Friday, August 21, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this Summer






The Mistletoe Promise
The Mistletoe Promise
By Evans, Richard Paul
2014-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781476728209 Check Our Catalog
A love story for Christmas from the #1 bestselling author of "The Christmas Box" and "The Walk."

Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.

Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food
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Sleep My Darlings: The True Story of a Mother Who Killed Her Children in Cold Blood
Sleep My Darlings: The True Story of a Mother Who Killed Her Children in Cold Blood
By Fanning, Diane
2013-04 - St. Martin's True Crime
9780312945084 Check Our Catalog

Award-winning true-crime author Fanning chronicles the story of Julie Schenecker, who is accused in the January 2011 shooting deaths of her two teenage children in Tampa, Florida. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Original.
Hpl patron: True crime story of a mother who shot and killed her 15 yr old daughter and 12 yr old son. Putting into perspective the …More


Still Life
Still Life
By Fielding, Joy
2010-11 - Atria Books
9781451627770 Check Our Catalog
Bestselling author Fielding author delivers a riveting tale of suspense about a young woman caught in a nightmare somewhere between life and death. …More


Whispers and Lies
Whispers and Lies
By Fielding, Joy
2003-02 - Pocket Books
9780743253383 Check Our Catalog
Fielding's story of a middle-aged woman whose tranquil, solitary life is shaken when a mysterious woman rents the small cottage behind her house. …More


The Second Objective
The Second Objective
By Frost, Mark
2007-05 - Hyperion Books
9781401302221 Check Our Catalog
From the bestselling author of "The List of Seven" and "The Six Messiahs" comes this riveting World War II thriller, based on a shocking real-life German operation run by the most dangerous man in Europe. Hyperion …More


Jass: A Valentin St. Cyr Mystery
Jass: A Valentin St. Cyr Mystery
By Fulmer, David
2005-01 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151010257 Check Our Catalog
In the rowdy red-light district of Storyville, four players of the new music they call "jass" have turned up dead. When Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr begins to investigate, he discovers every victim once played in the same band, and the only one left alive has gone into hiding. …More


Rampart Street
Rampart Street
By Fulmer, David
2006-01 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151010240 Check Our Catalog
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Valentin St. Cyr has just returned to New Orleans. Having only recently solved the case of the jass murders, he is drawn reluctantly into the investigation of the murder of a well-to-do gentleman on seedy Rampart Street. Then a second murder occurs. As the city's most powerful leaders pressure Valentin to drop the investigation David Fulmer's soulful
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People of the Mist
People of the Mist
By Gear, Kathleen O'Neal
Author Gear, W. Michael
1998-11 - Tor Books
9780812515602 Check Our Catalog
With this novel, the Gears take readers to the Chesapeake Bay of 600 years ago, when the unprovoked and brutal murder of a young woman on the eve of her wedding threatens to turn the entire Algonquin Nation against itself in a brutal war that could destroy them as a people. …More


The Summoning God
The Summoning God
By Gear, Kathleen O'Neal
Author Gear, W. Michael
2012-03 - Tor Books
9780765330444 Check Our Catalog
In this riveting sequel to "The Visitant", archaeologist Dusty Stewart is stunned when he uncovers an ancient Anasazi kiva filled with the burned bodies of 33 children and two adults. Desperate to understand what happened at this small pueblo in A.D. 1263, Dusty calls in his nemesis, Dr. Maureen Cole, hoping she can help him unravel the mystery. …More


Death of a Scholar
Death of a Scholar
By Gregory, Susanna
2014-09 - Little, Brown Book Group
9780751549751 Check Our Catalog
Trouble is afoot again in medieval Cambridge--Matthew Bartholomew has reached his 20th case The University should have been delighted when an influential courtier decides to found a new College in Cambridge, but the older Colleges are jealous of the newcomer's ostentatious wealth, and the townsfolk bitterly resent yet another academic foundation thrust into their midst. Tensions between town and …More


The Slitheen Excursion
The Slitheen Excursion
By Guerrier, Simon
2013-09 - BBC Books
9781849907132 Check Our Catalog
1500BC - King Actaeus and his subjects live in mortal fear of the awesome gods who have come to visit their kingdom in ancient Greece. Except the Doctor, visiting with university student June, knows they're not gods at all. They're aliens! With June's enthusiastic help, the Doctor soon meets the travel agents behind this deadly package holiday company - his old enemies the Slitheen! But can he …More


Letters to a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny
Letters to a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny
By Harper, Hill
Foreword by Union, Gabrielle
2008-06 - Gotham Books
9781592403516 Check Our Catalog
In the follow-up to his national bestseller "Letters to a Young Brother," Harper, an inspiring public speaker and "CSI: NY" star, shares powerful wisdom with young women, drawing on the courageous advice of female role models who transformed his life. …More


Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion
Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion
By Heinrichs, Jay
2013-08 - Three Rivers Press (CA)
9780385347754 Check Our Catalog


Hpl patron: Smart, decisive, and equipped to handle the next argument coming my way.
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Mountains of the Misbegotten: A Lute Bapcat Mystery
Mountains of the Misbegotten: A Lute Bapcat Mystery
By Heywood, Joseph
2014-09 - Lyons Press
9781493006083 Check Our Catalog
In the sequel to Red Jacket, former Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden Lute Bapcat sets out to find a deputy warden who has disappeared from Ontonagon County, one of the Michigan Upper Peninsula's most lawless places. Merely hours into his search, Bapcat is shot by assailants unknown. After a miraculous rescue and recovery aided by mysterious caretakers, Bapcat uncovers a plan by powerful …More


Sacred Clowns
Sacred Clowns
By Hillerman, Tony
2009-05 - HarperTorch
9780061808364 Check Our Catalog



During a kachina ceremony at the Tano Pueblo, the antics of a dancing "koshare" fill the air with tension. Moments later, the clown is found bludgeoned to death, in the same manner a reservation schoolteacher was killed only days before.



Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believe that answers lie in the sacred clown's final cryptic message to the
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Skeleton Man
Skeleton Man
By Hillerman, Tony
2010-05 - HarperTorch
9780061967795 Check Our Catalog

In 1956, an airplane crash left the remains of 172 passengers scattered among the majestic cliffs of the Grand Canyon--including an arm attached to a briefcase containing a fortune in gems. Half a century later, one of the missing diamonds has reappeared . . . and the wolves are on the scent.
Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is coming out of retirement to help exonerate …More


The Wailing Wind
The Wailing Wind
By Hillerman, Tony
2010-09 - HarperTorch
9780061967818 Check Our Catalog
Navajo Tribal Police Sgt. Jim Chee returns with a case that echoes a long-ago crime that brings former Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, haunted by his failure to find a missing woman years ago, out of retirement. …More


Deeper Than the Dead
Deeper Than the Dead
By Hoag, Tami
2009-12 - Dutton Books
9780525951308 Check Our Catalog
One of the most intense suspense writers around ("Chicago Tribune") returns with this thriller. California, 1984. Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried body--and that's just the start of this heart-pounding ride. …More


A Deadly Web
A Deadly Web
By Hooper, Kay
2015-04 - Jove Books
9780515153347 Check Our Catalog
The new Bishop Files novel by the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The First Prophet "and the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novels.

John Brodie is a Guardian, a member of a secretive network devoted to winning a war very few even know exists: protecting the vulnerable psychics in his charge from a deadly, ruthless -- and virtually invisible enemy.

Tasha Solomon is a
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Ginger Snaps: A Jack Patterson Thriller
Ginger Snaps: A Jack Patterson Thriller
By Hubbell, Webb
2015-05 - Beaufort Books
9780825307775 Check Our Catalog
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The Panther & the Lash
The Panther & the Lash
By Hughes, Langston
1992-02 - Vintage
9780679736592 Check Our Catalog

From the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was America's acknowledged poet of color, the first to commemorate the experience--and suffering--of African-Americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, could fail to hear. In this, his last collection of verse, Hughes's voice is more pointed than ever before, as he explicitly addresses the racial politics of the sixties …More


The Detective
The Detective
By Hunt, James Patrick
2014-03 - Five Star (ME)
9781432828080 Check Our Catalog
Chicago, 1979. As the testosterone-soaked Homicide division waits breathlessly to see whether the mismanagement of a big snowstorm could give Richard Daley's hometown its first female mayor in Jane Byrne, someone guns down five victims at a train stop. …More


Get Maitland
Get Maitland
By Hunt, James Patrick
2011-04 - Five Star (ME)
9781594149658 Check Our Catalog
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Police and Thieves
Police and Thieves
By Hunt, James Patrick
2011-09 - Five Star (ME)
9781432825072 Check Our Catalog
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