Friday, September 4, 2015

Summer Reading-what Muskegon is reading this summer






Radiant Angel
Radiant Angel
By DeMille, Nelson
2015-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446580854 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Nelson DeMille is one of my favorite authors and for us DeMille lovers we waited over 2 years for his next book to be printed. A great read-always.
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Street Divas
Street Divas
By Diamond, De'nesha
2011-11 - Dafina Books
9780758247575 Check Our Catalog
With "Street Divas," Diamond draws readers deeper into the dangerous world of Memphis' hardest ride-or-die chicks as they fight along with--and sometimes against--their famous men. …More


The Complete Sherlock Holmes
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
By Doyle, Arthur Conan
2013-09 - Race Point Publishing
9781937994303 Check Our Catalog
Over one hundred years have passed since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle intoduced his inimitable sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, to the world--and his popularity has never waned. This oversized commemorative volume contains the entire canon of Holmes adventures, both before and after his creator's attempt to dispatch him in print. Just as the character, Holmes, prevails and defies even death, these detective …More


French Canadians in Michigan
French Canadians in Michigan
By Dulong, John
2001-04 - Michigan State University Press
9780870135828 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Michigan Notable Books (2002)


As the first European settlers in Michigan, the French Canadians left an indelible mark on the place names and early settlement patterns of the Great Lakes State. Because of its importance in the fur trade, many French Canadians migrated to Michigan, settling primarily along the Detroit- Illinois trade route, and throughout the fur trade avenues of the Straits of Mackinac. When the British …More


As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
By Elwes, Cary
With Layden, Joe
Foreword by Reiner, Rob
2014-10 - Touchstone Books
9781476764023 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Great read for fans of The Princess Bride.
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Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe: An Elizabethan Spy Thriller
Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe: An Elizabethan Spy Thriller
By Emerson, Kathy Lynn
2015-03 - Severn House Publishers
9780727884596 Check Our Catalog
"A female spymaster will face mortal danger to protect her husband and her queen. . ." London, 1582: Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well-educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, to be lady-in-waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen. With her talent in languages and knowledge of ciphers and codes, she will be integral …More


Two for the Dough
Two for the Dough
By Evanovich, Janet
1996-01 - Scribner Book Company
9780684196381 Check Our Catalog
Stephanie is after a new bail jumper, Kenny Mancuso, a boy from Trenton's burg. He's fresh out of the army, suspiciously wealthy, and he's just shot his best friend. With her bounty hunter pal Ranger stepping in occasionally to advise her, Stephanie staggers knee-deep in corpses and caskets as she traipses through back streets, dark alleys, and funeral parlors. And nobody knows funeral parlors …More


Wicked Charms
Wicked Charms
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Sutton, Phoef
2015-06 - Bantam
9780553392715 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

Lizzy and Diesel are back in an all-new wicked adventure from Janet Evanovich and Emmy Award winning co-author Phoef Sutton.

Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier Peg Leg Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate's treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins
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A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master"
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master"
By Evans, Rachel Held
Photographer Evans, Maki Garcia
2012-10 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781595553676 Check Our Catalog
A strong Christian woman embarks on a radical life experiment-a year of biblical womanhood. …More


How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life
How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life
By Fisher, Len
2003-10 - Arcade Publishing
9781559706803 Check Our Catalog
From "the man who put the fun into physics" (International Herald Tribune), an entertaining and accessible look at the science behind our daily activities. …More


Devil's Food Cake Murder
Devil's Food Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2011-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758234919 Check Our Catalog
A new minister has come to Lake Eden, Minnesota, to fill in for Reverend Bob Knudson, who's on his honeymoon. But when the replacement is found dead in a plate of devil's food cake with a bullet in his head, Hannah Swensen starts asking questions. …More


Gingerbread Cookie Murder
Gingerbread Cookie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
Author Levine, Laura
Author Meier, Leslie
2010-10 - Thorndike Press
9781410429988 Check Our Catalog
No mystery fan can resist a treat this delicious, as "New York Times"-bestselling author Fluke teams up with cozy favorites Laura Levine and Leslie Meier for a merry collection of holiday stories featuring gingerbread cookies--and murder. …More


Dark Places
Dark Places
By Flynn, Gillian
2010-05 - Three Rivers Press (CA)
9780307341570 Check Our Catalog
The sole survivor of a family massacre is pushed into revisiting a past she'd much rather leave alone, in Flynn's scorching follow-up to "Sharp Objects." …More


The Siege Winter
The Siege Winter
By Franklin, Ariana
Author Norman, Samantha
2015-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780062282569 Check Our Catalog

England, 1141. The countryside is devastated by a long civil war that has left thousands dead. With no clear winner in the conflict, castles and villages change hands from month to month as the English king, Stephen, and his cousin, the empress Matilda, battle for the crown.
Emma is the eleven-year-old redheaded daughter of a peasant family. When mercenaries pass through their town, they …More


A Great Deliverance
A Great Deliverance
By George, Elizabeth A.
2009-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410412232 Check Our Catalog

George's acclaimed debut novel introduces Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley and his partner Havers who are assigned to a murder in Keldale, where the detectives uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley--and in their own lives as well.

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Payment in Blood
Payment in Blood
By George, Elizabeth A.
2009-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410414557 Check Our Catalog

From acclaimed author George comes this literate, vastly detailed, and intricately characterized piece. Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley, unexpectedly assigned to a gory stabbing murder, uncovers deeply hidden family secrets and various psychological convolutions among suspects.
HPL patron: I though I was reading Agatha Christie with all the characters gathered …More


A is for Alibi
A is for Alibi
By Grafton, Sue
Author Grafton
1982-04 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805013344 Check Our Catalog

When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer. Plenty of people in the picturesque southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With …More


B Is for Burglar
B Is for Burglar
By Grafton, Sue
Author Grafton
1985-05 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805016321 Check Our Catalog

A house destroyed by arson. A brutally murdered woman. A missing lynx coat. An apartment burgled of valueless papers, another ransacked in a melee of mindless destruction. An more murder. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she find herself in a nightmarish hall of mirrors in which reality is distorted by illusion and nothing except danger is quite what it seems.
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C is for Corpse
C is for Corpse
By Grafton, Sue
1986-05 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805028188 Check Our Catalog

He was young-maybe twenty or so-and he must once have been a good-looking kid. Kinsey could see that. But now his body was covered in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. She could see he was in a lot of pain. But for three weeks, as Kinsey'd watched him him doggedly working out at the local gym, putting himself through a grueling exercise routine, he never …More


Q Is for Quarry
Q Is for Quarry
By Grafton, Sue
2002-10 - Marian Wood Books/Putnam
9780399149153 Check Our Catalog

A BookPage Notable Title

"Q is for Quarry" is based on an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969, and Grafton's interest in the case has generated renewed police efforts. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

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Summer Secrets
Summer Secrets
By Green, Jane
2015-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781250047342 Check Our Catalog

"Gripping and powerful."-Emily Giffin
"The quintessential beach novel, complete with juicy drama and characters you fall madly in love with. You will devour it " -Elin Hilderbrand
"Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing." -Sophie Kinsella
"The perfect summer read...You'll be hooked." -Kristin Hannah
When a shocking family secret is revealed, …More


The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
By Green, John
2012-01 - Dutton Books for Young Readers
9780525478812 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Beehive Awards (2014), Black-Eyed Susan Award (2014), Buckeye Children's Book Award (2013), Buckeye Children's Book Award (2014), California Young Reader Medal (2015), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2013), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2014), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2016), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2014), Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2015), Florida Teens Read (2014), Garden State Teen Book Award (2015), Gateway Readers Award (2015), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2014), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2014), Green Mountain Book Award (2014), Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (2013), Indies Choice Book Awards (2013), Iowa High School Book Award (2014), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2013), Keystone to Reading Book Award (2014), Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2015), Nevada Young Readers' Award (2014), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2013), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2014), Sequoyah Book Awards (2015), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2014), Tayshas Reading (2013), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2014), Volunteer State Book Awards (2014), Young Reader's Choice Award (2015)


Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
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Blood and Circuses
Blood and Circuses
By Greenwood, Kerry
2007-07 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590582350 Check Our Catalog
Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a man from her past arrives at the door. It is Alan Lee from the carnival. Alan and his friends want her to investigate strange happenings at Farrells Circus, where animals have been poisoned and ropes sabotaged. Mr. Christopher has been found with …More


The Green Mill Murder: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
The Green Mill Murder: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2007-04 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590582404 Check Our Catalog
Nothing can flap the unflappable Phryne Fisher. But when a dancing partner is killed, her investigation leads her into the dark, smoky jazz clubs of Fitzroy, into the arms of eloquent strangers, and finally into the the sky, as she follows a complicated family tragedy. …More