Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HPL's New Books


Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2013.  To see new books from other years try:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.



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The Crackle of the Frost
The Crackle of the Frost
By Mattotti, Lorenzo
Author Zentner, Jorge
2012-09 - Fantagraphics Books
9781606995433 Check Our Catalog

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Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Professor Dr Von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (4)
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Professor Dr Von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (4)
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2013-01 - Anchor Books
9780307279897 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency brings back his bumbling but beloved character, Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, for a charming new installment. …More


What Kind of Fool
What Kind of Fool
By McKnight, Rhonda
2012-02 - Urban Books
9781601628183 Check Our Catalog

McKnight perfects her edgy brand of Christian fiction with this emotionally gripping novel about an estranged couple who must turn to their faith to save them before an enemy from their past destroys their marriage forever. …More


The Fifth Assassin
The Fifth Assassin
By Meltzer, Brad
2013-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446553971 Check Our Catalog

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been 14 assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White--the hero of the #1 bestseller "The Inner Circle"--discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who's meticulously recreating the crimes of the world's most famous assassins. …More


Blood Safari
Blood Safari
By Meyer, Deon
Translator Seegers, K. L.
2010-09 - Grove Press
9780802145062 Check Our Catalog

"Blood Safari" is a harrowing novel from internationally acclaimed thriller writer Deon Meyer, an expert storyteller whose wickedly fast narratives reveal the heart of his enthralling country. "In Blood Safari," Emma Le Roux, a beautiful young woman in Cape Town, sees her brother named on the television news as the prime suspect in the killing of four poachers and a witch doctor. But it can't be possible: Emma's brother is supposed to be dead, having disappeared twenty years ago in Kruger National Park. Emma tries to find out more but is attacked and barely escapes. So she hires Lemmer, a personal security expert, and sets out into the country in search of the truth.
A complicated man with a dishonorable past, Lemmer just wants to do his job and avoid getting personally involved. But as he and Emma search for answers from the rural police, they encounter racial and political tensions, greed, corruption, and violence unlike anything they have ever known.
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Real Wifeys: Hustle Hard: An Urban Tale
Real Wifeys: Hustle Hard: An Urban Tale
By Mink, Meesha
2013-01 - Touchstone Books
9781451688979 Check Our Catalog

The third and most explosive installment in a fierce, gritty series from one of today's boldest voices in street lit teems with crime, sex, and betrayal as Sophie "Suga" Alvarez confronts the demons of her past and gets pulled into a dangerous criminal lifestyle. …More


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
By Moggach, Deborah
2012-03 - Random House Trade
9780812982428 Check Our Catalog

Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law. Ravi's entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Billy Nighy, and Dev Patel. …More


Baby Girl
Baby Girl
By Moore, Shavon
2009-06 - Triple Crown Publications
9780982099650 Check Our Catalog

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Baby Girl II
Baby Girl II
By Moore, Shavon
2009-06 - Triple Crown Publications
9780982099674 Check Our Catalog

Is this what love has finally driven me to?
These were the last words the beautiful and notorious Kyla Brown spoke before swallowing a lethal dose of prescription medication in Baby Girl. Driven to the edge of her sanity by memories of the sins and crimes she has committed with the handsome but dangerous Shard Phaylon, Kyla finds herself searching desperately for a reason to live.
Her saving grace comes in the form of her unborn childa child who shares both hers and Shard's blood. When Shard is forced to flee St. Louis to avoid capture and legal prosecution, Kyla is left behind with only a solemn promise that he will return.
Alone and with child, Kyla must now return to the family that she abandoned for Shard. It is only when a dramatic reunion with Shard unravels his intricate web of secrets and lies that "Baby Girl" finally finds the courage and strength to come into her true womanhood. …More


The Retreat 2
The Retreat 2
By Moss, Dijorn
2012-10 - Urban Books
9781601627377 Check Our Catalog

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The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery
By Muller, Marcia
Author Pronzini, Bill
2013-01 - Forge
9780765331748 Check Our Catalog

In this first of a lighthearted historical mystery series set in 1890s San Francisco, a former Pinkerton operative and an ex-Secret Service agent connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and assorted other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes. …More


When Solomon Sings
When Solomon Sings
By Norman-Bellamy, Kendra
2012-08 - Thorndike Press
9781410447999 Check Our Catalog

From a #1 "ESSENCE]"-bestselling author comes the inspirational tale of a manwith an anointed voice and the desperate choices he makes for love. …More


Heroes Proved
Heroes Proved
By North, Oliver
2012-11 - Threshold Editions
9781476706313 Check Our Catalog

In the year 2032, America is supposedly safe from terror, Iranian nuclear weaponry is no longer a threat, and the United Nations' treaties and technologies are keeping the peace. Then a suicide bomber targets Houston, Texas and a famous physicist is kidnapped. The ensuing search by a decorated U.S. Marine war hero and veteran of special ops, not only places the physicist's family in grave danger, but exposes an even more ominous threat to the country, more so than any threat in its history. …More


Daddy Love
Daddy Love
By Oates, Joyce Carol
2013-01 - Mysterious Press
9780802120991 Check Our Catalog

Dinah has a loving and successful husband, and a smart, precocious young son named Robbie. One day, their worlds are shattered when Dinah is attacked and Robbie is taken in a mall parking lot. An injured Dinah attempts to follow, but is run over by the kidnapper's van, mangling her body nearly beyond repair. …More


The Death of Bees
The Death of Bees
By O'Donnell, Lisa
2013-01 - Harper
9780062209849 Check Our Catalog

A riveting, brilliantly written debut novelDa coming-of-age story with the strong voice and powerful resonance of "Swamplandia!" and "The Secret Life of Bees"--in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents. …More


Fighting for the Dead
Fighting for the Dead
By Oldham, Nick
2012-12 - Severn House Publishers
9780727882134 Check Our Catalog

Detective Superintendent Henry Christie is in the middle of a case involving the horrific murder of a teenage girl when he is called in to investigate the drowning of Jennifer Sunderland, wife of local businessman Harry Sunderland. Henry's curiosity is soon aroused when things don't add up - and when a gun is pointed at his head by a masked man. As Henry starts to dig a simple case of drowning turns into a complex web of deceit, theft, murder and a criminal conspiracy stretching all the way from the UK to Eastern Europe. …More


Private London
Private London
By Patterson, James
Author Pearson, Mark
2012-12 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455528158 Check Our Catalog

For a beautiful young American student, a nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of the world's most exclusive detective agency saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London. …More


Deja Vu
Deja Vu
By Perkins, Suzetta
2010-07 - Strebor Books
9781593092603 Check Our Catalog

As the former mistress of a notorious crime boss, Angelica Barnes struggles to lead a normal life-- but it seems that every avenue she takes is filled with pain, mayhem, and danger.
Angelica Barnes has been released from prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, having served a five-year sentence as an accomplice in the illegal activities of her ex-boyfriend, Robert Santiago. She's a convicted felon, and integrating back into society hasn't been easy--that is, until she accepts an offer she can't refuse and moves to New York City. But her hopeful dreams of a better future are shattered when she must fall back on her former life to make ends meet.
Unbeknownst to Angelica, an old foe sits in the shadows, waiting to reel her back into his grasp. Unable to defend herself, Angelica becomes a prisoner of her past, but with the help of a friend, she executes a daring plan to escape her enemy forever. But will she ever "really "be free? …More


Gimme an O!
Gimme an O!
By Perrin, Kayla
2005-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780060587093 Check Our Catalog


The "Essence" bestselling author of "Tell Me You Love Me" and "Say You Need Me" presents a novel that is sure to leave fans cheering. "A fine storytelling talent."--"Toronto Star."
HPL patron:  Outrageous and funny; loved it!
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To Honor and Trust
To Honor and Trust
By Peterson, Tracie
Author Miller, Judith
2013-01 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764210754 Check Our Catalog

Recently jilted and accused of theft, governess Callie DeBoyer is tempted by the African mission field. Would she be following God's call or deserting life and love? …More


The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts
The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts
By Quinn, Julia
Author James, Eloisa
Author Brockway, Connie
2012-12 - Avon Books
9780062107381 Check Our Catalog

Three "New York Times"- and "USA Today"-bestselling authorsNJulia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie BrockwayNjoin forces once again for this winning sequel to their bestselling hit "The Lady Most Likely . . . " Original. …More


Standing in Another Man's Grave
Standing in Another Man's Grave
By Rankin, Ian
2013-01 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316224581 Check Our Catalog

It's every parent's nightmare: a 15-year-old girl has disappeared. She was last seen hitchhiking along a scenic highway in rural Scotland, and the only other clue is a photograph sent from her phone. Two detectives learn that there may be other victims out there, stretching back a decade. …More


My Husband's Girlfriend
My Husband's Girlfriend
By Rax, Cydney
2006-11 - Three Rivers Press (CA)
9781400082193 Check Our Catalog

Beginning with a tantalizing premise, this provocative novel about modern sexual and relationship mores among the black middle class provides a deeper, nuanced, and engaging look at sex, monogamy, and marriage. …More