Monday, September 26, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 11 - Monday





What We Find
What We Find
By Carr, Robyn
2016-04 - Mira Books
9780778318859 Check Our Catalog


Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing
Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie …More


Storm Front
Storm Front
By Castle, Richard
2013-05 - Hyperion Books
9781401324902 Check Our Catalog

Four years after he was presumed dead, Derrick Storm--the man who made Richard Castle a perennial bestseller--is back in this rip-roaring, full-length thriller. …More


The Rathbones
The Rathbones
By Clark, Janice
2014-05 - Anchor Books
9780345803610 Check Our Catalog

Mercy, fifteen years old, is the last of the Rathbone whaling clan. Her father has been lost at sea for nearly ten years ever since the last sperm whale was seen off the coast of Connecticut. As Mercy's memories of her father grow dimmer with each passing day, she spends more of her time in the attic hideaway of her reclusive cousin Mordecai. But when a strange and threatening visitor turns up one …More


Guilt by Association
Guilt by Association
By Clark, Marcia
2011-04 - Mulholland Books
9780316129510 Check Our Catalog

With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Clark, the lead prosecutor in the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson, combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene. …More


Without a Doubt
Without a Doubt
By Clark, Marcia
With Carpenter, Teresa
2016-06 - Graymalkin Media
9781631680694 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: After reading this book there is no dout OJ did those murders. Great read.
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Dead End Street
Dead End Street
By Connolly, Sheila
2016-06 - Berkley Books
9780425273470 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Privy to the Dead" returns to Philadelphia for more history and a chilling mystery . . .

When the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society discovers it owns some unique real estate, a deadly plot unfolds . . .

Society president Nell Pratt believes life is finally going her way. Everything's running smoothly at work, and her love life is
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Summer Blowout
Summer Blowout
By Cook, Claire
2008-06 - Hyperion Books
9781401322410 Check Our Catalog

A string of Italian beauty salons run by a lovably insane Boston Irish family is the backdrop for this hilarious, rambunctious novel that is full of juicy conflict and unconditional love. …More


The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
By Cooper, Anderson
Author Vanderbilt, Gloria
2016-04 - Harper
9780062454942 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Lovely mother/son conversation.
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Live Wire
Live Wire
By Coben, Harlan
2012-02 - Dutton Books
9780451233936 Check Our Catalog

When Myron Bolitar gets involved in the family drama of his former tennis star client and her rock star husband, he discovers secrets about his own family, specifically his brother, who abandoned the Bolitars long ago. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More


Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel
Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel
By Cornwell, Patricia
2015-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325402 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I used to love the Kay Scarpetta series, but a few books ago, everything went weird. I still read them because I feel I have to, but they are as disjointed and funked up as Cornwell's plastic surgery. Maybe she can't write like the same person because she doesn't even resemble her former self.
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Insidious
Insidious
By Coulter, Catherine
2016-08 - Gallery Books
9781501150296 Check Our Catalog

"Insidious" is the twentieth thriller in #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Catherine Coulter's FBI series. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.

Venus Rasmussen, a powerful woman who runs the international conglomerate Rasmussen
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Art: A Visual History
Art: A Visual History
By Cumming, Robert
2015-09 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465436610 Check Our Catalog

Art provides a deeper understanding and richer enjoyment of 45 works from the world's greatest artists. …More


Prisoners of Hope: The Story of Our Captivity and Escape in Afghanistan
Prisoners of Hope: The Story of Our Captivity and Escape in Afghanistan
By Curry, Dayna
Author Mercer, Heather
Author Mattingly, Stacy
2002-06 - Waterbrook Press
9781578566457 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Gold Medallion Book Awards (2003)


Danya Curry and Heather Mercer tell the story of their work in Afghanistan; their love for the people they served; their arrest, trial, and imprisonment; and their heroic rescue by U.S. Special Forces.
HPL patron: Two captives who are Christians who were trying to help people in need. They were put in prison in Afghanistan and it is amazing what they went through. …More


Hard Rain
Hard Rain
By Daniels, B. J.
2016-03 - Harlequin Books
9780373789139 Check Our Catalog


Sooner or later, every family secret comes to light
When Brody McTavish sees Harper Hamilton's runaway horse galloping across the pastures, he does what any good cowboy would dogives chase and rescues her. Unfortunately for him, the woman he's secretly loved for years didn't need saving, and she's just reached her limit with people treating her as hopeless. But they soon have bigger problems …More


Grilled for Murder
Grilled for Murder
By Day, Maddie
2016-05 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617739279 Check Our Catalog

Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to turn up the heat on a killer if she wants to keep her new restaurant open for business

In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the runaway hit Pans 'N Pancakes. But the most popular destination for miles around can also invite trouble.
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The Blue Nowhere
The Blue Nowhere
By Deaver, Jeffery
2001-05 - Simon & Schuster
9780743230483 Check Our Catalog


His code name is Phate -- a sadistic computer hacker who infiltrates people's computers, invades their lives, and with chilling precision lures them to their deaths. To stop him, the authorities free imprisoned former hacker Wyatt Gillette to aid the investigation. Teamed with old-school homicide detective Frank Bishop, Gillette must combine their disparate talents to catch a brilliant and …More


The Strings of Murder
The Strings of Murder
By De Muriel, Oscar
2016-05 - Pegasus Books
9781681771328 Check Our Catalog


1888: a violinist is brutally murdered inhis Edinburgh home. Fearing a national panic over a copycat Jack the Ripper, Scotland Yard send Inspector IanFrey. Frey reports to Detective "Nine-Nails"McGray, local legend and exact oppositeof the foppish English Inspector.McGray's tragic past has driven himto superstition, but even Frey must admitthat this case seems beyond belief...
There was no …More


The After Party
The After Party
By DiSclafani, Anton
2016-05 - Riverhead Books
9781594633164 Check Our Catalog

One of the Best New Books for Summer 2016 "Good Housekeeping "

One of the 3 Beach Reads You Won't Be Able to Put Down "O Magazine"

DiSclafani's story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail. "People"

From the nationally bestselling author of "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for
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The Prince Kidnaps a Bride
The Prince Kidnaps a Bride
By Dodd, Christina
2006-11 - Avon Books
9780060561185 Check Our Catalog

In this third novel of Dodd's Lost Princesses series, Princess Sorcha and Prince Rainger were destined to rule together. Then revolution sent Sorcha to a convent, while Rainger was imprisoned and presumed dead. Now, Sorcha must travel home with a simple fisherman as her companion--Prince Rainger in disguise. Original. …More


Cartwheel
Cartwheel
By DuBois, Jennifer
2014-05 - Random House Trade
9780812985825 Check Our Catalog

When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful surroundings, the street food, the elusive guy next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. …More


The Measure of Darkness
The Measure of Darkness
By Durcan, Liam
2016-03 - Bellevue Literary Press
9781942658047 Check Our Catalog

A deft exploration of the heart and mind that offers the pathos of a Sam Shepard play nested within the unreliable storytelling of Christopher Nolan's "Memento." "Kirkus Reviews"

Martin, an acclaimed architect, emerges from a coma after a roadside accident to find his world transformed: not only has the commission of a lifetime been taken from him, but his injury has left him with
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The Plague of Doves: A Hannah Ives Mystery
The Plague of Doves: A Hannah Ives Mystery
By Erdrich, Louise
2008-04 - Harper
9780060515126 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2009), Minnesota Book Award (2009)

In this multigenerational tour-de-force of sin, redemption, murder, and vengeance ("Publishers Weekly"), a senseless and horrific crime in 1911 forever changes the lives of several families living in and around Pluto, North Dakota, a white town on the far western edge of an Ojibwe reservation. …More


Dark Promises
Dark Promises
By Feehan, Christine
2016-03 - Berkley Books
9780425277355 Check Our Catalog

Lovers challenge destiny and risk their lives in the new Carpathian novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling queen of paranormal romance. *

Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the man she's engaged to nearlylose his life when it isn't even his fight.Once Gary was a gentleand very human researcher. Now he's a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
By Flagg, Fannie
1997-01 - Ballantine Books
9780449911358 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (1991), Book Sense Book of the Year Award (1992)

Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the

now-classic novel of two women in the 1980s; of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to

Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women--of the

irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth--who back in
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