New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Lost Island : a Gideon Crew novel

July 23, 2014
Preston, Douglas J.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
355 pages ; 24 cm
After being tasked with stealing a page from a priceless, ancient book, brilliant scientist and master thief Gideon Crew discovers a hidden map on the back of the book's parchment, in the third novel of the series following Gideon's Corpse.

The fourth wish

July 23, 2014
Ribar, Lindsay.
New York, New York : Kathy Dawson Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
358 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to The art of wishing.
"When eighteen-year-old Margo McKenna becomes a genie, she must figure out how her new powers work, deal with having a master who attends her high school, and try to graduate with her secret under wraps--all while learning what "forever" really means when your boyfriend is a centuries old genie"-- Provided by publisher.

Like no other

July 23, 2014
LaMarche, Una, author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
347 pages ; 22 cm
Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they possibly go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

Just call my name

July 23, 2014
Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
328 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: I'll be there.
The happily-ever-after that teenagers Sam and Emily envisioned for themselves is turned on its head when Sam's unstable father makes a jailbreak and comes after his sons and Emily for revenge.

Back channel

July 23, 2014
Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
455 pages ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book."
"A novel"--Cover.
"From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln-a new novel of terrific suspense and surprise: a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction about a young black woman on whom the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis depends. October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen-a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore-is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me?" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she races from Ithaca to Bulgaria to Washington, D.C., drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire-figurative and literal-of infighting between governmental agencies, both American and Soviet; into the confidence and-unsettlingly-the affection of the president of the United States; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and, finally, into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy-of honor and bravery-she inherited from the father she never knew"-- Provided by publisher.

Ice shear

July 23, 2014
Cooley, Martha, author.
©2014
304 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"In M.P. Cooley's thrilling debut suspense novel, widowed FBI agent June Lyons returns to her hometown in the rust belt of upstate New York to take a job with the local police department; when she discovers a body in the frozen river, the investigation unmasks a sordid maze of politics, drugs, and an outlaw motorcycle gang, and June finds that still waters run deep in this small town"-- Provided by publisher.

Lucky us : a novel

July 23, 2014
Bloom, Amy, 1953-
New York : Random House, [2014]
240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Forging a life together after being abandoned by their parents, half sisters Eva and Iris share decades in and out of the spotlight in golden-era Hollywood and mid-twentieth-century Long Island.

Beach bags and burglaries

July 23, 2014
Howell, Dorothy (Dorothy A.), author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2014].
290 pages ; 22 cm.
Winning a vacation to a resort that caters to the whims of the rich and famous, Haley Randolph, while searching for the hottest beach bag, finds her dream holiday taking a murderous turn when she stumbles upon the body of a maid.

The Lazarus curse

July 23, 2014
Harris, Tessa, author.
New York, New York : Kensington Books, [2014]
ix, 338 pages ; 21 cm.
In 1780s London, Dr. Thomas Silkstone investigates the mysterious disappearance of the sole survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition, which is linked to a potion that has the power to raise the dead, drawing him into a dark world of vengeance, murder and the trafficking of corpses for profit.

Long lost dog of it

July 23, 2014
Kazepis, Michael, author.
©2014
241 pages ; 21 cm
"June 5th, 2011. The streets of Athens are draped in a thick fog of tension. Hundreds of thousands of activists line the streets to protest the bankrupt government's austerity measures. Riot police patrol the crowd and set up barricades across key intersections. A toothless vagrant scrambles to stay ahead of his past, a young couple struggles to piece their relationship back together, and a killer realizes too late that his number is up. Over the course of 48 hours, they will navigate a labyrinth of sex shows and dive bars, mob fronts and punk shows, fighting both their inner demons and the very real demon stalking the streets with a machine gun in his bag: a sociopathic hitman dressed to the nines and obsessed with JFK."--Page 4 of cover.

Graham's Charlotte

July 23, 2014
Farnsworth, Drew, author.
©2014
316 pages ; 21 cm
"When a mysterious stranger gives Mads Riley a cell phone that knows everything, her life changes forever. Mads has the power to unlock the secrets of the universe-past, present, and future. The phone predicts earthquakes, tells her what's on the other side of a locked door, and even reveals the trick to get out of last night's math homework. Mads is soon asked to use the device to break into the most heavily defended spy agency in the world. She's told it's the only way to save her mother's life. Will her mission save someone she loves, or is she betraying the country that her father died for?"--Page 4 of cover.

Outrageously yours

July 23, 2014
Chase, Allison.
New York : Signet Eclipse, c2010.
370 p. ; 18 cm.
Includes an excerpt of the author's upcoming book, Recklessly Yours (p. [363]-370).
"Her majesty's secret servants"--T.p.
Raised on their uncle's country estate, the four orphaned Sutherland sisters formed a close friendship with the young Princess Victoria. Shortly before her coronation as queen, Victoria asks the sisters to serve her in matters requiring the utmost discretion. They are to become her secret servants. Her Majesty asks scholarly Ivy Sutherland to assume the role of science student "Ned Ivers" to help restore a rare stone gifted to the Queen by her secret suitor, Albert of Saxe-Coburg, that has been stolen.

Wulfe untamed

July 23, 2014
Palmer, Pamela, 1959- author.
New York, New York : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
viii, 372 pages ; 18 cm.
The most enigmatic and tortured of the Feral Warriors, Wulfe is haunted by the quiet beauty of a human woman who no longer remembers him. Once a captive of both the Mage and the Ferals, Natalie stole a piece of his heart before he took her memories and sent her safely back to her fianč. But now the Mage are threatening her again, and Wulfe will risk anything to protect her.

Gunfighter's return

July 23, 2014
Brand, Max, 1892-1944.
New York : Dodd, Mead, [1979] c1922.
200 p. ; 21 cm.
Transformed into a feared gunman by circumstances, not by choice, Jim Curry holds up a stagecoach and makes off with twenty thousand dollars, the exact sum needed by gambler Charlie Mark who tracks Jim down and makes a strange bargain with him.

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.

Texas true

July 22, 2014
Dailey, Janet, author.
New York : Kensington Books, 2014.
263 pages ; 23 cm
"The Tylers of Texas"--Jacket.
The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty planned never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms.

Top secret

July 22, 2014
Griffin, W.E.B.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014.
515 pages ; 24 cm.
In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. In his first assignment, he's got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but there are enemies everywhere--and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.

Crossroads

July 22, 2014
Cameron, Barbara, 1949-
Nashville, Tennessee : Abingdon Press, [2014]
287 pages ; 22 cm.

Pandora gets frightened

July 22, 2014
Hennesy, Carolyn, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, [2014].
313 pages : 19 cm.
Pandora and her team journey into the underworld in their hunt for Fear, as they attempt to defeat Hera once and for all.

Pandora gets angry

July 22, 2014
Hennesy, Carolyn.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2012, c2011.
310 p. ; 19 cm.
Includes excerpt from Pandora gets greedy.
As Pandy, Iole, and Homer travel to Baghdad to seek another deadly evil--rage--they face a lethal sandstorm and worse, while Alcie is aided by Persephone, the queen of the underworld.

Pandora gets lazy

July 22, 2014
Hennesy, Carolyn.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2010.
280 p. ; 20 cm.
On their way to find the third evil, laziness, Pandy and her friends, Alcie, Iole, and Homer, face many dangers after Pandy falls from Apollo's chariot and her friends are captured by pirates who intend to sell them into slavery.

The Amado women

July 22, 2014
Zamorano, Désirée.
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2014].
234 pages ; 23 cm.
"Southern California is ground zero for upwardly mobile middle-class Latinas. Matriarchs like Mercy Amado--despite her drunken, philandering (now ex) husband--could raise three daughters and become a teacher. Now she watches helplessly as her daughters drift apart as adults. The Latino bonds of familia don't seem to hold. Celeste, the oldest daughter who won't speak to the youngest, is fiercely intelligent and proud. She has fled the uncertainty of her growing up in Los Angeles to financial independence in San Jose. Her sisters did the same thing but very differently. Sylvia married a rich but abusive Anglo, and, to hide away, she immersed herself in the suburbia of her two young daughters. And Nataly, the baby, went very hip into the free-spirited Latino art world, working on her textile creations during the day and waiting on tables in an upscale restaurant by night. Everything they know comes crashing down in a random tragic moment and Mercy must somehow make what was broken whole again"-- Provided by publisher.

Taming the notorious Sicilian

July 22, 2014
Smart, Michelle.
Don MIlls, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
186 pages ; 17 cm.
Francesco doesn't do nice, and he doesn't do damsels in distress. Apart from that one time. He never thought he'd see Hannah Chapman again. A woman like her, pure and untouched, has no place in his world. Ever since losing her sister, Hannah has shelteded herself from the world, but being knocked from her bike is a wake-up call. A call she's ready to accept. There's one thing left on her to-do list and there's only one man who can help her. But will the dangerous, devastatingly gorgeous Sicilian oblige her?

The ultimate seduction

July 22, 2014
Collins, Dani, author.
Don MIlls, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2014.
189 pages ; 17 cm.

Claimed by the laird

July 21, 2014
Cornick, Nicola, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
360 pages ; 17 cm.
An old maid—that's all Lady Christina McMorlan, daughter to the Duke of Forres, is to society now that she's past thirty. She hosts her father's parties and cares for her siblings, knowing she'll never have her own home and family. She has no time to pine, however. By night, she's The Lady, head of a notorious whiskey-smuggling gang that supports her impoverished clan. They're always one step ahead of the revenue man—until Lucas Black shows up. Rejecting his title and the proper society that disparaged his mother, Lucas earns his living running a successful gambling house. He's also a spy, charged with bringing down the Forres Gang. He thinks The Lady's just a bored society spinster. She thinks he's a lost child playing at rebellion. And when the truth comes out, it's not just their love on the line.

The scent of death

July 21, 2014
Rowlands, Betty, author.
Sutton : Severn House, [2014].
218 pages ; 23 cm
Lance Rainbird isn't one for social chit-chat, so when he fails to turn up for the evening programme of music after dinner at Justin Freeman's annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, it invites remark but no real concern. It's a lovely evening, perhaps he stepped out for some air. But the truth of the matter is rather more serious: Lance is found in the lake, drowned. Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong are part of the police investigation, and at first all signs point to it being a terrible accident. But the doctor reveals Lance was hit on the head before he died. Could it be murder after all? Then there is another accident, and Sukey finds herself caught up in a complex investigation that grows more complicated, and deadly, with each passing day .

Chosen

July 21, 2014
Morgansen, Shayla.
[Place of publication not identified] : BookPal, [2014].
454 pages ; 21 cm.
Chosen is an urban fantasy novel and is book one in The Elm Stone Saga. The White Elm council has governed the magical societies of the world for centuries, keeping the peace, leading the way of the light, but when popular and powerful Lisandro announces his intention to leave the council, a line is drawn in the sand. The Elm Stone, a ring holding the build-up of power from years of the council's members, gets taken by its keeper, Peter, to Lisandro's new group of malicious magic users. Its fate lies in his hands. Sometimes we choose our way.--Amazon.

High in trial : a Raine Stockton dog mystery

July 21, 2014
Ball, Donna.
Mountain City, Ga. : Blue Merle Publishing, c2013.
345 p. ; 21 cm.
A dog trainer and her golden retriever travel to an agility competition, where one of the competitors is murdered. The trainer and her dog stalk the killer.

The dead season : a Raine Stockton dog mystery

July 21, 2014
Ball, Donna.
Mountain City, Ga. : Blue Merle Publishing, c2012.
296 p. ; 21 cm.
The New Day Wilderness Program for Troubled Teens offers Raine a job leading a group of students on a winter camping expedition as part of their rehabilitation program, Raine jumps at the chance-- particularly since it means she will be able to take her golden retriever, Cisco, with her. But something is not right at New Day, and Raine and Cisco soon find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, suspicion and sabotage.

Silent night : a Raine Stockton dog mystery

July 21, 2014
Ball, Donna.
Mountain City, GA : Blue Merle Publishing, c2011.
276 p. ; 21 cm.

The end, my friend : prelude to the apocalypse

July 21, 2014
Wright, Kirby M.
©2013
vii, 274 pages ; 23 cm

Breathing on her own

July 21, 2014
Waters, Rebecca, author.
©2014
248 pages ; 22 cm
"Molly Tipton and her husband are looking forward to retirement, but Molly's life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident. An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life. While two families grieve, details emerge that reveal Molly's daughter was driving under the influence. As she prepares her daughter for the prospect of a vehicular homicide lawsuit, Molly discovers her oldest child is not the only one injured and forced to deal with past mistakes. If it's true that time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars?"--Page 4 of cover.

Haunting Mr. Darcy : a spirited courtship

July 21, 2014
Mackrory, KaraLynne.
©2014
283 p. ; 23 cm
"A 'spirited' courtship indeed! Jane Austen's much adored Pride and prejudice is transfigured in this Regency adaptation. That fickle friend Fate intervenes when an unexpected event threatens the happily ever after of literature's favorite love story. The gentlemen from Netherfield have left, winter is upon the land, and after a horrifying carriage accident, Elizabeth Bennet finds her spirit transported as if by magic into Mr. Darcy's London home.

The gods of second chances : a novel

July 21, 2014
Berne, Dan, author.
©2014
293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Family means everything to Alaskan fisherman Ray Bancroft, raising his granddaughter while battling storms, invasive species, and lawsuit-happy tourists. To navigate, and to catch enough crab to feed her college fund, Ray seeks help from a multitude of gods and goddesses -- not to mention ad-libbed rituals performed at sea by his half-Tlingit best friend. But kitchen counter gods and otter bone ceremonies aren't enough when his estranged daughter returns from prison, swearing she's clean and sober. Her search for a safe harbor threatens everything Ray holds sacred. Set against a backdrop of ice and mud and loss, Dan Berne's gripping debut novel explores the unpredictable fissures of memory, and how families can break apart even in the midst of healing.

Lady in black

July 21, 2014
Dodd, Christina.
[S.l.] : [Christina Dodd], 2014.
252 p. ; 23 cm.

Exceeding expectations

July 21, 2014
Smith, Lisa April.
[S.l.] : Windgate Press, 2012.
281 p. ; 23 cm.

The bad wife : a Kim Reynolds mystery

July 21, 2014
Seewald, Jacqueline.
[United States?] : Perfect Crime Books, 2014.
208 p. ; 23 cm.

Dare to desire

July 21, 2014
Phillips, Carly, author.
[United States] : CP Publishing, ©2014.
290 pages ; 21 cm
"Book two in the Dare to love series"--Title page.
Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he's intrigued, but there's a catch. He'll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare's wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it's to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

The monster in the hollows

July 21, 2014
Peterson, Andrew, 1974-
Nashville, TN : Rabbit Room Press, 2011.
348 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Janner Wingfeather's father was the High King of Anniera, but his father is gone. The kingdom has fallen, the royal family is on the run, and the Fang armies of Gnag the Nameless are close behind. Janner and his family seek refuge in the last safe place in the world, the Green Hollows. But there's a big problem. Janner's little brother--heir to the throne of Anniera--has grown a tail. And gray fur ...

Here and again

July 21, 2014
Dickson, Nicole R.
New York, New York : NAL Accent, [2014]
x, 378 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"--Cover.
"For nurse Ginger Martin, her late husband's farm is both a treasured legacy and the harbinger of an uncertain future. Since he was recently killed in Iraq, every day is fraught with grief that won't abate. Keeping the farm going and nourishing her children's hopes without him seems as impossible as having dreams for the future--or going back into the past. By a curious coincidence, a stranger appears in Ginger's life, always showing up to help in unexpected and much-needed ways. He says he's a soldier, lost and trying to make his way home, but Ginger understands that Samuel is a kindred spirit, longing to repair a life interrupted"--Page 4 of cover.

A woman of fortune

July 21, 2014
Gilbert, Kellie Coates.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
331 pages ; 22 cm
"Texas gold collection"--Title page.
"A Texas gold novel"--Cover.
"Claire Massey's world is tuned upside down when her cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. How will she respond when her security no longer rests in her checkbook?"- -- Provided by publisher.

King of the weeds : a Mike Hammer novel

July 21, 2014
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006, author.
London : Titan Books, [2014].
270 pages ; 25 cm.
When a murderer his old friend Captain Pat Chambers put away years earlier is freed on new evidence, Mike Hammer and Velda begin investigating an outbreak of suspicious police deaths.

Vixen in velvet

July 21, 2014
Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949-
New York : Avon, c2014.
375 p. ; 18 cm.
"Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker--but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan. Leonie's skills can coax curves--and profits--from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all. A great plan, in theory--but Lisburne's become a serious distraction and Leonie's usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could the Season's greatest transformation be her own?"--from cover, p. [4].

When I fall in love

July 21, 2014
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 378 pages : map ; 21 cm.
When her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in Hawaii, Grace is pulled away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime. Max may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace's faith will face its toughest test yet.

A kind of dream : stories

July 21, 2014
Cherry, Kelly, author.
©2014
xi, 159 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue: On familiar terms -- Story hour -- Shooting star -- The autobiography of my mother(s) -- On the care and handling of infants and small children -- The only news that matters -- The dead brother -- Faith, hope, and clarity -- Palmer's method of penmanship -- Epilogue: All the little dogs.
Interconnected stories span a five-generation journey through life, death, love, and loss, told in Kelly Cherry's masterful and transcendent prose.

Made to break : a novel

July 21, 2014
Foy, D., 1964-
[Columbus, Ohio] : Two Dollar Radio, c2014.
218 p. ; 19 cm.
"Two days before New Years, a pack of five friends - three men and two women - head to a remote cabin near Lake Tahoe to celebrate the holidays. They've been buddies forever, banded together by scrapes and squalor, their relationships defined by these wild times. After a car accident leaves one friend sick and dying, and severe weather traps them at the cabin, there is nowhere to go, forcing them to finally and ultimately take stock and confront their past transgressions, considering what they mean to one another and to themselves"--P. [4] of cover.

Not for nothing

July 21, 2014
Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- author.
Westland, MI : Dzanc Books, [2014].
280 pages ; 22 cm

Let go and go on and on : a novel based on the roles of Laurie Bird

July 21, 2014
Kinsella, Tim, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Curbside Splendor Publishing, [2014].
260 pages ; 18 cm
A novel that attempts to capture the true character of the late actress, Laurie Bird.

Beheading the Virgin Mary, and other stories

July 21, 2014
McLaughlin, Donal, 1961- author.
Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, [2014].
201 pages ; 22 cm

Flight of the sparrow : a novel of early America

July 21, 2014
Brown, Amy Belding.
©2014
331 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a readers guide.
A historical novel based on the life of Mary Rowlandson. Even before she was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, Mary Rowlandson sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader and made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors' open and straightforward way of life.

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