Monday, November 4, 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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Secret Vows
Secret Vows
By Alers, Rochelle
2013-06 - Kimani Press
9780373534814 Check Our Catalog

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Christmas Bliss
Christmas Bliss
By Andrews, Mary Kay
2013-10 - St. Martin's Press
9781250019721 Check Our Catalog

Andrews spreads tidings of comfort and bundles of joy in her latest Weezie Foley and BeBe Loudermilk romp, the fourth in her Southern series. …More


Murder Mamas
Murder Mamas
By Ashley
Author Jaquavis
2011-10 - Urban Books
9781601625007 Check Our Catalog

The Murder Mamas, Robyn and Aries, have relocated to Los Angeles, and it doesn't take long to link up with Hollywood's biggest drug kingpin. He hires them to take out a snitch and a judge, but the plans backfire and they only complete half of the job. When Robyn gets caught by the authorities, their world falls apart. 288 pp. …More


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
By Black, Holly
2013-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316213103 Check Our Catalog

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. To save herself and two other survivors, Tana goes straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself. …More


Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do
By Brandman, Michael
2013-09 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399159503 Check Our Catalog

The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn't exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn't know her name. Whoever she is, she didn't deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before it's over. …More


Letters from Skye
Letters from Skye
By Brockmole, Jessica
2013-07 - Ballantine Books
9780345542601 Check Our Catalog

In 1912, a chance letter from a young student to a reclusive poet sparks a trans-Atlantic romance spanning two wars. …More


The Hero
The Hero
By Carr, Robyn
2013-08 - Mira Books
9780778314592 Check Our Catalog

In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need. Original. …More


Thug Lovin'
Thug Lovin'
By Clark, Wahida
2009-12 - Thorndike Press
9781410420916 Check Our Catalog

Tasha and Trae, the hood's favorite couple, are still together following the events of "Thug Matrimony." Now that they're running a nightclub and dealing with models, shady lawyers, and drugs, can this infamous couple weather all the storms and keep it together? …More


The Mayan Secrets
The Mayan Secrets
By Cussler, Clive
Author Perry, Thomas
2013-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399162497 Check Our Catalog

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery--the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them--as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book--and Sam and Remi may just be among them. …More


Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy
Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy
By Fielding, Helen
2013-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385350860 Check Our Catalog

Londonite Bridget Jones faces the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. …More


Winter of the World
Winter of the World
By Follett, Ken
2012-09 - Dutton Books
9780525952923 Check Our Catalog

The follow-up to the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Fall of Giants" is a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. …More


Songs of Willow Frost
Songs of Willow Frost
By Ford, Jamie
2013-09 - Ballantine Books
9780345522023 Check Our Catalog

From Jamie Ford, the "New York Times" bestselling author of the beloved "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, "comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, "Songs of Willow Frost" is a powerful tale of two souls--a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past--both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. …More


Flying High
Flying High
By Forster, Gwynne
2013-09 - Kimani Press
9780373091423 Check Our Catalog

Continuing Arabesque's new At Your Service series, a U.S. Marine returns from Afghanistan with the sole ambition of becoming a four-star general--until he surrenders to love. Original. …More


Just One Evil ACT: A Lynley Novel
Just One Evil ACT: A Lynley Novel
By George, Elizabeth
2013-10 - Dutton Books
9780525952961 Check Our Catalog

#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before. …More


Keeper of the Bride
Keeper of the Bride
By Gerritsen, Tess
2013-07 - Severn House Publishers
9780727881229 Check Our Catalog

Had Nina Cormier's wedding gone as planned, and she hadn't been left at the altar, she would be dead. Luckily, the church was empty when the bomb went off. It's not until her car is nearly run off the road that Nina realizes someone wants her dead. But who? That's what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find out--and fast. Sam and Nina soon discover the truth--and are at the mercy of a madman who plays for keeps. …More


Girls from Da Hood 8
Girls from Da Hood 8
By Hernandez, Treasure
Author Weber, Natalie
2013-07 - Urban Books
9781601625571 Check Our Catalog

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Hearts of Sand: A Gregor Demarkian Novel
Hearts of Sand: A Gregor Demarkian Novel
By Haddam, Jane
2013-09 - Minotaur Books
9781250012340 Check Our Catalog

The "endearing and brilliant" ("Publishers Weekly") Gregor Demarkian returns with a case of an unresolved crime and a new, brutal murder, in Jane Haddam's "Hearts of Sand " Alwych, Connecticut, is the stereotypical old money Connecticut beach town--the best families live in mini-mansions on Beach Drive, their children go to Alwych Country Day School, and the parents have memberships to the Atlantic Club. And Chapin Waring is the worst thing that ever happened to this town. She was a well turned-out debutante from one of the richest families in Alwych until thirty years ago when the young debutante, destined to attend the right school, marry the right man, and have the right life, was revealed to a bank robber and a murderer. She disappeared, never to be heard from again. But Alwych has never forgotten her, or let her friends and family forget. So when, after a day of being spotted around town, Chapin turns up dead--stabbed to death in her family's old home--it's baffling. To learn why she died--and to end the rampant speculation and media coverage--Gregor Demarkian, retired profiler for the FBI, is brought in to finally solve the mysteries surrounding Chapin Waring. Not just how and why she died where she did, but where she'd been and what happened that night thirty years ago that set everything in motion. …More


Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Have a Little Faith: A True Story
By Albom, Mitch
2011-03 - Hyperion Books
9781401310462 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestselling author Albom goes back to his nonfiction roots with a timely, moving, and inspiring look at faith--not just who believes, but why--prompted by his search for the right words to eulogize a beloved rabbi. …More


A Girl from Flint
A Girl from Flint
By Hernandez, Treasure
2010-02 - Urban Books
9781601622617 Check Our Catalog

Hernandez delivers an action-packed, suspenseful finale to her gritty Flint series, taking readers back to the most dangerous city in America for one last tale of crime and passion. …More


Destiny's Surrender
Destiny's Surrender
By Jenkins, Beverly
2013-09 - Avon Books
9780062231109 Check Our Catalog

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Silencing Eve
Silencing Eve
By Johansen, Iris
2013-10 - St. Martin's Press
9781250020024 Check Our Catalog

This is the finale that fans have been waiting for. In Taking Even, the game began. In Hunting Eve, the chase was on. Now, in Silencing Eve, the prey is cornered. Will Eve Duncan survive? Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve's past ultimately become her undoing? In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a shocking, you never saw it coming conclusion. Iris Johansen's 2012 trilogy, Eve, Quinn, Bonnie was a phenomenal success, reaching number one on bestseller lists nationwide. Now, with this newest trilogy, the stakes are even higher because it's a question of capture and escape, hunter and prey, life and death. …More


Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story
Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story
By Johnson, Craig
2013-10 - Viking Books
9780670015788 Check Our Catalog

A holiday tale from the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, the inspiration for A&E's hit show "Longmire"
"It's a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't."
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The Outcasts
The Outcasts
By Kent, Kathleen
2013-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316206129 Check Our Catalog

A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west. …More