New Arrivals · All Fiction

August 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The River

August 20, 2014
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
316 pages ; 23 cm.
"When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets--and the people--they left behind"-- Provided by publisher.

Heroes are my weakness

August 20, 2014
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth.
New York : Harperluxe, [2014]
531 pages ; 23 cm
"Larger print."--Cover verso.
" He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. Annie Hewitt has arrived on Peregrine Island in the middle of a snowstorm and at the end of her resources. She's broke, dispirited, but not quite ready to give up. Her red suitcases hold the puppets she uses to make her living, the romantic novels she loves, and a little bit of courage--all she has left. Annie couldn't be more ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that hovers above the cottage from a windblown cliff. When she was a teenager, he betrayed her in a way she can never forget or forgive. Now they're trapped together on a frozen island along with a lonely widow, a mute little girl, and townspeople who don't know how to mind their own business. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes. It's going to be a long, hot winter" -- from publisher's web site.

Inside man

August 20, 2014
Abbott, Jeff.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
388 pages ; 24 cm
"When Sam Capra's best customer--and friend--is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to find out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent--and dangerous-families. He faces a powerful but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who may hold murderous secrets of their own. Sam is inexorably drawn into the family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as son, brother, father, and husband. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's "dark corners"...a place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money or power can save you... "-- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Tall : a novella and stories

August 20, 2014
Earley, Tony, 1961-
New York : Little Brown & Co., 2014.
242 p. ; 22 cm.
Haunted castles of the Barrier Islands -- Mr. Tall -- The cryptozoologist -- Have you seen the stolen girl? -- Yard art -- Just married -- Jack and the mad dog (novella).


August 20, 2014
Oakland, Ca. : PM Press, [2014].
369 pages ; 20 cm.
Carol is a small-time cocaine dealer in 1987 London. A single parent to a young daughter, she is a good mother who is especially careful in her work life, introducing herself to customers as "Simone." One of these customers is Phil, a financial analyst in the City who, in the haze of a coke binge, fantasizes with longtime friend and fellow analyst Jack about a cocaine futures market. When the scheme becomes a reality, Carol has an opportunity to go for a big deal that could be her ticket out of the business altogether, but that could also bring her into direct conflict with Gordon Murray and his brothers, the men at the top of the wholesale business who are prepared to do whatever it takes to stay there. Adding to the drama are a stock market crash that creates havoc, and a once-in-a-lifetime hurricane that sweeps across London, jeopardizing the communications system of the stock market itself. Carol is about to find herself at the intersection where three very different worlds are about to collide in this gripping crime novel.

Captured by the Sheikh

August 20, 2014
Hewitt, Kate, author.
Dib Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2014.
189 p. ; 17 cm.
"Banishment and shame has turned Sheikh Khalil al Bakir into a man determined to reclaim the crown of Kadar from his rival. Khalil's campaign begins by kidnapping his enemy's bride-to-be. She's a means to an end, so why is he so inflamed at the thought of her in anyone's bed but his own? Queen Elena Karras of Thallia was prepared for a cold, mutually convenient marriage. Instead she is carried off into the sands, where the virgin queen soon discovers an unexpected desire for her sinfully sexy captor that leaves her craving more."--Cover page [4].

The housekeeper's awakening

August 20, 2014
Kendrick, Sharon.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Presents, 2014.
184 p. ; 17 cm.
"At his service"--Spine.
Recovering from a terrible car accident, world renowned playboy Luis Martinez is bored, grumpy and frustrated. He's sick of nurses fussing over him, so he fires the lot and demands his sweet, innocent housekeeper massage him back to health!

Damaso claims his heir

August 20, 2014
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer)
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Presents, 2014.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
Damaso Pires should have known better than to get involved with Marisa--the scandalous princess of Bengaria! Yet soon he sees her true beauty and flawless virtue, which touches a place in him he thought ruthlessly destroyed by his childhood on the streets of Brazil.

More precious than a crown

August 20, 2014
Marinelli, Carol.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Presents, 2014.
185 p. ; 17 cm.
Desert prince Zahid once walked away from Trinity Foster and the fire blazing in her eyes. As heir to the kingdom of Ishla, he was required by duty to return home, but even the heat of the desert was unable to burn away memories of their scorching kiss ... A chance encounter results in one earth-shattering night that brings more than just passion. As painful truths of the past are revealed, Zahid realizes that Trinity needs his protection. His only option is to bring her back to Ishla, and though she's strictly forbidden, walking away from her again is impossible!

A night in the prince's bed

August 20, 2014
Shaw, Chantelle.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Presents, 2014.
185 p. ; 17 cm.

Tycoon's Temptation

August 20, 2014
Morey, Trish.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2014.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
Franco Chatsfield never lived by his family's rules, and he isn't going to start now. But The Chatsfield's new CEO needs Franco to secure a partnership, and he can't say no. He'll seal the deal and leave. But one woman stands in his way. Holly Purman has devoted her life to her family's vineyard, and she won't risk it all for a Chatsfield, so she'll give Franco six weeks to prove himself. But working together sends their senses reeling, and when one taste isn't enough, they quickly discover the price of temptation!

1st L.A.D.Y. : first love and define yourself

August 20, 2014
Denise, Terra, author.
viii, 283 pages ; 21 cm
A free spirited Preacher's daughter in search of her freedom and independence sets off on a journey to discover herself. First Lady takes you on an unforgettable journey exposing the truth within the hearts of women who fail to make self love and identity a priority, and the mistakes created along the way.

Confessions of a thug

December 21, 2014
Taylor, Meadows, 1808-1876.
London : Folio Society, 1974.
372 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Maps on lining papers.

The eye of heaven

August 19, 2014
Cussler, Clive.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
389 pages ; 24 cm.
"The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl--and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven--begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery-or death."-- Provided by publisher.

Somewhere safe with somebody good

August 19, 2014
Karon, Jan, 1937- author.
New York : G.P. Putnams Sons, [2014]
511 pages ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers.
"A new Mitford novel"--Jacket.
"After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, to Mitford where he - and his beloved friends and family - face the challenge of settling into the next phase of their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Voices from beyond

August 19, 2014
Green, Simon R., 1955- author.
New York : Ace Books, 2014
296 pages ; 18 cm.
"Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute--JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses. In a quiet London suburb, four university students participating in an experiment inside a reputed haunted house hold a séance that goes terribly wrong. What--or who--ever they summoned has taken their minds away, leaving them empty shells. Enter the Ghost Finders, ready to confront an enraged poltergeist for the students' very souls. All in a day's work--except the team doesn't know that in another part of the city, a different entity has also breached the threshold between worlds. And this time what is at stake is not four lives--but the very existence of all humanity"--Page [4] of cover.


August 19, 2014
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Ace Books, 2014.
x, 310 pages ; 18 cm.
When the prison ship Perdition is taken over by mercenaries with orders to execute the prisoners, Dresdemona "Dred" Devos leads a ragtag army of inmates into a bloody war to make sure the mercenaries do not complete their mission.

The highlander next door

August 19, 2014
Chapman, Janet, author.
New York : Jove Books, 2014.
417 pages ; 18 cm.
"Legend has it love is carried on the rising mists of Spellbound Falls, and not even time-traveling highlanders are immune to its magic. Birch Callahan has seen the trouble men can cause. After witnessing her mother's four marriages, Birch now runs a women's shelter and doesn't want a man in her life. But there's something about her neighbor, Niall MacKeage. Birch can't figure out how the cop can be so big and gruff and yet so insightful and compassionate--and sexy. Or how she's falling for a man who acts like someone from the twelfth century. Niall knows that Birch is attracted to him, even if she seems to distrust all men"--Page [4] of cover.

The bullet-catcher's daughter

August 19, 2014
Duncan, Rod.
Nottingham, UK ; New York : Angry Robot, 2014.
373 p. ; 18 cm.
"Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life--as herself and as her brother, a private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better...."--from cover, p. [4].

The mirror empire

August 19, 2014
Hurley, Kameron.
Nottingham, UK ; New York, NY : Angry Robot, 2014.
538 pages : map ; 22 cm.

Memory zero

August 19, 2014
Arthur, Keri, author.
New York : Dell, 2014.
385 pages ; 18 cm.
Originally published in different form in paperback in the United States by ImaJinn Books, Hickory Corners, MI, in 2004.
Includes preview to, Generation 18 (pages [363]-385).
"For Sam Ryan, life began at the age of fourteen. She has no memory of her parents or her past. For the ten years that Sam's been with the State Police, she's searched for clues to her identity. But it's as if all mention of her family has been deliberately wiped off the system. Everything changes the night she agrees to meet her missing partner, Jack, and barely survives his attempt to kill her. Charged with his murder, Sam finds herself accepting help from Gabriel Stern-a shapeshifter with secrets of his own. As Sam delves into her partner's death, it soon becomes clear that the key to surviving the present lies in unravelling the threads of her past-and discovering not just who she is, but what she is"--Page [4] of cover.

Depth of field : a Pippa Greene novel

August 19, 2014
Guertin, Chantel, 1976- author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2014.
195 pages ; 21 cm

A little something different

August 19, 2014
Hall, Sandy, (Librarian), author.
246 pages, 22 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Includes interview with the author, discussion questions, and excerpts from forthcoming Swoon Reads titles.
"Fourteen viewpoints, one love story"--Cover.
College students Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class and have the same interests, but it looks like things are never going to work out between them because Lea is a little aloof and Gabe is a little shy.


August 19, 2014
Massey, David (David Robert), 1960- author.
New York : Chicken House, Scholastic Inc., 2014.
311 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by Chicken House."
Rio Cruz and a crew of young disabled veterans are teamed up to sail around the world for charity--but when they are kidnapped by an psychotic African warlord and his band of child soldiers the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare journey into the African jungle.

Kentucky bestiary

August 19, 2014
Hirsch, Joseph, 1982- author.
399 pages ; 23 cm.
"It has been quite a long time since Officer Peter Silone has been back to Tipple Hollow, the small Appalachian town where he spent many childhood summers with his uncle and his now-deceased younger brother. So when a job opens up in neighboring Gilchrist, Kentucky, Pete naturally jumps at the chance to escape big city police work, and spend some time taking it easy in the country. Nothing in rural Appalachia is as it seems, however. A meth amphetamine epidemic is sweeping the land, and Pete hears pray tell that monsters roam the hillsides and coalmines where no man has ventured in quite a long time. That all changes, however, when a reclusive and mysterious billionaire named Rufus Petulengro sets up camp in Tipple Hollow, and begins to conduct research in the long-dormant mines. He claims he wants only to help the environment, and to undo the damage he wreaked as a commodities trader exploiting the world for its natural resources. As Pete's curiosity leads him on, deeper into the country and finally into the mine, he discovers a dark secret, hiding within the black bowels of the coalmine."--Page [4] of cover.

Forgotten sin

August 19, 2014
Hershey, Brian, author.
262 pages ; 23 cm.
"Dr. Mya Bishop, an expert on medieval mythology and folklore at the University of Cambridge, is more than she appears to be. Cursed, haunted by guilt, and desperate to be free from her terrible past, Dr. Bishop seeks the help of an animal specialist, Marcus Holland, from Australia. In an attempt to uncover the mysteries behind Dr. Bishop's curse, Marcus upsets the internal balance of emotions and the habits that have kept Dr. Bishop's dark secret hidden from society. No longer able to conceal her true nature from the world, she finds herself facing a new menace that is relentless in pursuing her for one purpose, to kill her. It's a stunning thrill ride, a tale of ill-begotten revelations and long-lost evil that will have you dreading the glowing night sky."--Page [4] of cover.

Point of divergence

August 18, 2014
Ward, Dayton.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
651 pages ; 18 cm.

The beast in the red forest

August 18, 2014
Eastland, Sam, author.
313 pages ; 25 cm
"An Inspector Pekkala novel of suspense"--Cover.
A soldier returns from the frontline of battle to report that Inspector Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap - a new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Kirov or Pekkala have ever faced before. Pursuing the legend of a half-human creature, said to roam the landscape of this war within a war, each step brings Kirov closer to the truth about Pekkala's disappearance. Meanwhile, Pekkala's nemesis is closing in for the kill.

Dandelion me : a novel

August 18, 2014
Miller, Ashley N., author.
Charleston, SC : CreateSpace, 2014.
331 pages ; 21 cm
"The story opens with Luke Harper, a good ol' boy from the south who wants nothing more than to return to Iraq and finish his tour safely. However, fate crosses his path when he meets Brilynn, a fun loving, conservative college girl that is spending the summer at her vacation home. In addition to dealing with his alcoholic mother and a father who refused to face his problems, the short time they spend together before Luke is called back to Iraq early leaves Brilynn waiting for him to return from deployment and Luke yearning for the feeling of being with her. With the relationship blossoming quickly, reality is soon to set in leading Brilynn down an emotional roller coaster blinded by the challenges of separation, searching for answers, resources and understanding and Luke fighting everyday praying he makes it home alive setting aside his stresses from the home front."--Page 4 of cover.

Flings : stories

August 18, 2014
Taylor, Justin, 1982-
New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
xii, 222 pages ; 22 cm

Three story house

August 18, 2014
Santo, Courtney Miller.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
378, 28 pages ; 21 cm
"Three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love, career and family provide the foundation for their future happiness as they renovate an historic Memphis house together in this warm and poignant novel reminiscent of The Postmistress and The Secret Life of Bees"-- Provided by publisher.

Dear Committee Members

August 18, 2014
Schumacher, Julie, 1958-
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
180 pages ; 20 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the Midwest ... His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels ... In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this ... novel uses to tell that tale is a series of ... letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies"


August 18, 2014
Drvenkar, Zoran, 1967-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014].
491 pages ; 25 cm.
"This is a Borzoi Book."

A love to call her own

August 18, 2014
Pappano, Marilyn, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
383 pages ; 18 cm.
When Jessy Lawrence, whose husband was killed two years earlier in Afghanistan, has a one-night stand with widower Dalton Smith, they are both tempted to take a second chance on love, despite its risks.

Support and defend

August 18, 2014
Greaney, Mark, author.
viii, 503 pages ; 24 cm
"A Campus novel"--Title page.
"One of Tom Clancy's most storied characters, Dominic Caruso, is the only one who can stop America's secrets from falling into enemy hands in this blockbuster new novel written by Clancy's longtime coauthor. Over the course of three decades, Tom Clancy created a world alive with prescient action and remarkable individuals. In Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Dominic Caruso is presented with the deadliest challenge of his career. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack . Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a micro drive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues? "-- Provided by publisher.


August 18, 2014
Molles, D. J., author.
London : Orbit, [2014].
708 pages ; 19 cm.


August 18, 2014
Molles, D. J.
New York : Orbit, 2014.
441 p. ; 19 cm.
To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.

The causal angel

August 18, 2014
Rajaniemi, Hannu, author.
New York : Tor, 2014.
290 pages ; 25 cm
"Jean le Flambeur ; 3"--Title page verso.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization and his unrivaled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi swiftly set a new benchmark for Science Fiction in the 21st century. Now, with his third novel, he completes the tale of the many lives, and minds, of gentleman rogue Jean le Flambeur. Influenced as much by the fin de siècle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of a wild future,and deep conjectures on the nature of reality and story. In The Causal Angel we will discover the ultimate fates of Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen, and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung throughout the solar system"--Provided by publisher.


August 18, 2014
Gwynne, John, 1968- author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2014.
xi, 673 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"Corban flees his homeland searching for peace, but he soon discovers that there is no haven in the west as the agents of Rhin and roaming bands of giants hound his every step. Veradis leaves the battleground and rushes to his King's side. But he has witnessed both combat and betrayal and his duty weighs heavily upon him. Maquin seeks only revenge, but pirate slavers and the brutal world of pit-fighting stand in his way. Nathair becomes embroiled in the wars of the west as Queen Rhin marches against King Owain. The need to find the cauldron of the giants drives him on. Sides are chosen and oaths will be fulfilled or broken in a land where hell has broken loose."

The widow's house

August 18, 2014
Abraham, Daniel.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2014.
530 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"THE RISE OF THE DRAGON AND THE FALL OF KINGS Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires. As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destruction. Clara Kalliam, the loyal traitor, is torn between the woman she once was and the woman she has become. With her sons on all sides of the conflict, her house cannot stand, but there is a power in choosing when and how to fall. And in Porte Oliva, banker Cithrin bel Sarcour and Captain Marcus Wester learn the terrible truth that links this war to the fall of the dragons millennia before, and that to save the world, Cithrin must conquer it"-- Provided by publisher.

Straddling the line

August 18, 2014
Burton, Jaci.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
310 pages ; 21 cm.
"Trevor Shay has it all--a successful football and baseball career, and any woman he wants. But when he finds out his college mentor's daughter is in trouble, he drops everything to come to her aid. Haven Briscoe has finally landed a dream job as a sportscaster for a major network. But she hasn't been able to move past the recent death of her beloved father, and it's affecting her career. A plum assignment following the daily life of sports superstar Trevor Shay might be just the inspiration she needs... Trevor will do anything to spark life back into Haven, including letting her into every aspect of his world. The chemistry between them flames higher than one of Trevor's home runs and faster than his dashes to the end zone. But as they grow closer, Haven stumbles onto Trevor's closely guarded secret, one he's hidden his entire life. And despite his protests, now it's Haven's turn to put everything on hold to help Trevor. Will he let her in and trust her with a secret that could blow his professional and personal world apart?" -- from publisher's web site.

Overlord : an event group thriller

August 18, 2014
Golemon, David Lynn.
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2014.
375 pages ; 25 cm
"In the stunning conclusion to the trilogy within the Event Group series that began with EVENT and continued with LEGACY (fans' favorite titles), a time of war is upon humanity. The plans of a million years are finally ready for what has always been coming--Armageddon. Finally, the first move is set in motion and the assassinations begin, eliminating the leadership and consolodating military control of the seas and airspace of the world's most powerful nations. Only one element in the arsenal of the world can possibly give the Earth a fighting chance at survival--a tiny being that has already saved the world once in the Arizona desert is now called upon to outthink his former masters. The one entity on the planet that refuses to accept the inevitable defeat of humankind, The Event Group, is suffering from losses of military personnel and being torn apart by internal conflict. The Group also faces a threat that may be far more dangerous to Earth's survival than the attacks from deep space--their old enemies have returned to take revenge and the worst fears of Department 5656 are realized--a breach in security allows intruders to get at the secrets inside the complex in Nevada. As the war wages on, countries fall, nations fight to the last man, and the fate of planet depends on a few good men and women in this action-packed thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author David Golemon"-- Provided by publisher.

Skip Rock shallows

August 18, 2014
Watson, Jan.
Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2012.
ix, 375 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
Lilly Gray Corbett, a recent medical school grad, accepts an internship in the coal camp of Skip Rock, Kentucky, while her beau, Paul does his residency in Boston, but a handsome and oddly familiar miner soon gets her attention.


August 18, 2014
Hall, Araminta, author.
London : Harper, [2014].
275 pages ; 20 cm.

Private down under

August 15, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
368 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes an except from "Burn" (pages 354 - 368).
The employees of the Sydney, Australia office of the investigation company Private are celebrating their office's incorporation when a bloody young man staggers into the building and the agency's caseload suddenly fills up.

The long way home

August 15, 2014
Penny, Louise.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
viii, 373 pages ; 25 cm.
"A chief inspector Gamache novel"--Cover.
At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind.


August 15, 2014
Kehlmann, Daniel, 1975-
New York : Pantheon Books, [2014]
255 pages ; 20 cm
"A novel"--Cover.

Pepped up

August 15, 2014
Dean, Ali, author.
Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2013?]
318 pages ; 23 cm

Mucky streak

August 15, 2014
Barritt, Christy, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], c2014.
281 pages ; 22 cm.
"After her last encounter with a serial killer, Gabby St. Claire feels her life is smeared with the stain of tragedy. Between the exhaustion of trying to get her fiancé back on his feet, routine night terrors, and potential changes looming on the horizon, she needs a respite from the mire of life. At the encouragement of her friends, she takes on a short-term gig as a private investigator: a cold case that's eluded investigators for ten years. The mass murder of a wealthy family seems impossible to solve but quickly gets interesting as Gabby brings more clues to light. Add to the mix a flirtatious client, travels to an exciting new city, and some quirky--albeit temporary--new sidekicks, and things get really complicated. With every new development, Gabby prays that what she's calling her "mucky streak" will end and the future will become clear. But every answer she uncovers leads her closer to danger--both for her life and for her heart." P. [4] of cover.

The good knew nothing : a Tom Hickey novel

August 15, 2014
Kuhlken, Ken.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, c2014.
277 p. ; 23 cm.
During the summer of 1936, destitute farmers from the Dust Bowl swarm into California, and an old friend brings police detective Tom Hickey a manuscript, a clue to the mystery of his father Charlie’s long-ago disappearance. Tom chooses to risk losing his job and family to follow this lead. Even his oldest friend and mentor, retired cop Leo Weiss, opposes Tom’s decision. Why so passionately? Tom lures the novelist B. Traven to a meeting on Catalina and accuses him of manuscript-theft and homicide. Traven replies that the Sundance Kid, having escaped from his reputed death in Bolivia, killed Charlie. Tom crosses the desert to Tucson, tracking the person or ghost of the legendary outlaw, and meets a young Dust Bowl refugee intent on avenging the enslavement of his sister by an L.A. cop on temporary border duty in Yuma. Tom frees the sister, delivers the boy's revenge, and becomes a fugitive, wanted for felony assault by the L.A.P.D., his now former employer. What he learns in Tucson sends Tom up against powerful newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. He hopes to enlist Leo, but instead Leo offers evidence that Tom's father was a criminal. For Tom and his sister, both victims of Charlie’s wife, their crazy mother, what now? This is the final chapter in the Hickey saga that ranges across the 1900s, the California Century,

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