Tuesday, December 10, 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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Hell House: Reality TV Drama
Hell House: Reality TV Drama
By Hampton, Brenda
2013-10 - Strebor Books
9781593095369 Check Our Catalog

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Ghost Gone Wild
Ghost Gone Wild
By Hart, Carolyn
2013-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425260753 Check Our Catalog

Bailey Ruth loves to return to earth as an emissary from Heaven's Department of Good Intentions. Problem is, she's a bit of a loose cannon as far as ghosts go--forgetting to remain invisible, alarming earthly creatures. …More


The Perfect Match
The Perfect Match
By Higgins, Kristan
2013-10 - Harlequin
9780373778195 Check Our Catalog

Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now--a mere three weeks later--Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States--and leave Charlie behind. In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience--and make her ex jealous in the process. As sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love. …More


A Brother's Honor
A Brother's Honor
By Jackson, Brenda
2013-11 - Thorndike Press
9781410462299 Check Our Catalog

The first title in a new family saga. The Granger brothers left behind their family's Virginia estateNand the bad memories it holdsNyears ago. But their dying grandfather's request brings them home: to a failing business, a legacy of secrets, and a deathbed promise to make things right. Original. …More


Someone Else's Love Story
Someone Else's Love Story
By Jackson, Joshilyn
2013-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780062105653 Check Our Catalog

Someone Else's Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem--or what we hope they will be. …More


Dead Man's Time
Dead Man's Time
By James, Peter
2013-10 - Minotaur Books
9781250030184 Check Our Catalog


In "Dead Man's Time," the latest from international bestselling author Peter James, Roy Grace finds himself up against that most dangerous of all adversaries--a man with fury in his heart who has nothing to lose. …More


Before I Met You
Before I Met You
By Jewell, Lisa
2013-10 - Atria Books
9781476702940 Check Our Catalog

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Lighthouse Island
Lighthouse Island
By Jiles, Paulette
2013-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062232502 Check Our Catalog

Paulette Jiles's novels have been called "beautiful," "unforgettable," "impeccable," "pitch perfect," "life-affirming," "deeply relevant," "Homeresque," "remarkably engaging," "glorious." Now the acclaimed poet and New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women limns new territory with this captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future--a beautiful and engaging literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope. …More


Last Bitch Standing
Last Bitch Standing
By King, Deja
2009-12 - King Productions
9780975581186 Check Our Catalog

In the final installment of the Bitch Series, Precious Cummings only has one agenda and that is to destroy her most conniving enemy yet, Maya. Precious has no doubt that she can get the job done, the only problem is locating her nemesis who has disappeared with her husband, Supreme and daughter, Aaliyah. …More


True Colors
True Colors
By Krentz, Jayne Ann
2013-11 - Severn House Publishers
9780727883254 Check Our Catalog

A summer romance left Jamie Garland in love with Cade Santerre, but his involvement in a scandal close to Jamie left her feeling shattered and used, unable to trust him again. Now, before they can consider a future, Cade must track down a crook gone mysteriously missing, and Jamie must find out if the man she's fallen in love with really exists. …More


The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
By Leganski, Rita
2013-02 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062113764 Check Our Catalog

A lyrical debut novel set in historic New Orleans that follows a mute boy whose gift of magical hearing reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore, and exposes a murder that threatens the souls of those who love him. …More


South Sea Tales
South Sea Tales
By London, Jack
Editor Gair, Christopher
Introduction by Horwitz, Tony
2002-03 - Modern Library
9780375759291 Check Our Catalog

Like the celebrated "Klondike Tales, the stories that comprise "South Sea Tales derive their intensity from the author's own far-flung adventures, conveying an impassioned, unsparing vision borne only of experience. The powerful tales gathered here vividly evoke the turn-of-the-century colonial Pacific and its capricious tropical landscape, while also trenchantly observing the delicate interplay between imperialism and the exotic. And as Tony Horwitz asserts in his Introduction, "When London's stories click, we are utterly there, at the edge of the world and the limit of human endurance." …More


Call Me Mrs. Miracle
Call Me Mrs. Miracle
By Macomber, Debbie
2010-09 - Mira Books
9780778328193 Check Our Catalog

From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. While working in the toy department of a family-run department store in New York City, Mrs. Miracle seizes the opportunity to connect Holly, who is searching for the perfect robot for her nephew, with Jake, the store owner's son. …More


Starry Night: A Christmas Novel
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel
By Macomber, Debbie
2013-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345528896 Check Our Catalog

Carrie Slayton is a successful gossip columnist, but her dream is to become a serious journalist. Finnegan Dalton is a notorious recluse whose book about living in the Alaskan wilds skyrocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Recognizing a golden opportunity, Carrie uses a little guile in tracking down Finn's whereabouts in the snowy Alaskan wilderness outside of Fairbanks, only to discover that he truly is as mysterious and withdrawn as his reputation suggests. As she grows closer to finding out who Finn really is, Carrie will have to decide whether to respect his wishes by abandoning the story that would make her career, and Finn will have to decide whether he can open his heart again. …More


A Storm of Swords
A Storm of Swords
By Martin, George R. R.
2003-03 - Bantam
9780553573428 Check Our Catalog

Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin's stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
A Storm of Swords
Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world....
But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in averitable storm of swords. . .
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Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunther Novel
Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunther Novel
By Mayor, Archer
2013-10 - Minotaur Books
9781250026132 Check Our Catalog

Archer Mayor's "New York Times" bestselling Joe Gunther series returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together. …More


The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2013-11 - Pantheon Books
9780307378415 Check Our Catalog

In the latest book in the series of mysteries set in Botswana, Mma Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, on the home front, Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana--a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new--this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration. …More


Lawd, Mo' Drama
Lawd, Mo' Drama
By McKinney, Tina Brooks
2007-04 - Strebor Books
9781593090524 Check Our Catalog

Tina Brooks McKinney is back with the hotly anticipated sequel to "All That Drama"--with Leah and Sammie returning with ten times more problems and issues than before.
Leah and Sammie are two friends just trying to make it. They try their best to avoid drama, but somehow it alwys returns--and each other.
Leah thought she had found, and married, "The Good Man." Now, after a few years of marriage and three small children, her "good man" has eyes that are constantly roaming. Her bad turns to worse when she finds out that one of her children is autistic, and her house is soon to be foreclosed upon. In her lowest moment, she calls someone she knows will understand her plight--Sammie. Sammie hasn't changed much since Marie passed away--she's still looking for love in all the wrong places. Knee-deep in drama, Leah and Sammie finally realize that they can only count on themselves--and each other.
Brimming with juicy drama, betrayal, and family secrets, "Lawd, Mo' Drama" is funny and moving, heartbreaking and hopeful. Ultimately it offers a moving look at women's issues and the sisterhood that can also sustain us through life's toughest times.
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Christmas Carol Murder
Christmas Carol Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2013-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758277015 Check Our Catalog

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Mirror, Mirror
Mirror, Mirror
By Robb, J. D.
Author Blayney, Mary
Author Fox, Elaine
2013-09 - Jove Books
9780515154078 Check Our Catalog

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Silent Night
Silent Night
By Parker, Robert B.
With Brann, Helen
2013-10 - Putnam Adult
9780399157882 Check Our Catalog

It's December in Boston, and Spenser, busy preparing his menu for Christmas dinner, has a confrontation with a young homeless boy whose predicament becomes the famous PI's newest case. …More


Gone
Gone
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2013-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316210980 Check Our Catalog

A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why. Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. …More


A Christmas Hope
A Christmas Hope
By Perry, Anne
2013-11 - Ballantine Books
9780345530752 Check Our Catalog

Anne Perry's "vastly entertaining" ("The Star-Ledger") holiday novels are "as delicious as mince pie and plum pudding" (Milwaukee "Journal Sentinel"). "A Christmas Hope" is just as delectable--the gripping story of an unforgettable battle between goodness and evil in Victorian London--and a lonely woman's search for meaning in her life. …More