February 22, 2007

Sorcerer’s Circle / Michael Siverling

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC SIV

Jassorcere.gifon Wilder was wounded in his last encounter with the bad guys, but he’s back on the job and ready for another run-in. He’s just about to close up the private investigation office owned by his mother, Victoria, for the night, when an elderly man enters. His name is Elijah Messenger and he says someone is trying to kill him. Jason gives him a polite brush-off, but the next morning he learns that the old man has indeed been murdered. Read the rest of this entry »


Natural Born Charmer / Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Cll number: FIC PHI

Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard is the luckiest man in the world: a bona-fide spcharmer.giforts superstar and the pride of the NFL with a profitable side career as a buff billboard model for End Zone underwear. But life in the glory lane has started to pale, and Dean has set off on a cross-country trip to figure out what’s gone wrong. When he hits a lonely stretch of Colorado highway, he spies something that will shake up his gilded life in ways he can’t imagine. A young woman . . . dressed in a beaver suit. Read the rest of this entry »

Monkey Man/ Steve Brewer

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC BRE

Private eye Babba Mabry (Crazy Love), who has a knack for bumbling into trouble, monkey.gifwatches as his client gets blown away by someone in an ape suit. Brewer’s seventh series title is populated with zany characters who make life in Albuquerque exciting for Mabry. No deep thoughts here, just solid entertainment. (Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information)

Shadow of the Raven / David Sundstrand

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC SUN

Francshadow11.gifisco Flynn is an officer in Land Management in the Mojave Desert, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. The son of an Irish immigrant railroad man and a half-Mexican, half-Paiute mother, he lives in the caboose that his father brought up to a hilltop when the railroad stopped running there. Frank loves the desert and the animals that live there. He loathes the wealthy hunters who hire Indians to lead them to where they can shoot Bighorn rams and take their heads to hang as trophies on the walls of their fancy studies. Read the rest of this entry »

Forests of the Night: A Johnny Hawke Novel / David Stuart Davies

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC DAV

Fnight.giforests of the Night introduces the intrepid John Hawke, an exciting new detective operating in London during the Blitz.

When World War II breaks out in London, young policeman John Hawke enlists in the army. His dreams of fighting for his country, however, are cut short after he loses an eye in rifle training. Invalided out of the army and offered a desk job with the police, John sets up as a private investigator in London instead, hoping for excitement and danger. Read the rest of this entry »

Taming of Lord Astor/ Madigan Molly

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC MAD

Tiltaming.gifly Leighton is an expert at turning men into suitable husband material. Tilly’s latest client is Adelaide Astor, who is paying Tilly a fortune to find some way to convince her brother Jaiden that he really does want to marry his fiancee, Clara Haversham. At first everything seems to be going splendidly, but things become complicated when Tilly discovers that Jaiden was once the chief inspector of the London Metropolitan Police. Everyone is talking about the “missing wives” cases, but few people know that Tilly is the one responsible for helping those women vanish. Now, the more time Tilly spends with Jaiden, the more likely he is to discover her connection to the missing women. Read the rest of this entry »

The Tenth Circle / Picoult Jodi

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC PIC

Jodi Picoult, the New York Times bestselling author of Vanishing Acts, offers her most ptenth.gifowerful chronicle yet of an American family with a story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child — and the dangerous repercussions of trying to play the hero. Trixie Stone is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. She’s also the light of her father’s life — a straight-A student; a freshman in high school who is pretty and popular; a girl who’s always looked up to Daniel Stone as a hero. Until, that is, her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. . . and suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family — and herself — seems to be a lie. Read the rest of this entry »

Water Like a Stone / Deborah Crombie

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: CRO

After Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James arrive at the Cheshire home of Duncan’s parewater.gifnts, he must leave to help his sister, who has found the body of a small child walled up in a barn she is renovating. Because both Kincaid and James are high-ranking police detectives in London, it is natural that they feel the pull of the investigation, but the Kincaid family requires their attention as well. Duncan’s sister is being accused of infidelity, and her new construction business is shaky at best. Her husband is a control freak and causes much dissention among the children and his in-laws. When two more deaths occur, it slowly becomes evident that they are linked. Read the rest of this entry »

Murder Among the OWLS: A Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mystery / Bill Crider

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC CRI

It wasowls.gif the cat who “told” Sheriff Dan Rhodes that something was wrong. It ran into the house when he opened the door. His wife, Ivy, recognized the cat as belonging to their neighbor and told Dan to go check on the widow–Helen Harris never let the cat out of the house.

When Dan finds Helen’s body on her kitchen floor, there is nothing to indicate that her death wasn’t an accident. But Ivy’s words ring in his head. Why was the cat out? Read the rest of this entry »

February 1, 2007

Plum Lovin’ / Janet Evanovich

Posted in Fiction at 7:05 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC EVA

Watchplum.gif your back…Look both ways… Because love is in the air… And that means big trouble! Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum’s apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie — and he’s not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a “relationship expert” who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they make a deal: He’ll help her get Annie if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie’s most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Read the rest of this entry »

Motive from the Deed : Blue Satan Mystery Series 3 / Patricia Wynn

Posted in Fiction at 7:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC WYN

motive.jpgIn the third adventure of the Blue Satan Mystery series, Mrs. Kean and the earl-turned-highwayman Blue Satan solve a murder against a backdrop of espionage and treason. In the fall of 1715, supporters of the Pretender James Stuart launch a revolution that threatens to overthrow George I. As a result, all Roman Catholics have been banished from the city of London and freedom of speech is greatly restricted. Accused of printing seditious pamphlets, Mrs. Kean’s brother Jeremy has been sent to Newgate prison, where he soon finds himself charged with murder. Steadfastly maintaining his innocence, Jeremy turns to the duo to help save his life. However, Mrs. Kean and Blue Satan can only uncover the motive that reveals the killer by first understanding the murderous deed. (from http://www.gazellebookservices.co.uk)

Hide/ Lisa Gardner

Posted in Fiction at 7:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC GAR

Yohide.gifu have good reason to be afraid. . . .
It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day—the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried. There’s no place to run. . . . Bobby’s only lead is wrapped around a dead woman’s neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities. Read the rest of this entry »

Deep Storm: A Novel / Lincoln Child

Posted in Fiction at 7:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC CHI

Twelve-thousand feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean . . .
scientdeep.gifists are excavating the most extraordinary undersea discovery ever made. But is it the greatest archaeological find in history-or the most terrifying? Former naval doctor Peter Crane is urgently summoned to a remote oil platform in the north Atlantic, to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition spreading through the rig. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below-on “Deep Storm,” a stunningly advanced science research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to a mystery steeped in centuries of myth and speculation. Read the rest of this entry »

Aunt Dimity Goes West / Nancy Atherton

Posted in Fiction at 5:00 am by Ellie

Call number: FIC ATH

Lori Saunt.gifheppard barely survived her last adventure in Scotland before she’s off on her next. This time in the mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. No sooner than she’s arrived do things start to go amiss. Someone has mysteriously disappeared, a charming and charismatic man seems to know more than he’s letting on, and the whole town is hiding a dark secret. With Aunt Dimity’s help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred-year-old mystery and discovers in the process that sometimes the strangest places can seem the most like home. Read the rest of this entry »

January 1, 2007

Cinnamon Sky / Janet Woods

Posted in Fiction at 6:32 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC WOO

A histwoods.giforical romance set in 19th century Dorset – The orphaned Patterson sisters have lived in the Earl of Longmore’s house since they were children. When the Earl dies, the estate passes to one Kynan Trent, who is astonished to find himself responsible for five lively young women. Alexis, the eldest, soon finds herself at loggerheads with the dangerously attractive new landlord. Meanwhile, her sisters search for the legendary treasure believed to be hidden on the estate. If they can find the treasure, their fortunes will be restored . (From the Publisher: Severn House Publishers)

Speak of the Devil / Richard Hawke

Posted in Fiction at 6:26 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC HAW

“From first line to last, Speak of the Devil moves with a rare combination of intrigue anddevil.gif intensity. Its engine runs on high octane adrenalin. Richard Hawke delivers a winner.”
–Michael ConnellyIt’s a beautiful Thanksgiving morning in New York City. Perfect day for a parade, and Fritz Malone just happens to have drifted up Central Park West to take a look at the floats. Across the crowd-filled street he sees a gunman on a low wall, taking aim with a shiny black Beretta. Seconds later, the air is filled with bullets and blood. Read the rest of this entry »

A Single Eye / Susan Dunlap

Posted in Fiction at 6:23 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC DUN

After asingle.gif terrifying stunt gone wrong leaves her plummeting into the tops of forest trees, a shaken Darcy Lott is dispatched by her Zen master to a remote monastery in California’s redwood forest to face her worst fear — but also to deliver a message. This monastery has its own secrets. A student has disappeared and is feared dead. The leader of the monastery, Leo, Garson-roshi, is soon to leave under mysterious circumstances, and Darcy fears that trusting the likeable Leo will lead her into further danger. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sidewalk Artist / Gina Buonaguro

Posted in Fiction at 6:17 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC BUO

Wsidewalk.gifhile in Europe researching her next novel, twenty-something American Tulia Rosa falls headlong into a romance with a handsome sidewalk artist. As he takes her on a tour of Europe’s artistic treasures, she begins writing the story of the painter Raphael and his secret lover. Yet as her own affair grows deeper, Tulia’s sidewalk artist grows more mysterious. Why does he seem so familiar? And what is his connection to the great Renaissance painter?
Set in Paris and Italy, this lyrical first novel interweaves two parallel love stories, offering readers a unique view on the research and inspiration that goes into creating historical novels such as The Girl with the Pearl Earring and The Birth of Venus. (From the Publisher: St. Martin’s Press)

Hannibal Rising: A Novel / Thomas Harris

Posted in Fiction at 6:14 pm by Ellie

Call number: FIC HAR

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, hannibal.gifmute, with a chain around his neck.

He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.

Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle’s beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki. Read the rest of this entry »

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