Thursday, June 29, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading






Seaside: A Novella
Seaside: A Novella
By Blackstock, Terri
2014-12 - Elaia Press
9780990633914 Check Our Catalog
Their mother insisted they spend a week with her on the beach so she could take their photo . . . but is there something more lasting she wants to give them? In this heartwarming story by a bestselling author, two sisters learn an unexpected, life-changing secret from their mother. …More


Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
By Bourdain, Anthony
2000-05 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
158234082X Check Our Catalog

New York chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir and expos. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable. "Kitchen Confidential" reveals what Bourdain calls "25 years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute …More


Thrill Kill: A Voodoo Mystery Set in New Orleans
Thrill Kill: A Voodoo Mystery Set in New Orleans
By Bruns, Don
2017-06 - Severn House Publishers
9780727886934 Check Our Catalog
Beneath the carefree atmosphere of Mardi Gras, something very sinister is going on in the intriguing new Quentin Archer mystery.

Three murders so far. No apparent motive; no link between the victims; none of them have been robbed. One item ties them together: a can of spray gas known as Chill has been left at the scene of each crime. Is someone killing for kicks? With no
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The Black Box
The Black Box
By Connelly, Michael
2012-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316069434 Check Our Catalog
Harry Bosch returns to yet another cold case--one that was taken out of his hand 20 years ago when it was still red hot. …More


The Drop
The Drop
By Connelly, Michael
2011-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316069410 Check Our Catalog
Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder case matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? 416 pp. (Espionage/Thriller) …More


Dragon Teeth
Dragon Teeth
By Crichton, Michael
2017-05 - Harper
9780062473356 Check Our Catalog

Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel--a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.
The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin …More


You'll Never Know, Dear: A Novel of Suspense
You'll Never Know, Dear: A Novel of Suspense
By Ephron, Hallie
2017-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780062473615 Check Our Catalog

An addictive novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Night Night, Sleep Tight, about three generations of women haunted by a little girl's disappearance, and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to the truth . . .
Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an …More


Savage Nature
Savage Nature
By Feehan, Christine
2011-04 - Jove Books
9780515149333 Check Our Catalog
Danger lurks in the shadows and desire shimmers in the sultry heat as leopard shifter Drake Donovan is sent to a Louisiana bayou to investigate a murder. He's ready for anything except the insatiable hunger that rocks him when he meets Saria Boudreaux, a woman with a compelling motive--and ability--to distract him from the task at hand. Original. …More


Reef Life
Reef Life
By Ferrari, Andrea
Author Ferrari, Antonella
Joint Author Ferrari, Antonella
2002-03 - Firefly Books
1552096254 Check Our Catalog

Nowhere on earth is there a more beautiful and more abundant life than that which exists on the coral reefs just below the surface of the ocean. Reef Life is filled with information and images that brings order to the multitude of living things that exist here and allows the reader to appreciate the diversity and the richness of the world under the sea.
This handy guidebook will prove …More


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
By Fowler, Therese Anne
2013-03 - St. Martin's Press
9781250028655 Check Our Catalog

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is 17 years old and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame.
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The Lost Girls
The Lost Girls
By Fox, Laurie
2003-12 - Simon & Schuster
074321790X Check Our Catalog
The newest novel from Fox, whose last work, "My Sister from the Black Lagoon," was called "Honest . . . stirring. Fox's prose is beautiful."--"The New York Times Book Review." …More


Vanish
Vanish
By Gerritsen, Tess
2005-08 - Random House Large Print Publishing
9780375435126 Check Our Catalog

When Boston medical examiner Maura Isles unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens its eyes. Very much alive, the woman is rushed to the hospital. But the bizarre soon turns lethal. With shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages...one of them a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli.
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Q Is for Quarry: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
Q Is for Quarry: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
By Grafton, Sue
2002-10 - Marian Wood Books/Putnam
9780399149153 Check Our Catalog

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"Q is for Quarry" is based on an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969, and Grafton's interest in the case has generated renewed police efforts. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

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Camino Island
Camino Island
By Grisham, John
2017-06 - Doubleday Books
9780385543026 Check Our Catalog
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University's Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.

Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few
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Damsels in Distress
Damsels in Distress
By Hess, Joan
2007-04 - Minotaur Books
9780312315016 Check Our Catalog
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Hess continues her Claire Malloy series with this latest cleverly written and engaging mystery. A Renaissance Fair is coming to the town of Farberville, Arkansas. Before it is over, there will be a death--possibly murder--that Claire finds curiously peculiar.
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News of the World
News of the World
By Jiles, Paulette
2016-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062409201 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: I listened to the book on CD. The story was engaging and well-written. The narrator was fantastic. It made my road trip go much quicker.
HPL patron: Interesting story of an era that we don't see much from. Loved the vivid descriptions and the unique story. Found the characters hard to connect with emotionally.
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A Buccaneer at Heart
A Buccaneer at Heart
By Laurens, Stephanie
2016-04 - Mira Books
9780778318781 Check Our Catalog

Unexpected loveplus passion, intrigue, and dangerchallenge our hero to embrace his true nature.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens continues THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a riveting blend of Regency-era high seas adventure, a mystery shrouded in the heat of tropical jungles, and the passionate romances of four couples and their unexpected journeys into love.
After a decade …More


War Diaries, 1939-1945
War Diaries, 1939-1945
By Lindgren, Astrid
Translator Death, Sarah
2016-11 - Yale University Press
9780300220049 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: The author of the "Pippi Longstocking" books lived with her family in neutral Sweden during World War II. Besides the radio and newspapers, she had a job as a censor of mail coming into and out of the country. This allowed her access to news others didn't have. She kept a diary and her daughter has now published it.
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Mail-Order Marriages
Mail-Order Marriages
By Macomber, Debbie
2000-03 - Harlequin Books
9780373834341 Check Our Catalog
One of Macomber's most beloved series, "Midnight Sons, " returns to stores with the release of this special 2-in-1 collector's edition featuring "Brides for Brothers" and "The Marriage Risk." Macomber takes readers back to Hard Luck, Alaska, where two bush pilot brothers have launched a campaign to bring women to their hometown. …More


The Square Root of Murder
The Square Root of Murder
By Madison, Ada
2011-07 - Berkley Books
9780425242193 Check Our Catalog

Dr. Sophie Knowles teaches math at Henley College in Massachusetts, but when a colleague turns up dead, it's up to her to find the killer before someone else gets subtracted. This first installment in a new series includes original puzzles and brain teasers. Original.
HPL patron: A surprisingly good cosy mystery!
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
By Mantel, Hilary
2014-09 - Henry Holt & Company
9781627792103 Check Our Catalog

One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories.
HPL patron: This was a fun collection of stories. I listened to the playaway and the narration was great. It added a nice element to the final story, especially.
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The Right Attitude to Rain
The Right Attitude to Rain
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2006-09 - Random House Large Print Publishing
9780739326909 Check Our Catalog
The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.

When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce - a bigwig at home in Texas - several confounding situations unfurl at once. Tom's young fiancee's roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her
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The Sunday Philosophy Club: An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery
The Sunday Philosophy Club: An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2004-09 - Random House Large Print Publishing
9780375434266 Check Our Catalog
With "The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the best-selling and beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, begins a wonderful new series starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie.

Isabel is fond of problems, and sometimes she becomes interested in problems that are, quite frankly, none of her business. This may be the case when Isabel sees a
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Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us
Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us
By Morton, Alexandra
2002-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345437945 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
National Outdoor Book Awards (2002)

This extraordinary, insightful exploration of the language and behavior of orcas is based on the author's 25 years of first-hand observation. …More