Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Summer Reading-Week 7-Tuesday





Robert B. Parker's Bull River
Robert B. Parker's Bull River
By Knott, Robert
2014-01 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399165269 Check Our Catalog


Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle with guns blazing in this gritty, intense addition to the New York Times-bestselling series
HPL patron: This was a very good western. It took me to the wild west at it's finest. The outlaws and the law were as real as I imagined that it must have been back in those days. It had a great …More


Gluten for Punishment
Gluten for Punishment
By Parra, Nancy J.
2013-05 - Berkley Books
9780425252109 Check Our Catalog

The first in a new series featuring gluten-free baker Toni Ryder, who suffers from Celiac disease. Toni may not cook with wheat, but when there's a criminal on the loose, she'll do what it takes to figure out who has his finger in the pie. Includes gluten-free recipes. Original. …More


People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman
People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman
By Parry, Richard Lloyd
2011-03 - Jonathan Cape
9780224079174 Check Our Catalog


In 2000, a tall, blonde, 21-year-old went missing in Tokyo, and her remains were found several months later. Questions arose about her friendships, her career, and her intentions.
HPL patron: "People who eat Darkness" follows a crime that obtained international celebrity-however, Parry presents intimate, yet unbiased and accurate facts. Parry gives a close look at both …More


4th of July
4th of July
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2005-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316710602 Check Our Catalog


After losing one of its own, Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever--one that could easily be their last.
HPL patron: An unexpected twist to this series, and all the more wonderful for it!
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The 6th Target
The 6th Target
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2007-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316118804 Check Our Catalog

Theres a madman on the loose in San Francisco. Lindsay Boxer and the Womens Murder Club return for the most chilling case yet in the latest entry of this bestselling series that takes unexpected twists and turns to the very end. …More


7th Heaven
7th Heaven
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2008-02 - Little Brown and Company
9780316017701 Check Our Catalog


As fire after fire consumes couples in expensive neighborhoods, San Francisco detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Womens Murder Club race to find the arsonists responsible, in a thriller with unexpected twists and emotional extremes of the kind only Patterson can deliver.
The fast-paced plot and unpredictable story made this audio book a great distraction on our …More


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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Jack & Jill
Jack & Jill
By Patterson, James
2003-08 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446692656 Check Our Catalog


The New York Times besselling author of Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider brings back his acclaimed detective Alex Cross in this thoroughly gripping, terrifying new psychological thriller. A little girl and a senator have been murdered, leaving as clues a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill". Alex has all the skills and courage to find the truth--now, all he needs is …More


The Murder House
The Murder House
By Patterson, James
Author Ellis, David
2015-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316410984 Check Our Catalog

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach--and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to
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Pop Goes the Weasel
Pop Goes the Weasel
By Patterson, James
1999-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316693288 Check Our Catalog


Alex Cross's pursuit of a killer has quickly produced a suspect--a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shaffer. However proving that Shaffer is the murderer is a difficult challenge. The diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, in court and out, and Cross and his fiance soon become the targets of a deadly cabal of killers.
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Zoo
Zoo
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2012-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316224154 Check Our Catalog

Young biologist Jackson Oz watches escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. …More


Paragon Walk
Paragon Walk
By Perry, Anne
2009-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345513977 Check Our Catalog

In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, an unspeakable crime is committed: A young woman is brutally raped and murdered.

Once again, that incomparable team of sleuths Inspector Thomas Pitt and his young wife, Charlotte, set themselves against a vicious murderer. As the elegant masks of the wellborn suspects slip, it becomes appallingly clear that something ugly lurks behind the
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Resurrection Row
Resurrection Row
By Perry, Anne
2002-01 - Severn House Publishers
9780727857903 Check Our Catalog

It is a most incredible sight: a corpse sitting at the reins of a hansom cab-and not just any corpse, but the body of a peer of the realm. To Inspector Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, this macabre apparition seems like sheer lunacy. Who would ever want to exhume a decently buried old chap like Lord Augustus Fitzroy-Hammond?

A doctor insists that Lord Augustus's death was natural.
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Forty Thieves
Forty Thieves
By Perry, Thomas
2016-01 - Mysterious Press
9780802124524 Check Our Catalog

From Thomas Perry, the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Jane Whitefield series, comes a whip-smart and lethally paced standalone novel, "Forty Thieves."

Sid and Ronnie Abel are a first-rate husband-and-wife detective team, both retirees of the LAPD. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins-for-hire living in the San Fernando Valley. Except for deadly aim with a handgun, the
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Mystique
Mystique
By Quick, Amanda
1996-03 - Bantam
9780553571592 Check Our Catalog

Mystique is the story of a sharp-tongued beauty who teams up with a hardened warrior to hunt for a dazzling jewel. Their story combines adventure, humor, and suspense, continuing Amanda Quick's excellence in both storytelling and sales. …More


Second Sight
Second Sight
By Quick, Amanda
2007-03 - Jove Books
9780515142808 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Lie by Moonlight" takes readers into the simmering passions and paranormal secrets of the Victorian age as she introduces the Arcane Society, a highly secretive organization begun by an eccentric alchemist with unusual powers. …More


With This Ring
With This Ring
By Quick, Amanda
1999-02 - Bantam Books
9780553574098 Check Our Catalog

Leo Drake, the "Mad Monk of Monkcrest," is notoriously eccentric and unquestionably reclusive. But he is also a noted antiquities expert, which is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.

The freethinking authoress of "horrid novels," Beatrice is searching for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects played a role in her uncle's death. Beatrice
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Fillet of Murder: A Deep Fried Mystery
Fillet of Murder: A Deep Fried Mystery
By Reilly, Linda
2015-05 - Berkley Books
9780425274132 Check Our Catalog

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES

Talia Marby serves up delectable English deep fried fare in the heart of the Berkshires but she soon discovers there's something fishy going on

Sometimes in this life, you have to fish or cut bait. After walking away from a miserable job and an even worse boyfriend, Talia Marby has no regrets. She's returned to her hometown and is happy to help her
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Out of the Dying Pan
Out of the Dying Pan
By Reilly, Linda
2016-03 - Berkley Books
9780425274149 Check Our Catalog

Revenge is set to sizzle in the tasty new Deep Fried Mystery from the author of "Fillet of Murder."

For Talia Marby, the sweet smell of success is a lot like the pungent aroma of fried fish and vinegar. Her new business, Fry Me a Sliver, is rapidly expanding beyond fish and chips to become one of the best eateries in the Berkshires. But the nasty owner of a neighboring boutique is
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Birthright
Birthright
By Roberts, Nora
2004-03 - Jove Books
9780515137118 Check Our Catalog

When 5,000-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance. …More


First There Was Forever
First There Was Forever
By Romano, Juliana
2015-04 - Dial Books
9780803741683 Check Our Catalog

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han's "The Summer I Turned Pretty" and Huntley Fitzpatrick's "My Life Next Door," Juliana Romano's expressive debut is an absorbing and bittersweet story about first love, first loss, and the friends that carry us through it all.

Lima and Hailey have always been best friends: Lima shy and sensitive, Hailey funny and free-spirited. But Hailey abandons Lima to
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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
By Schlosser, Eric
2013-09 - Penguin Press
9781594202278 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2014), Pulitzer Prize (2014)


The author of "Fast Food Nation" blends a riveting minute-by-minute account of an atomic bomb accident with a chilling assessment of the grave threat Western nations still face from nuclear weapons.
HPL patron: This book will scare a lot. It tells about the many accidents at the nuclear plants in America that are supposed to be secure. It gives an interesting account of …More


Everywhere That Mary Went: A Rosato & Associates Novel
Everywhere That Mary Went: A Rosato & Associates Novel
By Scottoline, Lisa
2016-12 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062415523 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Light but good. I enjoyed this story of a young lawyer who is being stalked. The characters had a warmth and charm that were appealing.
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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
By Shenon, Philip
2013-10 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805094206 Check Our Catalog

Groundbreaking new history of the Kennedy assassination, investigative reporter and bestselling author Phil Shenon writes the ultimate inside account of what has become the most controversial murder investigation of the 20th century, the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Based on groundbreaking research, deep reporting, and unprecedented access, the book is character …More