Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer Reading Week 6 Monday





Dark Horse
Dark Horse
By Hoag, Tami
2004-06 - Bantam
9780553583571 Check Our Catalog

In her latest thriller, "New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag takes readers on a suspense-filled ride of shocks and twists leading to an explosive finish. It is the story of an ex-cop, a missing girl, and a killer locked in a race where there can be only one winner--and the losers die trying.

In a trailer in a Florida swamp, time is running out for eighteen year-old Erin
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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


Down the Darkest Road
Down the Darkest Road
By Hoag, Tami
2012-02 - Center Point
9781611732665 Check Our Catalog

Deeper Than the Dead introduced Tami Hoag's millions of fans to Oak Knoll, a small California town that, in the mid-eighties, seemed idyllic until the See-No-Evil killer shattered that notion. It took FBI agent Vince Leone and a new technique called "profiling" to put an end to the trauma. Secrets to the Grave brought Leone's teacher-turned-child- advocate wife, Anne, into a central role. Together …More


Forbidden Fantasy
Forbidden Fantasy
By Holt, Cheryl
2007-08 - St. Martin's Press
9780312942557 Check Our Catalog

"Named One of the Top 25 Erotic Writers of All Time*, Cheryl Holt delivers a sizzling new novel about one woman's amorous adventures with a man who fuels her secret passions..."

SHE SOUGHT LESSONS IN DESIRE...From girlhood, Lady Caroline Foster knew what her future held: marriage to an esteemed viscount, followed by a dignified high-society life. A sedate existence perhaps, but
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Raintree: Inferno
Raintree: Inferno
By Howard, Linda
Author Barton, Beverly
Author Jones, Linda Winstead
2008-10 - Harlequin Books
9780373773428 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling Raintree trilogy is now in one exciting volume. This collection includes "Inferno" by Howard, "Sanctuary" by Beverly Barton, and "Haunted" by Linda Winstead Jones. Original. …More


Black River
Black River
By Hulse, S. M.
2014-12 - Houghton Mifflin
9780544309876 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2016), Montana Book Award (2015)

A tense Western and an assured debut, "Black River" tells the storyof a man marked by a prison riot as he returns to the town, and the convict, who shaped him. When Wes Carver returns to Black River, he carries two things in the cab of his truck: his wife's ashes and a letter from the prison parole board. The convict who held him hostage during a riot, twenty years ago, is being considered for …More


Rage: An Alex Delaware Novel
Rage: An Alex Delaware Novel
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2005-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345467065 Check Our Catalog

In a host of consecutive bestsellers, Jonathan Kellerman has kept readers spellbound with the intense, psychologically acute adventures of Dr. Alex Delaware-and with excursions through the raw underside of L.A. and the coldest alleys of the criminal mind." Rage offers a powerful new case in point, as Delaware and LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis revisit a horrifying crime from the past that …More


Survival of the Fittest
Survival of the Fittest
By Kellerman, Jonathan
1998-07 - Bantam Books
9780553840179 Check Our Catalog SPA


In this riveting follow-up to Kellerman's bestselling "The Clinic", psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware confronts an almost unimaginably cruel, arrogant, and obsessed killer who takes as much pleasure in matching wits with the police as he does in robbing human life--all in the name of science. "Jonathan Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillers--he owns the genre".--"Detroit Free …More


Stand Proud
Stand Proud
By Kelton, Elmer
Afterword by Dalrymple, Terence A.
1988-10 - Texas Christian University Press
9780875650449 Check Our Catalog


"Pain resulting from other men's follies causes "Stand Proud'""s"" "Frank Claymore to develop an iron will that heeds no man's judgment except his own, nor any woman's. Some of his decisions are wrong, and the price of pride proves high."-- Elmer Kelton
"The jarring strike of the clock in the towering cupola drew Frank Claymore's unwilling eyes to the two-story courthouse."
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Badger Boy and the Way of the Coyote
Badger Boy and the Way of the Coyote
By Kelton, Elmer
2015-05 - Forge
9780765381477 Check Our Catalog


"Badger Boy"
The Texas Frontier, 1865: The Civil War is over, and Texas is reluctantly yielding to the Union soldiers who are spreading across the state, even into the dangerous Comanche country.
David "Rusty" Shannon, proud member of a "ranging company" that protects settlers from Indian depredations, finds that the rangers are being disbanded. He makes his way home to his land on the Red …More


Texas Standoff
Texas Standoff
By Kelton, Elmer
2010-09 - Forge
9780765325792 Check Our Catalog

In the ninth and final novel in the Texas Ranger series, Ranger Andy Pickard and his partner, Logan Daggett, are sent to central Texas to investigate a series of killings and cattle thefts. …More


Born of Fire
Born of Fire
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
2009-11 - St. Martin's Press
9780312942311 Check Our Catalog


FROM THE CREATOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLING DARK-HUNTER NOVELS--
THE SPELLBINDING LEAGUE SERIES CONTINUES!
"In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear--except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now..."
HE TAKES NO PRISONERS.

Syn was
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Son of No One
Son of No One
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
2014-09 - St. Martin's Press
9781250029911 Check Our Catalog


In "Son of No One, "next in the blockbuster "The Dark-Hunters "series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it's not easy being life's own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they're even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is …More


The Murder of Mary Russell
The Murder of Mary Russell
By King, Laurie R.
2016-04 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410486042 Check Our Catalog

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The Bean Trees
The Bean Trees
By Kingsolver, Barbara
1998-09 - Perfection Learning
9780780792876 Check Our Catalog

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come …More


Memories of the Future
Memories of the Future
By Krzhizhanovsky, Sigizmund
With Formozov, Nikolai
Translator Turnbull, Joanne
2009-10 - New York Review of Books
9781590173190 Check Our Catalog


Written in Soviet Moscow in the 1920s--but considered too subversive even to show to a publisher--the seven tales included here attest to Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's boundless imagination, black humor, and breathtaking irony: a man loses his way in the vast black waste of his own small room; the Eiffel Tower runs amok; a kind soul dreams of selling "everything you need for suicide"; an …More


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
By Larson, Erik
2015-03 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307408860 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2016)



HPL patron: In typical Larson fashion-true history that reads like fiction, never boring. I now understand more about the beginnings of WWI.
HPL pattron: If you want't oknow more about submarines and their deadly effects on World War I, this is the book to read. Very factual.
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A Breath of Fresh Air
A Breath of Fresh Air
By Malladi, Amulya
2003-06 - Ballantine Books
9780345450296 Check Our Catalog

"On the night of December 3, 1984, Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Bhopal, India. In an instant, her world changes forever. Her anger at his being late turns to horror when a catastrophic gas leak poisons the city air. Anjali miraculously survives. Her marriage does not.

A smart, successful schoolteacher, Anjali is now remarried to
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The Mango Season
The Mango Season
By Malladi, Amulya
2003-06 - Ballantine Books
9780345450302 Check Our Catalog

From the author of "A Breath of Fresh Air, " comes a lushly written novel set in India at the height of the mango season--in which a young woman must decide whether to follow her heart or tradition. …More


The Kalahari Typing School for Men: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The Kalahari Typing School for Men: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2003-09 - Center Point Large Print
9781585473311 Check Our Catalog


The fourth installment in this wildly popular series funds Precious running her business from her fiance's garage. She continues to juggle her life and her intriguing cases with a special blend of love, investigative talent and common sense.
HPL pattron: I just love these books! This is the fourth in his detective series, the cases that come to her detective agency are …More


Morality for Beautiful Girls
Morality for Beautiful Girls
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2003-09 - Center Point Large Print
9781585473304 Check Our Catalog


"Morality for Beautiful Girls is the third in the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series -- a mystery series that has taken the world by storm! This time, the intrepid Precious Ramotswe investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important "Government Man."
HPL pattron: What a wonderful book. This is the third book I have read in his No. I Ladies Detective …More


Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17)
Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17)
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2016-10 - Pantheon Books
9781101871355 Check Our Catalog



HPL pattron: This was a lovely book. Its mysteries are usually simple and solved quickly, but it is the surrounding story of Mma Ramotsue and her life that really draw you in. The book is colorfully simplistic. I intend on reading the rest of the series.
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Tears of the Giraffe
Tears of the Giraffe
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2005-11 - Pantheon Books
9780375423888 Check Our Catalog


The continuing story of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency--starring Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first lady detective--finds our wily heroine searching for a young man who disappeared into the African plains many years ago.
HPL pattron: The second book of the series and I continue to love his writing style and stories. He delves deeper into the life of Mma Ramotsue and …More


The Mulberry Bush
The Mulberry Bush
By McCarry, Charles
2015-10 - Mysterious Press
9780802124104 Check Our Catalog

Author of "The Tears of Autumn" and "The Shanghai Factor," Charles McCarry is widely regarded as one of the finest modern espionage novelists. His latest masterpiece, "The Mulberry Bush," burns with the fury of the wronged, as personal vendetta and political idealism collide.

In a rose garden in Buenos Aires, an unnamed American spy meets the beautiful daughter of a famous Argentinean
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