New Arrivals · All Fiction

December 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Murder on the Switzerland Trail

November 30, 2015
Befeler, Mike.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
263 pages ; 23 cm
On Sunday morning, June 29, 1919, a group of people assemble at the Boulder depot for a trip into the mountains on the Switzerland Trail of America railroad, unsuspecting what lies in store for them. During the journey into the mountains, past relationships and negative feelings between passengers become apparent. After a lunch stop at the mountain destination, everyone returns to the railroad car for the journey back down the mountain--except for one passenger, who arrives only as the train is leaving. He staggers in through the back door of the railroad car, points toward the others and shouts "You assassin" before collapsing in the aisle, dead from a knife wound. Off-duty police officer, Harry McBride, is determined to solve the murder before the train returns to the Boulder station. Armed with motives from the earlier conversations, he sorts through suspects to find the killer. This historical mystery novel provides a snapshot of the city of Boulder, Colorado, and its narrow-gauge railroad in the early years of the twentieth century.


November 30, 2015
Battershill, Andrew, 1988-, author.
Toronto : Coach House Books, 2015.
237 pages ; 21 cm.

A series of small maneuvers

November 30, 2015
Treichel, Eliot.
Portland, Oregon : Ooligan Press, [2015]
288 pages ; 22 cm
"Fifteen-year-old Emma's growing up and feels isolated from her friends and family. Things go from bad to unfathomably worse when Emma inadvertently causes an accident that kills her increasingly distant father on a spring break canoe trip meant to bring them closer together. Suddenly, Emma's efforts to reconcile with her father as a parent and a person have to happen without him, and she must confront her guilt and her grief to begin moving forward"-- Provided by publisher.

Thunder over the Superstitions

November 30, 2015
Brandvold, Peter, author.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
233 pages ; 23 cm
"Including a bonus story featuring the Rio Concho Kid: Blood and Lust in Old Mexico."
Gideon Hawk hunts the depraved outlaw Pima Miller into the Superstition Mountains of Arizona Territory. Hawk inadvertently shot Miller's woman, but the killer doesn't seem to mind. He leaves his infant son behind and heads into the mountains with his beautiful young guide, Jodi Zimmerman, who he's kidnapped from the Superstition Stage Relay Station. Hawk, however, minds very much that his bullet meant for Miller struck an innocent woman. He storms after Miller with his usual blood lust. But the Superstitions are no picnic. The Apaches call the range their Thunder God's abode, and the Chiricahuas don't care for interlopers. And neither does the strange old desert rat known as the Dutchman, who will do everything he can to keep his secret stash of ancient Apache gold a secret.

Away in a manger

November 30, 2015
Bowen, Rhys.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
247 pages ; 22 cm.
"It's Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once, Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: she and Daniel have a baby son and twelve-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely voice, the voice of an angel, and see a beggar girl huddled in a doorway, singing "Away in a Manger." Bridie is touched by the girl's ragged clothes and wants to help her out if they can. They give her a quarter, only to watch a bigger boy take it from her. But Molly discovers the boy is the girl's older brother. They've come from England and their mother has disappeared, and they're living with an aunt who mistreats them terribly. Molly quickly realizes that these children are not the usual city waifs. They are well-spoken and clearly used to better things. So who are they? And what's happened to their mother? As Molly looks for a way to help the children and for the answers to these questions, she gets drawn into an investigation that will take her up to the highest levels of New York society. This is another compelling and richly drawn mystery from New York Times bestseller Rhys Bowen"-- Provided by publisher.

American blood

November 30, 2015
Sanders, Ben, 1989-
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
339 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray. Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray's whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall's efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him."-- Provided by publisher.

Beatlebone : a novel

November 30, 2015
Barry, Kevin, 1969-
New York : Doubleday, [2015]
299 pages ; 20 cm
"It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to find calm in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour. Beatlebone is a tour de force of language and literary imagination that marries the most improbable element to the most striking effect"-- Provided by publisher.

Games women play

November 30, 2015
Crown, Zaire, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015].
361 pages ; 21 cm
In this fast-moving, gritty debut novel, one woman learns that even the strictest rules are made to be broken.


November 30, 2015
Jones, Lisa Renee.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
321 pages ; 22 cm
"Book one in Careless whispers"--Cover.

Hesitation wounds : a novel

November 30, 2015
Koppelman, Amy, 1969-
New York, NY : Overlook Press, [2015]
189 pages ; 21 cm
In Koppelman's new novel, Dr. Susanna Seliger is a renowned psychiatrist who specializes in treatment-resistant depression. The most difficult cases come through her door, and Susa is always ready to discuss treatment options, medication, and symptom management but draws the line at engaging with feelings. A strict adherence to protocol keeps her from falling apart. But her past is made present by one patient, Jim, whose struggles tear open Susa's hastily stitched up wounds, revealing her latent feeling that she could have helped the people closest to her, especially her adored, cool, talented graffiti-artist brother.


November 30, 2015
Murphy, Warren, author.
444 pages ; 24 cm
"A Forge Book."
The Falcones are an immigrant family living in New York City in 1920. Their patriarch, Tony, is a respected policeman. His sons, Tommy and Mario, both served in the Great War and are now upstanding citizens-a cop and a priest. But their cousin Nilo has a dark past, and he fled to America after causing several deaths in a fight in Italy. Nilo soon falls in with Don Maranzano, a Mafia boss who comes from his hometown in Italy. Maranzano grooms Nilo as a "real estate broker," but after a few months, Nilo is offered the chance to do some serious work. He becomes a useful still-wrecker, assassin, and skilled criminal. The papers give him the name "Kid Trouble." Tommy and Mario try to turn a blind eye, but it's hard to hide his underworld affiliations. As conflicts in the city begin to erupt into a violent war involving gangsters from all parts of the country, Tommy and Mario struggle to stay out of the dark world into which Nilo has dragged the family. But when things take a turn for the worse, the Mafia may be the only place for them to go.

Dream House : a novel

November 30, 2015
Armsden, Catherine, author.
[San Francisco, California] : Bonhomie Press, [2015]
303 pages ; 23 cm.
"Lush with sensory detail and emotional complexity, Dream House is about family, home, and an architect's journey to understand the crippling hold one house has on her. In the months following her parents' fatal car accident in Maine, architect Gina Gilbert is coming apart: anxious with her two young children, alienated by her clients' grand house dreams, and no longer certain she feels at home in San Francisco. While she and her sister Cassie are cleaning out their childhood home on the coast of Maine, they stir up painful memories and resentments over family possessions. A legendary collection of historically significant letters is missing from the artifacts they unearth, supporting a decades-old suspicion that their aunt or estranged cousin has stolen them. Threatened by the loss of the old house and its extraordinary seaside landscape, Gina finds her heart swinging wildly between Maine and California, creating conflict with her husband, Paul. To learn what the Maine house means to her, she approaches it objectively, as an architect, bringing it to life on paper. Her family's story unfolds room by room: the darkroom from which her gentle but passive father, Ron, ran his photography business, the kitchen where her volatile mother, Eleanor, toiled under the weight of dashed dreams. As children, Gina and Cassie warily navigated rooms permeated with toxic secrets hobbling Eleanor and Ron's marriage.As Gina deconstructs the house, startling truths are revealed, changing family history and allowing Gina and Cassie to begin healing family wounds. Gina has the chance to search the recesses of her heart, too, discovering within her a vitalizing compassion and an awakened understanding of what makes a house a home." --

The five times I met myself

November 30, 2015
Rubart, James L.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
391 pages ; 22 cm

The great Mortdecai moustache mystery

November 30, 2015
Bonfiglioli, Kyril, author.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015.
173 pages ; 22 cm
The Honorable Charlie Mortdecai is invited to Oxford to investigate the cruel and most definitely unusual death of a don who collided with an omnibus.

The granite moth : a novel

November 30, 2015
Wright, Erica, 1981- author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015.
234 pages ; 24 cm
It begins with a bang: Kathleen Stone is watching her friend Dolly and his fellow drag queens from The Pink Parrot perform at the Halloween Parade when their float explodes. Suspecting foul play, The Pink Parrot's owner, Big Mamma, hires Kat to find the culprit.

Bohemian Gospel : a novel

November 30, 2015
Carpenter, Dana Chamblee, author.
x, 369 pages ; 24 cm
Thirteenth-century Bohemia is a dangerous place for a girl, especially one as odd as Mouse, born with unnatural senses and an uncanny intellect. Some call her a witch. Others call her an angel. Even Mouse doesn't know who -- or what -- she is. But she means to find out. When young King Ottakar shows up at the Abbey wounded by a traitor's arrow, Mouse breaks church law to save him and then agrees to accompany him back to Prague as his personal healer. Caught in the undertow of court politics at the castle, Ottakar and Mouse find themselves drawn to each other as they work to uncover the threat against him and to unravel the mystery of her past. But when Mouse's unusual gifts give rise to a violence and strength that surprise everyone, especially herself, she is forced to ask herself: Will she be prepared for the future that awaits her?

Private life : a novel

November 30, 2015
Sagarra, Josep Maria de, 1894-1961, author.
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago, 2015.
493 pages ; 18 cm
"Originally published as Vida Privada by Llibreria Catalnia, 1932 Barcelona"--Title page verso.
"Private Life holds up a mirror to the moral corruption in the interstices of the Barcelona high society Sagarra was born into. Boudoirs of demimonde tramps, card games dilapidating the fortunes of milquetoast aristocrats - and how they scheme to conceal them - fading manors of selfish scions, and back rooms provided by social-climbing seamstresses are portrayed in vivid, sordid, and literary detail. The novel, practically a roman-à-clef for its contemporaries, was a scandal in 1932. The 1960's edition was bowdlerized by Franco's censors. Part Lampedusa, part Genet, this translation will bring an essential piece of 20th-century European literature to the English-speaking public"-- Provided by publisher.

Death wave

November 30, 2015
Bova, Ben, 1932-
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2015.
411 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tor Book."
"In Ben Bova's previous novel New Earth, Jordan Kell led the first human mission beyond the solar system. They discovered the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. But one alien AI survived, and it revealed to Jordan Kell that an explosion in the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy has created a wave of deadly radiation, expanding out from the core toward Earth. Unless the human race acts to save itself, all life on Earth will be wiped out. When Kell and his team return to Earth, many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Not only has a second wave of greenhouse flooding caused sea levels to rise, but society has been changed by the consequences of the climate shift. Few people want to face Jordan Kell's news. He must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart" -- provided by publisher.

Angel of Storms

November 30, 2015
Canavan, Trudi, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, Hachette Book Group, 2015.
568 pages ; 24 cm.
When schools teaching magic are banned, Tyen, a teacher of mechanical magic, is left with no home or purpose and must decide how far he is willing to go to free a sorcerer imprisoned in a book, while Rielle's peaceful new life is shattered by a local war that leads to an extraordinary offer.

Coal River

November 30, 2015
Wiseman, Ellen Marie.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2015]
viii, 339 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"-- Cover.
"In this vibrant new historical novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree and What She Left Behind explores one young woman's determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town... As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools, while those who owe money are turned away to starve. Most heartrending of all are the breaker boys Emma sees around the village--young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery. Their soot-stained faces remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families' doorsteps, and marking the miners' bills as paid. Though Emma's actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. And as the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience. An emotional, compelling novel that rings with authenticity--Coal River is a deft and honest portrait of resilience in the face of hardship, and of the simple acts of courage that can change everything."-- Provided by publisher.

I heard a rumor

November 30, 2015
Hodges, Cheris F, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
343 pages ; 18 cm
Chante Britt flees from the media circus surrounding her mayoral-candidate, philandering ex-fianc©♭ to her grandmother's South Carolina beach house, where she meets Zach Harrington, who is dealing with a scandal of his own.

A billionaire between the sheets

November 30, 2015
Lane, Katie (Western love story writer), author.
New York : Forever, 2015.
333 pages ; 18 cm
A commanding presence in the boardroom and the bedroom, Deacon Beaumont has come to save the failing company French Kiss. He was born to be boss in this glamorous new world of lacy lingerie and stunning supermodels. But one bold and beautiful woman dares to question his authority. Olivia Harrington has dedicated her life to the company's success. Just because Deacon is sexy as hell doesn't mean he'll make a better CEO. With a limitless supply of push-up bras and garter belts, Olivia turns her considerable feminine charms on Deacon to discover what makes him tick . . . and reveals instead the billion reasons why she wants him to stay.

Sweetest scoundrel

November 30, 2015
Hoyt, Elizabeth, 1970-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
349 pages ; 18 cm.
"SHE'S TAKING CHARGE. Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother's investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London's premier pleasure garden, Harte's Folly, she finds herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who can't be controlled. HE'S RUNNING THE SHOW. Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace doesn't have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden's larger-than-life owner, he's already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He's not about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around . . . no matter how enticing she is. BUT LOVE CONQUERS ALL. In spite of her lack of theatrical experience--and her fiery clashes with Asa--Eve is determined to turn Harte's Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to manage the stubborn rake, the harder it is to ignore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There's no denying the smoldering fire between them--and trying to put it out would be the greatest folly of all . . ."--Page [4] of cover.

The striker

November 30, 2015
McCarty, Monica, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2015.
x, 444 pages ; 18 cm.
When his new bride, and the woman he has fallen in love with, betrays him, Eoin MacLean, who has decided to fight with Robert the Bruce, leaves her behind with no intention of ever coming back. Then Bruce puts him charge of conquering the province ruled by her father where she, believing him to be dead, plans to remarry.

The edge of lost

November 30, 2015
McMorris, Kristina, author.
340 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter--one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island--has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome. Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world. Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell--and believe--in order to survive.

All of us and everything : a novel

November 30, 2015
Asher, Bridget, author.
331 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reader's guide, with a conversation with Bridget Asher, questions and topics for discussion, and an excerpt from The Provence cure for the brokenhearted by Bridget Asher.
"Life as Augusta Rockwell knows it changes once she unearths a box of old letters written by her estranged husband, Nick Flemming, the love of her life and the father her children have never known. She's told her daughters that their absent father was actually a spy, which is why he couldn't be part of their lives. But the letters reveal that Nick has secretly been keeping tabs on his family all these years from afar -- a discovery that while shocking, has the potential to mend the fractured and wayward lives of the three Rockwell sisters"-- Provided by publisher.

Death comes to Kurland Hall

November 30, 2015
Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
281 pages ; 22 cm
Returning to Kurland St. Mary to help with a friend's wedding, Lucy Harrington is dismayed at the presence of Major Robert Kurland, but calls a truce with him when Mrs. Chingford, a meddling widow who had set her sights on Lucy's father, is found dead at the bottom of a staircase.

Stars in your eyes

November 30, 2015
Kurland, Lynn.
New York : Jove Books, 2015.
323 pages ; 18 cm
Transported back in time to 13th-century Scotland by a magical sword, Imogen Maxwell finds herself battling for her heart when the sword's owner, Phillip de Piaget, arrives to take back what belongs to him.

Dragon storm

November 30, 2015
MacAlister, Katie, author.
New York : Forever, 2015.
viii, 322 pages ; 18 cm
Turn on the charm. According to some (including himself), Constantine is one of the greatest heroes of dragonkin who ever lived. Too bad he's now lonelier than ever and his biggest adventure involves a blow-up sheep-until he has an opportunity to save his kind once again. All Constantine has to do is break into a demon's dungeon, steal an ancient artifact, and reverse a deadly curse. The plan certainly doesnot involve rescuing a woman ... Turn up the heat. Bee isn't sure whether to be infuriated or relieved when Constantine pops up in her prison. The broody, brawny shifter lights her fire in a way no one ever has before, yet how far can she really trust him? Their chemistry may be off the charts, but when push comes to shove, Constantine will have to make a crucial choice: to save the dragons or the woman he's grown to love with fierce intensity. --Publisher.


November 30, 2015
Grant, Mira.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2015.
488 pages ; 25 cm.
The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse, and must find a way to compromise between the two sides of their nature before the battle becomes large enough to destroy humanity, and everything that humanity has built...including the chimera.

White lines III : all falls down : a white lines novel

November 30, 2015
Brown, Tracy, 1974-
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
325 pages ; 21 cm
"The ultimate love story began in White Lines, and now, in this stunning conclusion, Jada and Born come full circle, but not without paying a hefty price...On the surface, Jada's life is back on track. She's battled her demons, her son is a permanent part of her life-and yet, it still feels like she's on shaky ground. What she really needs to settle her soul is to have Born back in her life-and in her arms-again. But reuniting with the man she loves is proving to be the hardest thing she's ever fought for. And when a brutal and shocking event tests the foundation of Jada and Born's resolve, it will take every drop of willpower they possess to stay on top"-- Provided by publisher.


November 30, 2015
Dalglish, David.
New York : Orbit, 2015.
455 pages ; 21 cm.
After their parents are killed, twins Kael and Brenna Skyborn become Seraphim, aerial soldiers who use ice, fire, stone, and lightning as their weapons, as they prepare to fight in the brutal civil war occuring on the islands floating above the Endless Ocean.

You have never been here : new and selected stories

November 30, 2015
Rickert, M. (Mary), 1959-
Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press, [2015]
326 pages ; 22 cm
"Mary Rickert writes hard, political stories that yet encompass the gentle wisdom of the ages. Here are cruelty and love. War and regeneration. She has long been an undiscovered master of the short story and this survey collection, including new work, will open the eyes of a wide, astonished audience."-- Provided by publisher.

Midnight wrangler

November 30, 2015
Johnson, Cat, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
327 pages ; 18 cm
"A midnight cowboys romance"--Cover.
Rohn Lerner is a successful Oklahoma rancher. Hes old enough to know what he likes, and still young enough to enjoy it. But losing his wife five years ago wore him thin. Hes not ready to date, but he needs someone to share a meal with as badly as someone to warm his bed. Bonnie Martin fled her Oklahoma home years ago, leaving behind her abusive father, and Rohn, the lost love she never forgot. Now shes back to settle her fathers estate, but she has no idea that shes about to bump into Rohn or that theyll fall for each other all over again.

Shattered blue

November 30, 2015
Horowitz, Lauren Bird, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2015]
320 pages ; 21 cm.
Noa, grieving over the death of her sister, meets Callum, a transfer student to her boarding school, and senses that there is something different about him, Callum is Fae, banished from his world after a loss much like her own. To survive in Noa's world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive. But he is not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide if she will sacrifice everything to save him, even if it means learning that their love may not be what she thought.

Caught in his gilded world

November 25, 2015
Ellis, Lucy (Romance fiction writer)
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2015]
237 pages ; 17 cm.

The master of the Prado : a novel

November 25, 2015
Sierra, Javier, 1971- author.
xii, 306 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates (folded pages) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Translated from the Spanish.
"Originally published in 2013 in Spain by Editorial Planeta under the title El Maestro del Prado"--Verso title page.
"Author Javier Sierra embarks on a grand tour of the Prado museum in this historical novel that illuminates the fascinating mysteries behind some of the greatest paintings in the world--complete with gorgeous, full-color inserts of artwork by Raphael, Boticelli, and other masters"-- Provided by publisher.

Strange girl

November 25, 2015
Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
413 pages ; 22 cm
Told from the perspective of a seventeen-year-old boy in love with a mysterious girl who seems to have an unearthly ability to heal, but the ability carries quite a cost.

Girl singer

November 25, 2015
Carlon, Mick, author.
Fredonia, New York : Leapfrog Press, 2015.
164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"1938: eighteen-year-old Avery, aspiring singer, is heard by Lester "Pres" Young, Count Basie's tenor saxophonist. Pres recommends her to Basie, and Avery is whisked into the jazz life. Years later, with several hit records to her credit, Avery settles in Greenwich Village. But her life takes a sharp turn when she meets Karl, a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany"-- Provided by publisher.

Charmed particles

November 25, 2015
Kolaya, Chrissy.
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, [2015]
270 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"Set in a fictional prairie town in which the two overarching industries are a living history facility and a laboratory for experiments in high-energy particle physics, [this book] tells the intertwined stories of two families."

Between you and me

November 25, 2015
Nadelson, Scott, author.
227 pages ; 21 cm
A happy NYC bachelor leaves the city for a suburban life with an alluring wife and her two perplexing children.

Eyes full of empty

November 25, 2015
Guez, Jérémie, author.
Los Angeles, CA : The Unnamed Press, 2015.
181 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 2013.
"Idir, the protagonist, an immigrant's son with a university education and rich friends, follows his own code of honor and the result is a new Paris Noir"--From review, page 4 of cover.

The whispering city

November 25, 2015
Moliner, Sara, author.
405 pages ; 24 cm
"Sara Moliner is the pseudonym for the writing duo Rosa Ribas and Sabine Hofmann"--Jacket.
"Barcelona 1952"--Jacket.
"Barcelona 1952. General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Eager young journalist Ana Martí Noguer is surprised to be assigned to this important story, where she must shadow Inspector Isidro Castro. But Ana soon realizes that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene of the crime points to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle exposes a series of revelations that implicate the regime's most influential figures. The two women have placed themselves in mortal danger. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana's courage and Beatriz's wits will be their only weapons against the city's corrupt and murderous elite"--Publisher description.

A different lie : a thriller

November 25, 2015
Haas, Derek, 1970- author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015.
201 pages ; 24 cm
From acclaimed author and screenwriter Derek Haas comes a unique and thrilling twist on a family story--what happens when an elite assassin becomes a father? Now a new dad, the infamous Silver Bear finds himself staying up late for feedings and changing diapers--all while leading the double life of a contract killer. The struggle is not with his conscience. He enjoys his gig. But a child forces him to weigh selfishness versus safety. Continue his line of work, and he'll always wonder if he's putting his child's life at risk. His partner, Risina, serves as his fence. Like Columbus, she's good at her job and likes doing it. An unusual take on working motherhood ... When the next assignment comes in, both Columbus and Risina are surprised to find that the mark is another assassin: a brash, young killer named Castillo. Castillo is an assassin on the rise. Even Columbus is impressed by his tenacity and talent--and as he closes in on his target, he realizes that Castillo is a younger version of himself. It's almost like looking in a mirror. Castillo has even studied Columbus's work. But Columbus's assignment is clear: kill the young man. However, Castillo learns that his hero and unwitting mentor has a family--a revelation with enormous ramifications.

Memory theater

November 25, 2015
Critchley, Simon, 1960-
101 pages ; 20 cm
"A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished papers mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through them, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart for Critchley himself, laying out in great detail the course of his life and eventual demise. While waiting for his friend's prediction to come true, Critchley receives the missing, final box, which contains a maquette of Giulio Camillo's sixteenth-century Venetian memory theater, a space supposed to contain the sum of all knowledge"--Dust jacket flap.


November 25, 2015
Park, Tony, 1964-
448 pages : map ; 25 cm
"Alex Tremain is a pirate in trouble. All he really wants is to reopen his parents' five-star hotel on the Island of Dreams, off the coast of Mozambique. But instead he's facing a mounting tide of debt, his crew of modern-day buccaneers is getting restless, and he has just been dumped by not one, but two women. As if he doesn't have enough on his plate, a chance raid on a ship then sets the Chinese triads after him and, to add insult to injury, corporate lawyer Jane Humphries lands, literally, in his lap. Before he knows it, Alex is embroiled in two separate and equally risky pursuits one takes him to South Africa's Kruger National Park and will pay enough for him to reopen his hotel, and the other involves the love of a lifetime. Can Alex pull off this one last heist and walk away with both prizes?"-- Provided by publisher.

The builders

November 25, 2015
Polansky, Daniel, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2015.
219 pages ; 21 cm
A missing eye. A broken wing. A stolen country. The last job didn't end well. Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain's company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain's whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score.

Beware this boy : a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery

November 25, 2015
Jennings, Maureen, author.
307 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: Toronto, Ontario : McClelland & Stewart, [2012], ©2012.
Includes an excerpt from the new Tom Tyler mystery, No known grave.
November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions -- between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration -- begin to appear.

Things I can't explain

November 25, 2015
Kriegman, Mitchell, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2015.
275 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A Clarissa novel"--Jacket.
"A complete re-imagining of the 1990s television hit Clarissa Explains it All as 20-something Clarissa tries to navigate the unemployment line, mompreneurs, and the collision of two people in love"

The producer's daughter

November 25, 2015
Marcott, Lindsay, author.
282 pages ; 22 cm.
Hannah Doran is the wild child of a charming Hollywood producer with perfect friends who is convicted of grand theft after a night of glamorous excess. She is smart, loyal and she insists, innocent of the crime that landed her in prison. She's determined to make something of her life, but it's hard to recast herself when everyone has a stake in her old role--her fascinating cellmates, her ruthless father, a female studio exec with much to hide, and a handsome, ambitious photographer.

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