback : a Charlie Bradshaw mystery

March 22, 2017
Dobyns, Stephen, 1941- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
349 pages ; 24 cm.
"The latest installment in Stephen Dobyns's Charlie Bradshaw mysteries, Saratoga Payback follows the latest exploits of Saratoga Springs' most unusual and sardonic detective. Ever since the cops revoked his private investigator's license, Charlie Bradshaw has been adjusting to life as a regular senior citizen. But reading, sitting around the house, and making amateur home repairs is a far cry from his past life as Saratoga Springs' most successful everyman detective. So when Charlie discovers the sprawled corpse of Saratoga Springs' biggest nuisance on his sidewalk, the ex-P.I. is torn. Should he risk asking questions of his own, knowing he could easily be prosecuted for doing P.I. work without a license? Or should he avoid the trouble and spend his twilight years in peace? Well, the case was practically delivered to his doorstep ... Saratoga Payback, the latest installment in Stephen Dobyns's critically praised Charlie Bradshaw Mysteries, follows Charlie as he toes the line between concerned private citizen and practiced private eye. As he begins to look into the murder of the town pest, Charlie also finds himself entangled in problem that is purely Saratogian--a mission to rescue an old acquaintance's kidnapped horse. Wry, entertaining, and adroitly written, Saratoga Payback is an immensely satisfying addition to Dobyns's popular mystery series"-- Provided by publisher.

The woman on the stairs

March 22, 2017
Schlink, Bernhard, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
227 pages ; 22 cm
"A missing painting. A mysterious woman. Her husband and her lover... A brilliant and naïve young lawyer's life is changed forever when a painter and his subject--a breathtakingly beautiful woman--appear at his office in Frankfurt. The woman's husband is deliberately marring the painting of his wife he commissioned the artist to make. Now the woman and the artist want the painting back. Simple enough--or so it seems before the lawyer becomes enmeshed in the lives of this toxic trio. Love, theft, and deceit unfold in quick succession when the woman, and the painting, suddenly go missing. It will take a strange turn of fate and a natural disaster to reunite the lawyer, the husband, and the artist with the woman they all love, hiding out in Australia--and when they find her they will be forced to reckon with the lies and betrayals of their shared past."-- Provided by publisher.

The girl with no name

March 22, 2017
Costeloe, Diney, author.
London : Head of Zeus, 2016.
486 pages ; 24 cm
Speaking no English and carrying a precious photograph of the family she left behind in Germany crammed into her small suitcase thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. After being adopted, her new home and life are blown apart during the Blitz. Waking up in the hospital with no memory, authorities give her a new name and dispatch her to a children's home.

Who killed Christopher Goodman? : based on a true crime

March 22, 2017
Wolf, Allan, author.
©2017
269 pages ; 22 cm
Everybody likes Chris Goodman, but when he is found dead no one understands how something like this could happen.

The astonishing mistakes of Dahlia Moss

March 22, 2017
Wirestone, Max, author.
©2017
321 pages ; 21 cm.
A Dahlia Moss mystery.
"Dahlia Moss isn't afraid to face down death- and not just in video games, either. She'll go guns blaziing into any situation IRL, as evidenced by the very real scar she's sporting from that time she actually got shot. But when she agrees to meet up with an internet stalker at a gaming tournament, she may be getting herself into more than she bargained for. One astonishing mistake leads to another when she stumbles across a corpse at the tournament and ends up kidnapped, not once, but twice. That's the thing about Dahlia, she never recognizes her mistakes until right before things go terribly wrong" --Back cover.

Cruel winter : a County Cork mystery

March 22, 2017
Connolly, Sheila, author.
New York : Crooked Lane, 2017.
288 pages ; 22 cm.
Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons--and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder. Maura's been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they're not happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the record straight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one is going anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of the story, which she'd never had a chance to do in court. Over the next few hours, the informal court in Sullivan's reviews the facts and theories about the case--and comes to some surprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a new look at an old case?

The end of Oz

March 22, 2017
Paige, Danielle (Novelist), author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
277 pages; 22 cm
Dorothy Gale was buried when the Emerald Palace crashed to the ground; Ozma has been restored to the throne. But girls from Kansas are harder to kill than you'd think. Now Amy Gumm is following the Road of Yellow Brick toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. Surprise!-- he has a gingham-clad bride. And the line between Good and Wicked is blurring....

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