Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Reading Week 4 Thursday





15th Affair
15th Affair
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2016-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407076 Check Our Catalog



Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive, possibly very dangerous suspect...her husband, Joe.

Lindsay Boxer has a beautiful baby daughter and a husband she loves unconditionally. She'd always been too focused on her career as a San Francisco police detective to wonder what domestic bliss might feel like, but now she knows, and she's never been happier. She can't imagine
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Cat & Mouse
Cat & Mouse
By Patterson, James
1997-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316693295 Check Our Catalog


Two killers - one operating in America, one in Europe - believe Alex Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game each has planned. And Alex must contend with something he hasn't known since the loss of his wife: he's falling deeply in love, and this romance will make him, and her, all the more vulnerable...
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Silent Witness
Silent Witness
By Patterson, Richard North
1999-02 - Random House Value Publishing
9780517361337 Check Our Catalog

Attorney Tony Lord left his hometown and the bitter memories of his girlfriend's murder behind. Now, twenty-seven years later, he's pulled back to Lake City to defend his closest high school friend against a charge of homicide.
Sam Robb, the married father of two, is a local football legend. But he was also the last to see sixteen-year-old Marcie Calder alive, and as shocking forensic evidence …More


Cooking
Cooking
By Peterson, James
2007-10 - Ten Speed Press
9781580087896 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
IACP Crystal Whisk Award (2008), James Beard Foundation Book Awards (2008), James Beard KitchenAid Book Awards (2008)




James Peterson, one of the country's most revered cooking teachers, provides the confidence-building instructions home cooks need to teach themselves to cook consistently with ease in success. This instructional manual details techniques, teaches basic recipes, and includes hundreds of photos.

HPL patron: Recipes from past to present.
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A Treasure Concealed
A Treasure Concealed
By Peterson, Tracie
2016-03 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764213342 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New Series Set in 1890s Montana

Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Yet when she realizes she's losing her heart to the intriguing new man in camp, she fiercely
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Emperor Mage
Emperor Mage
By Pierce, Tamora
2015-09 - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
9781481440271 Check Our Catalog


Sent to Carthak as part of the Tortallan peace delegation, Daine finds herself in the middle of a sticky political situation. She doesn't like the Carthaki practice of keeping slaves, but it's not her place to say anything -- she's just there to heal the emperor's birds. It's extremely frustrating! What's more, her power has grown in a mysterious way.
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Garden of Lies
Garden of Lies
By Quick, Amanda
2015-04 - Berkley Books
9780399165153 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Otherwise Engaged" and "The Mystery Woman" presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern's employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end
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'Til Death Do Us Part
'Til Death Do Us Part
By Quick, Amanda
2016-04 - Berkley Books
9780399174469 Check Our Catalog

The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Garden of Lies" returns to Victorian London in an all-new novel of deadly obsession.

Calista Langley operates an exclusive introduction agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable
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Golden State
Golden State
By Richmond, Michelle
2014-07 - Thorndike Press
9781410469113 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It has everything, love-relationships with her sister-stalking.
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No One You Know
No One You Know
By Richmond, Michelle
2009-05 - Bantam
9780385340144 Check Our Catalog


The author of the luminous work "The Year of Fog" returns with an intensely emotional, multilayered family drama--a woman's search for her sister's killer that spirals into a journey of secrets, revelations, and damaged lives.
HPL patron: Fascinating. I read it in 1 day, I'm retired.
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The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge
The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge
By Ridley, Matt
2015-10 - Harper
9780062296009 Check Our Catalog


The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.
Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneous. It follows a narrative, going from one …More


Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
By Riggs, Ransom
2015-09 - Quirk Books
9781594747588 Check Our Catalog

The movie adaptation of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is in theaters September 2016.

The "New York Times "#1 best selling series

A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and continued in "Hollow City" comes
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The House of Hades
The House of Hades
By Riordan, Rick
2013-10 - Disney Press
9781423146728 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Colorado Children's Book Award (2015), Golden Archer Award (2015)


In this fourth installment of the bestselling series, the Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophesy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of DeathNand help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process.
HPL patron: It was a very good book but I don't really like the ending. I know it is part of a trilogy, but it is a little too much of a cliff-hanger. …More


Calculated in Death
Calculated in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2013-02 - Putnam Adult
9780399158827 Check Our Catalog

On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. …More


Celebrity in Death
Celebrity in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2012-02 - Putnam Adult
9780399158308 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Rita Awards (2013)


Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she's having a reasonably good time at a celebrity-packed bash celebrating a film based on one of her famous cases. But once a cast member drowns, she's at the center of a crime scene and more than ready to get out of her high heels.
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Concealed in Death
Concealed in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2014-02 - G.P. Putnam's Sons a Member of Penguin Group
9780399164439 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Rita Awards (2015)

The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Eve Dallas series. In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately-and by the …More


Delusion in Death
Delusion in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2012-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399158810 Check Our Catalog

After 12 minutes of violence at a downtown bar, 80 people lay dead. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things--monsters and swarms of bees. The patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive anyone to temporary insanity--if not kill them. …More


Obsession in Death
Obsession in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2015-02 - Berkley Books
9780399170874 Check Our Catalog

Lieutenant Eve Dallas walks the thin line between love and hate in this fabulous 40th thriller from #1 "New York Times" bestseller J. D. Robb

Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She and her billionaire husband are getting accustomed to being objects of attention, of gossip, of speculation.

But now Eve has become the
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Seduction in Death
Seduction in Death
By Robb, J. D.
Author Roberts, Nora
2009-09 - Thorndike Press
9781410416483 Check Our Catalog

In this all-new original novel from bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is back on the beat, and hot on the trail of a seductive killer in the "New York Times" bestselling series. …More


Insurgent
Insurgent
By Roth, Veronica
2012-05 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780062024046 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Buckeye Children's Book Award (2013), Sequoyah Book Awards (2015)


YA book about a world made up of Factions…groups of people in the US that handle different aspects of life.  The selfless are in Politics, the ruthless and tough are in Dauntless (protectors), etc.  When the characters turn 16 they all go take a test to see which faction they …More


The Darkest Torment
The Darkest Torment
By Showalter, Gena
2016-05 - Harlequin Books
9780373779741 Check Our Catalog


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the …More


The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
By Shriver, Lionel
2016-06 - Harper
9780062328243 Check Our Catalog


"A provocative and very funny page-turner..."--Wall Street Journal
With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science …More


The Summer Before the War
The Summer Before the War
By Simonson, Helen
2016-03 - Random House
9780812993103 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER A novel to cure your "Downton Abbey" withdrawal . . . a delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community. "The Washington Post"

The bestselling author of "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand "returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I
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The Wander Society
The Wander Society
By Smith, Keri
2016-03 - Penguin Books
9780143108368 Check Our Catalog

wan.der

"verb" \ wan-d r\

to walk/explore/amble in an unplanned or aimless way with a complete openness to the unknown

Several years ago when Keri Smith, bestselling author of"Wreck This Journal," discovered cryptic handwritten notations in a worn copy of Walt Whitman s"Leaves of Grass," her interest was piqued. Little did she know at the time that those simple
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