New Arrivals · All Fiction

April 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The girl from Summer Hill : a Summer Hill novel

April 28, 2016
Deveraux, Jude, author.
©2016
370 pages ; 25 cm
"Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat."-- Provided by publisher.

Night shift

April 28, 2016
Harris, Charlaine, author.
New York : Ace Books, 2016.
308 pages ; 24 cm.
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels--"the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed"*--comes a new novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day ... At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves--only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There's a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place. And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose--which just might happen--it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be.."-- Provided by publisher.

The apartment : a novel

April 28, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2016
323 pages ; 24 cm
"They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up apartment-- a spacious loft in Hell's Kitchen. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She meets Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.A. Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. She's ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Then Sasha Hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures. Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. At her office, she begins to suspect something is off about her boss, a legendary investment manager whom she's always admired. But does she even know him? And Sasha begins an all-work-no-play residency as an OB/GYN, as her glamorous jet-set sister makes increasingly risky decisions. Their shared life in the apartment grounds them as they bring one another comfort and become a family of beloved friends. Unexpected opportunities alter the course of each of their lives, and as they meet the challenges, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began. This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most"-- Provided by publisher.

Morelli's mistress

April 28, 2016
Mather, Anne, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Five years ago Abby Laurence would have given anything to be Luke Morelli's mistress. The taste of his lips and the burn of his touch offered a safety and sanctuary she craved more than anything. But Luke's love was off-limits, because Abby was married to another man. Now Luke is back. He's never forgotten Abby's betrayal and he's determined she will pay for her lies. Finally free of her husband, there is only one way that she can make amends. An affair might have been illicit once, but she's Luke's for the taking now!

The sheikh's last mistress

April 28, 2016
Thomas, Rachael (Romance fiction writer) author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Books, 2016.
185 pages : 17 cm.
Destiny Richards knows she is playing with fire when she accepts charismatic Sheikh Zafir Al Asmari's job offer, but it seems like a fair price to pay to start her life over again. Until the temperature reaches the boiling point and Destiny finds herself spending one out-of-this-world night with the sheikh! When powerful Zafir seduces English rose Destiny, he never anticipates she'll hold the title of his Last Mistress. But their scorching affair has shocking repercussions. Now, before their nine months are up, Zafir must convince Destiny to make their arrangement more permanent

The shock Cassano baby

April 28, 2016
Brock, Andie.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2016.
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Life as a single man suits Orlando Cassano just fine. He believes in working hard and taking his pleasures whenever he chooses. Until his affair with sassy CEO Isobel Spicer ends in a very unexpected result! Orlando may not have had a father figure growing up but he will be a parent to his child. Yet getting independent career woman Isobel down the aisle will take more than his legendary skills of seduction. For she demands the one thing he's never given anyone: that he confront his past if they are to have a future..."--Cover, page [4].

A tycoon to be reckoned with

April 28, 2016
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer)
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, [2016]
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Bastiaan Karavalas loves the thrill of the hunt. His prey this time is tantalizing Sarah Fareham. Pity this seduction won't be purely for pleasure—she's a threat to his family that needs to be removed! Sarah dreams of becoming an opera singer, but must scrape out a living as a nightclub performer, overcoming her inhibitions by hiding behind her vivacious stage persona, Sabine. It also becomes her only defense against Bastiaan's sensual onslaught. But Bastiaan is a tycoon to be reckoned with, and once his true intentions are revealed, will Sarah's facade be enough to safeguard her fragile heart?"--Publisher website.

The art of not breathing

April 28, 2016
Alexander, Sarah.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
275 pages ; 22 cm
"Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. When cute, mysterious Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea." -- Provided by publisher.

And is there honey still for tea? : a Ben Schroeder novel

April 28, 2016
Murphy, Peter, 1946- author.
©2015.
350 pages ; 20 cm.
1965. The British Establishment is reeling after a series of defections and acts of treachery by high-ranking intelligence officers. When Francis Hollander, an American academic, accuses Sir James Digby QC, a baronet and leader of the Bar, of being a Soviet spy, Digby retains Ben Schroeder and his head of Chambers to represent him. At first, it seems to be a simple case of libel, but as evidence starts to emerge of Digby's association with the Cambridge spies, and as MI6 becomes involved, Ben can no longer be sure that he can save Digby from prosecution and ruin. To obtain vital evidence, Ben will have to put his career at risk. But will it be enough?

Mr. Fahrenheit

April 28, 2016
Martin, T. Michael, author.
©2016
310 pages ; 22 cm
Longing to escape the town where his family grew up, Benji and his friends accidentally shoot down a flying saucer at the local quarry, and confront old tensions when they decide to investigate the ship's mysteries on their own.

The Raven King : book IV of the Raven cycle

April 28, 2016
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
439 pages ; 22 cm.
Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

A worthy heart

April 28, 2016
Mason, Susan Anne, author.
©2016
555 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Bushel full of murder

April 28, 2016
Shelton, Paige.
©2015
357 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.

Wound up in murder

April 28, 2016
Hechtman, Betty, 1947- author.
©2015
423 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.

The readaholics and the Poirot puzzle : a book club mystery

April 28, 2016
DiSilverio, Laura A. H., author.
©2015
397 pages (large print) ; 21 cm.

Barren Cove : a novel

April 28, 2016
Winter, Ariel S.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2016.
211 pages ; 22 cm
Sapien is a relic of a bygone age, searching for meaning in a world where his outdated allegiances to a time long past have left him isolated and hopeless. Seeking peace and quiet, he retires to a beach house at Barren Cove, a stately Victorian manor even more antiquated than he. He becomes increasingly fascinated with the family whose lives are entwined with the home --angry and rebellious Clark: flamboyant Kent: fragile, beautiful Mary; and most of all, Beachstone, the mysterious man whose history may hold all the answers Sapien has been searching for. As Sapien unlocks their secret loves and betrayals, the dangerous past of Barren Cove will indelibly change him --and who he is fated to become.

Best of my love

April 28, 2016
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2016
313 pages ; 25 cm
To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on the hunt for a friend - a male friend - to convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as Fool's Gold will the petite blonde find a guy willing to not date her? Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts the "adventure" in Mitchell Adventure Tours ... and into the beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's inadvertently become that guy - the one-night Casanova - and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back his self-respect.

Close to you : a novel

April 28, 2016
Isaac, Kara, author.
©2016
373 pages : map ; 22 cm
A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together--and fall in love--on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand.

The drowning girls

April 28, 2016
DeBoard, Paula Treick, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira, [2016]
369 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"Liz McGinnis never imagined herself living in a luxurious gated community like The Palms. Ever since she and her family moved in, she's felt like an outsider amongst the Stepford-like wives and their obnoxiously spoiled children. Still, she's determined to make it work--if not for herself, then for her husband, Phil, who landed them this lavish home in the first place, and for her daughter, Danielle, who's about to enter high school. Yet underneath the glossy veneer of The Palms, life is far from idyllic. In a place where reputation is everything, Liz soon discovers that even the friendliest residents can't be trusted. So when the gorgeous girl next door befriends Danielle, Liz can't help but find sophisticated Kelsey's interest in her shy and slightly nerdy daughter a bit suspicious. But while Kelsey quickly becomes a fixture in the McGinnis home, Liz's relationships with both Danielle and Phil grow strained. Now even her own family seems to be hiding things, and it's not long before their dream of living the high life quickly spirals out of control"--Page 4 of cover.

Nettle king : a night and nothing novel

April 28, 2016
Harbour, Katherine, 1967- author.
New Yorker : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
301 pages ; 23 cm.
The mesmerizing conclusion to the Night and Nothing series; part Buffy the Vampire Slayer and part Alice in Wonderland; finds Finn fighting against the land of the dead. When her beloved Jack disappears, Finn vows to find him; even if it means a daring odyssey into the land of the dead. But saving Jack comes at a terrible price: a dangerous fissure has opened, giving the dead access to the true world. The lines between worlds are more blurred than ever. Finn's sister, Lily, recently returned from the Ghostlands, seems to bear no scars from her time there. But then their friend Moth returns from Sombrus, the magical house once owned by Seth Lot, bearing shocking news. Something evil, a fearsome creature bearing a striking resemblance to Jack has escaped Sombrus and is now stalking Fair Hollow, killing everyone it encounters, transforming them into terrifying Jacks and Jills and recruiting the Unseelie. It will not stop until it gets what it wants... Finn.

Grim tidings

April 28, 2016
Kittredge, Caitlin, author.
©2016
259 pages ; 21 cm.
"In this thrilling sequel to Black Dog the first volume of award-winning Caitlin Kittredge's dark urban fantasy series, Hellhound Chronicles a soul catcher must stop demonic monsters from her past from infecting the world. After winning her freedom from a reaper and facing off against a fearsome demon boss, Ava is now a masterless hellhound. Her friend, Leo, has found a new life after death: He's returned as the Grim Reaper the first in centuries. As both try to adjust to their new circumstances, Ava's dark past comes back to wreak havoc on her. and the entire world. A breed of monsters as smart as vampires but who behave like zombies has been sighted in Kansas. Ava can't believe these "zompires" are back. She thought she'd kicked their asses for good when she first battled them in a Nazi death camp. Now, they're spreading their infection across America's heartland thanks to a nasty piece of business named Cain. Free at last after being locked up in Hell for millennia, Cain has some scores to settle. To stop him, Ava must form an unholy alliance with some old foes. a bargain that will lead her to uncover deeply buried truths about her past and Leo's future."-- Provided by publisher.

The last full measure

April 28, 2016
Reedy, Trent, author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
446 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Danny Wright is considered to be a hero by many in the rebel held area of Idaho and the Northwest, but he has little faith in what passes for a government there, or in the secretive and repressive Brotherhood--and when nuclear weapons are detonated in Washington, D.C. and New York, the Civil War suddenly turns into World War III.

Drag teen : a tale of angst and wigs

April 28, 2016
Self, Jeffery, author.
©2016
261 pages ; 22 cm
JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he can not figure out how to pay for it--until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition where the first prize is a college scholarship.

Heat and light

April 28, 2016
Haigh, Jennifer, 1968-
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town and the conflicting forces at its heart - hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families. Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, this novel depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources. Print run 150,000.

Imagine me gone : a novel

April 28, 2016
Haslett, Adam, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
356 pages ; 25 cm
When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. What follows is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings-the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec-struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled existence.

Zero K : a novel

April 28, 2016
DeLillo, Don, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
274 pages ; 24 cm
The richest, wisest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don Delillo, one of the great American novelists of our time-- an ode to language, the heart of our humanity; a meditation on death and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a George Soros-like billionaire now in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a deeply remote and secret compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until a future moment when medicine and technology can reawaken them. Jeffrey joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say an uncertain farewell to her as she surrenders her body. Ross Lockhart is not driven by the hope for immortality, for power and wealth beyond the grave. He is driven by love for his wife, for Artis, without whom he feels life is not worth living. It is that which compels him to submit to death long before his time. Jeffrey heartily disapproves. He is committed to living, to the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth. Thus begins an emotionally resonant novel that weighs the darkness of the world-- terrorism, floods, fires, famine, death-- against the beauty of everyday life; love, awe, the intimate touch of earth and sun. Brilliantly observed and infused with humor, Don Delillo's Zero K is an acute observation about the fragility and meaning of life, about embracing our family, this world, our language, and our humanity.

Britt-Marie was here : a novel

April 28, 2016
Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Translation of: Britt-Marie var här.

Everybody's fool

April 28, 2016
Russo, Richard, 1949- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
477 pages ; 24 cm
"A best-selling and beloved author, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody's Fool, his third novel, his first great success. The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is now staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he only has a year or two left, and he's busy as hell keeping the news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years ... the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends. Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure. Doug Raymer, now Chief of Police and still obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been having an affair with before she died in a freak accident. Bath's mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, who also has a pressing wife problems and then there's Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upwards might now come to ruin. Everybody's Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters who you can't help but love for all their faults. It is classic Russo and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time"-- Provided by publisher.

The curious charms of Arthur Pepper

April 28, 2016
Patrick, Phaedra.
Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA Books, [2016]
331 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing, and self-discovery in the most unexpected places"--Jacket.

The last good girl ;

April 28, 2016
Leotta, Allison, author.
©2016
292 pages ; 24 cm.
"Prosecutor Anna Curtis is at the center of a national story involving campus rape and the disappearance of a young woman. Emma, a freshman at a Michigan university, has gone missing. She was last seen leaving a bar near the prestigious and secretive fraternity known on campus as "the rape factory." The main suspect is Dylan Brooks, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. But so far the only clues are pieced-together surveillance footage of Emma leaving the bar that night...and Dylan running down the street after her. When Anna discovers the video diary Emma kept over her first few months at college, it exposes the history she had with Dylan: she had accused him of rape before disappearing. Emma's disappearance gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country, but Anna's investigation hits a wall. Now Anna is looking for something, anything she can use to find Emma alive. But without a body or any physical evidence, she's under threat from people who tell her to think hard before she ruins the name of an "innocent young man." Inspired by real-life stories, The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides"-- Provided by publisher.

The map of bones

April 28, 2016
Haig, Francesca, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
406 pages ; 24 cm.
"Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha--physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega--burdened with deformity, small or large. With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world's sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort, Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: whenever one twin dies, so does the other. Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality. For daring to envision a world in which Alphas and Omegas live side-by-side as equals, both the Council and the Resistance have her in their sights"--Provided by publisher.

Land of silence

April 28, 2016
Afshar, Tessa, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2016]
390 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

A pirate's wife for me

April 28, 2016
Dodd, Christina, author.
©2015
335 pages ; 23 cm.
"Caitlin MacLeod of Scotland is proud to announce her graduation from The Distinguished Academy of Governesses. She specializes in the womanly arts of housekeeping, picking locks, and overthrowing ruthless dictators, and is looking for a position wherein she can utilize these skills. No dashing, dastardly pirates or faithless, former lovers need seek her services. Ship's captain (and prince in disguise) Taran Tamson is by coincidence in need of the best lockpick in the land; he needs the reckless auburn-haired beauty to retrieve the papers that will help him leave behind his swashbuckling ways and win his island kingdom of Cenorina. He assures said lady that he will honor her demand for a proper, chaste relationship for as long as she desires it, then use his every sensual wile to make sure she desires only one thing - him ..."--Back cover.

Tracking the beast

April 27, 2016
Kisor, Henry, author.
©2016
249 pages ; 23 cm.
When the remains of three little girls turn up inside railroad hopper cars, Sheriff Steve Martinez faces a troublesome case, for the cars had sat for years on a siding deep inside his beloved Porcupine County. After Steve and his comrades do the spadework, the FBI moves in, thinking their Unsub is both rapist and murderer. But Steve believes the killer--or killers--instead hired someone to dispose of the bodies. With the help of lawmen of all kinds, including the Ontario Provincial Police, and even Detroit mobsters, Steve doggedly tracks "the Beast." This intricate police procedural, set in the wilds of Upper Michigan, features not only an exciting high-tech chase around Lake Superior but also the revival of a clever World War II deception.

Born in a burial gown : fiction aimed at the heart and the head...

April 27, 2016
Craven, Mike, author.
Kent : Caffeine Nights Publishing, 2015.
305 pages ; 20 cm
"Detective Inspector Avison Fluke is a man on the edge. He has committed a crime to get back to work, concealed a debilitating illness, and is about to be made homeless. Just as he thinks things can't get any worse, the body of a young woman is found buried on a wet, Cumbrian building site. Shot once in the back of the head, execution style, it is a cold, calculated murder. When the post-mortem reveals she has gone to significant expense in disguising her appearance, and the only clue to her identity is a strange series of numbers, Fluke knows this is no ordinary murder. With the help of a psychotic ex-Para, a gangland leader, and a woman more interested in maggots than people, Fluke must find out who she was and why she was murdered before he can even think about finding her killer. As the body count rises and his investigation takes him from poverty stricken estates to picture perfect Lake District villages, he realizes his troubles are only just beginning. Because someone, somewhere has a plan and if Fluke can't figure out what's happening, he may just be next."--provided from Amazon.com.

City of the lost

April 27, 2016
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
403 pages ; 25 cm.
"Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a domestic violence support town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you're accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. As a murderer, Casey isn't a good candidate, but she has something they want; she's a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn't the only secret Rockton is hiding - in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives. An edgy, gripping crime novel from a bestselling urban fantasy writer, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world"--Provided by publisher.

Second house from the corner

April 27, 2016
Johnson, Sadeqa, author.
©2016
437 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The incident on the bridge

April 27, 2016
McNeal, Laura, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
326 pages ; 22 cm
When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge it looks like there is only one thing to call it and the town prepares to mourn the loss, but her sister Ted, and Fen, the new kid in town, are not convinced and they set out to figure out what happened on that bridge and find Thisbe.

Double down

April 27, 2016
Bond, Gwenda, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
382 pages ; 22 cm.
"Superman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics."
Lois Lane has settled into life in Metropolis High, with new friends and a challenging job as a junior reporter--but after a visit to the "Suicide Slum" in search of a human interest story, she finds herself and her online more-than-friend SmallvilleGuy embroiled in a mystery involving a mysterious flying man, and the dirty criminal underbelly of Metropolis.

Soldier

April 27, 2016
Kagawa, Julie, author.
©2016
380 pages ; 22 cm
Ember stands with Riley and his band of rogue dragons, instead of becoming an assassin for Talon. Meanwhile, she's lost contact with her twin brother Dante, as well as with Garret, a former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side.

Almost infamous : a supervillain novel

April 27, 2016
Carter, Matt, 1985- author.
New York, NY : Talos Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2016.
312 pages ; 21 cm
"Eighteen year old Aidan Salt isn't a superhero. WIth his powerful (and unpredictable) telekinetic abilities he could be one if he wanted to, but he doesn't. he's unambitious, selfish, and cowardly, and he doesn't want to have to deal with all the paperwork required to become a professional superhero. But since the money, fame, and women that come with wearing the cape are appealing, he decides to become the first supervillian the world has seen in more than twenty years" -- back cover.

Fall of light

April 27, 2016
Erikson, Steven.
New York : Tor, 2016.
xix, 837 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the second book in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy trilogy. Fall of Light continues to tell the tragic story of the downfall of an ancient realm, a story begun in the critically acclaimed Forge of Darkness. It is a bitter winter and civil war is ravaging Kurald Galain. Urusander’s Legion prepares to march on the city of Kharkanas. The rebels’ only opposition lies scattered and weakened - bereft of a leader since Anomander’s departure in search of his estranged brother. The remaining brother, Silchas Ruin, rules in his stead. He seeks to gather the Houseblades of the Highborn families to him and resurrect the Hust Legion in the southlands, but he is fast running out of time.

Three minutes to midnight

April 27, 2016
Tata, A. J. (Anthony J.), 1959- author.
New York : Kensington Books, 2016.
345 pages ; 24 cm
It begins with the kidnapping of an Army Reserve officer on U.S. soil. Name: Captain Maeve Cassidy. Profession: Geologist specializing in natural gas drilling and fracturing. Mission: classified. Abducted less than twenty-four hours upon her return from Afghanistan, Cassidy's disappearance from a Fort Bragg compound is more than a security breach. It is the first stage of a large-scale domestic attack that few Americans could imagine--or survive… Enter Delta Force veteran Jake Mahegan. The seasoned operative is on a personal mission of vengeance, tracking down his mother's killer at a drilling site in North Carolina. When he's assigned the task of locating the geologist, he can't help but wonder if her abduction is connected to the fracking magnate he's pursuing. But when a nearby nuclear plant is attacked, and then another, in a matter of days, Mahegan knows it's no coincidence. It is a brilliantly conceived, ruthlessly orchestrated assault on our homeland that no intelligence analyst could ever foresee--or stop… When a third nuclear plant is targeted, Mahegan has no choice but to try. If he fails, our nation falls. The countdown is launched. The clock is ticking. Armageddon begins…

Tumbledown Manor

April 27, 2016
Brown, Helen, 1954- author.
©2014
291 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"-- Cover.
"The windows rattle. The roof leaks. Every surface cries out to be stripped, painted, or polished. But for writer Lisa Trumperton, the dilapidated manor house that once belonged to her great-grandfather is far more than the sum of its battered parts. It's the chance for a new start on her own terms. The fact that it's in the Melbourne countryside of her Australian homeland, far from the deceitful ex-husband she just left behind in New York...well, that's a bonus. Lisa sets to work refurbishing Trumperton Manor, assisted by her son, his friends, and a "Gray Army" of retired handymen. But it's not just her ancestral home that's being transformed. As she trades her chic Manhattan clothes for jeans and work boots, Lisa is changing and fortifying her relationships with her family and her sense of self. There are floods, fires, and catastrophes, but there are new allies too, including a one-eyed cat, a stubborn cockatoo, and a rugged landscaper with an irresistible grin. Piece by piece, the house is pushing Lisa beyond her old limits, daring her to embrace something bigger, braver, and more rewarding than she ever dreamed."-- Back cover.

GodPretty in the tobacco field

April 27, 2016
Richardson, Kim Michele, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp, 2016.
278 pages ; 21 cm.
"Nameless, Kentucky, in 1969 is a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and poverty is a simple fact just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco field in days. RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some. Her God-fearing uncle, Gunnar, has a short fuse and high expectations, but he's given her a good home ever since she was orphaned at the age of five. Yet now, a month shy of her sixteenth birthday, RubyLyn itches for more."--Amazon.com

Magnate

April 27, 2016
Shupe, Joanna.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
xii, 338 pages ; 17 cm.
Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city's "high society" types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that. Elizabeth Sloane's mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York's most accomplished brokers--but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they'll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor...

The adventurist

April 27, 2016
Hipps, J. Bradford, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
276 pages ; 24 cm
"In the anonymous office park of a modern software company, whip-smart software engineer Henry Hurt is a man in the middle: of life, of career, and of self-assessment. Mired in his corporate responsibilities, Henry's deathless office existence is torpedoed by losing his mother. Overcome by "the pall," Henry seeks escape in a quest for love and purpose occasioned by a crisis in his company's fortunes. Dodging an Iago-like rival, he finds love with a colleague in his department, endangers his bond with his family, and finally confronts the single urgent question of his life."--Provided by publisher.

Ain't she sweet

April 27, 2016
Force, Marie.
New York : Berkley, 2016.
309 pages ; 17 cm.
Charlotte "Charley" Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont, except for one. Tyler Westcott's attempts to date her are determined and frequent but Charley can't stand that he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she's almost ready to quit before she even gets started. Tyler knows that behind Charley's prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along.

All murders final!

April 27, 2016
Harris, Sherry (Mystery writer)
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
viii, 338 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes garage sale tips (pages [337]-338).
When Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what began as a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter has become a nightmare of managing people and putting out fires. Online, she can avoid the crowds--but not the crazies. She certainly never bargained on dealing with frightening threats. And when a client is murdered, it's time for Sarah to swallow her pride and seek the help of her ex--C.J. Hooker, chief of police. Forging a tense alliance, they search--online and off--for the killer. But solving this crime before someone else gets tagged seems virtually impossible…

Antiques fate

April 27, 2016
Allan, Barbara.
©2016
228 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Brandy Borne's exceedingly eccentric mother, Vivian, has been invited to perform her one-woman interpretation of "the Scottish play" (sometimes called Macbeth)--with different hats for different characters--at the neighboring town of Old York's annual fête. The weekend festival celebrates the quaint village's English flavor. Brandy, sensing a possible theatrical disaster, and savvy shih tzu Sushi, sensing possible doggy treats, tag along with the scene-stealing septuagenarian. As soon as they arrive in the cozy hamlet, tragedy strikes: the theater owner drops dead onstage while giving Vivian the grand tour. That wasn't in the script and before they know it, Brandy and Vivian are entangled in a progressively perilous murder plot. Besides the cream teas and Chippendale chairs, it seems there are skeletons lurking among Old York's charming pubs and enticing antiques stalls … When a second victim turns up mysteriously murdered, the dynamic duo knows they've got to step into the spotlight. But the remorseless killer seems to be well rehearsed for the Borne girls…and won't leave even the smallest detail of their demise to fête!

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