Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Adult Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer




Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
By Cornwell, Patricia
2014-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325341 Check Our Catalog

It sa sunny morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and alsoDr. Kay Scarpetta s birthday.She s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind theirhome. Is this a kids game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Hercell phonerings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her …More


Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed
By Cornwell, Patricia D.
2003-04 - Wheeler Publishing
9781587244100 Check Our Catalog
America's top crime writer investigates one of the most notorious crimes of the millennium. Using new technology including DNA analysis, Cornwell solves the infamous case that has baffled experts for more than a century. …More


Chasing Darkness
Chasing Darkness
By Crais, Robert
2009-02 - Pocket Books
9781416514985 Check Our Catalog
During a fire evacuation of Laurel Canyon, the charred body of a man Detective Elvis Cole help to clear of murder charges is found, along with an album of photos of seven brutally murdered young women. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More


Suspect
Suspect
By Crais, Robert
2014-10 - Berkley Books
9780425278277 Check Our Catalog
The explosive new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author. LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty--until he meets his new partner. …More


Piranha
Piranha
By Cussler, Clive
Author Morrison, Boyd
2015-05 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399167324 Check Our Catalog
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the "Oregon "return in the extraordinary new novel in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling series by the grand master of adventure.
In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelee erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan
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Risky Undertaking: A Buryin Barry Mystery
Risky Undertaking: A Buryin Barry Mystery
By de Castrique, Mark
2014-11 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464203060 Check Our Catalog
When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site expanding a local cemetery, the dual occupations of Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro, North Carolina s most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and - fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the …More


Cardinal Rules
Cardinal Rules
By Delinsky, Barbara
2015-03 - Severn House Publishers
9780727884558 Check Our Catalog
Captivated by aloof market analyst Corinne Fremont, businessman Corey Haraden offers her a job she can't refuse. But Corrine wants nothing to do with the known womanizer. Reissue. …More


The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals
The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals
By Douglas, John
Joint Author Olshaker, Mark
2000-07 - Pocket Star Books
9780671023935 Check Our Catalog
From legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Mark Olshaker -- authors of the nonfiction international bestsellers Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession -- comes an unprecedented, insightful look at the root of all crime.
Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. With the brilliant insight he brought to his renowned work inside the FBI's elite serial-crime unit, John …More


The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
By Doyle, Arthur Conan
1994-10 - Dover Publications
9780486282145 Check Our Catalog

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernatural manifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the …More


How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
By Ellenberg, Jordan
2015-05 - Penguin Books
9780143127536 Check Our Catalog
The "Freakonomics" of math a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands
The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In "How Not to Be Wrong," Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in
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Animal Spirit Guides: An Easy-To-Use Handbook for Identifying and Understanding Your Power Animals and Animal Spirit Helpers
Animal Spirit Guides: An Easy-To-Use Handbook for Identifying and Understanding Your Power Animals and Animal Spirit Helpers
By Farmer, Steven D.
2006-10 - Hay House
9781401907334 Check Our Catalog
After the publication of his best-selling book "Power Animals," many people inquired about the meaning of spirit animals that were not contained in that work. In "Animal Spirit Guides, " Dr. Farmer provides concise, relevant details about the significance of more than 200 animals that may come to you in physical or symbolic form as guides and teachers. With each animal listed, you'll find general …More


Ready for Marriage: Finding Happily-Ever-After
Ready for Marriage: Finding Happily-Ever-After
By Macomber, Debbie
Author Ferrarella, Marie
2015-03 - Harlequin
9780373010196 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I liked the characters.
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Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
By Frankl, Viktor E.
Translator Lasch, Ilse
Foreword by Kushner, Harold S.
2006-06 - Beacon Press (MA)
9780807014295 Check Our Catalog

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl …More


Pale Immortal
Pale Immortal
By Frasier, Anne
2006-09 - Onyx Books
9780451412249 Check Our Catalog
In her new novel, the "USA Today" bestselling author of "Before I Wake" flirts with the paranormal when a town's horrific legacy gives rise to shadows of fear and suspicion. Original. …More


A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
By Funicello, Annette
With Romanowski, Patricia
1994-05 - Disney Editions
9780786860203 Check Our Catalog
Annette Funicello grew up before America's eyes, first a Mousketeer, then the star and reigning sweetheart of the classic beach party movies of the Fifties. In her engaging, anecdotal autobiography, Annettee looks with wit and wonder on a near-charmed life in show business, and candidly discusses her recent battle with multiple sclerosis. Photos. …More


The Garner Files
The Garner Files
By Garner, James
Author Winokur, Jon
Introduction by Andrews, Julie
2012-10 - Simon & Schuster
9781451642612 Check Our Catalog
Told in the charming and self-deprecating style that has made him one of America's most beloved celebritiesDthe real story behind Hollywood legend James Garner, from his Depression-era childhood to his colorful career. …More


Under the Knife
Under the Knife
By Gerritsen, Tess
1990-04 - Harlequin Books
9780373221363 Check Our Catalog
From a former physician described as "the new queen of medical suspense" ("Romantic Times") comes the story of a doctor who must defend her reputation when a patient under her care and a nurse die after a routine operation. When another hospital worker turns up dead, and Kate begins to piece together the facts, she must save not only her career, but her life. …More


Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!
Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!
By Gravano, Karen
With Pulitzer, Lisa
2012-02 - St. Martin's Press
9781250003058 Check Our Catalog

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal.
HPL patron: An interesting book of mob life and family-good book to read.
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The Harvest Man
The Harvest Man
By Grecian, Alex
2015-05 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399166440 Check Our Catalog
Scotland Yard s Murder Squad and Jack the Ripper return, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller "The Yard."
In "The Devil s Workshop," London discovered that Jack the Ripper was back, sending the city and Scotland Yard s Murder Squad into chaos. But now it is even worse. Not only is the Ripper still at large, but so is another killer
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Fadeaway Girl
Fadeaway Girl
By Grimes, Martha
2011-02 - Viking Books
9780670022441 Check Our Catalog
The beguiling young sleuth Emma Graham returns.
Martha Grimes returns to her twelve-year-old heroine, Emma Graham, in this suspenseful sequel to the bestselling "Belle Ruin." Emma continues her investigation into the strange disappearance of the four- month-old Slade baby from the Belle Ruin Hotel more than twenty years before. The sudden appearance in town of the baby's father, Morris Slade,
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The F- It List
The F- It List
By Halpern, Julie
2013-11 - Feiwel & Friends
9781250025654 Check Our Catalog

Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family.
Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she's hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. …More


Bid Better Play Better: How to Think at the Bridge Table
Bid Better Play Better: How to Think at the Bridge Table
By Hayden, Truscott Dorothy
Author Truscott, Dorothy Hayden
2006-03 - Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies
9780939460779 Check Our Catalog

Revised and updated. Winning advice on bidding and play for the intermediate, based on five card major openings.
HPL patron: This 1966 book by an international bridge champion made my head spin with rules, numbers, and quizzes I couldn't pass. I'm going back to "Bridge for dummies" (The author-Haydon-suggested I might try Canasta …More


Hammered
Hammered
By Hearne, Kevin
2011-07 - Del Rey Books
9780345522481 Check Our Catalog

"Hammered" is the third title in an original series about Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids. In this final outing, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson asks Atticus to help take down Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Original.
HPL patron: Great book. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the …More


Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
By Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Editor Hill, Pamela Smith
2014-11 - South Dakota State Historical Society
9780984504176 Check Our Catalog
Pioneer Girl follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources, award-winning Wilder biographer Pamela Smith …More