Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What to read while waiting for...



The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
By Lagercrantz, David
2015-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385354288 Check Our Catalog

"Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return"

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Larsson, Stieg
Translator Murray, Steven T.
Translator Keeland, Reg
2008-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269751 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Anthony Awards (2009), Indies Choice Book Awards (2009), Macavity Award (2009)


In this European publishing sensation, a crusading journalist joins forces with a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker to investigate the whereabouts of a missing woman from one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.
HPL patron:  first 30 pages of back story tough going-once title character appears in chapter 2, it becomes a page turner, with mystery, …More


The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Played with Fire
By Larsson, Stieg
2009-07 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269980 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Anthony Awards (2010), Dilys Award (2010)

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, as the focus and fierce heart of its story. …More


The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Larsson, Stieg
2010-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269997 Check Our Catalog

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Lisbeth Salander is ready to fight back. "[The trilogy] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve . . ["Hornet's Nest"] is a tantalizing double finale--first idyllic, then frenetic . . . Larsson has made the literary moods of saga and soap opera converge--with suspense as the …More


The Marbled Swarm
The Marbled Swarm
By Cooper, Dennis
2011-11 - Harper Perennial
9780061715631 Check Our Catalog

The Marbled Swarm is Dennis Cooper's most haunting work to date. In secret passageways, hidden rooms, and the troubled mind of our narrator, a mystery perpetually takes shape and the most compelling clue to its final nature is the marbled swarm itself, a complex amalgam of language passed down from father to son.
Cooper ensnares the reader in a world of appearances, where the trappings of …More


The Devil's Star
The Devil's Star
By Nesbo, Jo
2012-01 - Harper Perennial
9780061133985 Check Our Catalog
It seems the city of Oslo has a serial killer on its hands. When Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, he is not happy with his colleague Tom Waaler, whom he suspects of arms smuggling and murder. …More


The Man from Beijing
The Man from Beijing
By Mankell, Henning
Translator Thompson, Laurie
2010-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307271860 Check Our Catalog

The acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries gives listeners an electrifying thriller that takes off into a sweeping international drama. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjovallen, 19 people have been massacred--and the only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene.
HPL patron:  Good book!  Entertaining, twists and turns, complicated plot intertwines past …More