Wednesday, July 5, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading



A Darkness Absolute: A Rockton Novel
A Darkness Absolute: A Rockton Novel
By Armstrong, Kelley
2017-02 - Minotaur Books
9781250092175 Check Our Catalog


When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. What …More


Beartown
Beartown
By Backman, Fredrik
2017-04 - Atria Books
9781501160769 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestseller - The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream--and the price required to make it come true.
"You'll love this engrossing novel." --People
"Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet …More


The Sleeping Beauty Killer
The Sleeping Beauty Killer
By Clark, Mary Higgins
Author Burke, Alafair
2016-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781501108587 Check Our Catalog

The third thrilling installment in the bestselling Under Suspicion series from #1 New York Times bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke--television producer Laurie Moran puts everything on the line to help a woman she thinks was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiance--famed philanthropist Hunter
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Pen & Ink: Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them
Pen & Ink: Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them
By Fitzgerald, Isaac
Author Fitzgerald, Isaac
2014-10 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781620404904 Check Our Catalog


Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. These most permanent and intimate of body adornments are hidden by pants legs and shirttails, emblazoned on knuckles, or tucked inside mouths. They are battle scars and beauty marks, …More


The Reflective Life
The Reflective Life
By Gire, Ken
1998-09 - Chariot Victor Publishing
9781564767264 Check Our Catalog


How do we, like Mary, create "pauses" in our days to hear what the Savior has to say to us? How do we make time for the things that ultimately matter? Ken Gire unlocks the door to change by introducing us to a centuries-old tradition--reflective living.
HPL patron: A book everyone should read. It is on how to take time to reflect on God, why he created us, …More


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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The Seduction of Sara
The Seduction of Sara
By Hawkins, Karen
2009-08 - Avon Books
9780380815265 Check Our Catalog

A young widow asks England's most notorious rake to teach her how to seduce a man--and she then uses those lessons to catch him! This final book in a popular trilogy features Nick Montrose, a favorite supporting character from "The Abduction of Julia". …More


Into the Water
Into the Water
By Hawkins, Paula
2017-05 - Riverhead Books
9780735211209 Check Our Catalog

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train.
"Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors - think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott - who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological …More


The Book That Matters Most
The Book That Matters Most
By Hood, Ann
2016-08 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393241655 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Character drive tale told from different perspectives about the breakup of a nuclear family and the salvation offered through reading and book clubs.
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Magpie Murders
Magpie Murders
By Horowitz, Anthony
2017-06 - Harper
9780062645227 Check Our Catalog


From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different …More


Abandon
Abandon
By Hunter, Jillian
2001-05 - Pocket Books
9780743417907 Check Our Catalog

The English island of Abandon, enshrouded in ancient legend, is home to the headstrong Morwenna Halliwell. Determined to fight back when the island is offered to the highest bidder, Morwenna confronts the Earl of Pentargon, Anthony Hartstone. Even though he dismisses Morwenna and her complaints, he finds himself enchanted by her fiery beauty and courageous manner. …More


The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 3
The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 3
By Kirkman, Robert
2015-10 - Image Comics
9781632154569 Check Our Catalog

Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series returns with its third massive paperback collection With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror. Rick Grimesa (TM) dream of rebuilding civilization is tested as the people of Alexandria come …More


The Shadow Land
The Shadow Land
By Kostova, Elizabeth
2017-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345527868 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting, but slow moving. Not as plot-driven as "The Swan Thieves."
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The Full Cupboard of Life
The Full Cupboard of Life
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2004-04 - Pantheon Books
9780375422188 Check Our Catalog


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The newest installment in the bestselling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, picks up with Mma Precious Ramotswe still engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni. She'd like to set a wedding date, but realizes that her fianc has other things on his mind--most notably a frightening request from the assertive matron
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My Italian Bulldozer
My Italian Bulldozer
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2017-04 - Pantheon Books
9781101871393 Check Our Catalog

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man's adventures in the Italian countryside.
Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul's editor, Gloria, encourages him to finish his latest cookbook on-site in …More


206 Bones
206 Bones
By Reichs, Kathy
2009-08 - Scribner Book Company
9780743294393 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times"-bestselling author and co-producer of the FOX television hit "Bones" returns with a spectacular new novel featuring America's favorite forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan. …More


Bare Bones
Bare Bones
By Reichs, Kathy
2003-07 - Thorndike Press
9780743246750 Check Our Catalog

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The electrifying new hardcover from the New York Times bestselling author of Grave Secrets! It's a record-breaking summer in Charlotte, North Carolina, and forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is looking forward to her much deserved vacation. But when human and animal bones start mysteriously appearing--from the gruesome discovery of a newborn's
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Bones Are Forever
Bones Are Forever
By Reichs, Kathy
2012-08 - Scribner Book Company
9781439102435 Check Our Catalog

Reichs, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author and producer of the Fox hit series "Bones" delivers a riveting novel featuring a forensic anthropologist and a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption set in the high-danger world of diamond mining. …More


Bones to Ashes
Bones to Ashes
By Reichs, Kathy
2007-08 - Scribner Book Company
9780743294379 Check Our Catalog

In her most riveting thriller yet, Reichs--bestselling author, forensic anthropologist, and producer of the television hit "Bones," based on her Temperance Brennan books--pits Brennan against an enigma out of her own past. …More


Break No Bones
Break No Bones
By Reichs, Kathy
2006-07 - Scribner Book Company
9780743233491 Check Our Catalog


Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for a negligent colleague, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan lands in the middle of a gruesome international scheme--a lucrative trade that deals in body parts and leaves its donors dead.
HPL patron: Another suspenseful fascinating mystery about the forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan-So much better than the TV show. …More


Cross Bones
Cross Bones
By Reichs, Kathy
2005-06 - Scribner Book Company
9780743233484 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling author and world-class forensic anthropologist Reichs pens a tale set in Montreal, North Carolina, and Israel, where a murder in the present leads to a controversial discovery in biblical archaelogy that will have vast implications for the Judeo-Christian world. …More


Deadly Decisions
Deadly Decisions
By Reichs, Kathy
2000-07 - Scribner Book Company
9780743204293 Check Our Catalog

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is shot dead on a Montreal Street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. For Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, the deaths propel her into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. …More


Death Du Jour
Death Du Jour
By Reichs, Kathy
1999-05 - Scribner Book Company
9780684869063 Check Our Catalog

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in this follow-up to the bestselling "Deja Dead". This time, Brennan digs for a corpse where a nun who died a century ago should be lying in her grave. Sister Elizabeth Nicolet's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched bodies are found. …More



Deja Dead
Deja Dead
By Reichs, Kathy
1997-08 - Scribner Book Company
9780684841175 Check Our Catalog

It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic …More